Two great American pastimes, baseball and politics, are immersed in upheaval over the same basic problem: cheating. Too many people have convinced themselves that it’s acceptable to go all-out to win without regard to rules or laws. The key year when America’s value system turned south was 2017.

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Two great American pastimes, baseball and politics, are immersed in upheaval over the same basic problem: cheating. Too many people have convinced themselves that it’s acceptable to go all-out to win without regard to rules or laws. The key year when America’s value system turned south was 2017.

Flip over that coffee cup at your desk or on your breakfast table. Where was it made? Heck, you could look at so many objects in your home, your office — just about anywhere, really — and see the words “Made in China” stamped on them.

On behalf of Caring Community Nurses of Greenwood, we thank the Greenwood County Library for hosting the first caring community event, our nurses, doctors and ministers and especially Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, our vendors and those who donated items and volunteered their time.

The impeachment of an American president is a tragedy, one that should not be made worse by a sham trial in the Senate. Americans of all parties need a complete and fair vetting of whether President Donald Trump abused his power, by pressuring Ukraine to produce political dirt on a rival, an…

While it is difficult not to see view the timing as coincidental only, we don’t think that — in South Carolina, at least — public schools are godless havens. True, there have been attempts to have prayer removed entirely from school functions, such as football games, but overall it seems our…

The new year on the roads has already claimed one life in Orangeburg County. That’s not the beginning we had hoped for after a year that saw traffic deaths here increase while the number killed statewide declined.

All 176 aboard a passenger plane were killed by an Iranian anti-aircraft missile last Wednesday, hours after an Iranian retaliatory strike on an Iraqi base occupied by U.S. troops. The circumstances surrounding Iran’s responsibility for this tragedy were hard to deny from the moment it happe…

When you pass from this earth after celebrating your 101st birthday, you aren’t expecting a crowd to attend your funeral. The majority of your peers have gone before you and you most likely outlived a number of family members. Well, Elizabeth Katherine Adams Babb probably looked over the Fir…

It might not be fun, it might not be what so many in South Carolina wanted. But this much is true: There is no shame in making it all the way to the national championship game — win or lose.

The math is easy. With about about $2 billion in new or surplus tax revenues for the state’s coming fiscal year, there’s more than enough money for the General Assembly to do something it should have long done: Make 4-year-old kindergarten available for all of South Carolina’s poor children.

In spring 2017, Gov. Henry McMaster ordered that South Carolina comply with the federal government’s Real ID and begin issuing Real ID driver’s licenses and identification cards that meet the federal standard.

Maybe it’s because we are still coming off the holidays and people are busy taking down Christmas decorations and trees, and getting ready to put up Valentine’s decorations. And trees. Or maybe people have been traveling still and just haven’t had time to catch up on their newspapers.

Some Southerners by birth have a tendency to think ill of our neighbors to the north of the Mason-Dixon line. It could be a sad holdover from the Civil War or just a generalization based on various experiences people have had.

In Harper Lee’s other book, “Go Set a Watchman,” Jane Louise Finch returns to Macomb after living in New York for some time. She returns expecting to find the Macomb she left. Instead, she learns her father is a member of the White Citizens Council. She confronts her father about his associa…

Opponents of minimum-wage laws have long argued that companies have only so much money and, if required to pay higher wages, they will employ fewer workers.

On the Viewpoints page, we have on several occasions, especially as this past year came to a close and another began, encouraged people to be less divisive, act kinder.

Looking back at the past decade, it’s pretty easy to see what the S.C. General Assembly didn’t do – fix education, fix the tax structure, fix health care and on and on.

At Thanksgiving, we wrote of the tradition of hunting and fishing that is integral to the season. Sadly, the holiday produced a tragedy, with a local young person losing his life in a hunting accident.

Our country is pretty much divided up into two very different political camps. The divide is so deep that one camp has been determined to remove a sitting president from his duly-elected office ever since he was elected.

Shortly before Christmas, President Donald Trump signed massive budget bills that prevented a government shutdown — and also lumped in some expensive new programs. That includes paid parental leave for all federal workers, the first time that benefit has been included.