Opinion

Opinion

A welcome ruling on district lines

Race was an impermissibly predominant factor in the drawing of two North Carolina congressional districts, the Supreme Court determined Monday, upholding a lower-court ruling. In the process, the court did two welcome things. First, it made clear that politicians drawing district lines will face strong constraints in shuffling minority voters in or out of political boundaries. Second, it declared that those challenging district maps have several ways of substantiating their claims, flexibility that might aid plaintiffs in future gerrymandering lawsuits.

Opinion

Trumpcare creates a mess

As President Donald Trump yodels about the Obamacare “death spiral,” he may be getting his wish. The vast and expanding pool of uncertainty about the Affordable Care Act threatens to be a lead weight on its viability, producing rising rates and decreasing options for millions of low-income Americans.

Opinion

Conspiracy theory causes real harm

There must be no ambiguity or confusion about the recent reports about Rich. They are lies. They do great harm. And those peddling them, including most recently former House speaker Newt Gingrich, are either ignorant of the facts or without scruple.

Opinion

Trump policies are a threat to women

When video surfaced last fall of Donald Trump boasting about sexual assault, outrage erupted. But if Trump’s words about women were offensive, his policies are incomparably more consequential – and may cost more lives than in any other area of his governance.

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Fort Mill honors service on Memorial Day

Memorial Day service held in Fort Mill, South Carolina at Veterans Park.
John Marks Fort Mill Times reporter
Fort Mill honors service on Memorial Day 1:50

Fort Mill honors service on Memorial Day

Flags wave high at Fort Mill interstate overpass 1:13

Flags wave high at Fort Mill interstate overpass

York County community members honor those who gave their lives for the U.S. 2:09

York County community members honor those who gave their lives for the U.S.

Clover High School awards more than 500 diplomas at commencement 1:05

Clover High School awards more than 500 diplomas at commencement