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The outrage industry

NEW YORK -- As a longtime champion of greater civility in public discourse and one who has led the charge for dialed-back rhetoric, may I respectfully take most of it back?

January 26, 2011 | Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Speaking of inspiration

What inspires you? It's an important question -- one that can tell you a lot about yourself.

January 26, 2011 | Trevor Baratko | Columns


Reliving old college jazz radio days

I recently posted a blog entry in the C-I website's Community section about the music I was listening to during the winter season. I followed that up with a "Note" connected to my personal Facebook page about music from the 1980s I've downloaded to or copied from my collection in recent years.

January 24, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


TRAC report sidelined

With the passage of Act 81 of 2009, the General Assembly took an important step to confront the antiquated and faulty tax structure that has been cobbled together over the decades, and that is now breaking down in the modern economy. The legislature created the South Carolina Taxation Realignment Commission to conduct a "thorough assessment of the State's current tax structure to determine its 'adequacy, fairness, and efficiency' and to ensure that our State remains an 'optimum competitor in its efforts to attract business and individuals to locate, live, work, and invest' in South Carolina."

January 24, 2011 | S.C. Rep. Laurie Slade Funderburk C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Muslim 'Cosby Show'? Couldn't hurt

CBS anchor Katie Couric startled some listeners when she suggested a Muslim "Cosby Show," but the idea has merit. It's hard for us to be afraid of the people we see on TV sitcoms every week.

January 24, 2011 | Clarence Page Chicago Tribune | Columns


Successful 2010 sets Camden on track to bright future

As we move into a new year, I'm proud to reflect back on 2010 as a successful year for the City of Camden despite great and obvious challenges.

January 21, 2011 | Camden Mayor Jeffrey Graham C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Let's carry the dream and make it real

I've never been forced to sit in the back of the bus.

January 21, 2011 | Ashley Ford | Columns


To fight future Glock shock

We tend to respond in one of two ways to the news that a deranged gunman has fatally shot a group of people with an extraordinarily lethal weapon. Some people are simply horrified. Others wonder where they can buy one, too.

January 21, 2011 | Clarence Page Chicago Tribune | Columns


From Russia with envy

NEW YORK -- It is bracing, not to mention annoying, laughable and obnoxious, to hear a White House press secretary lectured by a Russian journalist about the parameters of free expression American-style.

January 19, 2011 | | Columns


Words that don't heal

WASHINGTON -- Sarah Palin feels victimized by critics who accuse her of helping create an angry political climate that led to the Tucson shootings, and she has a point. She chose a truly unfortunate way to make it, using the phrase "blood libel."

January 19, 2011 | | Columns


Taking a look back

I became somewhat nostalgic two weekends back. No, I wasn't flipping through photos of past loves or my travels in Europe. Or hitting up the Five Points bars stockpiled with sorority gals.

January 19, 2011 | Trevor Baratko | Columns


Tucson rampage wasn't about politics

The shooting in Tucson, Ariz., that killed six people, including a federal judge, and put many in the hospital, including U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, is a tragedy.

January 17, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


What's so bad about civility?

Just as it sometimes takes a scandal to engage Americans in a national conversation about sex, race or some other touchy topic, it sadly has taken a deranged gunman to launch us into a national argument about civility.

January 17, 2011 | Clarence Page Chicago Tribune | Columns


Proposed legislation impacting K-12 education

The beginning of a new year brings the start of many activities, including the opening of the 2011 session of the South Carolina General Assembly. Obviously, our legislators face more than even the usual level of challenges because of the $1 billion budget shortfall and the redrawing of legislative districts that will be done as a result of the 2010 census. As part of their deliberations, legislators will tackle a variety of issues related to K-12 education. I had an interesting time over the holidays reading the bills that were prefiled in December. Following are some proposed laws impacting K-12 ...

January 17, 2011 | Kershaw County School District Superintendent Dr. Frank Morgan C-I contributing columnist | Columns


What is enough?

WASHINGTON -- "High Capacity Magazines ... When ten rounds isn't enough," the Internet site offers.

January 14, 2011 | Ruth Marcus Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


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Column: Time -o- the year, again...

A few years back, I was in my kitchen making coffee, the better to clear some cobwebs out of my head, when I heard this ...

October 16, 2018 | Jim Tatum | Columns


Column: Neva’s peace and joy

There was a woman and her husband I loved most of my life. Many people loved them because they were merry, kind and loving to ...

October 16, 2018 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Column: How important are state assessments?

Tests and school go hand-in-hand, but that is not necessarily bad. Let me shed some light on why I think state assessments are important.

October 16, 2018 | By KCSD Superintendent Dr. Shane Robbins C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Column: National Newspaper Week 2018

This week, Oct. 7-13, is National Newspaper Week, the 78th such observance. This year's slogan is "Now More Than Ever," coming on the heels ...

October 12, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Column: Nikki Haley’s comet has a long tale

WASHINGTON -- Seated next to President Trump in the Oval Office Tuesday, Nikki Haley did not look like a woman who had tortured herself over whether ...

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


Column: Cheerful giving

Arriving with autumn are falling leaves, playful spirits and a sense of cheerful giving. Each brings familiar feelings that surface each year during this beautiful ...

October 12, 2018 | By Camden Mayor Alfred Mae Drakeford C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Column: CMA’s international presence

How do students from China and Russia find out about Camden Military Academy? Why do they choose a small boarding school in South Carolina? These ...

October 12, 2018 | By Casey Robinson, CMA admissions director C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Letter: What is Food For the Soul?

Every community has a population of homeless individuals and Kershaw County is no exception. Unemployment, poor mental or physical health, drug or alcohol addiction, domestic ...

October 09, 2018 | Michelle Hinson Food for the Soul board member | Columns


Column: TV leeches prey on elderly

Miss Opal Puckett is 90 years old. She lives with her daughter, on a limited income.

October 09, 2018 | By Lewis Grizzard | Columns


Column: Of war and superstition

Every family has superstitions. Bill Beck's was that every time you saw a white horse he licked two fingers and slapped his palm. This ...

October 09, 2018 | By Buster Beckham C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Column: Probes of destruction

As we continue examining Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's high school and college life, it has been easy to forget what this was originally ...

October 09, 2018 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Column: Kavanaugh not suited for court

I wrote this Wednesday, and updated it Friday, just as a U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) inquiry into Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett ...

October 09, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Column: Heart patient knows miracle

My own heart surgery is two and a half years behind me now, but I never will forget my emotions after being told my aortic ...

October 09, 2018 | By Lewis Grizzard | Columns


Column: The bi-vocational preacher

In the months before we married, I sought to show Tink the Southern mountains of my raising. On a colorful autumn afternoon, I was driving ...

October 09, 2018 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Column: Time of the year, again

Anyone who knows me knows just how much I enjoy invasive contacts.

October 09, 2018 | Jim Tatum | Columns


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