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Record year in 2016, more coming

Column: Lancaster leads state in repaving

OK, so touting that one is tops in road maintenance in South Carolina is akin to bragging that one owns the largest Chihuahua in the state.
However, when it came to road resurfacing in 2016, our county was the lead dog by miles.


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Column: Follow the example of Nineveh

In Matthew 12:41, Jesus Christ declared that the men of Nineveh “repented at the preaching of Jonas.”  

Nineveh was a great but wicked city of the Assyrian Empire. God commanded his prophet Jonah to go and “cry against it.”  

After disobeying God and nearly drowning for his defiance, Jonah confessed his sin and was given a second chance to fulfill his commission.   


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Column: Building a better health-care system

Eight years ago, then-House Speaker Nancy Pelosi stated that we would have to pass the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, in order to figure out what was in it.
Thanks to that irresponsible logic, the American people were forced into a health-care system that is unable to keep the promises on which it was sold.
We all remember President Obama’s mantra that if you liked your doctor you would keep them, that premiums and deductibles would go down, that we would have more insurance choices and that Medicare would be protected at all costs.


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Column: A primer on S.C. political corruption

This is the second in an ongoing series about political corruption and ethics reform in South Carolina.

Directly across the street from the State House, on the corner of Gervais and Main Street in Columbia, is a bar called The Whig. To get there, you descend a dank, dark grimy covered stairway, go through an unmarked black door and into an even more dank, dark and grimy room.
On their website, The Whig proudly displays a seal proclaiming itself  “North America’s Greatest Dive Bar.”


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Column: Give Trump time to prove his leadership

Donald Trump has taken the oath of office to serve this great country as our commander in chief. The next chapter of American political history has begun.
The country will begin to move in a different direction from that of the past eight years. President Trump has made many promises of the changes he will implement as he leads our nation. There are those who are in total agreement with the changes he has enumerated, and then there are those who adamantly oppose those changes.


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GOP must offer a sensible, affordable replacement idea

Column: What S.C. loses if Obamacare dies

This week we are observing Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday. Many of us are celebrating by defending the Affordable Care Act , our nation’s attempt to end discrimination against people who are born sick, or get sick.
King once said, “Of all the forms of inequality, injustice in health care is the most shocking and inhumane.”


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Column: Dr. Walker offers weak arguments defending Trump

This letter is in response to Brooks Walker’s Jan. 18 column entitled “Give Trump a chance, don’t disrupt government.”
Dr. Walker states that Trump has been called a xenophobe, a racist and a bigot.


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Column: Final salute to a president I believed in

I apologize in advance for this column. It is far more personal than my usual weekly columns, but then my reaction to Barack Obama has always been more personal than political.


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Column: In life’s tough times, be the Cowboys

I have been a Dallas Cowboys fan since 1963. My Cowboys Cave has all manner of Cowboys memorabilia on its silver and blue walls. Outside is my Cowboys flag. On my vehicle, a Cowboys trailer-hitch and headrests. At Christmas, my tree is silver and blue.


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Column: Give Trump a chance, don’t disrupt government

Donald Trump has been called a xenophobe, a racist and a bigot, but do the titles really fit?
A xenophobe is one who is fearful of what is foreign especially people of foreign origin. Trump does business all over the world, so I doubt he fears foreign places or people.
What he is concerned about is Isis terrorists infiltrating as refugees into our country from Syria as they have done in Europe. He has called for a halt to Syrian immigration until these people can be vetted properly.


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