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OUR VIEW: CONGRATULATIONS.       Wow, it’s been difficult to keep up with the happenings of summer! Normally, the slowest time of the year, this summer has brought us some surprises, some hard work, and some congratulations that need to be provided. So, here goes: Congratulations to Uptown Clinton...
Something to Talk About — Why They Come.       The Constitution of the United States requires that a census of the people be taken every ten years. The first census, taken in 1790 by marshals of the US judicial districts, recorded a population of 3,929,214 with the state of Virginia having the...
Is our democracy at risk? Actions we all can take to protect it.         “The threats became much more specific, much more graphic, and included not just me by name but included members of my family…” This is how Al Schmidt, the former City Commissioner of Philadelphia and a Republican member of...
TRANSFORM FATHER’S DAY.           How can we in good conscience celebrate Father’s Day in the middle of an epidemic of gun violence almost exclusively perpetuated by men? We can’t.  There’ll be time enough for backyard barbeques once fathers take the lead in establishing “Dads Demand Action to...
Saying Nothing, our view.         We set a dangerous precedent when we allow our law enforcement to say nothing. That was the case with the unfortunate death of a local woman, Kalah Shannon Gary, at the hands of the Laurens County Sheriff’s Office. Its statement about the shooting death for which...
Windbags and Freedom.       “Political language... is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.” – George Orwell Today, America hears lies propped up by windbags. Leftism, as opposed to classic liberalism and conservatism, does...
Roe vs. Wade.      In November of 2020, I wrote an Op-Ed titled “Please Mommy, No!” In that piece I expressed my opinion on the evils of abortion. In light of recent events centering around the US Supreme Court, the topic warrants further comments.  What is the hoop-la all about? Why all the...
Let Us Never Forget Our Solemn Pledge.         We must believe in our ability to work together to solve our toughest problems.   On Memorial Day, 1945, the war in Europe had ended but the fighting in the Pacific continued, Lt. Gen. Lucian Truscott voiced remarks at the Sicily-Rome American Cemetery...
WHY GOOD INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALISM MATTERS.     Recently, a couple of reporters at The New York Times published an intriguing story about conversations between House Republican leader Kevin McCarthy and other members of his leadership team. It was shortly after the events of Jan. 6 at the Capitol,...
Something to Talk About -- The Unreached and the Unwilling.      “O beautiful for spacious skies, for amber waves of grain, for purple mountain majesties above the fruited plain….”  I was so blessed to be born in America. I have never suffered any real hardship. By that I mean my daily existence...

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