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Man of contradictions and platitudes
August 28, 2015 – 12:42 am | One Comment
Man of contradictions and platitudes | Test

Dr. Ben Carson, who is running on the Republican ticket for president, spoke in Seneca on Monday. Dr. Carson, who is African-American, told the story of his youth and how, as he grew, he distanced himself from his black and visionless peers and went on to become a doctor.

Saitta weighs in on sick leave policy
August 28, 2015 – 12:40 am | One Comment
Saitta weighs in on sick leave policy | Test

I want to respond to the article about the employee sick leave policy.

Time to consider measures to curb gun violence
August 28, 2015 – 12:40 am | 5 Comments
Time to consider measures to curb gun violence | Test

It seems that we now hear almost on a weekly or daily basis about a shooting where innocent people are killed or seriously wounded by someone with a gun.

A violation of trust
August 28, 2015 – 12:38 am | No Comment
A violation of trust | Test

Why would anyone hide an email server in a closet and then — upon learning she was being investigated by the FBI and CIA for allegedly transmitting top-secret information — have the server wiped clean?

Comprehensive plan from a Mountain Rest perspective
August 27, 2015 – 12:25 am | No Comment
Comprehensive plan from a Mountain Rest perspective | Test

If, like me, you wonder what exactly a “comprehensive plan” is and why this county needs yet another burdensome document — this one 224 pages long — here it is: oconeesc.com/Departments/AJ/CommunityDevelopment/PlanningZoning/ComprehensivePlan.aspx.

Government is broken
August 26, 2015 – 12:07 am | One Comment
Government is broken | Test

I realize our government is broken.

The war on drugs and civilians
August 26, 2015 – 12:05 am | One Comment
The war on drugs and civilians | Test

It has been almost four weeks now. Officer Mark Tiller is out on what boils down to a paid vacation.

A letter to Rep. Jeff Duncan
August 25, 2015 – 12:26 am | 34 Comments
A letter to Rep. Jeff Duncan | Test

While you are on recess, visiting in the Upstate of South Carolina no doubt, or as our Sen. Lindsey Graham does, going to Iraq or Afghanistan, please read the following aimed in reply to your most recent newsletter, dated Aug. 18. I doubt sincerely that you, personally, will ever see this modest argument regarding your stand on defunding Planned Parenthood.

It could happen to you
August 22, 2015 – 12:30 am | No Comment
It could happen to you | Test

Every time I object to a thing being done by government, some people conclude that I object to its being done at all. I am objecting to the perversion of the law.

Reasons to be afraid of police
August 21, 2015 – 12:29 am | 9 Comments
Reasons to be afraid of police | Test

In case you’ve been under a rock lately, it is becoming quite clear that police in the U.S. can and will kill people — even unarmed people, even on video — and do so with impunity.