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Today's Opinions

  • Whose fault is this mess?

    Phil Noble and I see a lot of the same problems. According to him, it is the Republicans fault for all the problems. In the absence of facts, there can be no true reality. Only ideology.

    It does not take a lot to keep the mind of the average American occupied- a ball game on TV or maybe Idol and snacks.

    There is no or very little cognitive discourse any where. It is not politically correct. When some discourse does happen, truth is generally left out and feelings are most important.

  • Find peaceful ways to make a statement

    So much turmoil, so many demonstrations. Must be a young folks thing. Seems to me that young folks never really fought for anything, but they have strong opinions on what’s going wrong.

    Sure as shooting, we have some rotten apples who hide behind a badge and when the truth comes out, they need to be jailed or fired.

    No demonstration is ever peaceful. The property of others has to be looted or burned under the guise of making a statement.

  • Campaign cash for criminal defense? Please.

    You wouln’t have expected a meeting of the House Ethics and FOIA Ad Hoc Study Committee to be a good show. But it was.

    Most of the meeting was taken up by Rep. Ralph Norman (R-York) contending for stronger language in a committee proposal. The majority of members didn’t care for the stronger language, and eventually things started to crackle.

  • For the holidays – let’s pay it forward

    Phil and Mary Sue are generous hosts. Thanksgiving is their special time with family, but they regularly invite orphans – people like my wife and me, who have no other place to go.

    This year, we looked forward to joining Phil and Mary Sue’s family and friends at their home. They were expecting 17 guests. No Indians on the guest list this year, but Phil says he will let the occasional Australian stand in for them.

  • Roscoe wins fourth state championship

    “No, it can’t be done.” This was the expected comment from football fans when they learned that coach Johnny Roscoe was enticed to come out of his one-year retirement to try to bring another state football championship to the Greensboro, N.C., Northern Gilford Nighthawks.

    Coach Roscoe had already won three state championships his last three years of coaching, deserving a well-earned retirement.

    The three state championship made history, but the big question, could he do it again.

  • A novel idea for budget decisions

    At a recent meeting of the Anderson County legislative delegation, freshman House member Jonathon Hill introduced two resolutions calling on the legislature to – uh – follow the law.

    The first resolution concerned the state’s local government fund. By law, state budget-writers are to allocate 4.5 percent of the previous year’s revenue to local governments as payment for those governments carrying out state services. For six years, however, state lawmakers have reduced the amount by means of one-year provisos.

  • Lawmaker resigns after Nerve’s investigation

    If S.C. Rep. Kris Crawford needs guidance these days from the Bible, he might want to ponder the proverb, “Physician, heal thyself.”

    In 2012, the emergency room doctor and then-state House member was convicted on four misdemeanor counts of willfully failing to file state income-tax returns. He received no jail time and was ordered to pay $21,380 in fines and costs.

  • Legislative response to court’s decision

    S.C. Supreme Court has determined the state must provide students in eight impoverished schools districts with an opportunity to receive a “minimally adequate education.” A close look at the court’s controversial decision offers a guide to how legislators ought to respond.