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Digging into some great mysteries

As regular readers of my column know, my love of novels usually centers on science fiction and fantasy.

May 16, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Late session business

Usually around the end of May the House and the Senate prepare for the end of session. Before the General Assembly can leave for the year, a budget must be passed. The State Fiscal Year ends on June 30. The Senate is currently working on its version of the budget. The House and Senate versions will be worked out in conference committee and brought before both chambers for a vote. The budget will then go to the Governor. The General Assembly makes arrangements to be in session in order to receive and act on any gubernatorial vetoes. In addition to ...

May 16, 2011 | S.C. Rep. Laurie Slade Funderburk C-I contributing columnist | Columns


A plea for better junk on TV

Fifty years ago this week, then Federal Communications Chairman Newton Minow famously skewered the nation's daily television programming as "a vast wasteland." Today it is still largely a wasteland, in my view, because that's mostly what people want.

May 16, 2011 | Clarence Page Chicago Tribune | Columns


What bin Laden, Geronimo shared in common

Native American leaders are upset that Geronimo's name was used as code for Osama bin Laden. I respect their concern, but I don't think this particular reference is the insult that tribal leaders think it is.

May 13, 2011 | Clarence page Chicago Tribune | Columns


Normal in an abnormal way

You know you're getting old when you start getting picked for health studies.

May 13, 2011 | Glenn Tucker C-I contributing editor | Columns


City budget process: look back, look ahead and plan

As Camden City Council moves past first reading of the 2011-2012 budget and on to second reading May 24th, it is important for our community to understand how we budget and where our priorities originate.

May 13, 2011 | Camden Mayor Jeffrey Graham C-I contributing columnist | Columns


A time for optimism

It seems you can't open a newspaper or turn on the television these days without being clobbered with "bad news" -- news about tragic natural disasters, sky-rocketing gas prices, national unemployment rates that continue to climb, and political strife in Washington. It's an unfortunate fact that positive things are overlooked too often.

May 11, 2011 | S.C. Comptroller General Richard Eckstrom | Columns


A government union shakedown

"Raise our taxes!" Can you imagine chanting such a slogan at a public rally? Neither could most Americans.

May 11, 2011 | Edwin Feulner The Heritage Foundation | Columns


The banality of triumph

NEW YORK -- It seems nearly heretical to say so, but the termination of Osama bin Laden feels oddly anti-climactic.

May 11, 2011 | Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Welcome to Paybackistan

It was a bit startling to watch crowds of mostly college-aged youths raucously celebrating in front of the White House after President Barack Obama reported the death of Osama bin Laden.

May 09, 2011 | Clarence Page Chicago Tribune | Columns


bin Laden takedown victory for all Americans

For those of you saying that the bin Laden takedown was not an "Obama" win, you're right. It was an American win. However, former President Bush, former Vice President Cheney, senators Graham and DeMint and even Rush Limbaugh have all congratulated Obama. He should be credited for maintaining the policies that continued the search and giving the order that resulted in Sunday night's win for the American people.

May 09, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


A very good year!

A few weeks back, I heard two high school students talking about the upcoming prom and other end-of-the-year activities. It doesn't seem possible, but the year has flown by. In spite of all the challenges our community, state, and nation continue to face because of the economy, it's been a very good year in the Kershaw County School District! I thought I'd spend a little time this month touching on a few of the countless highlights of this year.

May 09, 2011 | Kershaw County School District Superintendent Dr. Frank Morgan C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Reunion season

What is it about a high school reunion that makes people go crazy?

May 06, 2011 | Ashley Ford | Columns


Trump's bullying pulpit

Donald Trump stepped out of the helicopter that had his name painted on the side, walked across the tarmac and announced to reporters that he was proud of himself. This would not be news on any day. But on this day, I would not have been surprised to see him start hugging and kissing himself.

May 06, 2011 | Clarence Page Chicago Tribune | Columns


Tips for life's journey

From the mailbag:

May 06, 2011 | Glenn Tucker C-I contributing editor | Columns


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Column: Top stories of the year (so far)

2018 is almost over. For us at the C-I, that recently meant going back and looking at stories, columns and other articles to submit to ...

December 07, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Column: Mama’s Singer sewing machine

Back around 1965, a fashion craze swept through high school. Cranberry, button-down shirts emerged as "the" shirt to have and, like other young bucks, I ...

December 07, 2018 | By Tom Poland C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Column: CAVU

As of late I have been mourning the passing of several significant people in my life, all of whom I loved profoundly. We all know ...

December 07, 2018 | By Paula Joseph C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Column: #Me Too’s unintended consequences

WASHINGTON -- A recent Bloomberg News headline came as no surprise: "Wall Street Rule for the #MeToo Era: Avoid Women at All Cost."

December 07, 2018 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Column: Holiday stress

Ah, holiday stress.

December 04, 2018 | Jim Tatum | Columns


Column: Power for the people

There's a huge disconnect going on with electricity in South Carolina.

December 04, 2018 | By Andy Brack, Statehouse Report C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Column: Lies, lies -- and dadgum lies

WASHINGTON -- Michael Cohen's guilty plea Thursday that he lied to Congress about Donald Trump's interests in building a Moscow tower comes as little ...

December 04, 2018 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Column: The story of the little ones

Tom Brokaw has given the name "the Greatest Generation" to those who grew up during the Great Depression and fought in WWII. Most of this ...

December 04, 2018 | By Harvey S. Teal Kershaw County Historical Society | Columns


Column: On this day....

I had written a completely different column for today, but then realized it would make much more sense next month. So, to quickly make a ...

November 30, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Column: Bipartisanship, thy name is Woman

WASHINGTON -- As newly elected congresswomen are poised to color this city blue, one wonders what effect they'll realistically have on the gridlock known as ...

November 30, 2018 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Column: Sports success at CMA

Leaves are falling. We all just enjoyed a Thanksgiving feast. We are preparing for Christmas and the start of a new year. Fall sports are ...

November 30, 2018 | By Casey Robinson, CMA admissions director C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Column: College travel costs merit scrutiny

The cost of attaining a higher education is a major concern for parents and students in the Palmetto State. And understandably so, as South Carolina ...

November 27, 2018 | By S.C. Comptroller Richard Eckstrom C-I guest columnist | Columns


Column: Turkey strutting on the Potomac

WASHINGTON -- Strutting isn't just for turkeys anymore.

November 27, 2018 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Column: Spend surplus funds wisely

The state of South Carolina has won the lottery. It has a billion dollars in surplus funds in the coming year that can be used ...

November 27, 2018 | By Andy Brack, Statehouse Report C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Column: Eder family example of serving

It's the time of year that we all try to do a little extra giving and serving and it's a time for reflecting ...

November 27, 2018 | By Andrea Walker C-I contributing columnist | Columns


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