Anyone who doesn’t think this election had even more “voting irregularities” than any other in the past needs to recheck their sense of smell for the “smell test” and their sense of reason for…

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I see that Jack DeVine is still at it, trying to blame the Democrats for the deep political divisions that are paralyzing our country. Curious thing, how self-styled conservatives, who claim t…

The preamble to the Declaration of Independence begins with the words “we hold these truths to be self-evident.” Self-evident truths require no explanation. In the COVID phenomenon of 2020, th…

So, even though the emergency mask ordinance has expired, the City Council has used a regular ordinance to continue forcing masks on everyone. The move bypasses the two-thirds majority require…

How much does it cost to deposit trash in your own garbage can or in one of the many receptacles located at the dozens of retail outlets and eateries around the town?

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City Council has once again imposed their will on us with the mask ordinance, public pressure seems to always win over science and common sense. In the media there is all sorts of noise regard…

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I’ve read that DHEC has had a problem with contact tracing because of the large number of COVID-19 exposures; I’ve heard “through the grapevine” about a couple of people in my community who (m…

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Wearing a mask, as had been demonstrated and confirmed by the CDC, protects the wearer as well as the persons they come in contact with from contracting the disease should they be infected. It…

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I am befuddled by people who oppose a requirement to wear a mask in a public place. It seems they think the mask protects the wearer, so it is a matter of choice whether to wear one. The fact …

Recently, the nation's leading infectious disease expert and Bummercloud in Chief, Dr. Anthony Fauci, expressed concerns over families gathering together for a traditional Thanksgiving celebra…

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Thanks to all our friends and neighbors here at Cumberland Village who donated to our Alzheimer's walk. You wonderful people donated over $1,300. Alzheimer's disease is something we are passio…

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Being immersed in these turbulent political times I recently refreshed my interest in a book I bought several years ago: "The 5000 Year Leap: A Miracle That Changed the World." It’s about Prin…

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In these times of pandemic and political chicanery it is all too easy to disregard the simple things of language structure. However, these simple things can change understanding and create mis…

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If you want to know the root of the sloppy thinking used to rationalize the “nanny state,” look no further than Anthony DiStefano’s column “Truth, trust and the common good.” His mistaken prem…

I'm a conservative, and I guess I should be writing a column about my great distress resulting from this election. But I'm not going to write that column, because it's not what I feel.

Reading Aiken Standard’s Nov. 20 front page article about our City Council’s citywide mask mandate, I would wonder how Council members Brohl and Girardeau might vote on a proposal allowing per…

Well, the 2020 elections are over and the American people have spoken – even if not as loudly and clearly as some people would have liked; there was no landslide. As of this writing, the Democ…

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Mr. Devine's column, "Takeaways from a tumultuous election" could use some clarification. The election itself was not tumultuous but rather went quite smoothly. It was the lead-up and aftermat…

The outcome of the 2020 race was not a mandate but instead further evidence of a deeply divided country split almost down the middle. Despite the enormous expenditure of money, there’s no evid…

I am grieving for America. The stages of grief are shock, denial, anger, bargaining, depression, acceptance. I don’t automatically think about grieving in the context of a country. But I belie…

After four years of villainous attacks against the presidency and conservative supporters, the Democrats and the media are now hyping for us to come together in unity. Where was this call for …

I have pondered why we – and certainly those who are called to be saints and who are lawyers, why they have not actively pursued efforts to let the Supreme Court know that the true saints of G…

Jack DeVine projects himself as a reasonable mainstream guy, but his Nov. 11 column "Takeaways from a tumultuous election" is riddled with the kinds of mischaracterizations for which he has be…

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You would think after the last four presidential elections and the deepening division of our political parties, someone in this country would realize our election system needs to be completely…

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America is in dire need of new leadership and a new agenda. The regressive agenda of the last four years has not served to the benefit of our great nation. Trump and his administration have de…

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President Trump in his inauguration speech January 2017 said, “Every four years, we gather on these steps to carry out the orderly and peaceful transfer of power. And we are grateful to Presid…

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Finally, the 2020 election is over (more or less). Election controversy still rages, but there is little doubt our next president will be Joe Biden. This election was one like none other in ou…

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Ayn Rand noted that logic is the art of non-contradictory identification and described several logical fallacies to avoid. “‘Package-dealing’ is the fallacy of failing to discriminate crucial …

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A recent letter questioned the spelling of Jaime Harrison's name and questioned the motives of that spelling. Of all the reasons to oppose someone's candidacy, this is probably the most absurd…

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TobiJuan and I generally take a walk around our “circle” almost every day. Today we had granddaughter Grace tagging along, too. We began our walk heading west on our Mimosa Circle, hoping to a…

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A future "very bright": "Savannah River Site’s defense portfolio expected to expand” was the headline. This future envisions a build-up of the nuclear arsenal. In the days of COVID, income ine…

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