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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

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
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