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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


Buck up for safety

Everyone have a pleasant Thanksgiving and safe travels? No underwear bombers? Good, glad to hear it. Now, say your thanks to the sleepless Transportation Security Administration administrator John Pistole and his agency.

December 01, 2010 | Trevor Baratko | Columns


The new heresy

NEW YORK -- In a political culture where moderation is the new heresy, centrism is fast becoming the new black.

December 01, 2010 | Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


The economic potential of SC's harvest

We thank Thee, Heavenly Father,

November 29, 2010 | By Laurie Slade Funderburk C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Glad I'm not flying for the holidays

To fly or not to fly, that is the question.

November 29, 2010 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Attention, Deficit Disorder

Battle lines are being drawn as the White House and Congress prepare for a big showdown in the spring over a question that troubles a lot of households these days: how to manage the nation's credit card.

November 29, 2010 | Clarence Page Chicago Tribune | Columns


Modern problems: Part Tres

"History shows again and again how nature points out the folly of man…" Blue Oyster Cult, "Godzilla"

November 29, 2010 | Jim Tatum C-I guest columnist | Columns


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Column: Archery needs help to hit target

Athletics is an important part of school life, from elementary school all the way through college. That is certainly true at Kershaw County's three ...

November 16, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Column: The fashion designer wannabe

To be truthful, I was 'agin' it from the beginning. To tell the unvarnished truth, I was quite a brat about it.

November 16, 2018 | | Columns


Column: Paula’s journey -- Part 3

Today, art joins cooking as one of Paula's passions. "There's a lady in town -- the 'Shell Lady,' who shelled our gas lanterns on ...

November 16, 2018 | | Columns


Column: Elections should be more competitive

There's a big lesson in the 2018 elections for the S.C. House of Representatives: The more competitive that elections are, the more likely ...

November 16, 2018 | By Andy Brack, Statehouse Report C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Column: Weird news is the new normal

It's like they say: No matter where you go, there you are.

November 13, 2018 | Jim Tatum | Columns


Column: Rural Route One

When I was a child growing up, our address was simply Rural Route One. Our road had no proper name and, for the first five ...

November 13, 2018 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Column: Relief is yet to come

WASHINGTON -- It wasn't a blue trickle, but nor was it a tsunami. Rather, the midterm elections brought a gentle, purplish wave of mostly center-leaning ...

November 13, 2018 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Column: Paula’s journey -- Part Two

Paula suffered agoraphobia early in life. This anxiety disorder makes you fear and avoid places or situations that might induce panic and feeling trapped, helpless ...

November 13, 2018 | By Tom Poland C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Column: The election

Election Day 2018 turned into one of the more interesting mid-term elections of recent memory.

November 09, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Column: Consider Antigua

Summer vacation may be over, but it is always the right time of year to travel somewhere new. For a long weekend, we're lucky ...

November 09, 2018 | By Stuart Pennebaker C-I guest columnist | Columns


Column: Remember Khashoggi

WASHINGTON -- The midterm elections are finally over, more or less, and we got what we got -- Donald Trump is still president.

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


Column: Paula's journey, Part One

When you see glistening oyster beds what comes to mind? An oyster roast? A mucky, perilous place? A driveway white with sun-bleached shells? Well, some ...

November 09, 2018 | By Tom Poland C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Column: Today is the day

For what it's worth, today is the big day. Election day. A moment for major change, a repudiation of an evil direction and intent ...

November 06, 2018 | | Columns


Column: The praying place

It was back in the summer, when the sun hung high and hot in the sky and the droplets of humidity fell like unwanted drops ...

November 06, 2018 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Column: Our prince of scribes

BEAUFORT, S.C. -- As the famed author Pat Conroy began his journey from this earth two years ago, he might have dreamed of weekends like ...

November 06, 2018 | By Kathleen Parker | Columns


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