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…
Lin Wood has done the impossible: He’s made people feel sorry for Drew McKissick.
We owe all of you children an apology.
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…
While some people in South Carolina and the United States who have been vaccinated against COVID-19 have gotten sick later after coming into contact with the virus, there is no reason to panic. The number of cases is relatively small; the vaccines are working for the vast majority of us.
I applaud President Joe Biden’s proposal to provide free, universal preschool for all 3- and 4-year-old children in this country.
Charleston County schools had 74 students test positive for the coronavirus last week.
South Carolina’s indecent exposure law declares it “unlawful for a person to wilfully, maliciously, and indecently expose his person in a public place, on property of others, or to the view of any person on a street or highway.”
Thousands of old houses and other buildings lie within Charleston’s National Register Historic District, which covers much of the city’s southern peninsula. Contrary to what most people think — and despite the city’s lengthy history and enduring popularity as a tourist destination — we know …
Our state is resilient. Though not perfect, we have much to be proud of from the mountains to the sea, and much on which to work. Listening to the experts is an important start. Listening to those who understand the impact of a virus, or of legislation passed in Columbia, is also important.
U.S. Sen. Tim Scott of South Carolina turned the traditionally thankless task of responding to a presidential speech into a political opportunity, delivering a rebuttal to President Joe Biden’s remarks that has Republicans talking in the first-in-the-nation primary state.
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…
When COVID-19 reached South Carolina, our family was hit hard. Like so many of you, we had to adjust to a new normal. But we have remained grateful for small blessings.
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…
Our hearts go out to the family of Jamal Sutherland, who died Jan. 5 in the Al Cannon Detention Center. Losing a loved one is never easy, and to compound that with the uncertainty of justice must be torment. We remain respectful of their pain and the memory of their loved one.
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.
Joe Biden's first 100 days as president will be in the books Friday, and one thing is clear: Boring is a superpower.
The South Carolina Legislature took a positive step toward equity in education this session with the passage of the schools of innovation bill, which gives school districts the option to create more than one public school of innovation within their districts. However, to unlock the transform…
Joe Cunningham didn’t waste any time addressing the biggest question his campaign for governor will face.
Considering the past when addressing problems of the present is not much in vogue these days. It should be. There are lessons there.
Tuesday’s election on Sullivan’s Island represents a clear opportunity regarding the leadership of our treasured community. In simplest terms, your vote will determine not only how our community is managed, but also its long-term outcome for our future.
U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham and Gov. Henry McMaster recently condemned the “For the People Act,” which would repair the U.S. Supreme Court’s gutting of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 and would enhance every citizen’s right to vote. Beyond their usual GOP rhetoric and inaccurate depiction of the …
This afternoon, a S.C. House subcommittee will meet to review H.3976. This bill would allow students living in households at or below 200% of the federal poverty level to apply for “education scholarship accounts,” or ESAs, which would be funded by taking about $6,500 per student from the pu…
As mayor of Sullivan’s Island, I’ve often said I’m grateful for the size of our biggest problems.
South Carolina has seven National Parks sites. It's time for an eighth.
I first heard of the Blaine Amendment last summer, when the U.S. Supreme Court wisely struck down a provision in the Montana state constitution that barred vouchers for students attending religious schools while the state doled them out to students attending secular private schools.
Now we know that it was all worthwhile — for the Beach Company, at least. The developer that bulldozed the sand dunes on Isle of Palms at Christmastime a half-century ago to build pricey beach-front houses and then bulldozed Charleston City Hall five years ago to build a new luxury Sergeant …
It’s not 2007 again. But apparently no one has told George W. Bush. To coincide with the release of a book of his paintings of immigrants, “Out of Many, One,” the former Republican president wrote an op-ed in The Washington Post plugging the sort of immigration package that went down to defe…
While the legal battle between Epic and Apple is making its way to the courtroom, the PR battles raging in state capitals are reaching a fever pitch, and millions of software developers across the United States are caught in the crossfire. U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar was told at a hearing Wednes…
Guilty. That single word is an entire sentence. The entire world was hovering outside those Minneapolis courthouse steps on April 20, when George Chauvin was found guilty of the murder of George Floyd on all counts.
For more than a century, the United States has taken a draconian approach toward substance use. It continues to destroy lives and communities and has contributed to the explosive growth of both jail and prison populations in America.
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 …
COVID-19 created uncertainties and challenges for all of us, and changed our lives personally and professionally.
I sat there trying to remember how to breathe.
A lot of Sullivan’s Island residents tell the same sad story: They didn’t vote in the 2019 town elections, and now regret it.
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.
Since when did it become perfectly OK to marginalize and criticize an entire group of people simply because they… fill their homes with “sign art”?
As more people get vaccinated against COVID-19, I’m hoping fewer people continue to delay much-needed care for ongoing medical issues.
After serving 29 years as the executive director of the Beaufort-Jasper Water and Sewer Authority, I’m a big proponent of investing in infrastructure.
‘The anguish we are suffering cannot translate into violence.”
So much has changed since Dean Kilpatrick became an advocate for crime victims nearly 50 years ago.
If you wanted to understand why every Republican in the S.C. Senate voted to tell businesses who they can’t fire, Tuesday would have been a good day to visit the Statehouse.
President Joe Biden has decided to end the war in Afghanistan. He feels it’s time, and so do a lot of Americans.
The Instagram account serves up images of black people that are as negative as they are relentless.
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.
Dr. Marcelo Hochman of Charleston recently took on a case involving a local child who was born with a rare condition that prevents her skin from healing after sunlight exposure.
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.
The effort India and South Africa are leading at the World Trade Organization would directly harm one of the United States’ leading research and development assets and highly important industrial sectors.
President Joe Biden made good on a campaign promise last week by signing an executive order creating a commission to examine Supreme Court reforms.