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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

We need to reinvent public education in SC

on Tuesday, 08 August 2017. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

By Phil Noble Cindi Ross Scoppe is one of the most important people in South Carolina. And, she has recently put forward one of the most important ideas for this state – perhaps the most important – for the last generation or so. Now I know that sounds l

Is the American dream alive or dead in South Carolina?

on Tuesday, 01 August 2017. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

By Phil Noble If you stop and really think about it, this is the most fundamental question one could ask about our state and nation. And the answer says a lot about the kind of people we are as a state and a nation. The American Dream is both very simple

International medical grads fill need for U.S hospitals

on Tuesday, 25 July 2017. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

By Fred M. Jacobs Medical schools outside the United States have become critical to our nation’s healthcare system. One-quarter of the physicians currently practicing in America received their degrees abroad. Yet a number of domestic medical schools are

The coding movement is sweeping the world

on Tuesday, 18 July 2017. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

By Phil Noble All the way from the board rooms of tech executives in Silicon Valley to the kindergarten class at Voyager Charter School in Charleston, the coding movement is sweeping the country. So, who is behind the coding movement? Let’s begin with t

SC’s impending $19 billion ‘robbery’

on Tuesday, 11 July 2017. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

By Phil Noble “Some will rob you with a six-gun, and some with a fountain pen.” Woody Guthrie Full disclosure: I have nothing against the state’s utilities. Back in the 1980s and 90s when I was Director of the Palmetto Project, two of our board members we

What the deep

on Wednesday, 05 July 2017. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

By Tom Knapp Buzzwords come and buzzwords go. Lately, a trending buzzword – or, I guess, buzz phrase –among the politically inclined is “Deep State.” Google News returns 127,000 recent media uses of the phrase. Every time US president Donald Trump finds

The sorry state of women in our state

on Tuesday, 27 June 2017. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

By Phil Noble It has always been a source of great bewilderment to me the huge hypocritical gulf between how we as Southern men talk about women – and how we treat them. Our historic culture is that we put women on a pedestal, we dress them in hoop skirts
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