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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.

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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 …

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…

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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’…

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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…

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…

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…

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 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…

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 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…

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.

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 …

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