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Rampell: Trump not only candidate playing with tax returns

MARCH 12 -- Didya hear? Ted Cruz released his tax returns. So did Marco Rubio, John Kasich, Bernie Sanders and even the famously opaque Hillary Clinton.

March 22, 2016 | By Catherine Rampell Washington Post Writer's Group | Columns


Walker: The love of a stranger

"I love you," he said, and I knew the soft-spoken older gentleman meant it. This man I had just met stood by me as we witnessed the power of caring people and a faithful God who answered our cry for help.

March 22, 2016 | By Andrea Walker C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Parker: Understanding the Islamic State

MIAMI BEACH -- One wouldn't call them bedfellows, strange or otherwise, but President Obama and Donald Trump are both inadvertently helping the Islamic State through rhetoric which is either too cautious or too rash.

March 18, 2016 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writer's Group | Columns


Cahn: A Jewish woman helps Syrian refugees

I may be a Sprint customer, but I'm in love with the young woman in the AT&T commercials. OK, yuck, I'm old enough to be her father, or very young uncle. Forget I said anything.

March 18, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Noble: Sunshine (Week) and new leaders

This is Sunshine Week. What the heck is this, you might rightly ask, and why should I care?

March 18, 2016 | By Phil Noble C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Richardson: A history of Campbell Street, Part 2

(This week's column picks up from last month's piece on "The Revolutionary War on Campbell Street," which looked at the street's early history along with the city's public squares, Jackson School, and several churches. This second installment begins with a visit to Cedars Cemetery.)

March 18, 2016 | By Camden Archives and Museum Director Katherine Richardson C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Tatum: The summer of Dirty Fred’s, the prequel

Not too long ago, I wrote about the sublime experience that was the summer of Dirty Fred's. To be sure, there has never been another place on the planet like it, thank God.

March 15, 2016 | Jim Tatum | Columns


Parker: Shame, shame, shame

WASHINGTON -- As Donald Trump continues to surge forward as the most-likely Republican nominee, perfectly sane people are beginning to wonder: "Was there something we missed? Maybe he's not really so bad?"

March 15, 2016 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writer's Group | Columns


Rich: Pondering and learning

Someone I know but who is not a reader of this column wrote to ask a question the other day. She had just finished reading my last book and was curious to know, "When these people or situations cross your life, do you take notes of what you're learning from them?"

March 15, 2016 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Morgan: The looming teacher shortage

Parents talk with me about a variety of concerns during the course of a normal school year. A lot of these conversations (and for that matter, a lot of social media patter) relate in one way or another to perceived teacher quality. Every parent wants his or her child to have an excellent teacher, and rightfully so. The research is very clear: teacher quality is the most significant factor in student achievement.

March 15, 2016 | By Frank Morgan, KCSD Superintendent C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Cahn: ‘Open government is good government’

Next week is Sunshine Week across the country, the week where newspapers and other media focus on why -- as stated on the Reports Committee for Freedom of the Press' Sunshine Week website -- "open government is good government."

March 11, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Parker: Farewell, prince of tides

WASHINGTON -- Soon after "The Prince of Tides" became a blockbuster movie in 1991, People magazine put the film's leading man, Nick Nolte, on its cover as the "Sexiest Man Alive."

March 11, 2016 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writer's Group | Columns


My Brain on NASCAR - March 11, 2016

The first week in March marked the 112th anniversary of the birth of Theodore Seuss Geisel, better known by his pen name of Dr. Seuss, and the 19th running of the Kobalt 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

March 11, 2016 | | Columns


Noble: Five good ideas for a better S.C.

One of the most fun and interesting things about writing this column is all the feedback I get from folks. I especially like the good ideas to improve our state people send me.

March 11, 2016 | By Phil Noble C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Tatum: Then play on

Today, I am the bearer of sad news, at least for me.

March 08, 2016 | Jim Tatum | Columns


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Cahn: Parsing the Foster v. Chatman ruling

Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled against lower courts in Foster v. Chatman, finding Georgia prosecutors purposely used what are known as "preemptive strikes ...

May 27, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Parker: A trump too far?

WASHINGTON -- If Donald Trump prefers combatants who aren't captured, as he once mocked John McCain, he apparently doesn't believe in taking prisoners, either.

May 27, 2016 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writer's Group | Columns


Moment of Nature - May 27, 2016

Memorial Day weekend marks the unofficial start of summer. Contrast this with the official start of hurricane season just a week away. The 2016 Atlantic ...

May 27, 2016 | By Camden Urban Forester Liz Gilland C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Noble: Come here and talk about guns

The papers this week had big stories about Donald Trump speaking to the National Rifle Association convention and accepting their endorsement. Among his promises to ...

May 27, 2016 | | Columns


Tatum: Let the colors fly

I have two large flags I will be displaying this week. Pretty pieces of cloth, indeed, few things are more beautiful than the flag of ...

May 24, 2016 | Jim Tatum | Columns


Parker: Election disaffection

CHARLESTON, S.C. -- On rare occasions, Americans coalesce around a common cause, usually following some calamity -- a terrorist attack, a natural disaster or, say, during ...

May 24, 2016 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writer's Group | Columns


Rich: The stones of life

The honorable Zell Miller of Young Harris, Ga., was raised by a remarkable mountain woman. Folks around those parts called her "Miss Birdie" while her ...

May 24, 2016 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Walker: A fun destination in Kershaw County’s ‘backyard’

Right outside of Camden is a farm which plays home, restaurant, store, bed and breakfast and community learning center. Old McCaskill's Farm is quite ...

May 24, 2016 | By Andrea Walker C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Cahn: Mid-life romance in the digital age

It is very, very weird to be 51 and single in the second decade of the 21st century.

May 20, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Parker: Hillary’s viral nightmare

WASHINGTON -- You could say it all depends on how you define "lie." Or, perhaps, it's hell to have a public record.

May 20, 2016 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writer's Group | Columns


Richardson: The view from here

In working on the next changing exhibit at the archives, I have had to research the Battle of Hobkirk Hill pretty extensively. I am the ...

May 20, 2016 | By Camden Archives and Museum Director Katherine Richardson C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Noble: ‘Understanding each other’s history’

Last week in Charleston, a large mural of Rev. Clementa Pinckney was unveiled. It was done by 28-year-old Columbia artist Tripp Barnes. It is big ...

May 20, 2016 | By Phil Noble C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Tatum: Trophies for everybody!

As always, I vacillate between disgusted and amused.

May 17, 2016 | Jim Tatum | Columns


Rampell: She saw something -- and said something

WASHINGTON -- Last week, a 40-year-old man -- with dark, curly hair, olive skin and an exotic foreign accent -- boarded a plane. It was to make an ...

May 17, 2016 | By Catherine Rampell Washington Post Writer's Group | Columns


Rich: The boy in overalls

The other day I had something on my mind, a situation we had just encountered with someone we had sought to help.

May 17, 2016 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


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