I read the Nov. 23 Post and Courier article, “No pass-fail grading at C of C this fall,” with interest.
Joe Biden’s best friend could be a Republican Senate. It would permit him to return to his moderate left-of-center roots, and unshackle him from the more radical agenda he embraced to win peace with Bernie Sanders, other primary rivals and their constituents.
For anyone who imagined that USC President Bob Caslen’s promise to control costs would include breaking from the football-first mentality and running a university whose top priority is producing well-educated graduates — or even well-rounded student-athletes — the decision by athletics director Ray Tanner and Mr. Caslen to fire football coach Will Muschamp was a sobering jolt to reality.
Sometimes a short conversation can convey a deeper meaning than a lecture when it comes to COVID-19 safety protocols.
America is back and ready to take its place standing up for our values and exercising the kind of responsible leadership that has brought the world to a much more peaceful and prosperous place than it was before 1945.
So, City Councilman Harry Griffin is threatening to leave Charleston … and take part of West Ashley with him.
My love for baking started when I didn’t get the Easy Bake oven I wanted, and my parents taught me how to bake in the real thing. After years of baking for my family and friends, I decided to turn my passion into a business, and in 2012, Grey Ghost Bakery was born.
The first streetlights in South Carolina and across the country undoubtedly did a lot of good by reducing crime and accidents along formerly dark city streets. But they also have left a costly, toxic legacy — one that cities, power companies and others must continue to grapple with.
For more than three months, Congress has postponed a new round of help for individuals and small businesses that have lost income because of anti-COVID measures — as well as similar assistance for cities and towns that badly need it.
Simple advice to innovators and policymakers: Don’t worry about collateral needs, or they will distort your good growth and policy efforts.
I was a sophomore at Gettysburg College in November 1963, eagerly awaiting President John F. Kennedy’s marking of the Gettysburg Address centennial.
2020 is an exhausting gauntlet that's still trying our faith, patience and strength. But Americans in general and South Carolinians in particular are especially resilient, and we're optimistic by nature. So today, as we gather in person or remotely to celebrate this uniquely 2020 edition of Thanksgiving, let's remember some of the many blessings we can be grateful for amid this difficult year.
Anthony Crawford once told his children the day a white man hit him would be the day that he died.
Growing up in a housing project in what is now North Charleston in the 1940s and ’60s was wonderful as a child.
It’s understandable if you’ve grown a little weary of the safety precautions designed to help stop the spread of COVID-19. We’ve been at this since March. But with people gathering for Thanksgiving and cases on the rise, this is no time to abandon our efforts against the deadly virus.
President Donald Trump announced three executive actions Friday that are designed to lower prescription drug prices for seniors, the federal government and others. The new rules, which could take effect as early as January, disrupt business-as-usual drug pricing and address a widespread concern.
Even before the coronavirus hit, the rising cost of health care was the top concern among Americans. And it’s getting worse.
No one expected Donald Trump to handle a defeat in the 2020 election well.
Thanksgiving is a great time for counting our blessings and expressing gratitude. In challenging times, an attitude of gratitude is all the more important, and this year has been one of the most difficult for so many. Nevertheless, we’ve seen many people in communities across our country who…
As a business owner and former S.C. Chamber of Commerce chairman, I have watched with interest as policymakers try to help companies stay afloat during this pandemic. The results have been mixed.
North Charleston is off to a promising start with its initial approval of a zoning overlay that would strengthen protections for its portion of the Ashley River Historic District. But anyone interested in preserving this uniquely scenic, rural and historic area — which should be everyone — m…
Charleston City Council is considering a tax increase in order to balance our 2021 budget. Even though our residents have suffered through the most financially draining year in recent memory, there are only a few options to create the $9 million in revenue we need, to pair with $9 million in…
I am glad the 2020 general elections are over. It was not a time that we were at our best.
Acting Defense Secretary Christopher Miller announced last week that the United States will withdraw 2,000 troops from Afghanistan and 500 from Iraq by mid-January, leaving about 2,500 in each country. It is a risky move, but one we hope is successful.
As voters in South Carolina and beyond continue to witness all the hand-wringing about polling conducted in the run-up to this year’s election, they should keep a few important things in mind.
We’ve elected a new chief executive who, like some of us, is up in years. Columnist Bert Keller explains why that's OK.
Editor’s note: This is the 29th installment in a serialized history of Charleston to commemorate the city’s 350th anniversary.
It feels as though 2020 has been going forever, but we are soon coming to the end of the year. Thanksgiving is upon us along with the approaching busy holiday shopping season.
For months, there have been comparisons of Joseph R. Biden (JRB) to Franklin D. Roosevelt (FDR) and Lyndon B. Johnson (LBJ), two presidents who served at times of significant crisis in our country. After some reflection, I thought of a rather personal sports metaphor.
I have followed with interest the controversy over the removal of Bishop Robert Smith’s name from a student award and donor society at the College of Charleston.
The pending sale of the long-vacant Charleston Naval Hospital to a private developer is good news for the effort to revitalize the once-bustling southern end of North Charleston.
Charleston County Council didn’t wait until its two new members are sworn in next year to begin discussing its path forward on affordable housing after the narrow defeat of two referendum questions that would have raised property taxes to build more of it.
The reason there is an affordable housing crisis in the tri-county area is because there are no price controls on what Realtors and landlords can charge. Free markets are a good thing only if vulnerable buyers and renters are protected.
It’s been clear for months that the COVID-19 pandemic would pack a powerful fiscal punch to cities and counties across the nation. The magnitude of that economic hit is becoming more clear by the day, especially with prospects dimming that Washington will reach an agreement anytime soon on a…
When historians chronicle the 2020 War on Thanksgiving, they will note the conflict was started — appropriately enough — by a bunch of turkeys.
At Roper St. Francis Healthcare, I’m concerned we soon will see another rise in positive COVID-19 cases and hospital admissions. This is a disheartening development given it’s within our power to protect ourselves from the virus.
Five panelists at a recent Charleston Forum event agreed that every child should be able to succeed in school and that the current system needs reform. While they expressed widely divergent views on how to go about immediate and longer-term reforms, some important themes emerged that bear re…
One of the big problems facing our new president is what to do about two downward spirals in the Arctic. One is the warming of the Arctic Ocean. The other is Russia’s increasing determination to aggressively exploit that trend. Both developments pose major dangers to the United States.
When voters recently went to the polls to choose who would represent South Carolina’s 1st Congressional District, few likely had gender on their minds. And that’s probably as it should have been: Both GOP challenger Nancy Mace and Democratic U.S. Rep. Joe Cunningham talked about a lot of iss…
In the recent elections, Americans expressed with considerable clarity they are not receptive to the radical agenda embraced by too many Democrats since Elizabeth Warren and Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez stormed Washington.
I urge Charleston Mayor John Tecklenburg, City Councilwoman Marie Delcioppo and Dan Riccio, director of livability and tourism, to help stop the spread of COVID-19 by enforcing the city’s mask ordinance.
For people of our time to take the meaningful and significant contributions of certain forebears and reduce them to nothing because those forebears may have merely blended in with some of the unfortunate circumstances of their day amounts to judgmental revisionism at its worst.
An Upstate judge’s decision to call a second strike against efforts to invalidate the governor’s restaurant mask mandate is good news in South Carolina’s battle to control the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.
We had hoped that once the nation was past the rancorous Nov. 3 election, South Carolina’s Lindsey Graham would revert to the bipartisan leader whose pragmatism was an admirable feature of his three previous terms in the U.S. Senate.
So, the South Carolina Public Service Commission invited Dominion Energy customers to tee off on the utility’s proposed rate increase last week.
The COVID-19 pandemic has brought about drastic changes to our daily lives. The share of products consumed, used and disposed of at home has grown, which highlights the need for sustainable recycling solutions.
President-elect Joe Biden has rightly expressed the need to increase and improve permanent and temporary visas for employment. We hope his view will provide a foundation on which to build bipartisan support for long-elusive but urgently needed immigration reform.
The Marine Corps isolated recruits on The Citadel campus this summer so it could continue training young men and women to become Marines; the barracks on the Charleston campus made it possible to quarantine them for what commanders hoped would be long enough to weed out anyone who had been i…
In reference to the Nov. 8 Post and Courier article about scarcer sand for beach renourishment, there is a potential problem of using any offshore sand.
The editorial staff sent questionnaires to candidates for S.C. Senate, 9th Circuit Solicitor and Charleston County Council, School Board and sheriff. Read the candidates’ answers here, along with all of our endorsements.