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Blacks vs. police

Let’s throw out a few numbers so we can put in perspective the NFL players taking a knee during the playing of the national anthem. Many say they are protesting against police treatment of blacks and racial discrimination. We might ask just how much sense their protest makes.

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Santee Cooper board must go, customers protected

​I voted for the Base Load Review Act, along with every member of the Senate, for two simple reasons. South Carolina needed more energy generation capacity, and the prices of coal and natural gas, at that time, were prohibitive relative to the construction and operation of a nuclear plant.

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NFL stands up to Trump

Here’s a quick current events quiz. Does anyone remember why the president of the United States happened to find himself in Alabama Friday night? And let’s face it, there is never a good reason to be in Alabama on any day of the week.

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The Vietnam War revisited

“The highest patriotism is not a blind acceptance of official policy, but a love of one’s country deep enough to call her to a higher plain.” – Sen. George McGovern (D-SD)

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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.”

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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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Tax reform a way for GOP to show core values of opportunity, empowerment

President Donald Trump’s response this summer to the violence in Charlottesville, Va., and his pardon of former sheriff Joe Arpaio added to the image of Republicans as the party of white grievance, and not as the political vehicle for conservative thought and ideas. Conservatives and Republicans, especially those in Congress, have an opportunity to challenge that image this fall.

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DACA is unconstitutional, as Obama admitted

President Donald Trump has caught a lot of heat for rescinding the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program with a six-month wind-down. Few people seem aware that he’s ending an administrative amnesty for undocumented immigrants that President Barack Obama lacked the constitutional and legal authority to implement.

Churches in Trenton, NC come together to give thanks and worship together following Hurricane Florence

As Hurricane Florence flooded the Trent River it damaged all of the churches in the small Jones County town of Trenton, North Carolina.