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Today's Opinions

  • Letter: Tears and tantrums abound from the left

    When the left doesn’t get their way, they act like little babies, crying and throwing tantrums. (My apologies to real babies.)
    If all the tears cried by the Hollywood babies were collected, the drought in California would be over.
    About 70 leftist members of Congress boycotted President Trump’s inauguration. I guess it worked out better, because where would they find room for all those huge baby strollers? Besides, these congressmen and women being so full of it, who would want to change their diapers?

  • Letter: Sen. Scott celebrates Black History Month

    Editor’s note: Tim Scott is the only African-American ever elected to both the U.S. House and U.S. Senate, and is the first African-American senator elected from a Southern state since Reconstruction.

    From Benjamin Banneker to Martin Luther King Jr., and Muddy Waters to Stevie Wonder, black Americans have contributed immensely to the history, story, and very soul of our nation.
    That journey has often been faced with hardships, but has also produced some amazing results.

  • Column: Fascinating tidbits about S.C.

    It’s no secret that I’m a sucker for all things South Carolina – our history, politics, people, culture, places, food – everything.
    And since we are such a wonderful – and weird – state, there is an awful lot to know and always something new to learn.

  • Column: Lancaster leads state in repaving

    OK, so touting that one is tops in road maintenance in South Carolina is akin to bragging that one owns the largest Chihuahua in the state.
    However, when it came to road resurfacing in 2016, our county was the lead dog by miles.

  • Editor's Column – Mulvaney: I was sloppy, not greedy

    Mick Mulvaney’s political career, which has rocketed upward since his first election win in 2006, jumped to light speed six weeks ago, when Donald Trump nominated him as White House budget director.
    The guy who quietly blended in at my Rotary breakfast a couple of months back – affable, low-key, not the center of attention – had pole-vaulted into Trump Tower. Suddenly, we were envisioning him a stone’s throw from the Oval Office, with the federal budget in a headlock.

  • Column: Follow the example of Nineveh

    In Matthew 12:41, Jesus Christ declared that the men of Nineveh “repented at the preaching of Jonas.”  

    Nineveh was a great but wicked city of the Assyrian Empire. God commanded his prophet Jonah to go and “cry against it.”  

    After disobeying God and nearly drowning for his defiance, Jonah confessed his sin and was given a second chance to fulfill his commission.   

  • Column: Building a better health-care system

    Eight years ago, then-House Speaker Nancy Pelosi stated that we would have to pass the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, in order to figure out what was in it.
    Thanks to that irresponsible logic, the American people were forced into a health-care system that is unable to keep the promises on which it was sold.
    We all remember President Obama’s mantra that if you liked your doctor you would keep them, that premiums and deductibles would go down, that we would have more insurance choices and that Medicare would be protected at all costs.

  • Column: A primer on S.C. political corruption

    This is the second in an ongoing series about political corruption and ethics reform in South Carolina.

    Directly across the street from the State House, on the corner of Gervais and Main Street in Columbia, is a bar called The Whig. To get there, you descend a dank, dark grimy covered stairway, go through an unmarked black door and into an even more dank, dark and grimy room.
    On their website, The Whig proudly displays a seal proclaiming itself  “North America’s Greatest Dive Bar.”