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When will Obama go 'gangster'?

Leave it to the famously politically incorrect Bill Maher to get to the heart of what's bugging President Barack Obama's supporters these days:

December 13, 2010 | Clarence Page Chicago Tribune | Columns


Turkey Bowl

The game was a beat-down of epic proportions. It was actually close at the beginning, both teams knotted at a touchdown, but the wheels of my team soon began to lose their grip from the proverbial axle. I would not say that the wheels "fell off" necessarily. This would imply that they simply came loose and rested in place. They actually flew off at quite an alarming rate and at last sight were still making their way down the street, women and children scattering in their wake.

December 13, 2010 | Dwight deLoach C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Don't dumb down ... just grow up

Sometimes, it just pays to be dumb.

December 10, 2010 | Ashley Ford | Columns


How WikiLeaks can make us less free

It is symbolically appropriate that among other charges in Sweden WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is accused of having unprotected sex with two women in Stockholm. I don't know whether the world-famous Internet whistleblower is guilty or not, but the allegation certainly fits his reputation for world-class recklessness.

December 10, 2010 | Clarence Page Chicago Tribune | Columns


Ringing in the season

Ray Hazelwood still recalls the day in 1973 when his cherished class ring from The Citadel vanished.

December 10, 2010 | Glenn Tucker C-I contributing editor | Columns


Hitchens confronts the Big C

Journalists and writers serve numerous purposes in society, one of which is to stimulate thought and make you reconsider some, or all, of your beliefs. A simple way to do this is by providing all sides of an issue, regardless of whether one side is vastly more popular or accepted as true.

December 08, 2010 | Trevor Baratko | Columns


A time to govern

WASHINGTON -- New Hampshire Republican Judd Gregg could reel off a list of problems with the debt-reduction blueprint produced by the president's fiscal responsibility commission -- beginning with the fact that, as Gregg sees it, the plan doesn't do nearly enough to reduce the debt: By 2020, in the unlikely event that all the recommendations are enacted, the debt would still stand at an unhealthy share of gross domestic product, between 60 percent and 70 percent.

December 08, 2010 | Ruth Marcus Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


America's reality show: gloom and doom

NEW YORK -- Pending catastrophe is not an easy notion to entertain, much less sustain. Americans moreover have a low tolerance for doom and gloom. We are the nation of optimism, after all. We elect leaders who promise hope and change. We are the shining city on a hill.

December 08, 2010 | Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


So, let this be a toothy lesson to you

It was my own fault.

December 06, 2010 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Security theater vs. real dangers

Great quotations aren't what they used to be. History is marked by signature lines like "We shall overcome" and "Give me liberty or give me death." To those, the age of YouTube adds, "If you touch my junk, I'll have you arrested."

December 06, 2010 | Clarence Page Chicago Tribune | Columns


Demise of the service station

If you're planning a road trip to New Jersey or Oregon, forget about stopping for a quick self-service gasoline stop. It's not legal there.

December 03, 2010 | Glenn Tucker C-I contributing editor | Columns


Path of least resistance

This past August, I embarked on a journey encompassing 140 miles in 13 days all on foot. Yes, on foot. There were not many close to me that could appreciate my aspirations for chasing this "outward boundish" type charge, and rightfully so. There were hurdles to get over before ever reporting for my chosen wilderness course. There was the burden of leaving my family for 16 days which would prove to be an emotional feat like no other and a herculean effort logistically as well. Then there was the question of whether or not I would be physically and mentally ...

December 03, 2010 | Paula Joseph C-I guest columnist | Columns


Dancing with Palin in 2012?

She made it all the way to the finals -- farther than anyone expected -- with the help of votes pouring in from her vast, underestimated fan base, only to lose in the final vote tally to more experienced professionals.

December 03, 2010 | Clarence Page Chicago Tribune | Columns


Sending my regrets to William and Kate

First, let me start off by saying that there is no chance that I will ever wake up at the crack of dawn to watch Prince William and Kate Middleton's wedding next April.

December 03, 2010 | Ashley Ford | Columns


Thought for tomorrow

When I was a younger man, I believed that progress was inevitable -- that the world would be better tomorrow and better still the day after. The thunder of war, the stench of concentration camps, the mushroom cloud of the atomic bomb are, however, not conducive to optimism. All our tomorrows for years to come will be clouded by the threat of a terrible holocaust.

December 01, 2010 | Bernard Baruch | Columns


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Column: Just a little road weary

There's an old joke about a guy who bumps into a friend he hasn't seen in awhile. The guy immediately notices that his ...

August 21, 2018 | Jim Tatum | Columns


Column: Miss Etta and the Lord

The steam of a Mississippi Delta morning was starting to take hold as I sat under a magnolia tree in front of the grand, old ...

August 21, 2018 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Column: A call to rescue 74 dogs

How would you respond if someone asked you to rescue 74 dogs? Now what if that same person asked you to rescue those 74 dogs ...

August 21, 2018 | By Andrea Walker C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Column: A time to mourn

PAWLEYS ISLAND, S.C. -- Ecclesiastes tells us that there's a time to mourn and a time to dance, but lately I can hardly find ...

August 21, 2018 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Column: Something ‘wicked’ this way comes

It's been four years and a week since we lost the comedic genius of Robin Williams.

August 17, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Column: The truth of the truth

Several years back -- I believe it would have been eight or nine years ago -- I was in Nashville on a book tour for my publisher ...

August 17, 2018 | | Columns


Column: Meet you at the river!

In 1747, William Payne stood on the bank of the Wateree River at the mouth of Twenty-five Mile Creek and took in the view around ...

August 17, 2018 | By Katherine Richardson C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Column: It’s a dog-eat-dog White House

WASHINGTON -- No sooner had I ordered the 2011 book "Less Than Human" for a late-summer read than President Trump called Omarosa Manigault Newman a "dog ...

August 17, 2018 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Column: Community newspapers not enemies of the state

Let's make one thing crystal clear…the press is not the enemy of the American people.

August 17, 2018 | By Bill Rogers, S.C. Press Association C-I guest columnist | Columns


Column: Deconstructed word salad

Much is made of "privilege" these days. In many cases, the word "privilege" is being used as a pejorative.

August 14, 2018 | Jim Tatum | Columns


Column: Trump meets his match in the media

SAN DIEGO -- Let me tell you something you already know: At the moment, the media is a mess.

August 14, 2018 | By Ruben Navarette C-I guest columnist | Columns


Column: A cheap jug of poison

A deck open to sunlight and the weather surely will lose its pizzazz. That's when a good pressure washing works miracles. Prep it with ...

August 14, 2018 | By Tom Poland C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Column: CPD continues to excel

Last month, I addressed some of our 2016 concerns -- concerns in that election year. This month I'd like to share additional details concerning community ...

August 14, 2018 | By Camden Mayor Alfred Mae Drakeford C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Column: Free press, free people

Donald J. Trump is a bully and a thug. I could tell you he is a liar, but you and everyone else in America -- even ...

August 10, 2018 | Jay Bender, S.C. Press Association Attorney C-I guest columnist | Columns


Column: The clothes line

When Hurricane Irma unleashed her callousness on the Rondarosa, it was hard to see the trees, decades old, fall.

August 10, 2018 | Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


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