Brian Hicks Columnist


About Brian

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.

Recent Articles

The people bashing Haley just don’t get it — they are the minority

Republican Party leaders probably watched Thursday night’s presidential debate with one thought ringing in their minds...

GOP lawmakers going all activist on Supreme Court justice

It’s hard to say whether some Republican lawmakers are tone deaf, bullies or just completely clueless about the laws they...

No first-day jitters for Tecklenburg

It would be easy to say John Tecklenburg’s life is going to change Monday, but that ship sailed a while back.

Mayor Riley rides into the sunset at a full gallop

The walls in the mayor’s office are bare, all the shelves empty — cleared of four decades’ worth of awards,...

Don’t throw away the community’s good reputation on a technicality

It’s completely understandable that some people are upset with a judge’s decision to grant bail to former North...

New Year’s resolutions we’d like to see

Every year it’s the same thing.

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