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If Dems win, will Pelosi still be speaker?

Here's a crazy-sounding question: Could Nancy Pelosi lose by winning? If Democrats manage to retain the House, could the speaker's job be in jeopardy?

October 13, 2010 | Ruth Marcus Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Despite tough times, America still good to her citizens

There were a number of reasons why I was looking forward to this past weekend.

October 13, 2010 | Trevor Baratko | Columns


Celebrating my son's 'Big 1-0'

In the course of human events there comes a time when you realize you're old.

October 11, 2010 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Waiting for Super-Parents

As I pushed the book I wanted to purchase across the checkout counter, the cashier frowned as if it were a bowl of rotten fish.

October 11, 2010 | Clarence Page Chicago Tribune | Columns


So much more than 'his' highway

If most Kershaw County citizens were asked this question – "Who is John G. Richards? – a few may remember Highway 97 from Camden to Liberty Hill as the John G. Richards Highway but know little else. Perhaps that may be understandable since he died in 1941, long before most of us were born.

October 11, 2010 | Kershaw County Historical Society | Columns


Preventing a propaganda parade

Here's a pop quiz for you college students out there.

October 11, 2010 | Edwin Feulner The Heritage Foundation | Columns


The best burger battle

USA Today recently ran a story on what it claimed were the best hamburgers in the United States. The article listed one spot in each state where you can buy a boffo burger.

October 08, 2010 | Glenn Tucker Contributing editor | Columns


Justice Brennan changed court's architecture

Just in time for the opening of the Supreme Court's new term arrives a biography of one of history's most influential justices.

October 08, 2010 | Ruth Marcus Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Cyber bullying no childhood prank

If you mentioned "cyber bullying" to someone just five or six years ago, the words alone would have elicited a few giggles.

October 08, 2010 | Ashley Ford | Columns


A private matter of public concern

NEW YORK -- The suicide of an 18-year-old Rutgers University student following an unimaginable invasion of his privacy has launched an overdue examination of casual -- and possibly criminal -- disregard for others' personal space.

October 06, 2010 | Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writer's Group | Columns


Getting back to education

People in this country are struggling. This isn't news -- you read it in every paper and hear it on every news station.

October 06, 2010 | Trevor Baratko | Columns


Rahm departs with mixed legacy

"Larger than life." That's how Rahm Emanuel's first grade teacher described him in a written evaluation, according to a March 2009 profile in The New Yorker. Smart teacher. The man widely known as simply "Rahm" or "Rahmbo" today apparently loomed large even then. His looming continues.

October 06, 2010 | Clarence Page Chicago Tribune | Columns


Even digitally, we're your hometown newspaper

This week is National Newspaper Week.

October 04, 2010 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Religious ignorance hurts

A new poll finds atheist and agnostics know more about religion than believers do. Maybe the pollsters weren't asking the right questions.

October 04, 2010 | Clarence Page Chicago Tribune | Columns


Rule of law in a recession

In 1776, John Adams published "Thoughts on Government." This document was highly influential in establishing the foundations and framework of our nation. Two very important concepts Adams promoted were that America ought to be a nation of laws, not of men, and the separation of powers between the executive, judiciary, and legislature.

October 04, 2010 | S.C. Rep. Larie Slade Funderburk Contributing columnist | Columns


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S.C. Supreme Court ignored FOIA in autopsy ruling

Let's make something perfectly clear: The S.C. Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) is not dead, but the S.C. Supreme Court is sure acting like they're trying to kill it.

July 21, 2014 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Crazy and proud of it

My grandmother -- Daddy's mother -- was sometimes called "crazy" by others who didn't quite understand her eccentric ways. Of course, in the South, we are proud of such a label for it means that we are interesting and worthy of being the center of coffee and cake conversation.

July 21, 2014 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Impeaching the president

WASHINGTON -- Sarah Palin is right about impeaching President Obama.

July 18, 2014 | By Ruth Marcus Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


The real meaning of ‘freedom of speech’

With today's plethora of online news and the subsequent discussion forums that accompany most Internet articles, there is a lot of confusion on the somewhat vague thing called "freedom of speech." Really, it's not vague at all, but it sure seems to be quite vague to those who don't really know what it means. What it doesn't mean is you have the right to say whatever you want to whenever you want to without consequences.

July 18, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Columns


‘Not Just Guns:’ The Ross E. Beard Collection

On Tuesday, July 1, 2014, at 11 a.m., the Ross E. Beard Collection became the property of the city of Camden, as Mr. Beard signed the paperwork at the Camden Archives and Museum. City officials, long-time friends of Mr. Beard and representatives from the Friends of the Archives and Museum looked on as City Attorney Lawrence Flynn, Mr. Beard, Ed Royall (his attorney) and Austin Sheheen (his accountant) processed the paperwork.

July 18, 2014 | By Katherine Richardson C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Tiny Tim

Isn't it odd how every once in awhile, something pops in your head that's been buried for a long time -- a distant memory that for some reason comes alive?

July 18, 2014 | Glenn Tucker | Columns


Op-Ed: Supreme Court autopsy ruling trumps public accountability

For the second time in a month, the S.C. Supreme Court has ruled against openness and punted important issues back to the Legislature for change.

July 18, 2014 | By Bill Rogers S.C. Press Association Executive Director | Columns


Yousef’s story

WASHINGTON -- The Israeli soldier shot Yousef Bashir in the back in the front yard of his father's house in Gaza. It was Feb. 18, 2004, a week after Yousef's 15th birthday. The bullet splintered into three fragments, severing nerves near the teenager's spine.

July 16, 2014 | By Ruth Marcus Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


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