There is no perfect way to handle an influx of exhausted, scared families at our nation’s borders. No presidential administration or Congress has ever managed to perfectly balance human compassion with national security.
South Carolina’s economy is getting another big shot in the arm with Volvo officially opening its first U.S. factory on 1,600 acres near Ridgeville. And the arrival of the Swedish carmaker with a Latin name and a Chinese majority owner could provide the critical mass to attract even more mul…
By MARC A. THIESSEN
Kris Kobach’s collection of sheepskins suggests a pretty big brain to go with his tall, broad-shouldered frame. The right-wing candidate for Kansas governor has degrees from Harvard, Oxford and Yale. But to watch him war with figments of his imagination — a fictional army of fraudulent voter…
South Carolina, like every other state, depends on oil and natural gas to fuel our local economies and power our daily lives. We rely on accessible, affordable energy for everything from cooking dinner to driving to work to heating our homes.
By LEO WOODBERRY and DANNA SMITH
No one who calls Charleston home needs to be reminded of how special our city is.
As an alumnus of the College of Charleston, I was appalled that some students are calling for a president “other than a white male,” according to a recent article in The Post and Courier.
Almost every morning, my routine is a strong cup of coffee while reading The Post and Courier section by section. I do not even leave out the cartoons, as they lean more to “life learnings” than laughter.
I am a poll manager for Precinct 6 in downtown Charleston. In the June 12 primary we had less than 14 percent of this precinct vote. Shame on the rest of you.
I am writing in response to the recent editorial on the future of the Episcopal Church in the lower diocese of South Carolina. I am one of the many cradle-to-grave Episcopalians who left our churches more than five years ago in order to remain an Episcopalian.
I was surprised, actually appalled, at the headline in the June 13 Post and Courier: “Democrat Archie Parnell, who once beat his ex-wife, easily wins SC primary.” This was truly a headline worthy of a tabloid and not of today’s Post and Courier.
Charleston County Council asked voters to approve a sales and use tax that included funds specifically for a greenbelt around metropolitan Charleston: “The sales tax proceeds will be used to fund the following projects: Project (1) For financing the costs of highways, roads, streets, bridges…
Some struggling screenwriter is surely cursing President Donald Trump for stealing his idea for the next big sci-fi franchise. “Space Force” would make an admittedly pretty interesting story of an out-of-this-world war being waged between superpowers with satellites and rockets in zero gravity.
The man who murdered nine men and women at Emanuel AME Church in June 2017 should never have been able to purchase the weapon he used to commit that atrocity. That fact is now well established.
Several celebrity suicides and a recent Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report showing suicide rates increasing by 30 percent over the past 20 years (38 percent in S.C.) are enough to make anyone sad. Why are so many people deciding to end their lives this way? What can we possibly do?
Up until now, Trumpism has been a largely victimless crime. Or, to be exact, one whose victims were largely speculative and unnamed.
I have a rude habit that I can’t shake whenever I’m at a restaurant with someone who is picking up the check or splitting the bill with me.
Every year, I find it necessary to remind people of the first Charleston Nine. The Albright & Wilson explosion of June 17, 1991, killed nine people and severely injured one. Eight of them were employed by Easy Way Insulation.
June 12 was primary day for both parties in South Carolina, but you almost wouldn’t know it.
It worries me that Republican candidates are boasting about walking in lockstep with the president.
How good to read that all those volunteers who prepared the brunches at 22 worship locations were invited to a thank-you iftar meal at Second Presbyterian Church. Another learning experience for those of us who are unfamiliar with the Ramadan traditions of eating before daybreak and after sunset.
The recent G-7 conference showed again how out of touch other countries are. Trump will not kowtow to their ideas, so he is painted as a problem. Our media, of course, echos the criticisms.
I read in The Post and Courier that plastic straws are a hazard to the wildlife on land and in the oceans. Animals ingest these objects and die.
There should be limited improvements made to all the greenways because we are going to need them for a light-rail system to move large numbers of people to their jobs.
In so many ways, the Trump administration appears inclined toward a “pivot” eastward with the burden of our statecraft, tradecraft and military affairs.
Due to an editing error, a June 16 letter from David McCormack contained an incorrect number. Seven of the 13 members of the Charleston Commission on History were present for the group's March 7 vote.
At the last minute, Charleston County Council pulled from tonight’s agenda a proposal to change the formula for distributing Greenbelt funds.
House Republicans are still discussing how to put together an immigration reform bill that faces almost certain Democratic opposition. They will meet with President Trump on Tuesday night to iron out problems that could stand in the way of a decisive majority or risk a presidential veto.
On Sunday, a day we as a nation set aside to honor fathers and the bonds of family, I was among the millions of Americans who watched images of children who have been torn from their parents.
Last week’s lengthy report by the Justice Department’s inspector general on former FBI Director James Comey’s actions during the Hillary Clinton email investigation illustrates the grave risks of making law enforcement announcements on the eve of an election. It also offers a lesson to speci…
Kudos to the hierarchy at the Miss America Pageant for finally deciding to eliminate the swimsuit portion of the contest.
Passing the Resolution to Recognize, Denounce and Apologize for the City of Charleston’s role in slavery on June 19th, the 153rd anniversary of the ending of slavery in the United States, creates an opportunity to begin the healing that can only come from the admission of wrongs. The Social …
Regarding the outcome of the Republican primary election, it is sad and disheartening that the people of the 1st District chose to let go of the most conservative, hard-working and sincerest congressional representative. It is a tremendous loss to us and this state. Whoever replaces Rep. Mar…
I read with interest that Charleston City Council will vote on whether to adopt an official apology for the city’s role in the slave trade. The easy altenative would be for City Council to vote in favor of such action, but there are sound reasons to dissent.
Many times the president during his campaign and since his inauguration has remarked that America would start “winning again,” winning so much that Americans would get “sick and tired” of winning.
The letter about fair treatment regarding Boeing employees in Charleston and Everett, Washington, doesn’t take into account the rise in the cost of living in the tri-county area over the past five to 10 years.
On April 22, a devastating fire destroyed the ministry center of St. Andrew’s Church in Mount Pleasant’s Old Village. I was asked by ATF to support responding personnel and also the clergy and parishioners with whom I have had a relationship for years.
I write this letter as a personal plea to Bishop Mark Lawrence and people of the churches who have followed him. Now that the U.S. Supreme Court has declined to hear your case and the Supreme Court of South Carolina decision stands, isn’t it time for reasonable people to put aside the “us ve…
Today, there’s no sign left of the raging inferno. Just a peaceful, simple field alongside a busy commercial corridor in West Ashley dotted with American flags and modest memorials. It’s a quiet green oasis wedged into the bustle of Savannah Highway.
The Army Corps of Engineers and the town of Mount Pleasant are on the verge of embarking on separate studies to determine whether the planned renourishment of the Crab Bank rookery would hasten the silting in of Shem Creek. But the money — Mount Pleasant has committed up to $100,000 for the …
The South’s last wild red wolf population is on the verge of collapse.
Last year I set out from San Diego on a journey to cross the country by foot. Throughout my cross-country run, my goal was not only to raise money for worthy causes, but to reconnect with middle America and the people of small towns across our nation.
WASHINGTON — Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., wonders: “Is there any doubt that America would view a foreign nation firing missiles at targets on American soil as an act of war?” His question might be pertinent to why the Singapore summit happened, and what, if anything, was changed by it. The questio…
San Francisco has made history by becoming the first jurisdiction in the country to stop charging people fees for “using” — or being subjected to — the criminal-justice system. An ordinance unanimously adopted by the Board of Supervisors eliminates fees including for probation, electronic mo…
I am amazed at the number of people who not only dislike President Trump but actually hate him. I believe hate is a sin. I guess they don’t.
R.L. Schreadley’s recent column states we are no longer united as one people, but divided by culture war and identity politics into groups such as gender, sexual orientation, race, social status, etc.
The recent commentary by Steve Chapman shows more economic sense than is exhibited by Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross. Of course, Mr. Ross is biased by his pledged loyalty to President Trump and his desire to keep his job.
I read the June 9 editorial in The Post and Courier and then read it a second time. I am still incredulous. Whoever heard of too much parking at a shopping venue? This situation allows costumers to park and shop and taxes are collected.
As someone who worked in fine dining and other restaurants for a long time prior to 2006, I would like to say how much I enjoy reading the food section with Hanna Raskin’s commentary and stories of new places to eat around Charleston. She is by far the best you’ve had doing this reporting.
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