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Joe Biden will be inaugurated today as the next president of the Untied States.
The past four years have been stomach churning with caustic accusations, actions and missteps by all parties. The attack on the U.S. Capitol was unimaginable.
The best outcome for Sullivan’s Island’s accreted land would be for it to be preserved in its natural state so long as natural forces let it be.
President-elect Joe Biden’s recent announcement that he plans to release more vaccine doses immediately after the inauguration as part of a plan to vaccinate 100 million Americans in his first 100 days is the right one.
While Gov. Henry McMaster feels the reasonable steps he and the reopening committee have taken “allowed us to combat the virus without crippling our economy,” I think that statement misjudges the situation we find ourselves in now.
As we begin a new year, we do so with renewed hope of overcoming COVID-19 as vaccine distribution begins.
The nation has just experienced a wrenching moment with the Jan. 6 riots in Washington, D.C. It is natural for people to want to react quickly to the event.
We are concerned about the dangerous situation for those who travel by foot or bike between Mount Pleasant and Sullivan’s Island during upcoming construction.
Shortly after marauders inspired by President Donald Trump stormed the Capitol trashing everything in sight, including the House Chamber, 147 members of Congress stood knee-deep in the rubble and voted to support his doomed attempt to overthrow the 2020 election.
So a number of U.S. senators have proposed the creation of a fact-finding commission to review various claims about the 2020 election, an “audit” they say.
Jan. 6, 2021, is a day that will live in infamy.
I can’t believe what I saw Wednesday.
Security weak at Capitol
Wednesday’s violent protests in the U.S. Capitol should feel like an assault on every patriotic American.
Election more than symbols
Here’s an idea for the new state flag design.
Unlike others, I suggest that the greater Charleston metro area is a very safe place to be.
In a recent interview with The New York Times, Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, explains why, at the outset of the pandemic, he advised against wearing face masks:
A fellow Post and Courier reader wrote in the Dec. 27 letters to the editor that the number of cases of COVID-19 is rising despite people wearing masks in stores and asks “What are we missing?”
We should not push for the loss of railroad infrastructure, but trails preserve disused rights of way for future generations.
The Dec. 27 Post and Courier article on the eviction epidemic, especially in North Charleston, was very informative, but it failed to tell the whole story.
The highly publicized deaths of black men and women at the hands of law enforcement officers across the nation turned 2020 into a reckoning on social justice.
It is not surprising that opposition to the medical No Surprises Act would come from medical providers. However, their description of the act and claims of negative consequences to patients could not be further from the truth.
Much has been stated about patriotism, blame, seeking a common enemy and the concept of freedom. But duty, honor and country, in my opinion, define being an American.
After many months of delay, a federal stimulus is finally moving forward, though President Donald Trump’s push for bigger stimulus checks threw the deal into doubt last week. But this does not mean our work is done. The $600 check is not enough and many Americans are understandably worried.
Sermons on stewardship most often emphasize the act of giving or returning a 10th (a tithe) to the Lord.
Christie Rainwater, the mayor of Hanahan, traveled to the White House to learn about the COVID-19 vaccine “straight from the source.”
"What makes you so optimistic?” I asked our church secretary at Bethel United Methodist.
I have been mulling over the Dec. 14 Post and Courier article about Charleston sanctioning parking via text in one downtown lot. It is very troubling to me.
Contrary to The Post and Courier editorial staff’s endorsement of the No Surprises Act, we were less enthusiastic about this attack on patients’ access to independent physicians and now disappointed in our legislators who voted to pass it.
On March 31, when The Post and Courier reported 158 COVID-19 cases in South Carolina, Gov. Henry McMaster ordered a lockdown of all nonessential businesses and activities.
I bought my first personal computer in 1985. Some of us seniors are not necessarily lacking in technical skills, but we have acquired enough wisdom to choose not to let smartphones rule our personal lives.
The Interstate 526 extension project across Johns and James islands has an estimated cost of $725 million and the potential loss of 26 acres of wetlands, according to the recent “Highway Boondoggles 6” report by U.S. PIRG Education Fund and the Frontier Group.
The Dec. 11 Post and Courier article about an active drug gang in South Carolina prisons can be matched only by another equally shocking story: The use and sale of drugs continues to be illegal in this country after more than a hundred years of increasing prohibition.
Charleston County Council members placed two referendum questions on the ballot after advocates asked them to commit tax money to building more affordable housing. This gave voters who were not property owners the opportunity to vote on the proposals, which would raise property taxes to pay …
Years ago, I accepted the responsibility of voting. I have always voted, informed as best as I could about all the issues and candidates. I have taken that responsibility very seriously.
Of all the articles written since the affordable housing proposals failed in a referendum, I’ve not read any connection to the timing of the election and the Charleston County reassessment.
I very much enjoyed reading the Dec. 13 Post and Courier article “Amid a flooding crisis, thirsty tree coverage shrinks.”
The city of Columbia’s Housing Authority opted out of garnishing tax refunds of the poor and working classes because it balanced the needs between these families and the authority’s.
A Dec. 2 Post and Courier article reported on the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce’s support for a state hate crimes law.
In November, Post and Courier reporter Avery Wilks wrote about a study the Columbia City Council commissioned on taxes and growth.
Domestic violence victim services in the Lowcountry and across South Carolina are facing an urgent and immediate threat.
I recently read that Charleston City Council is considering spending $3 million on Volvo Car Stadium and between $500,000 and $3 million to save two old smokestacks.
As the FDA is almost certainly about to approve two vaccines and possibly others in the future for the prevention of infections from COVID-19, it is worth taking a moment’s pause to ask how did scientists develop a lifesaving vaccine in such a short period of time.
I write regarding the Nov. 26 George Will column on the “Chosin Few,” about the incredibly difficult winter retreat of U.S. forces in the Chosin Reservoir during the Korean War in 1950.
One of the most ludicrous ideas by Charleston County Council is imposing a 5% tax on all gross revenue on all rental cars in Charleston County to pay for a new Air Service Development Fund.
Charleston Mayor John Tecklenburg is offering up a permanent tax increase for a temporary shortfall in revenues, and City Council gave initial approval to the hike on Dec. 1.
I read the Nov. 28 editorial about University of South Carolina firing football coach Will Muschamp and the money problems faced by the university as well as most colleges nationwide.
The good news of two highly effective vaccines gives a realistic foundation to the hope that the COVID-19 infection growth curve can be bent starting in 2021. More vaccines are in the pipeline. All need careful medical follow-up.
A recent Post and Courier article about the sale of the Naval Hospital said that the saga of this botched deal would be coming to an end.