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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 first one to admit I never specifically studied the Revolutionary War or the Civil War, though there were specialized courses on them in graduate school. It just wasn't "my thing." But upon learning the principal player in the next exhibit, John Bartlam, was reported by the South Carolina militia after the Revolution as a Loyalist who "died" before 1783, I had to track that part of his story down.

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 and colorful and covers the whole outside wall of a building on St. Phillips Street, a few blocks from my house and from Emanuel AME Church.

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 uneventful hop from Philadelphia to nearby Syracuse.

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


Morgan: It’s not 1970 anymore

Shortly after I presented a proposed budget to the school board in April, a community member sent me a graph developed by the Cato Institute, an inside the D.C. Beltway think tank. The graph shows the huge increase in education spending since 1970 as compared to significantly lower increases in test scores during the same period. I have seen this graph on multiple occasions during the past several years, and it's definitely a perennial with social media types.

May 17, 2016 | By Frank Morgan, KCSD Superintendent C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Cahn: This isn’t your father’s CLC

Below on the left, you'll find a letter to the editor about a majority of the Kershaw County Board of School Trustees' voting to keep Bethune and Mt. Pisgah elementary schools open.

May 13, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Parker: Rules are for breaking

WASHINGTON -- It should be obvious to all by now Donald Trump knows nothing of what he speaks. His disastrous economic ideas are but the latest in a litany of nonsensical proposals.

May 13, 2016 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writer's Group | Columns


Joseph: Be proud, you’ve earned it

My oldest son graduated from college six days ago and it has started me thinking about the emotional roller coaster ride I've been on this last month. Perhaps a pinball machine is a better option to describe my sensitive state lately as I quickly move from emotion to emotion. Life's milestones, especially when they belong to your children, tend to have a way of putting parents in that ugly cry-face, choked-up mode.

May 13, 2016 | By Paula Joseph C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Noble: Babies, marriage and family in S.C.

Tackling "big issues" is tough. It's far easier for policy makers and politicians to make a speech or issue a press release with a few snappy phrases and then claim they are "doing something."

May 13, 2016 | By Phil Noble C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Tatum: How could Oscar possibly snub this?

Ray Davies once said, "Everybody's a dreamer, everybody's a star, and everyone is in movies, it doesn't matter who you are."

May 10, 2016 | Jim Tatum | Columns


Parker: Farewell, grand old party

WASHINGTON -- It wasn't precisely an act of moral courage, but House Speaker Paul Ryan's comment that he's not ready to support presumptive presidential nominee Donald Trump was at least ... something.

May 10, 2016 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writer's Group | Columns


Rich: Mother’s Day 2016

There isn't a day that passes that I don't remember Mama. Many of the times she crosses my mind, I am doing something she taught me how to do.

May 10, 2016 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Smith: The catalyst of prosperity in S.C.

The S.C. Legislature is in a battle over if we are going to make any real progress in fixing our infrastructure in our state. There is a wider debate on how to become truly prosperous with opportunity for all.

May 10, 2016 | By Karl Smith C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Cahn: Where’s our white knight?

Folks, we're in trouble, with a capital T, which stands for Trump -- Donald Trump, the presumptive GOP nominee for president of these United States.

May 06, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


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The Trump letters

WASHINGTON -- As the first presidential debate approaches, fists clench, jaws tighten and invectives giggle in anticipation.

September 23, 2016 | Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


I miss making videos

When I first entered college, my goal was to be the journalist everyone loves. I am interested in journalism because one of my pet peeves ...

September 23, 2016 | Katrina Moses C-I Staff Writer | Columns


Trump’s truth sets us free

WASHINGTON -- At long last, Donald Trump has set himself free.

September 20, 2016 | Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Fun with the family photo album

It's almost time for our annual family reunion, that one day of the year when you can go and actually see for yourself what ...

September 20, 2016 | Jim Tatum | Columns


The week that was...embarassing

WASHINGTON -- America has had better weeks than the one just past.

September 13, 2016 | Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Clowns to the left of me...

I have a confession to make, but these days, I'm not alone.

September 13, 2016 | Jim Tatum | Columns


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