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This is a pretty basic maxim that should guide all of our choices if we are acting in good faith in the democratic process. And it is what separates our ask of South Carolina Republican voters from the dangerous and un-American meddling put forward by others.
City officials say no matter what the Coast Guard does with its Tradd Street headquarters, no high-rise will replace it.
Never before has more been at stake in a presidential election. South Carolina Democrats have a strong record of picking the eventual Democratic nominee, so who we choose Saturday will likely end up being Donald Trump’s opponent in November. We have a moral duty to vote, and to vote for the …
Officer Jackson Winkeler was fatally shot Jan. 5 while conducting a traffic stop. Winkeler had not been trained on traffic stops. In fact, he had very limited training.
This week, Charleston hosts the Democratic presidential debate at the Gaillard Center, two CNN town halls, the much anticipated presidential primary on Saturday as well as numerous rallies for Democratic candidates. And, of course, President Donald Trump arrives in Charleston on Friday at th…
When Democratic presidential contenders debate in Charleston on Tuesday, they should be given an opportunity to state their positions on the future of Social Security. During the nine previous primary debates, moderators did not ask a single question on this crucial program that provides bas…
A sometimes-sliding scale for natural gas prices leaves some Dominion customers with questions, and concerns about the company's policy on conservation.
For the past year, South Carolina lawmakers have debated critical reforms to improve our state’s education system. However, they have yet to pass any legislation, and with only three months remaining in the 2020 legislative session, time is running out.
What should we make of the procession of public meetings, advisory groups, community drop-ins, online presentations, billboards, listening sessions, articles and editorials about the “Lowcountry Corridors,” East and West?
As we celebrate Frederick Douglass, Sojourner Truth, Harriet Tubman, Harvey Gantt, and so many other African Americans that contributed much to our region, let's not overlook Travis Ascue.
With the upcoming Democratic presidential primary in South Carolina, it feels like every day there’s a different candidate in town. We’re having important conversations about the future of our economy and our communities, including the future impact of “Big Tech.” But in a conversation that’…
Whether you are a Democratic or Republican candidate on the road to the White House or your local school board, robust conversations about the lack of diversity among campaigns, political operatives and candidates are being had all over the country. And the default consensus seems to be that…
We've already seen enough problems with the NextEra bid to purchase Santee Cooper that the SC Legislature might not even be considering it if not for a lawsuit that threatens to plunge the state-owned utility into bankruptcy.
“Death Toll in China Overtakes SARS.” “Coronavirus Deaths Top 560 as Cases Exceed 28,000.” Amid headlines such as these, the World Health Organization declares the new outbreak a global health emergency. Quarantines spring up from cruise ships to military bases.
Folks in Oregon, West Virginia, Colorado and New York are contemplating secession. They should talk to South Carolina first ...
All the Democratic presidential candidates actively pursuing their party’s nomination have an energy platform to address climate change. The plans differ in their details, but the general goal is a clean-energy economy that replaces fossil fuels with renewables and energy conservation.
Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is the top presidential pick of Democrats nationwide in the new Emerson College poll released Tuesday night — his fifth-straight first-place finish in a national poll this month. Perhaps even more significant is Sanders’ 10-point lead over former vice president Jo…
A Charleston-based group supports responsible gun laws, and enlists gun owners to its cause.
Representation matters. If it didn’t, those in the seat of power wouldn’t fight so hard to keep others out. We have seen first-hand what it can do, and what it means to have it be taken away.
In 2019, professional sports gambler James Holzhauer obliterated “Jeopardy!” opponents for 33 days en route to earning $2.5 million. The 35-year-old eschewed the game’s long-standing tradition of initially choosing lower-money questions, instead launching each show by selecting and answering…
Pete Buttigieg’s sudden surge in Iowa and New Hampshire — and Joe Biden’s quick fade — make him the Democrats’ best hope to field a candidate in line with voters’ more-moderate center-left leanings than Sens. Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren present.
Today, competitive power markets deliver reliable, cost-effective power to two-thirds of the country. The remaining one-third is catching on to competition’s benefits.
The pundits have wanted to write off this campaign from the moment we announced, but the first two states in our primary process, while important, do not represent the full diversity of our Democratic Party. And, at a time when the president is fanning the flames of white supremacy and hatre…
The Walter Scott police shooting nearly five years ago was a mind-numbing wake-up call for the North Charleston Police Department and the city's elected officials, all of whom have worked to change the department's approach, City Councilman Ron Brinson says.
“In no small part, shortcomings in Santee Cooper’s management, structure, and culture were the root cause for the State’s current problem, and while some changes have been made, these issues remain.”
In his Feb. 12 column, Brian Hicks discouraged the incorporation of Johns Island and referred to the town of James Island as a “paper town.”
South Carolina Democrats need to inject a little clarity, and sanity, into the 2020 presidential race
The state's Santee Cooper deal could lead to a serious divide between the haves (their customers) and the have-nots (Dominion ratepayers).
The National Retail Federation predicts another record for Valentine’s Day spending. Purchases will total $27.4 billion, up 32% from last year’s record $20.7 billion, the trade association estimates, thanks to a robust economy and “continued trend of consumers buying more gifts … for friends…
As the nation’s attention turns to the first presidential primary where African American voters have a significant say, the phones of black pastors in South Carolina are ringing. I know because I’ve pastored in the South for the past 30 years.
Nearly 80 percent of Johns Island is outside the county's Urban Growth Boundary. Would another town on the island do more than that?
South Carolina will play a decisive role in the 2020 presidential election. Holding the nation’s most diverse early primary, our state can define the issues and propel the best candidate to the head of the ticket for an equally diverse Democratic Party.
Our nation’s memory of Watergate is incomplete. We’ve remembered journalists Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein’s midnight meetings with Deep Throat, later revealed to be the FBI’s second-in-command Mark Felt. Woodward and Bernstein’s stories made history; the momentum of their journalistic pro…
At this moment we are confronted by a strange and serious threat to the food and beverage industry.
At a donor event at Mar-a-Lago recently, President Trump said, “Who the hell cares about the budget?” Indeed, with budget deficits on his watch tipping into the trillions, Trump does seem not to care. Gone are the days when Republicans would criticize profligate spending as they did during t…
As South Carolina grows, conservation easements become an increasingly important tool to fight overdevelopment.
Trump voters absolutely should vote in the SC Democratic primary — except the foot-shooting stupid ones. So should the rest of us.
It’s unclear how effective Charleston's new hotel ordinance is or whether it needs to go back to the shop for repairs. We may know more on Feb. 18.
Democratic national committeeman Bill Shaheen, husband of Sen. Jeanne Shaheen and a big Joe Biden booster, says the ex-vice president needs to win the first-in-the-nation New Hampshire primary. “Even if he had won in Iowa, I don’t think he could afford to lose in New Hampshire,” Shaheen says…
Upstate Republicans want to play a dirty trick on South Carolina Democrats during their presidential primary. And that's a bad idea.
We have the opportunity today to toast the periodic table, but we actually have two other competing national day choices if the periodic table isn’t feeling inspiring. We could raise our glass to National Fettuccine Alfredo Day or alternatively to National Send-a-Card to a Friend Day.
With the Senate’s acquittal of President Donald Trump, the impeachment saga has ended. What next?
South Carolina, don't be like Iowa.
As an artist/activist, I'm forever indebted to the confidence instilled in me by my historically black university, Johnson C. Smith University. As a first-generation college graduate, it gave me a pathway to power by educating and providing me tools to understand who I truly was, am, and would be. The economic impact of my school was apparent, literally feeding and keeping a roof over my family’s heads.
This week, the U.S. House of Representatives is set to vote on a bill that has not received nearly the amount of attention it deserves. The PRO Act is a harmful proposal that will have far-reaching consequences, particularly for South Carolina. It is misleadingly described as “comprehensive …
The city of Charleston has just shamed the state to pass a hate crimes law.
When it comes to cronyism and blind-eyeism that enables incompetence, the Richland County legislative delegation’s got nothing on Charleston County’s delegation.
Doug Kuelpman doesn’t know Elliott Summey from Keith Summey, but he knows a lot about finding the best and the brightest to run an airport. Needless to say, the Charleston County Aviation Authority didn't bother to ask him.
“Do not train children in learning by force and harshness but direct them to it by what amuses their minds, so that you may be better able to discover with accuracy the peculiar bent of the genius of each.” – Plato
The Post and Courier’s editorial on Oct. 17, “SC builds better planes and cars. Why don’t we build better kids?” is correctly focused. We don’t, however, (help) build better kids because we start too late to intervene on behalf of kids.