Ongoing efforts to better manage the growth of hotels on the Charleston peninsula aren’t about blocking new hotels entirely, but about giving city officials the tools they need to protect a delicate but crucial mix of uses downtown.
A federal court recently and wrongly frowned on the right to smile, but we hope that smiling is eventually awarded the constitutional protection it deserves. What is the point of pursuing happiness if you can’t express it freely?
There is a Latin saying that was favored by 19th-century revolutionaries: Fiat justitia, et pereat mundus. “Let justice be done, though the world perish.”
Does the ban on workplace discrimination based on “sex,” as laid out in Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, include discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity? The Supreme Court agreed Monday to take up both questions in its October 2019 term, which means we will have…
President Donald Trump should not be impeached. It would be a terrible thing for the country.
Humans have an overwhelming desire to seek happiness and a feeling of well-being.
More than 39 million pounds. That is the amount of scrap plastics, paper and other recyclable materials that South Carolina companies use every day to manufacture new carpets, auto parts, high-end counter tops and dozens of other products. According to the S.C. Department of Commerce, over 5…
A request by state water regulators to limit Mount Pleasant Waterworks’ groundwater withdrawals to about what it drew in 2018 should be a wake-up call for all coastal residents. We all need to be mindful about water use.
Our nation clearly is in the midst of a civic crisis. Even many of our best-educated citizens don’t understand the basic tenets of U.S. government. But requiring students to pass an advanced course in U.S. history in order to graduate from a state-owned college, as the SC Legislature is poised to do, isn't the way to fix that.
When there is a small pool of individuals voting on an issue, their backgrounds and beliefs come into play. If not, attorneys wouldn’t spend so much time selecting a jury.
Traditionally, Easter is a celebration of new life and fertility, replete with rabbit imagery — a symbol of fecundity. Both globally and in the United States, birth rates are falling, and there is considerable debate as to whether that is a good or bad thing.
Only 36 percent of Americans could pass a multiple-choice civics test of the kind that is administered to immigrants seeking to become citizens. Sixty percent don’t know which countries the United States fought in World War II. Fifty-seven percent don’t know how many justices serve on the Su…
Reality television has been around since the dawn of the medium, as popular radio shows such as “This Is Your Life,” “Candid Microphone” and “The Original Amateur Hour” made their way onto the box in the 1950s. Today, in what’s been called the era of “peak TV,” the genre remains popular and …
A national poll once found that more Americans could name the Three Stooges than the three branches of government.
One of my favorite new shows on television is “God Friended Me,” about a series of circumstances that connect people in unusual ways.
But what if — and bear with me for a moment — the truth is a lot grayer?
Does it matter that an unenlightened member of the president’s cabinet lied in sworn testimony about why he made a decision that he arguably has the statutory power to make?
In a huge win for conservation-minded voices of reason, Gippy Plantation seems safe from development for now.
Every cathedral, like any great stone building, is a work in progress.
Legendary Republican campaign strategist Richard Quinn is history.
The fact is that the most compelling stars of the party are self-declared socialists with a knack for generating controversy and media attention, and with committed mass followings.
She’s a freshman congresswoman with no significant legislative achievements, so it makes little sense that you spend so much time and energy on her. Besides, every time you do, you end up getting pantsed.
A privately funded analysis of the SC Commerce Department's justification for a $108 million incentive package for the Carolina Panthers reinforces long-simmering questions about whether we are frequently squandering money on economic development incentives by, as Sen Chip Campsen put it Wednesday, “paying people to move to paradise.”
Almost everything about the plan to build a new high school in Awendaw stinks.
On April 11, a crash on westbound I-526 stalled traffic for hours.
Will future Capitol Hill visitors find an equally outstanding array of uncommon Americans? Let’s hope so.
The long and eagerly awaited Mueller report, redacted, has now been released.
Frankly, we’re a little tired of people who masquerade as conservatives whining because the marketplaces of goods, services and ideas work in a way that they find inconvenient.
President Donald Trump was worried about the wrong thing.
Has the proliferation of hotels in downtown Charleston generated an oversupply of “Do Not Disturb” signs?
Some Charleston roads clearly need to be "complete roads," and Maybank Highway on James Island is an obvious example.
If you get something in the mail from Tecklenburg today, don’t flinch — and don’t throw it away. This time, he’s trying to put money into your wallet.
One of the greatest inventions for driving from point to point, particularly when you are unsure of how to get to your destination, has been the Global Positioning System (GPS).
The for-profit college industry is collapsing.
The most important day concerning the 22-month inquiry by special counsel Robert Mueller quickly became deeply unsettling Thursday, laying bare grave failures by nearly all of the institutions and officials to which the country has been looking for answers to public questions of surpassing importance.
The report released Thursday revealed that, yes, Russia tried to interfere with the 2016 election.
The long-awaited Mueller report finally spilled into public view Thursday, concluding there was no criminal conspiracy between the Trump campaign and Russia but leaving unanswered the question of obstruction of justice by President Donald Trump.
First Circuit Solicitor David Pascoe gathered substantial evidence on the alleged misdeeds of South Carolina political kingmaker Richard Quinn and several others in his orbit over a years-long investigation.
Joshua Spivak’s April 9 op-ed, “Electoral College not what Founding Fathers envisioned,” makes some interesting historical points, but is crafted as a presentation of trees for which the forest doesn’t matter.
Consider the multibillion-dollar federal electric-vehicle tax credit, which efficiently illustrates how government can, with one act, diminish its already-negligible prestige while subtracting from America’s fairness.
China is learning quickly and expanding its reach and expertise aggressively.
President Trump is looking into giving a free trip to San Francisco, New Orleans or other great American cities to tens of thousands of refugees from Central America. All so he can own the libs.
It’s too early to say for sure how helpful efforts to address flooding along Church Creek will end up being in the long-term, but there are some encouraging signs.
The prolonged silence surrounding the tragic death of Walterboro fifth-grader Raniya Wright following a fight at her school certainly isn’t helping anyone.
Numerous studies find that social support buffers stress and helps people maintain physical and mental health.
We now interrupt our regularly scheduled partisan rancor for a message from Henry McMaster.
We empathize with the challenge facing the City of Light. But we also know that the cathedral will rise once again.
A new study from Ohio State University found that children whose parents read them five age-appropriate books a day entered kindergarten having heard about 1.4 million more words than children who were not read to.
"I believe that this church offers the carefully discerning such cause for admiration," the 14th-century French philosopher Jean de Jandun wrote of Notre Dame, "that its inspection can scarcely sate the soul."
The perception and the reality must be that our law enforcement and intelligence agencies aren’t on the side of either political party or any individual politician.