It’s been nearly 30 years, and it's still easy to find anger about South Carolina’s 6th Congressional District, which the Legislature created in 1991 by darting around white communities in 16 counties to string together large concentrations of black voters in Beaufort, Charleston, Florence a…

"Status Zero!" Charleston County’s first responders know all too well what it means when that urgent alert from the Consolidated Dispatch Center comes booming through their radios: There’s not a single ambulance with a paramedic available to answer a 911 call in the entire county, all 1,358 square miles of it, for all 414,000 of us.

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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…

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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.

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…

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.

Immigration dominated the 2016 presidential campaign, but Joe Biden’s promise during the second debate to “within a hundred days … send to the United States Congress a pathway to citizenship for over 11 million undocumented people” was the first high-profile focus on the issue in the 2020 campaign.

While the coronavirus pandemic continues to take a toll on businesses in the Lowcountry, in South Carolina and across the country, our nation’s logistics sector continues to meet new challenges. This includes the tall task of helping facilitate increased e-commerce.

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When I was a very young girl, we would drive from the mountains of Tennessee to Kiawah Island to see my grandmother. I don’t remember anything about Kiawah itself; my most potent memories are of the drive there and the drive back home underneath the live oak canopy that seemed otherworldly t…

Since I have the privilege of working with many teachers, I can say with certainty that this year has been one of the most stressful of their lives. Unfortunately, many teachers are cautious to speak out publicly about some of the problems occurring in their schools and districts due to the …

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused more changes in our daily lives than we ever could have imagined, but one aspect is so fundamental that you probably never even think of it. Here’s a hint: If you are indoors, it’s surrounding you on every side at this very moment.

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There is a monumental vote taking place on Nov. 3. While it is clear this race will determine the direction our country takes for at least the next four years, what we need to remember is that local elections have the most profound and immediate impact on our lives.

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The coronavirus pandemic, its attendant recession and the urgent demands for an end to racial injustice rooted in the nation’s beginnings have taught us three things about leadership. They’ve reminded us that leadership matters, made clear the kind of leadership we need and revealed the kind…

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