In almost every public appearance, South Carolina’s leaders tout our beautiful beaches, our economic prosperity and our Southern hospitality. And while it’s true that South Carolina has made great strides in terms of business growth, industry and tourism, we’ve made little progress in our ab…

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There are many important issues South Carolina voters must think about as they cast their votes in this election. One issue they may not immediately consider, but one that is front and center this year, is manufacturing and its future in the Palmetto State. Whether it’s making the products n…

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The big question looming over Mitch McConnell’s promise to hold a vote on Donald Trump’s nominee to succeed the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is whether the Democrats, should they win both the White House and Senate, will then add (and fill) more seats to the Supreme Court.

On Sept. 17, 1787, while leaving the just-finished Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia, Benjamin Franklin was purportedly asked whether the delegates had produced a republic or a monarchy. He allegedly said, “A republic, if you can keep it.”

The political polarization in the United States has caused a dramatic reversal of what is debatable versus what is nondebatable in a democratic society.

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You may have heard about the Medical University of South Carolina’s role in developing a safe and effective COVID-19 vaccine: AstraZeneca and IQVIA selected us to join a Phase 3 trial with the goal of enrolling and collecting data on 30,000 people across 20 U.S. cities in about eight weeks.

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The core values of The Citadel are honor, duty and respect. Unfortunately, state Sen. Stephen Goldfinch Jr., a 2004 graduate, exhibited none of those values recently when he publicly harassed and bullied Board of Visitors Chairman Fred Price into resigning.

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Ransomware attacks on major companies have become a daily occurrence. In just the past few weeks, we’ve seen Garmin, Canon and, most recently, Carnival Cruise Line fall victim. While there are obvious financial losses to the companies at hand, the potential for the greatest loss lies with th…

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By passing the Energy Freedom Act last year, the South Carolina General Assembly took a first step away from the energy-production monopolies that have saddled our state with some of the highest electricity bills in the nation, and toward real competition through an open market of many buyer…

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Like all Americans, it is our hope that with a vaccine or effective treatment, we can get the coronavirus pandemic under control in 2021 and return to normalcy. And, the priority for this nation must be to ensure that the people suffering from the effects of the pandemic are able to get back…

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With this year’s elections taking place during a global pandemic, absentee and early voting are going to play an increased role nationwide, as states grapple with how to keep voters and poll workers safe while maintaining the security and integrity of the voting process.

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Phillips is not a large community, or a place of great wealth, but we take humble pride in our strong sense of place. Made up of only about 176 families, most of us who live in Phillips are descendants of the original residents who purchased the former plantation in 1875 following emancipati…

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There is health in trees and a narrative in sewage. That is the double story coming out of the Christina Lee Brown Envirome Institute at the University of Louisville.

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BOSTON — Americans beyond the borders of Red Sox Nation were probably surprised to hear that Rep. Joe Kennedy III — or any Kennedy, for that matter — lost a Democratic primary in his home state of Massachusetts. But they might be even more surprised by who won: New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasi…

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The COVID-19 pandemic is ravaging the health, social fabric and economies of South Carolina communities. The virus is having a disproportionate effect on communities of color due to widening racial gaps in health and economic disparities.

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University of South Carolina President Bob Caslen was one of the first university leaders to thread the needle between in-person and online learning for the roughly 35,000 students who are attending USC in a pandemic. In May, he announced that students would be welcomed back to campus in Aug…

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The uncertainty caused by the COVID-19 pandemic has affected all aspects of our daily lives. We have all had to work together to make adjustments in order to keep ourselves, loved ones and neighbors safe. These adjustments may seem inconvenient or trivial at times, but the common goal we are…

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