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…

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.

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 …

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.

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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.”

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.

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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.

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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.

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"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."

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