Americans like to be known for our can-do spirit. We view ourselves as optimists who can figure out a way around any obstacle.
It’s time for Congress to draw a red line around foreign attempts of any kind to influence U.S. elections.
Deficits that arise from tax cuts aren’t as bad as those that come from spending increases.
If there is one thing you learn about at Oberlin College, the notoriously progressive liberal arts college, it is surely privilege: white privilege, hetero privilege, gender privilege, you name it.
This effort by state attorneys general to make it easier for people to buy silencers reminds us that it’s not the people who want sensible gun laws who have moved to the extreme.
About 7% of Charleston County residents commuted to work by bus, bicycle or on foot in 2017, according to the most recent data available from the U.S. Census Bureau. That might not sound like a significant number, but it represents more than 13,500 fewer cars on the road on any given day.
Iran has threatened to exceed its enrichment of uranium beyond the limits of the nuclear deal, ratcheting up hostilities just days after it was suspected of being behind the attacks on oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman. These threats must be met with a unified response from the United States a…
Here on our coast in South Carolina, we know how important it is to fight for the future of our beaches and do what we must to protect them. That is why a proposal by a Texas-based exploration company to conduct seismic blasting off our coast, as a precursor to offshore drilling, is of such …
The S.C. Legislature continues to ignore the best available scientific information and the recommendations of natural resource management professionals when setting seasons and bag limits for wild turkeys, the South Carolina state wild game bird. This was done despite the fact that wild turk…
With 10 Democratic presidential candidates and five debate moderators on each of two nights, June 26 and 27, each contender will get only a few minutes of talk time (accounting for question time, introductions and closing remarks). Viewers may not get much time to figure out the policy diffe…
Many people recently made fun of a photo posted on Twitter taken in a prosperous neighborhood in Washington. In front of a house were signs supporting various progressive causes, and one declaring that “No matter where you are from, we’re glad you’re our neighbor.” Beside these was a sign op…
As much as we applaud the June 12 Post and Courier editorial and the Clamagore Restoration and Maintenance Association’s (CRAMA) passion for preservation of the USS Clamagore, we are compelled to provide a number of facts lacking in your recent editorial.
Four years later, Emanuel AME Church and the nine men and women who lost their lives there in a horrific shooting have become symbols. So have the victims’ families and friends and their fellow parishioners.
With few exceptions, most of the Charleston region suffers from an oversupply rather than a shortage of surface parking space.
Is Google’s image earned? For innovation and creativity, sure.
It’s been a tough few weeks for amateur history. First, journalist Naomi Wolf discovered on live radio that she had misinterpreted key historical terms in her new book, “Outrage,” leading her to draw the wrong conclusions.
As President Trump’s trade talks with our major partners sway back and forth in the news, free-market onlookers remain hopeful the negotiations will usher in a new day of more free and fair trade across the board, with the elimination or serious reduction in the amount of tariffs, quotas and…
When I was a kid, my dad half-joked that the Roman Empire fell because the Romans used lead to make their pipes, thus poisoning their drinking water supply. Even at age 7, I found that one hard to believe.
Few in the Charleston area will be surprised that flooding in South Carolina has been expensive for the National Flood Insurance Program. The state has racked up $920 million in claims over the past 40 years, according to data released last week.
If Fathers Day has slipped by you, don’t feel bad.
We’d never be able to match that extraterrestrial color: Dad’s lawn would always be the pinnacle, and he’d forever bemoan the sight of our weedy plots.
A mayor’s strength or lack thereof is not so much a function of the rules under which the office operates but rather of the character of the person who occupies that office.
Given the geopolitical climate, it’s not surprising to be faced with a very ugly summer in the Arabian Gulf.
With Hong Kong on the verge of experiencing a traumatic or at least transformative event on its streets, it’s worth revisiting what its history has meant for liberalism.
When the fire is roaring, you don’t pour on the gasoline. Someone forgot to mention this to Charleston’s Tourism-Industrial Complex.
It’s a notional question, a simplistic proposition really, but one that engages our deeper thinking about the reflective lessons of the past, and the gambles of the future.
In our politics as in our daily lives, we live on a spectrum of forgiveness so wide that it’s hard to stretch the meaning of the word to cover it all.
If the near future resembles the immediate past, which it often does, the Democratic nominee in 2020 will be, as the Republican nominee was in 2016, the person favored by the party faction for whom government is more a practical than an ideological concern.
Wrong attack on platform
The growing number of bans on plastic bags and some other single-use plastics and Styrofoam containers along South Carolina’s coast has so far focused mostly on the more visible downsides of those throwaway items — litter and harmed wildlife, for example.
Another week, another mass shooting — the most recent one in Virginia Beach late last month — to remind us of our nation’s desperate need for common-sense gun laws.
Suspicion is now hardening that Iran was behind the attack on the two tankers in the Gulf of Oman on Thursday morning.
No aerospace and defense company has bet bigger on the benefits of scale than United Technologies Corp. Its latest megadeal with Raytheon Co. should be a wake-up call to its rivals.
In politics, Donald Trump has a couple of superpowers.
For better or worse, Biden has cast his lot on the side of the radical left on the abortion issue.
My dad told me a lot when he didn’t say a thing.
Part of the United States’ awakening to the complex challenges posed by a rising China is the realization that America’s economic vulnerabilities are also national security vulnerabilities. And it’s not just about trade.
Without the investigative powers of Congress, the checks and balances of the Constitution intrinsic for a democracy would be meaningless.
Mexico has launched a major effort to stem the flood of Central American and other migrants overwhelming the U.S. border by greatly increasing security at its own southern border and other measures. But unless Congress acts quickly to provide needed resources to handle the flood and reform asylum law, the relief is likely to be temporary.
Discussions of Charleston’s housing crisis tend to focus on the plight of homeowners being priced out of desirable neighborhoods or would-be buyers who can’t make the math work on a modest house anywhere in the region, much less near jobs, restaurants and other amenities.
President Trump’s critics rushed to judgment over the weekend to deride his immigration deal with Mexico. It turns out that was more because of dislike for him than fact.
While numerous issues will be discussed, one should rise to the top due to its extreme importance to our state — offshore drilling.
Thanks for your articles on the South Carolina Aquarium’s Citizen Science initiatives.
It’s always been easy to prophesy Hong Kong’s doom. Ever since Britain handed over the bustling colonial entrepôt to Beijing in 1997, prognosticators and politicos of all stripes warned of its inexorable decline.
Black voters are a crucial swing vote. Victory or defeat at the polls turns on whether we show up to the polls or stay home.
If Alabama is trying to become the worst state in America for women, its strategy is strong.
Chinese rulers have gradually and systematically eroded the power of Hong Kong citizens to choose their own government. Hong Kongers don’t like it, and nether should all friends of democracy and the rule of law.
Predict catastrophe no later than 10 years hence but no sooner than five years away — soon enough to terrify people but distant enough that they will not remember that you were wrong.
With technology evolving faster than laws, the public has good reason to be wary of law enforcement using powerful surveillance devices like automated license plate readers.
The editorial in the June 4 Post and Courier questioning the prudence of the Charleston County School District’s spending $33,000 for six billboards to thank our area’s teachers missed the mark in several ways, I feel.