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Racist scum? Colleges should set higher standards

on Tuesday, 17 October 2017. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

By Richard Eckstrom S.C. Comptroller I believe that most Americans are repulsed by racism. Unfortunately, their feelings of repulsion are often exploited for political gain. Especially now, in a time of hyper-racialization, the rush to frame all issues i

Let’s make politics out of bounds on Sunday

on Tuesday, 17 October 2017. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

By Armstrong Williams When the referees in charge of NFL football games make questionable calls, a challenge can be issued, subjecting the decisions to closer review. The choice by President Trump to attack a group of our nation’s top professional athle

Treasurer shares college savings advice

on Tuesday, 10 October 2017. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

By Curtis Loftis Throughout my seven years in office, I’ve spoken with countless South Carolina parents about one of their biggest concerns: paying for their child’s college education. Though the price tag of college can subject anyone to sticker shock,

The Russia-blamers

on Tuesday, 10 October 2017. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

By Thomas L. Knapp “Russian operatives used Facebook ads to exploit America’s racial and religious divisions,” the Washington Post claims in a September 25 headline. Over at The Daily Beast, Dean Obeidallah explains “How Russian Hackers Used My Face to S

AG Wilson issues opinion on nuclear plant

on Tuesday, 03 October 2017. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

COLUMBIA – South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson released an opinion last week that the law at the heart of the failed nuclear reactors that were being built by SCE&G and Santee Cooper is “constitutionally suspect.” Four state House members requeste

Clearance backlog threatens national security

on Tuesday, 03 October 2017. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

By Michael James Barton Right now, more than 500,000 federal employees and government contractors are awaiting security clearances. That poses a serious threat. The enormous backlog of clearance applications prevents talented analysts, engineers, and cod

What is an Exchange Traded Fund

on Tuesday, 03 October 2017. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

Exchange traded funds, also known as ETFs, are among the fastest-growing investment products in the financial services industry. Their popularity is due to the unique benefits that the ETF structure offers investors. ETFs are versatile trading and investm

S.C.’s nuclear scandal ‘legal’ bribery, silence

on Tuesday, 26 September 2017. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

By Phil Noble With each new revelation, our state’s ongoing scandal of SCANA, Santee Cooper and their political dealing is providing new insights into how thoroughly corrupt our state’s political system has become. What we are learning is really disgustin

Do we have state sanctioned ‘child abuse’ in S.C?

on Tuesday, 19 September 2017. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

By Phil Noble Suppose you had a neighbor next door that did not adequately feed their children; and they did not provide adequate health care to them; and they did not provide their children with the economic support needed to have a decent life; and the

S.C.’s nuclear scandal, political corruption and accountability

on Tuesday, 12 September 2017. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

By Phil Noble The current scandal of SCANA’s (S.C. Electric and Gas parent company) and Santee Cooper’s nuclear debacle is arguably the biggest scandal in our state’s history in the last 100 years. It involves over $9 billion in wasted money which millio

Defensive versus cyclical stocks

on Tuesday, 12 September 2017. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

erry Grice During times of economic volatility, it’s not uncommon to hear the terms “cyclical” and “defensive” used in reference to stocks. But what exactly do these terms mean? The terms cyclical and defensive refer to how sensitive a company’s stock p

SC’s nuclear scandal, politicians and clean/dirty hands

on Tuesday, 05 September 2017. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

By Phil Noble For a columnist like me, the state’s nuclear scandal is the gift that keeps on giving. It is no exaggeration to say that there could be a column every week (or several times a week) on the growing scandal – and it’s likely to be so for mont

Charlottesville: What you can do now

on Tuesday, 29 August 2017. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

By Phil Noble Most everyone was outraged by what happened in Charlottesville. If you are in that tiny sliver of humanity that was not outraged, well… It is only human to react by asking, “What can I do?” The Southern Poverty Law Center has been successfu

Political ‘false choices’ are crippling our state

on Tuesday, 22 August 2017. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

By Phil Noble Neil Robinson is a man who should be listened to. He is an eminent Charleston attorney with a prestigious statewide law firm. He is highly respected by his peers and community as testified by a wall crowded with commendations and accolades.

S.C.’s Nuclear Meltdown: What next, who pays?

on Tuesday, 15 August 2017. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

By Phil Noble Here’s the issue: SCANA (the parent company of South Carolina Electric and Gas) and Santee Cooper (the state-owned utility that provides power for 11 local electric co-ops) tried to build two nuclear reactors and failed. They just pulled t
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