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Differences

Opinion  – By G. Miller Thompson – As you may have seen advertised last week, the Edgefield County Democratic Party hosted Senator Shane Massey, a Republican, at their Saturday morning…

Working Women and the Uneven Playing Field

Opinion – By Robert Scott – A few weeks ago I wrote about the Hobby Lobby decision, and whether women employees, their (usually male) employers, or the government should have…

Edgefield County Council Chairman’s Update

August 7, 2014 Balancing County Work and Your Tax Dollars You should always watch how governmental entities spend your tax dollars. And one of the largest expenses for any public…

Profiles in Politics: Representative Jeff Duncan

– By G. Miller Thompson – Representing South Carolina’s Third Congressional District (including Edgefield County) is Laurens native Jeff Duncan. I was able to interview the Congressman by phone Friday…

A Nation of Immigrants Should Have an Immigration System That Works

Opinion – By Most Rev. Robert E. Guglielmone, Bishop of Charleston, South Carolina – America did not become great by keeping people out. We are great because, throughout our history,…

Republicans and Democrats Working Together

Opinion  – By Robert Scott – This essay’s subject sounds totally outlandish in 2014, doesn’t it? Well, if we are talking about the Federal Government, unfortunately it pretty much is.…

The Crisis at the Border

Opinion  – By G. Miller Thompson – News broke recently that 350 illegal immigrant children have been received in South Carolina.  These children have come to live with relatives and…

The American Thing to Do

OPINION  – By Robert Scott – One of the many political email lists I seem to find myself on these days is written by Robert Reich, the former Labor Secretary…

Run Ben Run!

OPINION  – By G. Miller Thompson – While we all are awaiting an important midterm election this coming November, we must not forget about the magnitude of the 2016 presidential…

Who Should be Allowed to Vote?

Opinion  – By Robert Scott – One of my favorite politicians is John Lewis, the 1960’s Civil Rights activist-turned-Congressman from Georgia. Unlike many politicians half his age, he is active…