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Friday the 13th

on Tuesday, 17 July 2018. Posted in Editorials, Columns

Friday the 13th
By the time this edition of Hartsville News Journal comes out Friday the 13th will have already come and gone. For most of us we, hopefully, survived this superstitious date. Although, it did get me thinking about superstitions. As a result, I decided to

Everybody makes mistakes

on Tuesday, 10 July 2018. Posted in Editorials

Southern summer safety

on Tuesday, 26 June 2018. Posted in Editorials

Growing up and getting older

on Tuesday, 19 June 2018. Posted in Editorials

‘Net Neutrality’

on Tuesday, 29 May 2018. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

“Net Neutrality” is back in the news. On May 16, the US Senate voted 52-47 to undo the Federal Communication Commission’s undoing of the previous FCC’s doing of ... yes, it’s complicated. There are really only three important things to know: First, Net Ne

Climate change is an immediate not long term threat

on Tuesday, 29 May 2018. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

By Hugh J. Sealy Nearly 2 million Americans live within a mile of a highly polluted Superfund site that’s at risk of flooding due to climate change. A flood at any of these 327 locations could spread toxic waste to the surrounding community, according to

Note to Seattle: If you want less of something, tax it

on Tuesday, 22 May 2018. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

By Thomas L. Knapp What’s the best way to help the homeless? While there are lots of reasons for homelessness in America, ranging from mental illness to the use of e.g. “sex offender registries” to put certain areas off-limits to certain people, poverty

Destroying forests unleashes new diseases

on Tuesday, 15 May 2018. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

By Dr. Rob Cohen Every minute, logging companies and farmers cut down or burn about 30 football fields’ worth of forest in developing nations. That’s not just an environmental tragedy. By forcing animals from their habitats and bringing them into closer

CFPB makes war on poor in the name of protecting them

on Tuesday, 08 May 2018. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

By Thomas L. Knapp Daniel Press of the Competitive Enterprise Institute calls the US Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s name “the ultimate misnomer.” He’s right. The “Protection” part only makes sense in the manner of mob racket slang: “Nice loan ope

Short-term disaster

on Tuesday, 01 May 2018. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

By Farzana Gandhi When natural disasters strike, stories of the damage – along with heartbreaking photos and video – dominate news coverage. Celebrities tweet to raise awareness. Charities and governments pump in short-term emergency funds. Then, attent

Diversification: a smart way to endure market volatility

on Tuesday, 01 May 2018. 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, it’s a good idea to periodically review your portfolio to make sure your assets are properly diversified
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