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Election 2016: Rage against voting machines

on Wednesday, 09 March 2016. Posted in Opinions

It’s not news to anyone that American elections have become long, costly, complicated, time-consuming affairs. Each campaign begins the day after the previous election, swamping news cycles and distorting public dialog for two to four years.

Dollar Cost Averaging in a Down Market

on Tuesday, 08 March 2016. Posted in Opinions

Buying low and selling high is the oldest stock market adage. How does one put it into practice? Dollar cost averaging may give you a method to capture lower prices today and come out ahead tomorrow.

Gitmo is Where Terrorists Should Stay

on Friday, 04 March 2016. Posted in Opinions

Last week President Obama sent over a reckless and irresponsible plan to close the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay. After looking over the plan myself, I strongly believe he is more interested in fulfilling a campaign promise than making our national

The Will of the People Must Prevail

on Friday, 04 March 2016. Posted in Opinions

Justice Scalia’s passing is no doubt a great loss to his family and to our country. My thoughts and prayers continue to be with his family. His efforts to uphold the Constitution and our country’s founding principles will be sorely missed.

BITD we could write & add

on Wednesday, 02 March 2016. Posted in Columns, Opinions

Isn’t it neat how today’s parents-to-be create elaborate “gender reveals” to announce the sex of their unborn children. Their announcements vary from family gatherings where someone cuts into a cake colored inside in blue or pink to signify the gender

The self-driving dilemma: Safety versus Freedom

on Wednesday, 02 March 2016. Posted in Opinions

A new study by the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute examines the difference between regular automobiles and the new "self-driving" models. According to the study (commissioned by an admittedly self-interested party, Google) humans behind the wheel

New South Carolina and old politics

on Wednesday, 02 March 2016. Written by Phil Noble Posted in Opinions

In the closing days of the Republican presidential primary, the image that dominated S.C. media was Tim Scott and Nikki Haley campaigning with Marco Rubio. An African American Republican U.S. senator and a first generation female Indian American governor

A little fun with words and puns

on Tuesday, 23 February 2016. Posted in Columns, Opinions

Some of you readers enjoy puns. Here are few from Little Known Facts:

Continuing the fight against food stamp fraud

on Tuesday, 23 February 2016. Posted in Opinions

On Jan, 2, 2015, the South Carolina Attorney General’s Office launched a special unit dedicated to prosecuting food stamp fraud. At the conclusion of its first year, we’ve seen major success in combatting this rapidly growing criminal enterprise in South

Thanks for packing shoeboxes

on Tuesday, 23 February 2016. Posted in Letters to the Editor, Opinions

I want to say a huge thank you to all who packed shoeboxes for Operation Christmas child in 2015. Operation Christmas Child is the world’s largest Christmas project of its kind that uses gift-filled shoeboxes to demonstrate God’s love in a tangible way to

The missing half of Congress’s job

on Tuesday, 23 February 2016. Posted in Opinions

Every now and then, I’m asked if I miss serving in Congress. My stock answer is that no, I don’t really miss it, but there are definitely times when I’d like to jump right into a policy debate or be in a position to call congressional hearings. This is on

Adult truths we can all admit

on Wednesday, 17 February 2016. Posted in Columns, Opinions

Sometimes I’ll look down at my watch three consecutive times and still not know what time it is. We would love to take back all those times we didn’t want to nap when we were younger. Nothing is worse than that moment during an argument when you realize

Republican Party is disintegrating

on Wednesday, 17 February 2016. Posted in Opinions

The Republican Party is imploding under its own weight. With two socialists on one side and an egomaniac, rude, narcissistic liberal dressed in conservative clothing on the other side, the only winner in November will be Hillary. Donald Trump’s shallow

On people violence where guns are involved

on Wednesday, 17 February 2016. Posted in Opinions

A recent letter to the editor suggested that a bill in the South Carolina legislature was introduced with the intent to water down the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution in order to protect or enhance the Second Amendment. This bill is to require

Churches, guns and common sense in South Carolina

on Wednesday, 17 February 2016. Written by Phil Noble Posted in Opinions

The mental images of churches and guns are about as incongruous as possible. Churches are quiet, reverent places of worship; they are places of peace, healing and comfort. Guns are loud, sudden and violent; they are about blood, pain and death. They exist
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