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  The editor, OK, so the NFL wants to protest, but what about? How about financial slavery? The cause is “Freedom from Direct Taxation”.    All of us could join in. It could unify our country. After all, thanks to direct taxation with the 16th Amendment, we were all made slaves to our government...
  The editor, Considering the recent events in Charlottesville, Va., and the ongoing debate over the legitimate place of Civil War and Reconstruction era monuments in this country, we, the members of the South Carolina African American Heritage Commission, express our unyielding commitment to...
  NATIONAL NEWSPAPER WEEK, OCT. 1 - 7 - Newspaper journalists bring readers real news     By Dean Tom Reichert College of Information and Communications,  University of South Carolina   Fake news. It’s a phrase that became the most memorable takeaway from Election 2016 and the political hangover...
  Should a person be disqualified from serving as city manager because he or she is “from here”? That is exactly what the Clinton City Council heard Sept. 18 from a city employee of 37 years experience. We are pretty sure that is illegal employment discrimination. “Place” discrimination is not far...
  It did not take long for God to remind us that we are all part of a human race. We can come up with a million reasons to divide ourselves, but God can use just a few powerful natural occurrences to remind us of His plan for His children.   While many of us were still engaging in dialogue...
  When your tax code is 10 times longer than the Bible, you have a problem.  Our current tax code is simply not benefiting American families – as I’ve said for far too long, Washington does not have an income problem, it has a spending problem. Due to our overly complicated and antiquated tax code...
  In a move that will further militarize police departments across the country while decreasing accountability, the President issued an executive order that strips away limits on weapons of war that the Defense Department can hand over to state and local police forces.  The President’s order...
Bright Futures with Future Scholar:   South Carolina’s Top Financial Advisor Shares College Savings Advice   Throughout my seven years in office, I’ve spoken with countless South Carolina parents about one of their biggest concerns: paying for their child’s college education.  Though the price tag...
  It is a huge understatement to say about Clinton and Hurricane Irma, “We dodged a bullet.” Except for an unfortunate, house-wrecking tree-crash on Calvert Avenue, there was no major damage to the city as Irma transitioned from a hurricane to a tropical storm. Our brave utility crews patched our...
  The Editor: According to the American Society of Addiction Medicine, the leading cause of accidental death in 2015 was drug overdose. The life toll from the drug epidemic has been consistently growing over the past couple of years with opiate addiction and overdose being one of the lead causes....

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