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Column: Listen as Clinton parses words on Comey’s e-mail testimony

At a hearing in early July, members of Congress asked FBI Director James Comey why he had not recommended indicting Hillary Clinton for mishandling classified information in her e-mails.
Comey said he didn’t believe Clinton’s reckless, negligent handling of e-mails – his description – rose to the level of lawbreaking. He was asked if Clinton had lied to the FBI during its investigation, which would have been a federal crime in itself. No, he said.


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Column: Finally, Phil Noble and I can agree on something

I would first like to congratulate Phil Noble for Sunday’s article headlined “Buckets of highway money, corruption aplenty.”
Mr. Noble has written many articles that my neighbors and myself read and question where he is coming from. However, this one article gives me some encouragement for his future writings.
I am a registered Republican but vote according to the person in question.
From 1960 through 2012, I demonstrated, sold and trained customers with the use of high-quality measuring tools in the South.


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Column: Firefighter Madden stopped to help after terrifying wreck

On the afternoon of June 15, I was involved in a terrible car accident on U.S. 521 north of Lancaster.
A trailer came loose from another vehicle and ran underneath my car, causing my car to flip several times before going down an embankment and then landing in a small creek. This accident was a very traumatic experience for me. I instantly began to panic when I realized what was happening.


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Column: Mulvaney didn’t back flooded S.C. farmers

Mick Mulvaney is not fit to serve in the U.S. Congress. After he was first elected, hundreds of his supporters became what I refer to as political trash.


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Will S.C. fix disgraceful road-funding system? Don’t hold your breath

Column: Buckets of highway money, corruption aplenty

To say that there is corruption in the S.C. Department of Transportation is like saying it’s dark at night.
The question is will the current “reform” effort shed any light in the darkness or is this simply a case of the day following the night – only to see the darkness return. We’ll see.


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On crime stats, lies and panicky liberals

Column: Rudy is right and Phil is fooling himself!

Hello, Lancaster residents. I’ve been laid up for a while with some health issues, but I’m back.
I want to start with Rudy Schmidt’s Wednesday column, headlined “The real root of racial violence.” Rudy is wasting his time. Liberals will never get it. Every stat he mentioned is a fact. Just Google Justice Department stats on crime, and there it is.
But to a liberal, facts mean nothing. My father, a lifelong Democrat, told me, “If you ever want to confuse a liberal, use logic and facts.” They don’t want the truth.


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Column: Picking apart how we talk about race in America

Words are powerful things, but in and of themselves they have no real power. A word is just a sound that is interpreted into thoughts and ideas, good and bad.
Today we are faced with a great deal of civil unrest due to racial tension, and we seek the right words to quell the unrest. Words only work when we have people willing to hear the message.
Can anyone define what words like “white power,” “brown power,” “white privilege” and “black lives matter” truly mean?


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Column: The real root of racial violence

Like The Lancaster News’ favorite columnist Phil Noble, Charlene McGriff chooses the numbers she needs to fulfill her ideology and agenda.
Much discussion is needed on the problems in America, but facts must also be present without ideology leading the discussion.
I recognize that police seem to be shooting a lot more people today because the news leads with those stories. That is what we hear first, and blacks seem to be shot more often than whites.
But let’s look at some numbers for our discussion.


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Column: Hey Trump, you’re a loser!

I apologize. This is a rude headline, and I can hear my mother’s voice in the back of my brain, “Now Phil, that’s rude. Don’t say things like that.”
My first instinct is to reply to that voice by saying, “But he calls other people a loser all the time.” “Yes, I know,” my mom’s voice says, “but just because he is rude doesn’t mean you have to be. We didn’t raise you that way.”
As usual, Mom is right. I guess it was just my “inner Trump” getting out.


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Column: 5 inexpensive ways to improve education

When S.C. politicians start to talk about education, almost immediately it becomes an argument about money.
Before we as a state wade into this political swamp of “spend more – spend less,” we should first focus on things that we can do to improve education that cost little or no money. This won’t fix our big education problems long term, but it’s at least a constructive, positive step forward while the partisan politicians bicker among themselves.


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