Gov. Henry McMaster removed South Carolina's standing as one of just a handful of states without a law that prohibited the shackling of pregnant inmates, signing a bill on Thursday that criminal justice advocates said was a long overdue victory.


We get it. Whatever your politics, everyone is ready for this to be over. It’s annoying, distressing and depressing. Most folks, however, would rather play it cautious when the downside is potentially an even longer period of sequestering down the road. Not to mention, you know, more deaths.

Tony Radoszewski, president and CEO of the Plastic Industry Association, sent a letter to U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar earlier this month asking him to use the influence of his federal agency to promote plastic bags during the ongoing health crisis. 

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