WASHINGTON — What kind of people are we? As a society, are we so decadent and insecure that we show "toughness" by deliberately being cruel to innocent children? Is this what our nation has co…

For 70 years the people of Aiken and Barnwell counties have served our country through work at Savannah River Site on some of the most important national security missions. Through SRS, our co…

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Democrats insist that our nation’s handling to COVID-19 has been a dismal failure, the worst in the world. They vie with one another to find the perfect adjective – botched, bungled, inept, ev…

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Like two banks of a river, there are two sides to every story. Delving into the facts and opinions surrounding the Savannah River and the rock weir project is like jumping headfirst into turbu…

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It’s tempting to look at the 2020 presidential election as a popularity contest, a choice between the nice guy and the mean guy. Democrats prefer to paint it that way. Donald Trump is an abras…

Decades ago, when many Americans began to question our presence in Vietnam, the Department of Defense constructed an explanation of what we were trying to do there. Our mission, they explained…

Recently, I spent some time in Milton, Delaware, a small town next to Lewes, Delaware, which is another small town. Lewes prides itself on being “The First Town in the First State.” Delaware w…

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Each year at this time, horrifying images of the 9/11 terrorist attack in 2001 come rushing back – planes crashing into the twin towers, the raging infernos and thundering collapses that trapp…

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Do facts matter? What about values? Opinions? Justice? Elections? Do they matter? What about truth? As Roman Procurator Pontius Pilate asked Jesus Christ: What is truth? Can we know the truth?…

I have returned with some regularity over the years to compare what is going on in our country today to what was going on in the 1850s, the years preceding the Civil War.

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I’ve been watching political conventions on TV for a long time. My first was 1952 – Eisenhower vs. Stevenson – and I remember it well. I was 8 years old.

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South Carolina is uniquely laden with diversity of race, culture, politics, social ecology, regional ecology, religion, education and economics. In respect to our diversity, the history of our…

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We are living through one of the most difficult and dangerous periods in our nation's history. The crisis we are now experiencing has to be right up there with the Civil War, World War I, the …

As parents, we learn to push back on youngsters locked in fierce, nonsensical warfare: “DID SO! DID NOT!" We call time out, send them back to their corners and try to inject a bit of rational …

It doesn’t take long as one travels around Aiken to see that people are still trashing our beautiful environment with litter. While this behavior makes no sense and serves no purpose, it will …

Decent Americans who are feeling perplexed today shouldn't be ashamed about it. There is good reason to be perplexed.

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