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Brian Hicks is The Post and Courier's metro columnist and the author or co-author of six books. A native of Tennessee, he has covered Southern politics for more than 20 years, including turns as a statehouse correspondent in three states. His journalism has won more than two-dozen awards, including the S.C. Press Association's Journalist of the Year in 1998. His column began appearing on the newspaper's website in 2007 and the print edition in 2008. Hicks' column has won a Green Eyeshade Award from the Society of Professional Journalists as well as Best Column and Best Humor Column honors from the S.C. Press Association. His books include "Toward the Setting Sun," "Ghost Ship" and "Raising the Hunley," co-authored with staff writer Schuyler Kropf. His latest, "City of Ruin: Charleston at War 1860-1865," was published in 2012.

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Don't tie Interstate 26 funding to killing 526 - it's not going to happen

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Some people missed the point of the whole Academic Magnet watermelon incident

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Let's face it, Democrats - you are not going to win any popularity contests in South Carolina

All you sad sack Democrats looking for a glimmer of hope in that shellacking you took on Tuesday can take comfort in this:


VA whistleblowers looking out for the troops, so we should look out for them

If Linda Heyward and Laura Bauer are right, they might just deserve a medal for bravery.


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