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A grizzly problem for the GOP

NEW YORK -- Despite its considerable gains in the midterm elections, the GOP has a problem looming in the margins named Sarah Palin.

November 12, 2010 | Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Artists challenged boundaries of thought

I had a rather pleasing weekend for a liberal-minded man.

November 10, 2010 | Trevor Baratko | Columns


For Sims family and others, Veterans Day a time of reflection

Veterans Day is a day to honor those individuals who have fought to maintain the freedoms we have in the United States of America. It has never been a very significant holiday, especially compared to rival holidays like Thanksgiving or Christmas. For most people it may not be more than a day off work or an opportunity to view a parade. But for some us, it is a deeply personal holiday as we think about the sacrifice of service our loved ones have made. In fact, there are usually veterans and their families all around us, living their lives unnoticed ...

November 10, 2010 | Joel K. Sims Lancaster, Pa. | Columns


Ten thousand women and counting

NEW YORK -- Helen Reddy's iconic "I am woman, hear me roar" is more likely to cause a cringe than goose bumps these days -- more a comical anthem to bra-burning histrionics than the soundtrack to a serious movement aimed at greater equality.

November 10, 2010 | Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


After the vote: more sanity, please

You might think that Comedy Central stars Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert, founding fathers of "fake news" and "truthiness," chose a controversy-free theme in staging their "Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear" on the Washington Mall. After all, who could be opposed to sanity?

November 08, 2010 | Clarence Page Chicago Tribune | Columns


Why you should subscribe to this website

(A shorter version of today's column first appeared as a blog entry on the C-I's free community website. To start your own blog, go to community.chronicle-independent.com, look for Blogs in the left-hand column under our Photo Gallery and click "Post a Blog.")

November 08, 2010 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


As the smoke settles...

Musings after an election season that lasted far too long:

November 05, 2010 | Glenn Tucker C-I contributing editor | Columns


Now do you believe every vote counts?

It never fails.

November 05, 2010 | Ashley Ford | Columns


Long may you run, Bulldogs

Take 10 unassuming athletes, add an untiring and resolute coach, and you have the ingredients of one spirited and determined boys cross country team at Camden High School. For the first time in the school's history, the Region 6-AAA trophy will take up residence in her trophy case. Head Coach Jerry Stokes shares in the team's victory with his accolade of conference coach of the year. Coach Stokes trains, you could say, with old school ideology. He encourages his runners at a distance, giving them the space needed to develop their own style, though nearby to provide the ...

November 05, 2010 | Paula Joseph C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Tuesday's story

NEW YORK -- Two words: Narrative, schmarrative.

November 05, 2010 | Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Love for learning should be lifelong passion

The most important thing a high school or college student can do, if they haven't already, is find a focus, in terms of their career. Preferably, this focus is a passion of theirs.

November 03, 2010 | Trevor Baratko | Columns


Yes, but ... dude

NEW YORK -- It's always risky to appear onstage with a comedian. Not only are funny guys funny but they're aggressive.

November 03, 2010 | Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Why PC is a pain, no offense

Political correctness may be the biggest stealth issue in this political season, partly because people are afraid to talk about it.

November 03, 2010 | Clarence Page Chicago Tribune | Columns


Church-state separation anxiety

Some people love the Constitution so much that they just can't wait to change it.

November 01, 2010 | Clarence Page Chicago Tribune | Columns


A mysterious season

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.

November 01, 2010 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


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Driving therapy

Music has the power to influence. It has the power to evoke deep thoughts, which ultimately lead to a flow of emotions and feelings. Driving paired with music seems to increase that flow of emotions. Maybe it is the sometimes calm rhythmic movement that the steady turn of the wheels creates that appeal to the mind and body. I make a 45 to 50 minute drive to and from work five days a week, so I get plenty of time to daydream, think and devise plans of action for any situation that is heavy on my mind. No one is ...

September 17, 2014 | Simone T. Owens | Columns


More on S.C. snakes

Though the calendar has now been flipped to the month of September and autumn is right around the corner, here in South Carolina it is still very much summer according to the thermometer. Days are getting shorter, but lower temperatures don't usually make it to South Carolina to signal the end of summer until well into October. Birds have begun their annual migrations south, but the heat and humidity that still lingers continues to keep snakes very active. Being exothermic, or cold-blooded as I was taught in elementary school, snakes take environmental warmth and warm themselves to activate processes ...

September 17, 2014 | Josh Arrants C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Mark Sanford’s ongoing saga with himself

WASHINGTON -- As a South Carolinian, it befalls me to examine the peculiarities afflicting our former governor and now-congressman Mark Sanford, who, contrary to decorum and taste, continues to demand attention.

September 17, 2014 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


What the president said

Last week, I called for going after ISIL (or ISIS or IS, the Islamic State as it wants to call itself now), in full force. Admittedly, I wasn't very specific about that. Some may have thought I meant "boots on the ground," as opposed to only the air strikes the U.S. has already participated in.

September 15, 2014 | | Columns


Pretending to eat Southern

When business called Tink back to Los Angeles, he decided to take the opportunity to have his annual check-up. When it ended, he called home.

September 15, 2014 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Marilyn’s place:

Around this time of year I get the hankering to head for the hills -- the North Carolina mountains, actually -- and this year the itch is coming on pretty heavily.

September 15, 2014 | By Jim Tatum Summerville Journal Scene reporter | Columns


What hotel advertising REALLY means

Years ago, Holiday Inn had a slogan: "The best surprise is no surprise at all."

September 12, 2014 | Glenn Tucker | Columns


Only college graduates need apply

You've heard of grade inflation? Welcome to the world of degree inflation.

September 12, 2014 | By Catherine Rampell Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Lessons from the front lines

"No day shall erase you from the memory of time." - Virgil

September 12, 2014 | Paula Joseph | Columns


‘Your hometown newspaper’

It's been said, with some degree of accuracy, the newspaper business is dying. At the Chronicle-Independent we're inclined to disagree with that, at least when it comes to this paper, and I'll tell you why. Let me assure you, it's not because it's where we work and where our paychecks come from, although we do honestly appreciate it. It's because we simply are the only source our readers have for the news that really matters to them on a local, personal level.

September 12, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Columns


The one fight to have before your wedding

Betrothed women of the world, unite! You have nothing to lose but your husbands' names.

September 03, 2014 | By Catherine Rampell Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


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