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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


Without wind, how can a sailboat reach shore?

In my April column, I touched on what it means to some to overcome incredible adversity and how these people make a commitment to survive in tough times; choosing to ride out the storm rather than sink. So recently, being drawn to titles like "Deep Survival," "Long Distance," "Will to Live" and "The Long Walk," I felt it appropriate to continue exploring this thought-provoking subject of survival; why some can endure hardships at an unconceivable intensity only to emerge as the victor standing strong and tall. They are stories of courage, endurance, and the amazing will to persevere. Further, they ...

May 06, 2011 | Paula Joseph C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Once we were sane

NEW YORK -- If you really, really dislike Barack Obama, his long-form birth certificate, finally proffered in exasperation, is quite simply a counterfeit.

May 04, 2011 | Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Surprise, surprise

My cousin recently found out he is going to be a father for the first time.

May 04, 2011 | Jim Tatum C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Pandering to the Obamaphobes

When I was a kid way back in the previous century, my favorite attraction at the local county fair was a midway amusement that everyone called "dunk the dimwit" -- or words to that effect.

May 02, 2011 | Clarence Page Chicago Tribune | Columns


A voice from above

"That man could crawl through a barrel of fish hooks and not get a scratch on him.'' Troy Stevenson, who retained the wisdom of his mountain upbringing, once used that expression concerning a man we were discussing. The late Highway Patrolman Randy Sanders once described an individual as: "One who could be used to open a bottle of wine."

May 02, 2011 | Buster Beckham C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Why it matters when politicians 'play politics'

In 2006, Barack Obama, then a member of the U.S. Senate, voted against raising the "debt ceiling" -- the maximum amount of outstanding federal debt the US government can incur by law.

May 02, 2011 | Richard Eckstrom S.C. Comptroller General | Columns


Meet Me at the Green a great success

I couldn't stop grinning.

May 02, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Patience doesn't mean you stop trying

I've heard it a million times -- patience is a virtue.

April 29, 2011 | Ashley Ford | Columns


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Column: No halfway needed on tax reform

The newly-found political buzzphrase among the South Carolina legislative class is "tax reform."

December 11, 2018 | By Andy Brack, Statehouse Report C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Column: The freckled hands

She just came to mind, tripping through the years that lay between now and the time we buried her so long ago.

December 11, 2018 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Column: Camden holiday greetings

It is such an honor to bring you holiday greetings again this year from the city of Camden, South Carolina. May you and your family ...

December 11, 2018 | By Camden Mayor Alfred Mae Drakeford C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Column: Thank you

I would like to start my first column out by saying "thank you." This election has consumed the majority of my life for the past ...

December 11, 2018 | By Sheriff-elect Lee Boan C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Column: Epstein accusers deserve due process

WASHINGTON -- Recent revelations about billionaire sex offender Jeffrey Epstein's sweetheart deal with government prosecutors -- thanks to a cadre of all-star defense attorneys who basically ...

December 11, 2018 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


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


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