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A tax Obama should have cut

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.

October 25, 2010 | Clarence Page Chicago Tribune | Columns


'The basics'

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 ...

October 25, 2010 | Dr. Frank Morgan Superintendent, Kershaw County School District | Columns


Politics today

NEW YORK -- Witches vs. bearded Marxists. Actors vs. hicks. Toon Town vs. Parodyville.

October 20, 2010 | Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Penny tax would be boost to future

For those unaware, I don't reside in Kershaw County. But this doesn't mean I'm careless about what happens here.

October 20, 2010 | Trevor Baratko | Columns


Elite anti-elitism

In her continuing effort to distance herself from her own beliefs, Delaware's Christine O'Donnell is trying her level best to convince the world that she's a genuine, regular person. If she can fake that, as an old saying goes, she's got it made.

October 18, 2010 | Clarence Page Chicago Tribune | Columns


A penny could be worth millions

With the Boston Tea Party, colonists who would soon call themselves Americans took a stand: taxation without representation would not be tolerated.

October 18, 2010 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


The house

The house has always been there. She will, most likely, always be there. She has never wavered from her foundation or from her purpose. She has always endured. She has reared our children, celebrated our joyous occasions, wept for our unfortunate circumstances, helped us bury our dead.

October 18, 2010 | Dwight deLoach C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Furious at an 'inside job'

NEW YORK -- If you haven't been humming tunes from "Les Miserables," you haven't seen "Inside Job," the new documentary about how our economic crisis evolved.

October 15, 2010 | Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


November vote on capital sales tax critical to care of cancer patients in Kershaw County

In my September column, I wrote about KershawHealth's proposed new Outpatient and Urgent Care Center at the old Burndale Shopping Center in Camden. This project is among the eight projects that would be funded from the Capital Sales Tax, which is on the November ballot.

October 15, 2010 | Donnie Weeks KershawHealth president and CEO | Columns


Wanderlust

Fifty years ago this month, acclaimed American novelist John Steinbeck stuffed his belongings and his poodle into a camper perched on top of a pickup, left his Long Island home and headed out to cross the United States, determined to rediscover a country that had become increasingly unrecognizable to him.

October 15, 2010 | Glenn Tucker C-I contributing editor | Columns


'Teen Mom' shares hard realities

Farrah Abraham, Maci Bookout, Amber Portwood and Catelynn Lowell.

October 15, 2010 | Ashley Ford | Columns


An ugly price for free speech

Fred Phelps and his Westboro Baptist Church protesters, now nationally infamous for waving hateful signs at military funerals, may sound crazy but they're not stupid. Not totally.

October 13, 2010 | Clarence Page Chicago Tribune | Columns


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


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Column: Quiet heroes, silent icons

Father's Day was this past Sunday. I hope dads everywhere got a little love -- lord knows, they deserve it.

June 19, 2018 | Jim Tatum | Columns


Column: Aunt Ozelle and the great magnolia

Frequently these days, my sister and I are brought together for a funeral or funeral home visitation of yet another family member, mostly those from ...

June 19, 2018 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Column: Inhumanity rules the border

WASHINGTON -- Put yourself in the room with immigration officials and try to imagine exactly which argument would convince you that separating children from their migrating ...

June 19, 2018 | By Kathleen Parker C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Column: All-America City awards

Since 1949, the National Civic League has recognized and celebrated the best in American civic innovation with the prestigious All-America City Award. The Award, bestowed ...

June 19, 2018 | By Laurey Carpenter C-I guest columnist | Columns


Column: Nobody lied; it was worse

Two weeks ago, I wrote about a small schools report given to the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees' finance committee showing it will take ...

June 15, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Column: Learning from your Dad

As we approach Father's Day, I was thinking about how well great Dads listen. In fact, how well one listens can be life changing ...

June 15, 2018 | By Camden Mayor Alfred Mae Drakeford C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Column: Art of the deal -- nukes for condos

WASHINGTON -- Well, it happened: The president and the dictator met, shook hands, looked each other in the eye, smiled for the cameras -- and lied through ...

June 15, 2018 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Column: Final thoughts

One of the groups I have met with on a regular basis throughout my tenure is Student Cabinet, which is comprised of student class presidents ...

June 15, 2018 | By KCSD Superintendent Dr. Frank Morgan C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Column: A few observations

Today is an election day. For what it's worth, I have already voted. That means I feel free to screech, caterwaul and criticize to ...

June 12, 2018 | Jim Tatum | Columns


Column: My dear Charles

WASHINGTON -- Charles Krauthammer, a man who has beaten unbelievable odds and overcome obstacles that would defeat most mortals, has finally encountered one foe over which ...

June 12, 2018 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Column: Let them torch the Chinese flag, instead

My father died in 1970 at the age of 58. He was a veteran of both World War II and Korea.

June 12, 2018 | By Lewis Grizzard | Columns


Column: The beauty of old bridges

File this column under "Progress." I guess. I remain a skeptic of much that is new and better and that includes the new bridges going ...

June 12, 2018 | By Tom Poland C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Column: Three bad apples

If you've ever watched CBS' Criminal Minds, you're probably familiar with its opening credits during which a montage of mugshots are shown. Look ...

June 08, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Column: The legend known as Red Farmer

When I stopped by to visit Talladega Superspeedway, my drive took me past the wildly popular Talladega Short Track, a one-third mile, red clay oval ...

June 08, 2018 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Column: Homegrown ’maters are best

I decided, after a 30-year absence from any sort of involvement with agriculture, to attempt to grow my own tomatoes.

June 08, 2018 | By Lewis Grizzard | Columns


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