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The new South Carolina, a new leader

on Tuesday, 29 November 2016. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

By Phil Noble This column is part of a continuing series on The New South Carolina, about the changes that are transforming our state. February 15, 1956, Silas C. McMeekin, President of the South Carolina Electric & Gas Company, got together over lunch i

Choosing to reconcile, work together

on Tuesday, 22 November 2016. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

By Dr. William Holland The election is finally over and of course there many people that are disappointed and yes, sadly we are still divided. However, if we could just try and work together, we can all benefit from the results of unity. The archaic

About all those Yankees moving to South Carolina

on Tuesday, 22 November 2016. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

By Phil Noble In case you haven’t noticed, there are a lot of new folks moving to the Palmetto State. In fact, we rank second in the nation per capita after Washington state in the number of people moving to our state. A lot of these folks are from up

The election is over, three things to do now

on Tuesday, 15 November 2016. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

By Phil Noble I am writing this column before election day and most people will read this after the results are known. The pundits are predicting that Trump will carry South Carolina by a large margin and Clinton will win nationally by a narrow margin.

An issue we should

on Tuesday, 08 November 2016. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

By Lee H. Hamilton Americans understand that our nation’s strength and security depend on its fiscal health. This may not be foremost on their minds right now, but rarely do I address a public meeting at which no one expresses concern about the federal

We need less division and more unity

on Tuesday, 01 November 2016. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

By Armstrong Williams This presidential cycle has arguably brought out the very worst in our nation. Insults are hurled and people’s character is assassinated as we witness a cascade of name-calling, personal threats, intimidation, bullying, outright

Solution Sundays: breaking bread together

on Tuesday, 25 October 2016. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

By Sen. Tim Scott The beauty of America is that we are a melting pot. People come from all over the world seeking the opportunities and freedoms that we, as Americans, take for granted. Of course, there are times where we fall short of living up to the

Lessons for all our schools in S.C.

on Tuesday, 25 October 2016. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

By Phil Noble From the very beginning, you know this school is different: the young children bound out of the cars with excitement and run to hug the principal. He greets each student by name and then they scamper into the school building full of laughter

Our renewable fuel rules are stuck in the past

on Tuesday, 18 October 2016. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

By Michael James Barton The Environmental Protection Agency recently released its renewable fuel rules for 2017. Private energy companies will be required to produce at least 18 billion gallons of renewables next year, over half a billion more than this

The public option just a single payer on installment plan

on Wednesday, 12 October 2016. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

By Sally Pipes Obamacare’s government-run insurance markets are collapsing. Insurers are losing millions of dollars – and proposing double-digit premium hikes combined with high deductibles to try to stanch the bleeding. It’s no wonder that exchange

A sobering look beyond the election

on Tuesday, 04 October 2016. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

By Lee H. Hamilton This campaign year has been full of twists and turns. We don’t know what’s going to happen tomorrow, let alone on November 8. So talking about what comes afterward seems premature. But it’s been on my mind a lot, because I’m worried. T

Best decision made

on Tuesday, 27 September 2016. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

By Michael N. Couick The consumers’ advocates at the state Office of Regulatory Staff negotiated an important settlement that could have a positive effect on millions of South Carolina electricity users, and we hope the state Public Service Commission

The black vote: a monolithic betrayal of diversity

on Tuesday, 20 September 2016. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

By Armstrong Williams Although I have been a so-called ‘black’ American and a social conservative all my life – and found the two aspects of my identity to be remarkably congruent – I am always surprised when confronted with some of the vitriol that I

Diversification

on Wednesday, 01 June 2016. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

Is your portfolio adequately diversified to match your tolerance for risk? Even if you have been fortunate enough to enjoy strong returns in the past, you may want to periodically review your portfolio to make sure your assets are properly diversified. In

Education: Nightmare continues

on Wednesday, 01 June 2016. Written by Armstrong Williams Posted in Editorials, Opinions

For far too many years we’ve tried to address the problem of failing educational achievement in America essentially by ignoring it. And by ignoring it, I mean, throwing money at it and hoping it’ll go away. But yet those problems persist. To wit, in the
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