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Letters to the Editor

Cleanup from V.C. Summer storm will be costly

Prepare now for Hurricane (V.C.) Summer. Hurricane Summer is extremely dangerous Category 5 storm that formed in 2008, shortly after the passage of the Base Load Review Act, which encouraged the formation of such storms. Its growth was fueled by generous donations to state legislators. Hurricane Summer has already brought extremely high electric rates and a flood of liability. In a worst-case scenario, customers could be left without power.

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Sen. Graham shows contempt for women, Democrats

Lindsey Graham has demonstrated his contempt for women and Democrats. His decision to blame both Democrats and women for the mayhem during the Kavanaugh Supreme Court hearings is not surprising. In a state with the highest rate of women killed by men in 2014 and presently ranked in the top five states in that category, Graham has consistently voted against the Violence Against Women Act. Moreover, the Republican Congress will allow the act to expire while simultaneously trying to get Kavanaugh seated.

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Not all accusers should be blindly believed

I am beyond appalled! Democrats’ behavior during the Kavanaugh/Ford hearing (and before) leave no doubt in this independent’s mind that they will go to any lengths to block a conservative from attaining a Supreme Court appointment. An educator with 44 years experience (32 in high school), I can attest that I have never met a 15-year-old who did not confide in at least one friend about any event in her life, much less a supposed attempted rape. Then to hear that Ford’s most memorable recollection was the laughter, rather than fear or panic, leaves much doubt in my mind. Democrats had 45 days to request that seventh FBI vetting but chose to sit on the initial letter instead. Is there any doubt about their real motives?

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Training for ‘middle-skill’ jobs would solve SC job crisis

A recent State article on the economic development priorities of the two primary gubernatorial candidates noted that South Carolina has a low unemployment rate and – more troubling – a very low workforce participation rate. In the Midlands, as a consequence of these trends, we are not producing enough workers to meet the needs of many of local employers, especially in fields such as information technology, manufacturing, engineering technologies and construction technologies.

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Lindsey Graham is sticking up for what is right

After watching the Kavanaugh hearings on TV, I can’t but say I truly appreciate the passion and conviction of our senator from South Carolina, Lindsey Graham. Sen. Graham laid it out on the table as a lawyer, that Judge Kavanaugh is not getting a good job interview, and that the other side is putting him and his family through hell. A basic premise of our legal system is innocent until proven guilty, yet the other side wanted to convict Judge Kavanaugh and smear his name. Thank you, Sen. Graham, for sticking up for what is right and sticking up for a man of integrity.