Political correctness may be the biggest stealth issue in this political season, partly because people are afraid to talk about it.
Some people love the Constitution so much that they just can't wait to change it.
I don't know if it was unconscious decision on my part due to the Halloween season, but I have found myself enmeshed in the classic mysteries of Sherlock Holmes.
When you go to the polls tomorrow, there will be four constitutional amendment questions on the ballot that were approved by the General Assembly.
Here we are, counting down till Tuesday's election, with everyone sitting in hushed, breathless anticipation of the white-hot race for South Carolina commissioner of agriculture, an election that will have broad implications for the future of the world.
NEW YORK -- In 1991, the world divided itself in two camps: those who believed Anita Hill and those who didn't. I fell somewhere in the middle: She may have told the truth, but so what?
Apparently, Willow Smith likes to whip her hair back and forth.
If you're unfamiliar with comedian Daniel Tosh's work, you're missing out on a plethora of racist, prejudice and offensive jokes. You're also missing out on heaps of laughter.
Juan Williams' unfortunate firing by NPR raises a question: Can we admit to having our own prejudices while arguing against other people's prejudices?
NEW YORK -- Juan Williams has learned an important lesson: Beware the M-word.
So the other day I'm making coffee when I hear something weird. It's this other-worldly voice, not really moaning, but not really articulating anything, either. As I had enjoyed the better part of a large bottle of Malbec the night before, I dimly wondered if I was having some sort of mild DTs.
In addition to my own father, I think I can ascribe some of my upbringing to Tom Bosley.
Never waste time playing the woulda-shoulda-coulda game, a wise man once told me. But I can't help but add my two cents to what everyone says President Barack Obama woulda, shoulda or coulda done better in his first two years -- especially when one of those people is President Obama.
From time to time, especially when the budget and the costs of education are being discussed, a community member will inevitably ask me why our schools do not spend more time on "the basics" -- the three Rs of "reading, 'riting, and 'rithmetic." These conversations always seem to harken back to the "good old days," when things seemed simpler and in retrospect, seemed to work better and were cheaper. Unfortunately, the "good old days" are more myth than reality. Even with the greater perceived emphasis on the "three Rs" in the past, U.S. census data indicates that in 1960 just ...
Last week we talked about John Steinbeck's 1960 journey across America. Today I'll share a few stories about the months-long trip he took.
How 'bout riding in the backseat of a car driven by someone who uses the method of driving where you speed up until you're almost on top of another car and then you hit the brakes hard? How 'bout that indeed?
The printed page has been an introduction to dreams and anticipations for me since I was a child. When my Aunt Eva brought a large house and barn from the heirs of a very old spinster woman, I found a treasure trove! Back then, children were not as restrained as they are today with various activities and parents' eyes constantly upon them. The treasure trove was not gold, but a stash of National Geographics, some possibly as old as the magazine itself. When my mother told me reading was a waste of time, the activity took on even more delight ...
We in South Carolina love our history. As William Faulkner said of the South, "The past is never dead. It's not even past."
WASHINGTON -- When the going gets tough, well, why not just make the going easier?
As I noted in my column last month, the ultimate objective for KershawHealth is providing quality care for all the people in this community, and one of the biggest factors affecting our success in that endeavor is local support for this hospital. Do people in the community trust and value what KershawHealth offers enough to make it their first choice for care?
Wednesday's episode of the CW's Arrow is a perfect example of why I watch the show. Such shows -- based on the Green Arrow character from DC Comics -- may be fluff but, in this case, it's intelligent fluff. The writing and acting is spot-on and the producers have paced the first two seasons in a way that doesn't drag things out, but keeps you guessing along the way.
Everyone who's sick of winter, raise your hands.
WASHINGTON -- In matters cultural, California has always been America's petri dish. Whatever happened in California usually infiltrated the rest of the country.
"Life is what happens while you are busy making other plans." John Lennon
We often hear politicians and government officials say that running a government, at any level, is the same as running a business. There obviously is some truth in that. Governments have expenses for personnel, equipment and supplies. They receive funds from their clients (taxpayers) to pay for the services the citizens hopefully receive. Government officials have to budget that money and decide how and where to allocate it to be used.
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