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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


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

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.
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