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Summer for a kid in the mid-50s, early 60s

on Tuesday, 20 June 2017. Posted in Columns, Opinions

School is out and summer fun is in full swing. While kids today spend time at a wide variety of day camps and organized activities, the kids of my generation came up with our own plans to fill our summer days.

Problems with a Carbon Tax

on Tuesday, 20 June 2017. Posted in Opinions

While President Donald Trump wants to cut taxes, there are others who hope to raise them – by taxing carbon. The idea has long been supported by environmentalists and left-leaning groups, but recently it has found support among some establishment Republic

Simple, easy and wrong answers for S.C.

on Tuesday, 20 June 2017. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

For every complex problem, there is an answer that is clear, simple and wrong.” H. L. Mencken The South Carolina Legislature seems to live by this.

John is my heart

on Tuesday, 13 June 2017. Posted in Letters to the Editor, Opinions

This article is about a father who put several of his kids through expensive colleges but one son wanted to be a Marine. An interesting observation by this dad and commentary that says a lot about our failing and fallen society. By Frank Schaeffer The W

We’re blessed by good fathers, step-fathers

on Tuesday, 13 June 2017. Posted in Columns, Opinions

Below are comments and quotes reminding us of the value of our earthly fathers and step-fathers: “A good father is one of the most unsung, unpraised, unnoticed, and yet one of the most valuable assets in our society.” Billy Graham “I believe that what w

The biggest pension loser

on Tuesday, 13 June 2017. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

By Hannah Hill for TheNerve.org The State published a story with the headline “SC pension deal will hit cities, counties, schools hard.” It’s referring to the astronomical increase in employer contributions to the state pension fund. The bill, now signed

Talking to the other side

on Tuesday, 06 June 2017. Posted in Letters to the Editor, Opinions

By Lee H. Hamilton I’ve had a number of conversations recently that convince me our country is divided into two political camps separated by a deep and uncomfortably wide gap. No, I’m not talking about liberals and conservatives, or pro- and anti-Trump v

Not so ordinary town names

on Tuesday, 06 June 2017. Posted in Columns, Opinions

Across our nation and even in our own state, are some interesting, and unusual, names of cities and towns. No doubt, the stories behind these names would make an entertaining book. For instance, in South Carolina we have No Man’s Land, Spiderweb, Tickle H

Tax reform would bring real relief to South Carolina

on Tuesday, 06 June 2017. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

By Don Weaver With tax day now behind us, it is worth reminding the taxpaying public and federal lawmakers of the woeful state of the American tax code. For starters, Congress hasn’t significantly reformed the tax code in more than 30 years. Taxes on A

Why do liberals deflect Ben Carson’s wisdom to score cheap political points?

on Tuesday, 30 May 2017. Posted in Letters to the Editor, Opinions

By Armstrong Williams It really is a shame. During my Town Hall interview conducted on my Sirius XM 126 Radio in which HUD Secretary Ben Carson began to explain some of the principles and market dynamics affecting policy initiatives at HUD, Carson noted

Some of our accomplished South Carolinians

on Tuesday, 30 May 2017. Posted in Columns, Opinions

South Carolinians have and are contributing much to our state and our country. Following is a small sample: Robert Mills, architect of the Washington Monument and many of famous buildings, was born in Charleston. Harlem Renaissance artist William H. John

Leapfrog progress for S.C.? Focus on innovation/digital

on Tuesday, 30 May 2017. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

By Phil Noble For hundreds of years, we in Western society have thought about things with a lineal and increment mind set. Progress – in society, commerce, science, engineering, etc., – was believed to be something that happens sequentially, usually slowl

Rural America deserves a champion

on Wednesday, 24 May 2017. Posted in Letters to the Editor, Opinions

By Anna Johnson, Center for Rural Affairs The Center for Rural Affairs has fought on behalf of rural communities for nearly 45 years. We are heartened by U.S. Department of Agriculture Sec. Perdue’s expressions of support for rural communities during hi

FOI reform comes at last

on Wednesday, 24 May 2017. Posted in Letters to the Editor, Opinions

By Bill Rogers It’s been a long time coming, but citizens of South Carolina will soon have faster and cheaper access to public documents. For seven years, the Legislature has for one reason or the other not passed an FOI reform bill. They did so on the l

Nothing’s finer than South Carolina

on Wednesday, 24 May 2017. Posted in Columns, Opinions

Native South Carolinians will probably agree with the lyrics from “Carolina in the Morning,” the song recorded by Al Jolson and later Dean Martin. “Nothing could be finer than to be in Carolina in the morning,” they crooned. So what makes South Carolina s
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