Poor Kevin Marsh.
Joe Biden ran for president on a “return to normalcy.” His challenge is that there are three competing definitions of normalcy for him to contend with.
Charleston County Public Library's new branch to replace the old Cooper River Memorial Library is on track to be bigger than promised.
Anyone in South Carolina watching last week as the polar vortex triggered the massive power grid failure in Texas, with millions struggling for heat and water, has to ask how we would fare here.
The Medical University South Carolina is the oldest medical school in the South and has devoted itself to people and buildings during the majority of its history, as well it should have. However, in 2010, MUSC created the campus arboretum to transform the campus into a garden-like setting, u…
“Every record has been destroyed or falsified, every book rewritten, every picture has been repainted, every statue and street building has been renamed, every date has been altered. And the process is continuing day by day and minute by minute. History has stopped. Nothing exists except an …
Well, it’s on.
Charleston County Council did talk about that $216,000 contract for former attorney Joe Dawson … just not in an open meeting.
When you tell public officials they can accept all the lavish trips and meals and other government perks they want and they don’t have to report them to the public, they will … accept all the lavish trips and meals and other government perks they want.
Apparently, Adam Kinzinger’s family hates him now. Alexander Hamilton would not be surprised.
The challenges facing Charleston’s preservationists in the next 100 years are looking less and less like the issues they worked on during their first century.
Washington is not, counter to what you might think, a war zone.
For most Americans, being asked if they favor a higher minimum wage is like asking if they like sunshine and ice cream. What’s not to like about increasing the rewards for low-paid workers, especially for anyone who has ever been a low-paid worker?
Much controversy led up to the construction of the Isle of Palms connector, which opened for business in 1993, but even the naysayers use the bridge to this day.
Following a year defined by tragedy, uncertainty and the pain of living through a pandemic, I did not expect that I would have to defend the educational opportunities of millions of struggling children and their parents during a confirmation hearing for Miguel Cardona, President Joe Biden’s …
I am an expectant mom and a state employee. As someone committed both to my children and my job, I know the value of paid family leave for myself. As the communications director of South Carolina First Steps, the state’s early childhood agency, I also understand the importance of paid family…
The South Carolina House on Wednesday passed the so-called “fetal heartbeat bill,” a landmark piece of legislation that bans most abortions after 6-8 weeks of pregnancy. Because the House passed the Senate-initiated bill without amendment, it requires only a procedural vote Thursday and then…
It is time. We have entered the spring semester, and we continue to have vast numbers of high school students being instructed remotely.
If you want to keep up with the current position of South Carolina Republicans, invest in a Doppler radar.
Today, I stand in support of, and in gratitude to, S.C. Transportation Secretary Christy Hall’s establishment of a “Complete Streets” policy that “requires and encourages a safe, comfortable, integrated transportation network for all users regardless of age, ability, income, ethnicity or mod…
“If someone can make you believe absurdities, they can make you commit atrocities.” With that, the House managers concluded their case in the impeachment of Donald J. Trump. To no one’s surprise, the Senate acquitted the former president.
In January of last year, I published a book called “The Collapse of 2020.” It was inspired by a $1,000 bet I had made in 1995 that Western civilization, a victim of powerful modern technologies out of control creating environmental, political and economic disasters, would collapse in 25 years.
There are dueling protests at The Battery every Sunday — Confederate flag guys on one side of the street, Black Lives Matter and antifa on the other.
The origins of some of South Carolina’s most outrageous superspreader incubators trace, by Sen. Dick Harpootlian’s reckoning, to 1992, when “a smarta--, spunky solicitor indicted two of the three ABC commissioners” on public corruption charges.
Historic preservation began with a focus on the oldest, most architecturally significant buildings, especially those associated with historically prominent figures and events, but the movement expanded to embrace more modest, vernacular buildings — those that tell the stories of everyday people.
It was their last Charleston County Council meeting, and Elliott Summey and Joe Dawson (both without masks) gave each other a big man hug. Summey, who was stepping down as chairman, handed Dawson a tiny box with a big blue bow as “a small token of our appreciation’’ for his two decades as th…
George Zimmerman was acquitted in the killing of Trayvon Martin on a Saturday night in 2013. The next morning, I went to church wearing a hoodie.
The House impeachment managers state in their brief: “Our constitutional system simply cannot function if the President, acting to extend his own grasp on power against the expressed will of the people, prompts an armed attack against a coequal branch that prevents it from performing its cor…
In a pattern that’s become all too familiar in South Carolina, teachers are once again taking a backseat, thanks to Gov. Henry McMaster. He made teachers his latest political punching bag when he announced that educators will have to wait even longer to receive COVID-19 vaccines.
The COVID-19 pandemic has commanded our time, attention and varying measures of sacrifice for nearly a year. Businesses have closed or scaled back. We have been unable to visit loved ones in nursing homes. Many churches still are not meeting in person. People have lost jobs. Since March, the…
James S. Brady Press Briefing Room, West Wing, the White House.
Housing helps form communities, gives us a sense of place and provides physical and financial security. But too many in our community lack housing that is accessible, attainable and available. Recent events — from the pandemic to a renewed focus on the legacy and impact of historical and sys…
One of the decisions facing the Biden administration is whether to perpetuate unprecedented levels of tariffs imposed by President Donald Trump. These import taxes, the bulk of which apply to goods from China, have cost the average American household $704 and have dulled the positive effects…
If you have solar on your rooftop or are thinking about having solar installed, it’s time to pay attention to Dominion’s latest solar proposal.
During the nine years I served as the president and CEO of the Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce, from 2002 to 2011, I had the privilege of having Tom Hood as our board chairman one year.
Charleston County Councilman Kylon Middleton has the same questions as everyone else about that $200,000 payment to former county attorney Joe Dawson.
After three presidential impeachments, I’ve seen enough to conclude that one of the worst things about them is the lawyers. Even among some of my favorite legal commentators the problem is the same. They say something like: “Of course impeachment trials aren’t criminal proceedings. Impeachme…
An open letter to African American people:
In the natural world there are many examples of different species living peacefully in close proximity and even protecting or performing tasks that are beneficial to one another.
The nation's coronavirus death toll has surged past 460,000, a historic national tragedy that already eclipses the combined populations of Charleston, Columbia, North Charleston and Mount Pleasant.
After losing a national election, it’s natural that a political party goes through a period of soul-searching and internal turmoil.
Of course, it’s easy to see why it has been positioned as one. Certainly, it contains all the elements: vulnerable people, heart-rending need, someone going above and beyond.
The guy says he accidentally dropped his mask in a puddle a couple of blocks back.
A friend who was a deputy director at the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control back in the 1970s called Friday to tell me how happy he was to hear that DHEC “finally has a psychiatrist.”
When the COVID-19 virus hit, South Carolina chose a wise approach, carefully targeted and factually based to be most effective. It worked. That is the same approach we are using on vaccinations.
The S.C. Department of Transportation was initially stymied in its plans to remove the scenic trees in the median of I-26. But just 7 years after a public outcry to preserve the tree-lined gateway to the Lowcountry, the DOT is taking another whack at the trees, with a clear-cut planned all t…
“It is better to light one candle than to curse the darkness”
Earlier this week, the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control announced it is changing the methodology used to calculate the COVID-19 percent positive statistical measure.
Charleston Mayor John Tecklenburg’s recent State of the City address continued to focus heavily on addressing flooding throughout the city. He emphasized that the flood-related decisions the city makes today “will shape our destiny for decades to come.” He called for “bold action” in applyin…
With the advent of a new session in the General Assembly, Gov. Henry McMaster has proposed a bold new budget that focuses on education, but not necessarily in the way that South Carolina has traditionally done it. With more than $100 million allocated to charter and even private schools, Gov…