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Letters to the Editor

Students making support for Israel their mission

on Tuesday, 11 April 2017. Posted in Letters to the Editor, Obituaries

In recent days, I watched as throngs of supporters of Israel unloaded from buses and blanketed Capitol Hill to meet with their Members of Congress with a singular goal in mind: to strengthen America’s relationship with our beloved ally, Israel. Of course

House bill H.3931 doesn’t promote transparency

on Tuesday, 04 April 2017. Posted in Letters to the Editor, Opinions

By Jay Bender Where does your tax money go? In most instances it supports direct government activities such as schools, police, housing, public health and the like. But in many instances your tax money is transferred to nonprofit corporations that have

Gorsuch the right man for Supreme Court

on Tuesday, 28 March 2017. Posted in Letters to the Editor, Opinions

Last month, I had the pleasure of meeting Judge Gorsuch in my office. He was genuine, knowledgeable, and made it clear that he would exercise judiciary independence when interpreting the law. After our conversation, I walked away convinced that he has the

How to make America’s elites more responsible

on Tuesday, 21 March 2017. Posted in Letters to the Editor, Opinions

By Dr. Marvin Folkertsma Observing Hollywood’s posturing poseurs deliver their goods at the Oscars, as they ooze self-righteousness and narcissism, triggers a pesky thought that no doubt erupts in the minds of normal people. That is, few of those luminar

The problem with too much information

on Tuesday, 14 March 2017. Posted in Letters to the Editor, Opinions

By Lee H. Hamilton The job of being a citizen – and being a member of Congress – has gotten much harder of late. As sources of information proliferate and “news” not actually grounded in fact grows common on social media, Americans have to work to sort

Building a bridge to a brighter future

on Tuesday, 07 March 2017. Posted in Letters to the Editor, Opinions

Restoring hope and opportunity is critical to lifting up our communities who feel like they have been left behind. We have people all across the country living paycheck to paycheck who are forced to make choices no family should, like whether they should

The other culprit in the Epi-Pen price gouging scandal? FDA

on Tuesday, 28 February 2017. Posted in Letters to the Editor, Opinions

By Sandip Shah Ordinary Americans, reporters, and even a congressional panel heaped scorn on pharmaceutical company Mylan after it raised the price of its epinephrine injector set from $100 to more than $600. Mylan deserves criticism for making it harde

Businesses refuse to bake cake with Confederate flag

on Wednesday, 22 February 2017. Posted in Letters to the Editor, Opinions

Would you believe Wal-Mart and Bi-Lo refused to make a birthday cake with frosting that made it looked like a Confederate flag?

Florence needs more diversity, inclusion, transparency

on Tuesday, 14 February 2017. Posted in Letters to the Editor, Opinions

Florence, an ideally and centrally located town, has tons of upsides, and plenty of everything except a willingness to do anything differently. My people have been the cause of us continuing to remain a distance from what we should be. There is no doubt i

A speech everyone should read

on Tuesday, 07 February 2017. Posted in Letters to the Editor, Opinions

By Lee H. Hamilton As a country, we make a habit of looking forward, not backward. But I’m going to ask you to turn your attention back a few weeks, to Barack Obama’s January 10 farewell address to the American people. I’ve been reading presidential fare

So you think you know about South Carolina?

on Tuesday, 31 January 2017. Posted in Letters to the Editor, Opinions

By Phil Noble It’s no secret that I’m a sucker for all things South Carolina – our history, politics, people, culture, places, food – everything. And since we are such a wonderful – and weird – state, there is an awful lot to know and there’s always some

Building a better health care system

on Tuesday, 24 January 2017. Posted in Letters to the Editor, Opinions

By S.C. Sen. Tim Scott Eight years ago, then-Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi stated that we would have to pass the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, in order to figure out what was in it. Thanks to that irresponsible logic, the American people were f

Russians didn’t do it, we did

on Tuesday, 17 January 2017. Posted in Letters to the Editor, Opinions

The Russians didn’t do it. We did it. I am so tired of hearing how the Russian hacking of the DNC server is the reason Donald Trump won. The leaked emails only reinforced what most Americans already knew about Hillary Clinton, and there is no need for me

Why Oregon election system could be a model for South Carolina

on Tuesday, 10 January 2017. Posted in Letters to the Editor, Opinions

By Jack Bass Oregon’s system of Vote By Mail offers a model that for South Carolina would save millions of dollars to buy new voting machines, avoid long lines for voting, and insure total security for elections results. It is used for all elections:

2016 Year in Review

on Tuesday, 03 January 2017. Posted in Letters to the Editor, Opinions

By Armstrong Williams So much has happened of historical import that 2016 will no doubt go down as one of the richest historical moments in American history. It is almost unbelievable to witness some of the changes we have experienced on a national and
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