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Columnist Kathleen Parker in her Jan. 6 piece takes the reader on a literary trip comparing Donald Trump to Shakespeare’s King Lear. How remarkable that four centuries after his death his play…

Aiken has always been a small town. However, with an influx of new businesses over past decades and subsequently a growth in population, many residents are concerned with changes that impact t…

The front page story in the Jan. 10 edition of the Aiken Standard concerning the COVID-19 vaccine rollout should raise a concern for South Carolina residents. A Jan. 8 article in the New York …

Rep. Joe Wilson, Sen. Lindsey Graham and Sen. Tim Scott are you listening? Are you really listening to what the Republicans have been saying throughout the country for the past months?

I find it most interesting that during the Jan. 6 Electoral College certification debate our Congressional representative, Joe Wilson, voted to contest the vote tally, alleging the presidentia…

The other day, a candidate for mayor came by my house campaigning for the office of mayor. Our current mayor is not running for reelection. I wasn't home, so I wasn't able to tell him what I t…

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Some letters to the editor rely on some “rule of law” to support their points. But they never mention a specific rule so one must conclude they mean it in the general sense.

I can’t say I was surprised to read the off-the-mark statements by U.S. Rep. Joe Wilson about the recent pro-Trump mob attack on our nation’s Capitol. Rather than condemn Mr. Trump’s seditious…

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The Aiken Standard is at it again with more slanted news coverage. When groups were burning buildings, occupying public buildings, looting stores and fighting with police they were referred to…

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Over decades of voting, I supported many candidates who lost. I accepted the results believing in democratic principles and our election process. Sometimes the results were challenged in court…

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To my Republican friends in Aiken: I hope you have all taken note that U.S. Rep. Joe Wilson was one of the last-gaspers trying to overturn the results of the presidential election. He did so d…

It certainly was very disturbing to see the front page of The Aiken Standard with big photos of people getting ready to release many balloons of various sizes and shapes up into the air. I can…

Aiken’s mask mandate seems to be about 75% effective, and won’t improve due to a lack of enforcement capability. However, stores doing business in Aiken surely can require their employees to w…

After so many fruitless attempts to overturn the process, President Donald Trump and numerous GOP politicians need to concede the election and prepare for the incoming President-elect Joe Bide…

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Has 2020 been a year to remember or one to forget? Among my 2020 disappointments were leaders from both major parties politicizing the COVID-19 pandemic. I’m personally not thrilled with the p…

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Thank you, Senator Tom Young, for your communication and leadership. We appreciate your efforts to speed up COVID-19 vaccination delivery in Aiken County, as well as your excellent e-newslette…

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Today, as I had my morning coffee, I came to the realization that everything is about to change. Our lives may never be the same. We seem to be a nation that has lost its collective mind. Here…

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I was shocked to see that U.S. Rep. Joe Wilson added his name to the recent Texas lawsuit. This lawsuit (which was soundly rejected by the Supreme Court) called for the court to throw out the …

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I’ve had it up to here (hand on top of head) with the nasty politics in this country. Both political parties have gone off the deep end, but most of my anger is aimed at the Republicans. These…

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TNR (Trap, Neuter, Return – to their outside home) is a humane and successful program that helps manage the cat overpopulation in communities all over the country without euthanasia.

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Well, now we come to the end of another year. Anybody notice what’s missing? Usually, at this time of year, we are inundated with messages about filing taxes. There are many questions that hav…

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I don’t make it downtown very often these days, but sometimes it is necessary. The other afternoon, while I was running some errands, I saw a former co-worker park his truck and walk over to t…

One of the most harmful things done to our country in the last few years has been the encouragement of distrust in our government processes and even disbelief in seemingly obvious facts. We’ve…

Those on the left kept saying that Trump colluded with Russia, did a quid-pro-quo with Ukraine, was a menace to society and to democracy, blah, blah, blah.

The Wagener Town Council deserves credit for taking steps to curb misguided and cruel efforts to trap, neuter and re-abandon (TNR) cats. ("Letter: Wagener ordinance…,” 12-7-20).

I had hoped not to feel compelled to write; but the recent spate of letters griping about the local mask ordinance has been disheartening.

In this year of COVID-19, economic crisis and a bitter election season, it is easy to understand that many people are eager to forget and move on. But the actions of Republican politicians acr…

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The recent Jack DeVine column cleverly continues to cast doubt on the results of the election. Hidden behind his logical conclusion that Trump should concede now he opines that it's possible t…

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This is in response to Douglas Noel's letter to the editor in the Nov. 25 edition of the Aiken Standard. Noel was writing to say he thought the wrong homophone was used – witch, not which. In …

I am writing to express my gratitude to the Aiken City Council members who demonstrated both wisdom and courage in voting to make the face mask mandate permanent despite the vitriolic protesta…

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