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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
"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.
'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…
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
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…
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.
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
If I said we needed to tax the rich, a lot of people’s first reaction would be, “Yes! It’s about time!”
Change does not have to be destructive. It does not have to make this city by the sea affordable only to the very rich.
Simply stated, Joseph P. Riley Jr. Park is called a ballpark and not a stadium for a very good reason — it was conceived to be a community resource utilized for much more than the playing of professional and collegiate baseball games.
No law will bring back loved ones lost to tragedy, but this law can prevent others from suffering the same fate
Sen. Tom Davis hasn't given up on his medical marijuana legislation just yet.
Charleston Mayor Tecklenburg and former Mayor Joe Riley recently filed a complaint against the Charleston Citywide Local Development Corp., and I would like to clarify some points of the complaint that I believe are inaccurate.
Albert Einstein would have been pleased, but maybe a bit surprised, by the announcement of the first-ever close-up image of a supermassive black hole.
The arrest of Julian Assange presages a free-speech debate that we’ve been avoiding for the seven years he was living in the Ecuadorean Embassy in London: Can Assange be lawfully prosecuted for somehow facilitating illegal theft of classified information?
WASHINGTON — In 1964, although there was scant chance that Americans would choose to have a third president in 14 months, Lyndon Johnson took no chances. The economy was sizzling and in November Johnson would carry 44 states. Nevertheless, he wanted low interest rates, so he summoned to his …
As the West considers the threat posed by China’s naval ambitions, there is a natural tendency to place overarching attention on the South China Sea.
A substitute teacher in Alabama accidentally fired his gun in a first-grade classroom recently. No one was hurt, luckily.
‘What’s my name?”
For more than 30 years, successive U.S. administrations have called Iran what it is: a state sponsor of terrorism. Leaders of its military and intelligence agencies have been sanctioned, while the terror groups Iran supports have faced military action as well as sanctions.
Suze Orman is furious. The target of the popular personal finance author’s ire is not the high cost of education, nor soaring health-care expenses. No, Orman’s angry that some Americans spend $1 to $3 a day at Starbucks and other similar coffee shops, costing themselves, by her count, $1 mil…
The newly opened Thaddeus J. Bell, M.D., Family Health Center in Summerville is named in honor of one of the most remarkable, accomplished and beloved citizen-physicians of South Carolina. It would take a book to do justice to the breadth and depth of Thad Bell’s contributions and achievemen…
As the presidential campaign heats up, so too has the movement to abolish or otherwise neutralize the Electoral College.
The Washington Post report Sunday on the forced resignation of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen:
Twenty months after the collapse of the V.C. Summer nuclear expansion project, the S.C. House finally voted Wednesday to strip some Santee Cooper board members of their autonomy and make them accountable to the governor. And hurrah for that. If previous governors had possessed this power, it’s possible that everything would have turned out differently. But there's a big "but."
WASHINGTON — It’s still hard for McKenzie Turner to talk about that day.
Surrounding the discussion on American energy, it’s becoming clear that science and data are drowned out by misinformation and fear-mongering.