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Parker: A modest proposal for humanity

WASHINGTON -- In his satirical solution to Ireland's prolific poor, especially among Catholics whose fish diet was thought to enhance fertility, Jonathan Swift suggested a new menu item: Succulent 1-year-olds for dinner.

July 22, 2015 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writer's Group | Columns


Phillips: The roots run deep

My mother's family has six in her generation. She is the oldest, followed by my Aunt Doris and my uncles Mart, Bill, Jim and John. They grew up on a small farm in Stoddard County in southeast Missouri, but are now scattered about, as many families are. They are a remarkable bunch.

July 22, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Columns


Tatum: More landmarks on Curmudgeon Road

So we were standing together, my Beloved and I, in our front yard, the breeze from passing cars rustling our bumper crop of crabgrass. The conversation had to do with weighing the various and sundry options we are considering for the yard -- and there are quite a few, actually.

July 20, 2015 | Jim Tatum | Columns


Rich: It’s hard to quit your raising

Here, I'll announce something I've never admitted publicly. I love going barefooted. It's how I was raised.

July 20, 2015 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Morgan: Forty years

At the end of the past school year, I finished 40 years of working in public education. To put this in perspective, Gerald Ford was president when I began my career as a middle school teacher and coach in 1975. That's seven presidents ago. This mostly makes me old. The 40-year milestone has caused me to do a lot of thinking about where public education has been and where it's going.

July 20, 2015 | By Frank Morgan, KCSD Superintendent C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Cahn: Closer to closing the Lyon case

Eleven months ago, I wrote about what has long been considered a kidnapping case which has haunted me since just before my 10th birthday. More than 40 years ago, on March 25, 1975, two sisters disappeared from a mall near where I used to live in the Washington, D.C., suburbs of Montgomery County, Md.

July 17, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Parker: Dare not say his name

WASHINGTON -- In South Carolina these days, no one speaks his name.

July 17, 2015 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writer's Group | Columns


Preserving Camden’s heritage in the era of the modern age

By 1963, discussion of founding a "Historic Camden Foundation" appeared on the minutes of the Historic Committee of the Chamber of Commerce. In 1967, committee member Richard Lloyd and his wife founded the Camden District Heritage Foundation to receive donations of historical property, historic relics and financial bequests to further the heritage preservation of Camden. In the long look back, Richard Lloyd invested not only his time and passion, but a great deal of money in preserving and promoting Camden's legacy for future generations.

July 17, 2015 | By Katherine Richardson C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Noble: Turning the page -- One SC

JULY 10, 2015 --- As these words are being written, the ceremony of lowering the Confederate flag at the capital is happening -- literally.

July 17, 2015 | By Phil Noble C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Parker: A new day in South Carolina

WASHINGTON -- The past may not be past, as William Faulkner once put it. But it sure seems to be leaving.

July 15, 2015 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writer's Group | Columns


Phillips: What’s your soundtrack?

Sometimes the inspiration for my weekly column comes from the strangest of places. Often, there's a hot news story, usually controversial, I feel like espousing my opinion about. That's not so strange. Other times, I think back to something which has happened in my life, hopefully funny, to share with you. That also is not particularly strange. But this week the idea came to me as I sat at home playing my guitar and trying to figure out some new songs I had never played before. None of them were really "new," but they were new to me.

July 15, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Columns


Arrants: Finding nature anywhere

Several weeks ago, I had the opportunity to join a client kayaking down a creek on his property. As we slowly floated along the beautiful waterway, I couldn't help but remind him of just how fortunate he was to own several miles of such wonderful nature. He turned to me and commented on how cool it must be for me to be able to call it "my office." When I was heading out into the field the next morning, notebook and binoculars in hand, he called to me from across the road.

July 15, 2015 | By Josh Arrants C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Tatum: Moving forward

In one surreal, beyond pustular moment, shots rang out in a house of worship.

July 13, 2015 | Jim Tatum | Columns


Gunn: PricePoint website offers guide to hospital pricing

Sticker shock -- we all face it at one time or another. Whether it's the cost of a home, an automobile or even a stay in the hospital, it's easy to be taken aback by the prices we pay. In an effort to help patient consumers make better informed decisions about their own care, KershawHealth is participating in PricePoint, the South Carolina Hospital Association's (SCHA) new website designed to clarify hospital pricing in our state.

July 13, 2015 | By Terry Gunn, KershawHealth CEO C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Rich: Them’s strong words

Once on the Andy Griffith Show, Ernest T. Bass tried to join the Army. Several times, Barney says comically, "He's a nut!"

July 13, 2015 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


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Parker: Before we lose our minds

WASHINGTON -- Current quibbling over what Jeb Bush meant when he said it's time to phase out and replace Medicare -- as opposed to "attacking the ...

July 29, 2015 | By Kathleen Parker C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Phillips: The best medicine

The world, and life in general, is filled with sadness, despair, hopelessness, hatred, evil, negativity and sorrow of all kinds. Sorry to be such a ...

July 29, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Columns


Noble: Doing the near impossible -- quickly

What's your favorite pet: dog or cat? What do you prefer on your hot dog: mustard or ketchup? Who do you like for president ...

July 29, 2015 | By Phil Noble C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Tatum: Eavesdropping on E.T.

I read the other day Stephen Hawking is leading a new effort to look for extraterrestrial life.

July 27, 2015 | Jim Tatum | Columns


Rich: It goes so fast

A friend said something the other day which has clung like mist to the crevices of my mind. She's soon to turn 70 and ...

July 27, 2015 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Walker: Cat-tastrophe

America is No. 1 in the world for the number of cats with an estimated 74 million felines. Experts believe there are millions of unspayed ...

July 27, 2015 | By Andrea Walker C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Noble: Abbeville case key to S.C.'s future

There is nothing -- absolutely nothing -- more important to the future of our state than fixing education. And as a result of the Abbeville case, we ...

July 27, 2015 | | Columns


Cahn: Looking back at myself

My father recently pulled the old "baby picture" trick, but for the modern age.

July 24, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Parker: Trumping himself

WASHINGTON -- Donald Trump can't help himself. Nor can we.

July 24, 2015 | | Columns


Moment of Nature - July 24, 2015

The mere mention of the word "root extraction" concurs up images of the dentist chair, Novocain and the shrill sound of the drilling tool, which ...

July 24, 2015 | By Camden Urban Forester Liz Gilland C-I contributing columnist | Columns


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