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Trump must pair positive policies with respectful rhetoric if he hopes to ever win support from Black community

on Tuesday, 23 January 2018. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

By Armstrong Williams In a recent White House meeting with Congressional leaders to discuss immigration reform Donald Trump reportedly asked, “Why do we want all these people from ‘s---hole’ countries to come here?,” as opposed to other countries such as

The Big But

on Tuesday, 16 January 2018. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

By Dr. Earl Tilford “Heck, I reckon you wouldn’t even be human beings if you didn’t have some pretty strong personal feelings about nuclear combat.” – King Kong, Major, USAF (from Dr. Strangelove) In 1964, when I was a college freshman, all healthy male

International investing

on Tuesday, 16 January 2018. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

A common misconception is that only high net worth individuals or ultra savvy investors should take advantage of international investing. However, if you are looking for an innovative way to diversify your portfolio, investing in international markets may

2018, the year of refinement for the President

on Wednesday, 10 January 2018. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

If you were to ask me, I would have to say that I think the President has had a pretty successful first year. The stock markets are booming because of investor confidence in the policies pushed and advocated for by his administration and unemployment is a

Timely financial reporting vital for public institutions

on Tuesday, 02 January 2018. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

By Richard Eckstrom S.C. Comptroller Each October, many state agencies – including public colleges and universities – are required to submit to me their financial statements for the previous fiscal year. I use those statements to produce South Carolina’

Green light at FERC Corral

on Tuesday, 26 December 2017. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

By Robert L. Bradley Jr. The Senate recently confirmed two new appointees to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, or FERC, ending a seven-month dormancy due to lack of a quorum. With three members, two Republicans and one Democrat, one pick from eac

S.C.’s judicial screening process worked

on Tuesday, 19 December 2017. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

By Jay Bender Something remarkable happened in South Carolina legal and political circles on Dec. 5. A sitting circuit judge running unopposed for reelection withdrew her candidacy before the Judicial Screening Commission. News reports have focused on th

Moving the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem is the right move

on Tuesday, 12 December 2017. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

Sometimes it is hard to do the right thing, but that doesn’t make it any less right. Such is the case with Donald Trump and his announcement last week that the United States will be moving its Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem.

You can lay the groundwork for reforming Congress

on Tuesday, 12 December 2017. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

The first three words of the U.S. Constitution are, “We the People.” The Constitution itself, our institutions of government, the democratic process – all were established to give Americans a voice in their own governance. We are still striving to make

Why your Christmas tree could cost more this year

on Tuesday, 05 December 2017. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

By Taylor Estes Carolina Reporter & News If you usually buy a real Christmas tree to celebrate your holiday season, you might be out of luck this year. Tree farms across the nation are reporting that they don’t have enough supply to meet the rising dema

Confusion shouldn’t stop patients from buying health insurance

on Tuesday, 05 December 2017. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

By Janet Trautwein This year’s Affordable Care Act open enrollment period started November 1. Millions of Americans will soon visit HealthCare.gov or the online insurance exchange run by their state to shop for 2018 health plans. Many will be confused by

Unlock the power of compounding

on Tuesday, 05 December 2017. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

As simple as it may seem, compounding can play a key role as you pursue a bright financial future. Compounding, simply put, is when an investment generates earnings on reinvested earnings. In your retirement accounts, where you’ll accumulate funds over t

No, the end of ‘Net Neutrality’ is not the end of the World Wide Web

on Tuesday, 28 November 2017. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

By Thomas L. Knapp I get lots of email, including emails from political advocacy groups trumpeting the Impending Doom of the Month. This month, that doom is the coming end of “Net Neutrality” at the hands of the Federal Communications Commission. “Donald

Good training pays off

on Tuesday, 28 November 2017. Posted in Faith, Editorials, Opinions

“Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.” Proverbs 22:6 in the King James Version of the Holy Bible. Training is not an easy task for parents or children. Sometimes as parents it seems like all we poured

Democrats dig for Russians and uncover environmentalists

on Tuesday, 21 November 2017. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

By Merrill Matthews Democrats and the media have been on a yearlong deep dig into Russian involvement into U.S. elections. But when you dig a hole you sometimes run across things you wish had remained buried – like the dirt pointing to Russian ties to th
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