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 …

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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?

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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 …

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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…

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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…

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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.

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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.

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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…

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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…

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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.

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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…

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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…

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.

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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…

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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…

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