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Loner/loser syndrome

CHARLESTON, S.C. -- As convicted murderer Dylann Roof prepares to defend himself in the sentencing phase of his trial, a clearer understanding of his motives in gunning down nine African-Americans during Bible study prayer has begun to emerge.

January 06, 2017 | Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Grinning and scratching my head

It's kind of funny looking back at 2016.

January 03, 2017 | Jim Tatum | Columns


Fear thee well to 2016

CHARLESTON, S.C. -- As usual, the year's end brings reflections and ruminations on what was and what is to be. This time around, however, it feels as though an era is coming to an end.

December 30, 2016 | Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Reflections

While everybody is at watch night service on Saturday night, I will probably be eating sushi with my boyfriend as I prepare for the ball to drop. Does this make me a heathen? I will go to watch night someday (I have not been in years), but not this weekend.

December 30, 2016 | Katrina Moses C-I Staff Writer | Columns


Do not paint a picture of perfection

One of my best friends graduated from Francis Marion University on Saturday. She is the last one in our small group to graduate. We are all FMU alumni. When we first entered Francis Marion we swore we were all going to be class of 2016. As I have a cocky moment and brush this dirt off my shoulder, we did it!!

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


Dear Mr. Trump

WASHINGTON -- You won. Welcome to hell.

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


My Saturday rarely goes as planned

My weekends have been free as of late, and I have enjoyed them. For some odd reason though, my body wakes up at the same time every day. If I go to bed at 2 a.m. on a Saturday morning, I will wake up the next morning at 7 a.m. like I would during the work week.

December 16, 2016 | Katrina Moses C-I Staff Writer | Columns


Trump, the movie

WASHINGTON -- In the Trump movie now playing in the American theater, connecting all the dots requires the artistry of a mapmaker and the insight of a psychic.

December 16, 2016 | Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Such evil as this

CHARLESTON, S.C. -- A deep stillness settled over the federal courtroom as graphic photos were shown of the nine people murdered last year at Mother Emanuel A.M.E. Church.

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


Is it still there for us?

Here we go again.

December 13, 2016 | Jim Tatum | Columns


Saving S.C.'s natural treasures: the Edisto River

Recently, I was invited to speak to the Friends of the Edisto and I met Hugo Krispyn who lives on the headwaters of the North Fork of the Edisto. He wrote this about the dangers facing the Edisto and other S.C. rivers.

December 02, 2016 | Phil Noble | Columns


Fire follows drought

Kershaw County is currently 6-8 inches behind the average rainfall for the year. The rest of the state, for the most part, is experiencing the same or worse conditions. Extended periods of dry weather continually make more forest fuels available to be burned. For example, a fallen log or large limb would typically not be much of a concern during a prescribed burn or when fighting a wildfire. However, these larger fuels have had ample time to dry to a point where they will readily ignite. As you can imagine this makes controlling fires much more difficult as fires will ...

December 02, 2016 | | Columns


No tears for Fidel

WASHINGTON -- Sometimes history doesn't have to wait to judge -- and when it comes to dictators, even dead ones, we shouldn't either.

December 02, 2016 | Kathleen Parker | Columns


Garbage on television

How are cable companies maintaining stability in this present day? I am curious because a few of my friends from college and even the ones back in Summerville barely watch television. They watch television on their phones with apps like Netflix and Hulu.

December 02, 2016 | | Columns


Garbage on television

How are cable companies maintaining stability in this present day? I am curious because a few of my friends from college and even the ones back in Summerville barely watch television. They watch television on their phones with apps like Netflix and Hulu.

December 02, 2016 | Katrina Moses C-I Staff Writer | Columns


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Heavyweight match: Lewis v. Trump

WASHINGTON -- A recent tweet from @realDonaldTrump: "John Lewis is an American hero. I look forward to working with him in the years to come."

January 20, 2017 | Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Once a sinner...

Why is it that even now, as a middle aged adult, I have a difficult time keeping a straight face in church?

January 17, 2017 | Jim Tatum | Columns


Hosea, can you see?

WASHINGTON -- Republicans can argue until their last breath that Trump objectors are sore losers, but isn't more at stake than "mere politics"? This phrase ...

January 17, 2017 | Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Celebrate MLK for the right reasons

When I was in elementary school, I used to love MLK Day. Not for the shallow reason that we had the day off, but for ...

January 13, 2017 | Katrina Moses C-I Staff Writer | Columns


Dylann Roof's last act

CHARLESTON, S.C. -- If Death lingers in courtroom corridors awaiting sentences, this historic city's federal courthouse was surely a top destination. On Tuesday, the ...

January 13, 2017 | Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Talking about the weather...

Wow – I thought I lived in South Carolina, not South Dakota.

January 10, 2017 | Jim Tatum | Columns


President-elect Trumpschenko

WASHINGTON -- First, a history refresher: For the past nine years, a smattering of Americans, most recently led by our now president-elect, have insisted that Barack ...

January 10, 2017 | Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


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