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America marches blindly toward single payer

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

Hillary Clinton just dipped her toe a little bit further into the waters of single-payer health care, prodded by her competitor for the Democratic presidential nomination, Bernie Sanders. She recently called for allowing more people to join Medicare – the

Rev. Clementa Pinckney and ‘understanding each other’s history’

on Tuesday, 24 May 2016. Written by Phil Noble Posted in Editorials, Opinions

Last week in Charleston a large mural of Rev. Clementa Pinckney was unveiled. It was done by 28-year-old Columbia artist Tripp Barnes. It is big and colorful and covers the whole outside wall of a building on St. Phillips Street, a few blocks from my

It’s getting harder to govern, and its not just politicians

on Tuesday, 03 May 2016. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

We may not know who our next President is going to be, but here’s one thing that’s almost certain: he or she will take office with roughly half of the electorate unhappy and mistrustful. The notion that the President speaks for a broad coalition of

Technology rapidly changing our world

on Wednesday, 09 March 2016. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

Our world is rapidly changing and some of the fastest changes seem to be our technology. Sometimes it’s hard to accept and move on. For instance, take VCRs. I have two attached to TVs in my home

A very tough job

on Tuesday, 29 December 2015. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

You know who I feel sorry for? Today’s politicians. You’ll laugh at this, but hear me out. This is a very tough time to be a politician – whether running for office or trying to lead while holding office.

School truancy needs a career, technical solutions

on Tuesday, 10 November 2015. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

A sobering report released by the Children's Law Center and D.C. Lawyers for Youth says District of Columbia high schools are struggling with a chronic truancy problem that at any given time involves more than half of their enrollment.

This October, pink means stop

on Wednesday, 14 October 2015. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

October has arrived, which means it’s time for sweaters, apple picking and pumpkin carving. It’s also time for pink.

In age of misinformation, newspaper media shines

on Wednesday, 07 October 2015. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

It’s National Newspaper Week and our theme this year is The Power of the Press. Even though there are many ways to get news now, the power of newspaper media is still significant.

National Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Day

on Wednesday, 07 October 2015. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

On Wednesday, Oct. 7, families across the nation will urge legislators and the community to support bipartisan legislation that provides people with mental illness alternatives to incarceration, homelessness and death.

Trust of the People

on Wednesday, 30 September 2015. Written by Armstrong Williams Posted in Editorials, Opinions

Despite her assertions to the contrary, the controversy over Hillary Clinton’s email address is not just an issue for the reporters she wishes would stop peppering her with questions on the topic.

Let’s try for judicial independence

on Thursday, 24 September 2015. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

If South Carolina does it one way, and most other states along with the federal government do it another way, we might wonder how likely it is that South Carolina is right and everybody else is wrong.

Seeking the missing American worker

on Thursday, 17 September 2015. Written by Armstrong Williams Posted in Editorials, Opinions

vOne of the striking facets of the economic downturn that started in 2008 and the ‘recovery’ that has continued until today is the unprecedented slack in the American labor force.

Life expectancy, and your social security

on Thursday, 17 September 2015. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

According to a recent report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, life expectancy in the United States is the longest ever, approaching 79 years.

Greek grapes and crisp crust crackles

on Wednesday, 09 September 2015. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

Try repeating these phrases quickly and see how quickly your tongue gets twisted.
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