Has the proliferation of hotels in downtown Charleston generated an oversupply of “Do Not Disturb” signs? Too many City Council members have worn them over the past four years as they ignored or rebuffed successive proposals by Mayor John Tecklenburg to curb inappropriate and excessive "hote…
President Donald Trump was worried about the wrong thing.
Not every road in South Carolina needs to be a “complete street,” or one that safely and comfortably accommodates not just cars but bicyclists, pedestrians and transit riders as well. But some clearly do, 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.
Throughout most of southern Ohio, residents who watch cable news are predominantly glued to one channel: Fox News.
The popularity of Charleston County’s charter and magnet schools means that nearly half of the 6,331 kids who applied for slots next year will be turned down — and the application process is causing unnecessary anxiety for children as early as elementary schools.
South Carolina can't attract enough teachers, prison workers and social workers, but in a state where people wait in line for years or decades to be allowed to serve on the bench, the Legislature plans to give its biggest pay raises to judges. This does not make sense.
The flap over President Trump’s threat to bus migrants to so-called sanctuary cities if Congress does not act quickly to reform immigration law has generated a lively debate that is mostly beside the point.
'We have seen what we thought was unseeable," the astronomer said, like someone who knows history's ear is pressed against the door. He stood in the hushed attention of the room in Washington as he called up the image on the screen behind him. You know it by now: a smoke ring, an orange doug…
A constant barrage of media reports has portrayed Mayor John Tecklenburg as being on a crusade to shut down hotel construction while City Council stands in his way. That assessment is incorrect.
South Carolina has made significant progress reforming its criminal justice system. The 2010 Omnibus Crime Reduction and Sentencing Reform Act reduced the number of people the state imprisons, 2018 expungement legislation vastly expands the number of people and kinds of convictions that qual…
Considering what a blueprint for democracy our Constitution provides, I’m beginning to wonder how many current members of Congress took a class in American government or actually read the Constitution.
It is very worrisome that the South Carolina Senate is considering a bill (S.419) that deletes “social studies” (which includes American history) assessments and a U.S. history end-of-course test, and that the House has already passed it
State legislators have never thought voters were smart enough to decide how to run their own local governments. For decades, senators ran the counties. They eventually allowed county councils to do this, with significant restrictions. Ditto cities.
A video link between the Berkeley County jail and the county bond court will improve safety by keeping inmates separate from the judge, attorneys, family members and bondsmen. It’s a good idea that has other potential benefits for everyone involved in the system.
They called him the "senator from central casting."
State legislators continue to wrangle over whether and how to sell Santee Cooper, the state-owned electric utility. But privatization alone will not eliminate the incentives for cost inflation that are built into the current regulated monopoly system. To fully protect customers from future c…
One of the issues before the South Carolina General Assembly is legislation aimed at improving mobility and safety on our roads for users of all ages and abilities, including drivers, pedestrians, bicyclists and users of public transportation. The proposal is commonly known as the “Complete …
South Carolina legislators have been debating the sale of Santee Cooper, the state’s public power utility, for more than a year. This is understandable. It is a complicated problem.
The announcement that former S.C. governor and six-term U.S. senator Fritz Hollings has died means the end of an era in politics.
That old Charleston drawl was unmistakable.
Two offshore oil-related bills in the state House of Representatives seem to be stuck until next year. In an ideal world, the issue would be moot by then. Indeed, any debate ought to have ended some time ago.
SC legislators are on track to approve the largest spending increase per public school student since 2006, directing that additional money to much-needed teacher raises. But state funding still will lag what state law requires. The Legislature can and should do more - and also pass education reforms that will improve what is taught in classrooms.
As a native Georgian who now calls South Carolina home, I appreciated The Associated Press story in the April 5 Post and Courier detailing anti-offshore drilling actions taken by those in the Peach State.
When SC Senate Education Chairman Greg Hembree announced Wednesday that he was abandoning some of the most important elements of this year’s education reform package, an upstart teachers group that has driven much of this year’s debate applauded the decision. And I tried to remember the last time educators had reacted with such hostility toward lawmakers who were raising their pay and making other modest improvements to their working conditions.
In a state known for lousy schools, SOA and Academic Magnet, side-by-side in North Charleston, are ranked as South Carolina’s two top public high schools by U.S. News & World Report.
Baloney is not free.
The Democrats’ presidential aspirants seem determined to prove that their party’s 2016 achievement — the election of the current president — was not a fluke that cannot be repeated.
The ultimate out-of-pocket cost will still sting long after my elbow no longer does. Adding insult to injury, I can’t write off this unexpected and unavoidable expense on my taxes.
Missed the school bus? It happens. But there might be another bus on the way, and it’s free.
Attorney General William Barr dared to use the “s-word. He said in congressional testimony that the Trump campaign had been spied on by the U.S. government
The abandoned, half-sunken sailboat just off Waterfront Park rightly will be among the city’s top priorities in getting rid of derelict vessels with a $47,500 grant it just received.