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No candidate is perfect

Let me tell you something people don’t often say when arguing about presidential candidates on Facebook: No candidate is perfect. …

February 25th, 2016 |  

Election 2016: The Courtpocalypse and how to delay it

Presidential election campaigns tend to follow a predictable issues timetable, but certain events can upset that timetable in a big …

February 19th, 2016 |  

Being a criminal is a crime

Being a criminal is a crime

This may be stating the obvious, but sometimes it’s good to have something we already know reinforced. In fact, it …

February 19th, 2016 |  

Presidential politics and the American soul

When I want to believe that America is a democracy — indeed, to feel so deeply this is so that …

February 12th, 2016 |  

New South Carolina: Who are those guys?

New South Carolina: Who are those guys?

One of my favorite movies is the 1969 classic Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. The ultra-cool Paul Newman and …

January 29th, 2016 |  

Celebrating the message of nonviolence

“And so this is Christmas, and what have you done?” That’s the question which John Lennon puts to us in …

January 21st, 2016 |  

North Korea’s nuclear ambition and the U.S. presidential campaign

North Korea’s nuclear ambition and the U.S. presidential campaign

With the news of North Korea testing another nuclear weapon its leadership continues the fallacy of nuclear deterrence promoted by …

January 21st, 2016 |  

SC needs a 21st century foreign policy

SC needs a 21st century foreign policy

Right up front, let’s be clear about what I’m suggesting here. No, our state does not need to have a …

January 15th, 2016 |  

North Korea: How many wake-up calls will it take?

North Korea: How many wake-up calls will it take?

North Korea has been sounding alarms since it withdrew from the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty in 2003. Its latest wake-up call …

January 14th, 2016 |  

Will you take a NAP with me?

With the next US national election only a little more than ten months away, you’ll soon be hearing from, and …

January 12th, 2016 |  

Cruz vs. Rubio and the Constitution

The December 15, 2015, Republican Presidential Debate featured a stark clash between the only two Hispanics running from either party, …

January 11th, 2016 |  

A rip in the fabric of society

Recently, I had a conversation with a relative about taking a stand for what’s right. Her response was pretty much …

January 8th, 2016 |  

The Paris climate-change agreement: Hold the champagne

Ban Ki-moon called it “a monumental success for the planet and its people.” Secretary of State Kerry said it was …

December 31st, 2015 |  

‘Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus …’

‘Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus …’

DEAR EDITOR: I am 8 years old. Some of my little friends say there is no Santa Claus. Papa says, …

December 23rd, 2015 |  

How our naive understanding of violence helps ISIS

At West Point I learned that technology forces warfare to evolve. The reason soldiers today no longer ride horses into …

December 17th, 2015 |  

Only we can prevent forest fires

Only we can prevent forest fires

We have a small amount of our original forest left in the US, but we still have a great deal …

December 17th, 2015 |  

Election 2016: Let’s stop negotiating with terrorists

WordNet defines terrorism as “the calculated use of violence (or the threat of violence) against civilians in order to attain …

December 17th, 2015 |  

Action, Reaction needs to be addressed

Action, Reaction needs to be addressed

Sir Isaac Newton’s third law of motion says, “To every action there is always opposed an equal reaction.” This, of …

December 16th, 2015 |  

We must change the way we think

We must change the way we think

Surely some uber-conservative political candidates will call me out on “politicizing tragedy” but I don’t care. I don’t want to …

December 4th, 2015 |  

Time to level the playing field

The world of college football has lost its mind and is standing on its end. To make the point, let’s …

December 4th, 2015 |  

An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind

Millions of Americans believe that war doesn’t work, that war cannot end terrorism because war is terrorism, and that U.S. …

December 2nd, 2015 |  

The values of Jesus and what they mean

Jesus sided with underdogs. He championed little people, not the privileged and powerful. “Blessed are the poor” was one of …

December 1st, 2015 |  

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