A meeting between state officials and President Donald Trump on Thursday has encouraged the hope that the administration will reverse its cancellation of the plutonium-to-fuel facility at Savannah River Site. It would only be fair, considering federal promises made to South Carolina regardin…

The governor must have more accountability and responsibility for fixing South Carolina’s woeful public education system. Giving the state’s chief executive the power to appoint the superintendent of education as a Cabinet member would be the best way to do that.

WASHINGTON — This year’s election that most implicates fundamental issues of American governance will not fill a legislative or executive office. And its importance is not primarily that it will either repudiate or reward dishonesty and cynicism in the service of factional grasping. Rather, …

I stared enviously at online photographs of clutter-cleared surfaces, bright white walls, immaculate floors and spacious gaps between clothing hangers. Joshua Fields Millburn’s coat hung on his brick apartment wall, doubling as a work of art. David Bruno owned 100 carefully curated items in …

Imagine the perfect political and intellectual weapon. It would disable your adversaries by preoccupying them with their own vanities and squabbles, a bit like a drug so good that users focus on the high and stop everything else they are doing.

As a new-product junkie, it was foregone that I’d swap a C-note for something called CBD, a cannabis extract promising relief from pain and anxiety, the twin banes of baby boomers recently awakened to the realization that, though their spirits be forever young, their joints definitively are not.

More than ever, we need a third party in this country. I don’t care if it’s tree huggers or ultraconservatives, but something has to change. This new party  needs only 10 percent of Congress to force the two major parties we now have to learn the art of negotiation, which appears to have bee…

The Oct. 17 letter to the editor on medical marijuana by March Seabrook, M.D., president of the S.C. Medical Association, calls for additional comments.

The First Amendment protects peaceful requests for charity in a public place. The government’s authority to regulate such public speech is exceedingly restricted, “consistent with the traditionally open character of public streets and sidewalks.” (McCullen v. Coakley, 2014).

The Oct. 18 Post and Courier presented readers with a dichotomy between “the tragic futility of war” and the “unmatched bravery” of a man engaged in war.

Go placidly amid the noise and haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence. As far as possible without surrender be on good terms with all persons. Speak your truth quietly and clearly; and listen to others, even the dull and ignorant; they too have their story. Avoid loud and agg…

One of retirement’s greatest pleasures (for me at least) is a hot cup of coffee and The Post and Courier. I glance at the national stuff, I read as much as I can about Clemson football and then I read, with lots of interest, the Opinion section.

The Public Service Commission’s public meeting Monday night in North Charleston about the abandonment of the V.C. Summer nuclear plant put on full display passionate feelings that have been brought forward by this economic disaster. They may have simmered for lifetimes as people have seen th…

As an avid reader and patron of Charleston County libraries since 1948 when we moved here, I am interested in the naming of new library that is replacing the Cooper River Memorial Library in North Charleston.

It really bothered me when The Post and Courier placed columns by Brian Hicks somewhere other than the Opinion section. I didn’t so much mind his left-wing fulminations, but I was concerned there might be readers who would mistake his musings as factual. Thankfully, they now appear on the Co…

A lot has been written recently about socialism, and even some of our politicians are identifying as socialists. My take is that a little socialism, like a little knowledge, is a dangerous thing.

Chief Justice John Roberts strongly asserted the independence of the Supreme Court in remarks Tuesday to students at the University of Minnesota. It was a much-needed defense of an institution that has come under heavy partisan attack since the Senate’s controversial confirmation of Justice …

“I received this column from Jamal Khashoggi's translator and assistant the day after Jamal was reported missing in Istanbul. The Post held off publishing it because we hoped Jamal would come back to us so that he and I could edit it together. Now I have to accept: That is not going to happe…

For the past year, nearly every day this paper has had an article on flooding. My experience in working with FEMA over the past two years and three, 1,000-year rainfall events in Louisiana and Texas revealed that managing stormwater is vital to solving flooding problems.

Speculating about what might happen if, as expected, we elect Republicans to continue to preside over the House and Senate, there a few things we can be certain of. Special counsel Robert Mueller, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and Attorney General Jeff Sessions will be fired within days.

I wish to comment on Katie Arrington’s latest TV ad and let 1st Congressional District voters know that Joe Cunningham is nowhere near being a “D.C. Democrat” as Arrington wants you to believe. She says Cunningham is in ranks with Nancy Pelosi and Maxine Waters.

Despite new laws in Europe and California aimed at strengthening the privacy rights of internet users, the United States still operates with a messy patchwork of laws, some decades old. This tangle of regulations has failed to keep up with changing technology and the damage that can occur wh…

One can only assume that in the Kavanaugh home, there’s a horseshoe over every door, a rabbit’s foot in every pocket and a lawn entirely planted with four-leaf clover. There were half a dozen times during Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination battle when most experts were certain he’d h…

As our education director, Brian Thill, led a group of second-graders from a nearby city school into the South Carolina Aquarium, he felt a tug on his sleeve. A small boy looked up at him, pointing to the mouth of Charleston Harbor just beyond.

Early in his Marine Corps career, which he concluded as a four-star general, Walt Boomer was decorated for valor in Vietnam. He distilled into three words the lesson of that debacle: “Tell the truth.” Max Hastings, an eminent British journalist and historian, has done that in a book that is …

In his recent column criticizing Republican Katie Arrington’s campaign against Democrat Joe Cunningham, Brian Hicks made a number of false arguments. He concedes that Katie Arrington has a close political relationship with President Trump and that she now opposes oil drilling off the South C…

After a little more than three years as commanding officer of Space and Naval Warfare (SPAWAR) Systems Center (SSC) Atlantic, I pass the mantle of leadership to Capt. Wesley Sanders today in a traditional Navy change-of-command ceremony. In these past 1,113 days the SSC Atlantic team has con…

As a Vietnam War combat veteran, I have found a safe zone at the downtown VA hospital and the clinic at the Joint Base Charleston Weapons Station. Not only do veterans get excellent care at both locations, but the feeling veterans get while there is safe and secure.

From the headline of Oct. 16 article in The Post and Courier, “SC foster numbers soaring,” one might expect to be provided with a “why.” Alas, none was there. The article focused on numbers of children in state care in congregate homes vs. standard foster families. Wouldn’t a better question…

I am not baffled or confused. Am I alone in thinking that if a developer or builder wanted to build the Medal of Honor Museum, it would be a done deal? I’m just looking at the town of Mount Pleasant’s planning over the past 10 or so years.

Flooding is finally being acknowledged as a crisis by our governor and by Charleston city and county officials.

Saudi Arabia owes the world an explanation of what really happened to Washington Post contributing columnist Jamal Khashoggi after he entered the Saudi consulate in Istanbul earlier this month. President Trump needs to press the Saudis for an honest answer.

In the wake of the confirmation of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, a lot of people are suddenly very mad that the Senate is “undemocratic.” I’m unmoved.

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