When I read last week that Matthew McConaughey is considering running for governor in his home state of Texas, I thought he’s going to be late for meetings because he makes such a production of getting in his Lincoln and driving anywhere. Think of all the mumbled poetry and cufflinks-adjusti…

As legislators from districts representing the Pee Dee, we applaud The Post and Courier for investing in local journalism by expanding into the Myrtle Beach area. But after reading the April 24 editorial, “A new interstate? SC has better ways to spend Biden infrastructure funds,” it was clea…

Once upon a time, Joe Biden’s spending proposals would have launched mass demonstrations in opposition. Little else would have been talked about in conservative media, and ambitious Republican politicians would have competed with one another to demonstrate the most intense, comprehensive res…

The COVID-19 pandemic, which has disproportionately affected communities of color in South Carolina and around the nation, has highlighted the racial disparities that continue to permeate our state’s health care system. And while we may finally be turning a corner in our battle against the p…

Close to a half-billion dollars of federal and state COVID-19 recovery funds are expected to be flowing into the four tri-county school districts in the next two to three years. Will these funds be used merely to return our schools to where they were pre-COVID, or will they serve to transfor…

In some regions of the country, climate change may seem theoretical and far off. This is not the case in South Carolina, where rising sea levels and frequent flooding already threaten the quality of life, livelihoods and property values of its residents.

As we finally approach the end of the COVID-19 pandemic, life in America is getting close to something that looks like “normal.” Americans are seeing friends and family, schools are reopening, offices are returning to some in-person work, and businesses across the country are getting mobbed …

Coastal geologist Rob Young says we need a “new vision for how visitors will be able to experience" Hunting Island. Expanded parking is not part of the new vision. Instead, Dr. Young apparently would prefer to reduce public access because some of the present roads and parking lots flood too often.

Now that the CDC has cleared vaccinated folks to, literally and figuratively, feel free to move about the cabin, maybe it won’t be long before our pandemic confinement ends, and we can resume weightier thoughts than pondering why Leanne Ford always seems stoned on her HGTV show.

Fifty years ago, Isaac Samuel Leevy Johnson, Herbert Fielding and I stepped into the Statehouse to take our places as South Carolina’s first black members of the General Assembly.

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