Nearly 52 years ago, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. marched with striking sanitation workers in Memphis who were demanding higher pay, safe working conditions and the right to a union. “It’s a crime in a rich nation for people to receive starvation wages,” he said. Those were Dr. King’s final da…

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This year, the South Carolina Legislature may consider much needed reforms to our antiquated and burdensome system of business licensing. The current system hampers entrepreneurship and the growth of small business, putting South Carolina at a competitive disadvantage. A report I authored on…

The South Carolina Legislature needs to reform the University of South Carolina Board of Trustees. USC is governed by a board majority that demonstrates a reckless disregard for fiduciary duties, a contempt for procedures and a shocking ignorance of applicable state laws. This behavior has e…

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After Mark Sanford hauled defecating piglets up the ornate Statehouse staircase to the House chamber in a made-for-TV protest of all that spending on local festivals and community programs that he had vetoed and the Legislature had reinstated without so much as reading his veto letter, the p…

SC lawmakers filed bills to speed vote counting, protect our coast from drilling, restrict vaping, reduce secrecy in budgeting and economic incentives, close the revolving door for utility regulators, regulate nurdles, reform magistrate selection and solve other new problems in the 2020 legislative session.

I am writing to affirm and applaud Gov. Henry McMaster’s proposal to put $53 million toward full-day 4K programming across the state. This move is vital and as the article noted “takes statewide a program created in 2006 in response to a court order to improve early childhood education for i…

As President Trump and his advisers contemplate the next steps to take in the conflict he instigated with Iran, they are focused primarily on two historical events: the seizure of the 52 American hostages at our embassy in Iran in 1979 and Iran’s role in killing hundreds of our troops after …

Food culture has become a driver for tourism in the Holy City and a consequential keystone of our coastal economy. Most notably, seafood has played a significant role in defining the culture and heritage of the Lowcountry’s development.

The S.C. Career Opportunity and Access for All Act includes raising teacher pay, reducing the number of state required tests, requiring a computer science foundation from elementary school, and providing resources for mental health professionals and school resource officers. State Rep. Sylleste Davis says it's up to the Senate to move it from legislation into law.

It is unfortunate, but true, that many of our headlines are little more than tawdry tales of political corruption, deceit and duplicity. Whether it is the intelligence community, the president or his detractors, the public today reads of few examples of integrity or moral courage. People wit…

The results of Gallup’s presidential job-approval poll hovered between 37 percent and 46 percent throughout the year, with disapproval trending between 59 percent and 51 percent. And despite the rise of a couple of credible challengers, Joe Biden maintained his lead in the race for the Democ…

By almost every relevant metric, we do the worst or nearly the worst among all rich countries. We are the only country to permit tens of millions to go uninsured, far more people in the United States report skipping care because of cost issues than other countries, our infant mortality rate …

For decades, the left has advocated for nationalizing the country’s health care system under a “Medicare for All”-type plan. Despite the rhetoric, however, this scheme would do much more harm than good.

The opioid crisis continues to tear at the fabric of American society 14 months after widely supported bipartisan legislation was signed into law by President Trump. Some progress has been made, though much more is needed. And without near-term action from Washington, the situation could get worse.

As Congress is immersed in a bitter rift over the impeachment of President Trump, a bipartisan majority of the 535 federal lawmakers who roam the halls of the House and Senate agreed on one big thing: spending $1.4 trillion on discretionary programs for the coming fiscal year.

David W. Johnson’s new book, “The Customer Revolution in Healthcare,” is a detailed account of our dysfunctional health care system and the wasteful activity of Congress, governmental agencies and the health care delivery system. Johnson calls for revolutionary action and contends that we mu…

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