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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


Waiting for Super-Parents

As I pushed the book I wanted to purchase across the checkout counter, the cashier frowned as if it were a bowl of rotten fish.

October 11, 2010 | Clarence Page Chicago Tribune | Columns


So much more than 'his' highway

If most Kershaw County citizens were asked this question – "Who is John G. Richards? – a few may remember Highway 97 from Camden to Liberty Hill as the John G. Richards Highway but know little else. Perhaps that may be understandable since he died in 1941, long before most of us were born.

October 11, 2010 | Kershaw County Historical Society | Columns


Preventing a propaganda parade

Here's a pop quiz for you college students out there.

October 11, 2010 | Edwin Feulner The Heritage Foundation | Columns


The best burger battle

USA Today recently ran a story on what it claimed were the best hamburgers in the United States. The article listed one spot in each state where you can buy a boffo burger.

October 08, 2010 | Glenn Tucker Contributing editor | Columns


Justice Brennan changed court's architecture

Just in time for the opening of the Supreme Court's new term arrives a biography of one of history's most influential justices.

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


Cyber bullying no childhood prank

If you mentioned "cyber bullying" to someone just five or six years ago, the words alone would have elicited a few giggles.

October 08, 2010 | Ashley Ford | Columns


A private matter of public concern

NEW YORK -- The suicide of an 18-year-old Rutgers University student following an unimaginable invasion of his privacy has launched an overdue examination of casual -- and possibly criminal -- disregard for others' personal space.

October 06, 2010 | Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writer's Group | Columns


Getting back to education

People in this country are struggling. This isn't news -- you read it in every paper and hear it on every news station.

October 06, 2010 | Trevor Baratko | Columns


Rahm departs with mixed legacy

"Larger than life." That's how Rahm Emanuel's first grade teacher described him in a written evaluation, according to a March 2009 profile in The New Yorker. Smart teacher. The man widely known as simply "Rahm" or "Rahmbo" today apparently loomed large even then. His looming continues.

October 06, 2010 | Clarence Page Chicago Tribune | Columns


Even digitally, we're your hometown newspaper

This week is National Newspaper Week.

October 04, 2010 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Religious ignorance hurts

A new poll finds atheist and agnostics know more about religion than believers do. Maybe the pollsters weren't asking the right questions.

October 04, 2010 | Clarence Page Chicago Tribune | Columns


Rule of law in a recession

In 1776, John Adams published "Thoughts on Government." This document was highly influential in establishing the foundations and framework of our nation. Two very important concepts Adams promoted were that America ought to be a nation of laws, not of men, and the separation of powers between the executive, judiciary, and legislature.

October 04, 2010 | S.C. Rep. Larie Slade Funderburk Contributing columnist | Columns


How times have changed

Recently there was an interesting piece of information in a popular newspaper stating that less than 10 percent of the families in the United States had a member of the family who had served in the military. If you think about the experiences of the labeled "greatest" and "baby boomer" generations then that is an astonishing piece of news.

October 04, 2010 | Buster Beckham Contributing columnist | Columns


The silver lining

It is true what they say about attitudes and smiles -- they are infectious. They are capable of affecting the mind-set and emotions of others. As I checked out at the grocery store last week, the clerk asked me, "Have you had a good day?" It was the manner in which she posed her question that caught me off guard. She stood there waiting for my response with realness. Unless my naiveté was clouding my view, I saw the clerk's chat as genuine and instantly wanted to emulate her optimism. By following her lead, the crisis that had been bestowed ...

October 01, 2010 | Paula Joseph Contributing columnist | 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


Column: On this day....

I had written a completely different column for today, but then realized it would make much more sense next month. So, to quickly make a ...

November 30, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Column: Bipartisanship, thy name is Woman

WASHINGTON -- As newly elected congresswomen are poised to color this city blue, one wonders what effect they'll realistically have on the gridlock known as ...

November 30, 2018 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


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