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I only write fiction at home

(Today's column is an extension of a Facebook post I wrote on Sunday, April 2.)

April 07, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


The obfuscation game

WASHINGTON -- If there is one operative rule in this city's left-right paradigm, it is to shift the focus of any conversation that seems at risk of revealing something approximating truth -- a game at which the current administration and its media surrogates happen to excel.

April 07, 2017 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


The devil lives in our phones

My husband gave me the push I needed to take the leap and finally put down on paper how I really feel about the more than popular phone app Snapchat. I'm not even sure that's the correct way to spell it but we're going with it. Besides, the little respect I have for the app itself and its developers doesn't exactly warrant me to worry over trivial details as its correct spelling. I imagine now my sentiments for Snapchat are becoming evident. My older children, now in their early 20s, were just a tad over the ...

April 07, 2017 | By Paula Joseph C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Pug: the tragedy of what might have been

Pug Ravenel died last week. He was 79. Most people living in South Carolina today don't know who he was or what he did. But they should learn

April 07, 2017 | By Phil Noble C-I contributing columnist | Columns


The lighter side of the dark

Many years ago, possibly as far back as my college days, I had a conversation with a young lady with whom I had occasionally kept company at the time. As I recall, she asked me if I found humor in everything.

April 04, 2017 | Jim Tatum | Columns


A tragic hero takes his leave

CHARLESTON, S.C. -- People who experienced the phenomenon of Charles D. "Pug" Ravenel can't have helped wondering what might have been -- if only he had won.

April 04, 2017 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


How it all caught up with 'em

We were cleaning up the dishes from Sunday dinner when Rodney called me into the living room where he was watching TV.

April 04, 2017 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


The saga of Baron DeKalb's helmet

On August 16, 1780 Baron De Kalb received multiple mortal wounds at the Battle of Camden and three days later he succumbed from those wounds. At the time he was placed in a grave at the lower end of Camden on Meeting Street near Broad across from present day Historic Camden. In Historic Camden, Colonial and Revolutionary, Kirkland and Kennedy show this location on their "Diagram Four" which was a map of Camden in 1798.

April 04, 2017 | By Harvey S. Teal Kershaw County Historical Society | Columns


Pots of money, and fake news, too

After my report Tuesday ahead of that day's groundbreaking for the city of Camden's new tennis complex, I noticed that our link to the story on our Facebook page generated some comments showing there may be some misunderstanding about how money works in government.

March 31, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Rapunzel, let down your hair

WASHINGTON -- Though Republicans profess to despise Big Government, especially the federal kind, it seems that what they really don't like is Democracy -- and indeed prefer a monarchy.

March 31, 2017 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Judy, the sad girl

The other day, I took a short cut down a back road, the likes of which I had not seen since I was a child in petticoats and Mary Janes and rode the big, yellow school bus.

March 31, 2017 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


The future of flipping hamburgers

Last week, I saw the future of flipping hamburgers -- and most every other type of fast food. It was at a restaurant called Eatsa at 1626 K Street in Washington, D. C.

March 31, 2017 | By Phil Noble C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Say 'no' to H. 3931

Where does your tax money go?

March 28, 2017 | By Jay Bender, S.C. Press Association attorney C-I guest columnist | Columns


Governing by ultimatum

WASHINGTON -- In a week that felt like a month, Americans got a clear view of Donald Trump's governing style and also of his fabled dealmaking approach.

March 28, 2017 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Two strangers linked forever

Several years ago, an obituary in the Atlanta paper caught my eye and I clipped it out. I ran across it recently and, again as then, I found myself fascinated by how it summed up the man that died and what that summation says about our society.

March 28, 2017 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


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Another tale from the Pulitzers

A Facebook post by a friend of mine reminded me that there was another Pulitzer Prize winner I wanted to mention last week.

April 21, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Murder while you watch

WASHINGTON -- The Facebook video of a homicide was surely inevitable.

April 21, 2017 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Salute to our armed forces

As Americans, we have several opportunities to celebrate the military members who stand and defend our great nation every day. Memorial Day. Armed Forces Day ...

April 21, 2017 | By Camden Mayor Alfred Mae Drakeford C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Preservation can be a lengthy process

You may have seen signs stating "Preservation in Progress" around the first floor of the historic Robert Mills Courthouse. Unfortunately, weather events over the past ...

April 21, 2017 | By Amy Kinard C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Darwin is watching: reprise

By now, everyone knows the Darwin Awards -- honorable mentions given to people, posthumously of course, who have died while doing bizarrely stupid things, thus taking ...

April 18, 2017 | Jim Tatum | Columns


Naked self-interest

Another week, another heretical speaker bullied and physically intimidated on an illiberal college campus.

April 18, 2017 | By Catherine Rampell Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Still dressing up for Easter

It's funny how someone's opinion or a story will stick with you, how it will trail like a mist of a cloud over ...

April 18, 2017 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


EOC: overdue for reform or elimination

In addition to other weighty issues, this year's General Assembly is discussing whether or not the state superintendent of education should be appointed by ...

April 18, 2017 | By KCSD Superintendent Dr. Frank Morgan C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Small papers can do big things

As of 2015, there were 1,331 daily newspapers. That includes dailies in smaller communities, but the vast number of "small" communities is where weekly ...

April 14, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Low rent for big bucks

WASHINGTON -- Despite recent revelations that Fox News and anchor Bill O'Reilly had settled five complaints of sexual harassment against him to the tune of ...

April 14, 2017 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Going off the grid

One summer night, a few years before Mama died, I tried to call her but there was no answer. An hour later with still no ...

April 14, 2017 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


A teacher, a family and a state

This column is about three stories -- about a teacher, a family and a state. They are both historic and modern. But they are really about ...

April 14, 2017 | By Phil Noble C-I contributing columnist | Columns


'You will be assimilated...'

If you watched 60 Minutes Sunday, you might have seen the latest scare piece about how Silicon Valley is working very hard to warp and ...

April 11, 2017 | Jim Tatum | Columns


The tractor

It was time for spring cleaning around the Rondarosa which seems to always start with a ton of limbs, twigs and branches that have fallen ...

April 11, 2017 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


My brain on NASCAR

It is an awful feeling, and in the manner of grim surprises since the beginning of time, you never see it coming.

April 11, 2017 | By Cathy Elliott C-I contributing columnist | Columns


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