Opinion

Opinion

Where to hide nuclear secrets? Behind a lawyer, of course

Santee-Cooper’s attempt to claim ‘attorney-client privilege’ to hide a report about South Carolina’s nuclear debacle is just the latest example of our state-owned utility, and governmental agencies in general, using that dodge to keep public information from the public.

Editorials

How Congress ducks responsibility for wars

Back in April, President Donald Trump ordered a U.S. missile strike on a Syrian military airfield, punishing the regime for a chemical weapons attack. Bashar Assad has no friends on Capitol Hill, but some lawmakers, from both parties, objected to Trump’s decision to carry out an act of war without congressional consent.

Letters to the Editor

Donald Trump is the right leader at the right time

I've read article after article containing hand wringing and breathless commentary about President Trump's deal last week with Democrats and Republicans to secure hurricane aid funding and to raise the debt ceiling. Personally, I think it was a pretty good deal. I hope it is a harbinger of things to come.

Opinion

This is the murderous version of Trump’s Muslim ban

Kill the Muslims. That's how the latest version of the Muslim ban is shaping up. Started shortly after Donald Trump made it clear to the world that Muslims were not welcome in the United States, other countries started their own, more brutal and deadly effective ban.

Letters to the Editor

We need watchdogs in car insurance

To the S.C. citizen drivers and car owners. Look at your auto insurance policy declaration page and you will note what the S.C. government doesn’t tell you. Not only do they tax your vehicle yearly but, by being a responsible citizen and having auto insurance, they also tax you yearly. The State nor does DMV advertise that, nor do they tell you where all that money is and has been going since the tax code is by district. They tax responsible car owners, but the Congress lacks the fortitude to levy a tax on 10s of thousands of hazardous, untaxed, uninsured, unregistered trailers on the roads every day, tearing up our highways with impunity. Maybe we need an accounting of where that money has been going all these years, it definitely hasn’t been to make our highways safer to drive.

Letters to the Editor

Big thanks to MI Tideland Health ER staff

I wish to sing praises for Murrells Inlet Tideland Health ER, especially Dr. Eugene Mayeaux, but also to the nurses and radiologists. I received prompt and wonderful care at the Murrells Inlet facility after I fell and broke four ribs. We are blessed to have such caring and dedicated individuals attending to our medical needs!

Other Opinions

Ignorant nation

At a National Archives ceremony last Friday in Washington, D.C., 30 immigrants became naturalized U.S. citizens. In a video, President Trump encouraged them to embrace the “full rights, and the sacred duties, that come with American citizenship.”

Editorials

U.S. needs tax reform, not tax cuts for the wealthy

President Donald Trump is in a big rush for Congress to approve big tax cuts, and he is using the damage left by Hurricane Irma to argue his case. One has nothing to do with the other, except for their negative impact on middle-class Floridians. The nation needs tax reform, but not tax cuts for the wealthy that would sacrifice popular tax deductions and raise the federal deficit.

Opinion

Want your local economy to grow? Start embracing immigrants

All eyes are on Washington as the fate of nearly 800,000 undocumented young people brought here as children dominates the debate over America’s broken immigration system. But while many focus attention on the nation’s capital, important discussion is happening this week in New York. As the UN General Assembly meets, mayors from around the United States — and the world — are gathering to discuss how cities and towns of all sizes and political stripes are competing to attract, welcome and integrate immigrants. The reason for their leadership? While DC politicians debate the value of immigration, local communities see the benefits firsthand.

Other Opinions

Liberal snowflakes pick and choose when to be offended

Before Colin Kaepernick took a knee and became a movement, he was a pretty good football player. And then, he wasn’t anymore. Whether his foray into social activism coincided with his athletic devolution is debatable, but it is clear that we would not be talking about the fellow today if he were practicing his throws instead of scolding white society for being racist.

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