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Tatum: ‘Life is hard ... harder when you’re stupid’

The late, great John Wayne, the Duke himself, is credited with the above quotation.

November 17, 2015 | Jim Tatum | Columns

Parker: True Trump

DES MOINES, Iowa -- You can't drive far in these parts without seeing Ben Carson on a billboard, looking more like a man of the cloth than of the operating room.

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

Rich: Dying before all is read and done

There is only one thing that scares me about dying. It is so momentous it rocks my heart with grief whenever I think of it. It is a tumultuous rocking resembling the Mississippi River in New Orleans when the ocean is signaling a vicious hurricane is headed that way.

November 17, 2015 | By Ronda Rich | Columns

Morgan: Shopping locally

Time flies … school starts in August and you blink a couple of times and it's Thanksgiving and then we're in the Christmas season. I had a conversation recently with a long-time member of the local business community, and he suggested I write something about how shopping locally benefits our schools and the community as a whole. I thought it was a pretty good idea. Given the shopping we're all going to be doing over the next few weeks, this seemed like an opportune time to do so.

November 17, 2015 | By Frank Morgan, KCSD Superintendent C-I contributing columnist | Columns

Noble: We’re No. 1 in domestic killings

We're No. 1 !!

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

Cahn: A bridge, SCDOT and a blocked road

There's a little story behind a photo I took which appeared on Tuedsay's front page. It's the one of Twenty-Five Mile Creek running under a bridge on Pine Grove Road in Lugoff.

November 13, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns

Parker: Dr. Carson, I presume?

WASHINGTON -- In the annals of presidential politics, it's hard to recall anyone who has tried so hard to be so ordinary.

November 13, 2015 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writer's Group | Columns

Joseph: A blank check from our veterans

At the end of World War I, fighting ended when an armistice, or temporarily cessation of hostilities, between the Allied nations and Germany went into effect on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month. For that reason, Nov. 11, 1918, is generally regarded as the end of "the war to end all wars." In November 1919, President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed Nov. 11 as the first commemoration of Armistice Day with the following words: "To us in America, the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in ...

November 13, 2015 | Paula Joseph | Columns

Noble: S.C. and ‘national’ Democrats

With the recent Democratic Presidential Candidates Forum in Rock Hill with Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders and Martin O'Malley, South Carolina was ground zero for Democratic presidential politics.

November 13, 2015 | By Phil Noble C-I contributing columnist | Columns

Tatum: Refrigerator rebellion

I'm doomed.

November 10, 2015 | Jim Tatum | Columns

Parker: Bushes unleashed

WASHINGTON -- If the truth sets us free, then Bush family members should be warbling from rooftops.

November 10, 2015 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writer's Group | Columns

Gunn: Building our future together

KershawHealth was envisioned and built by local philanthropy. It has been sustained for more than a century by the commitment of a community dedicated to caring for its own. And, even as it has grown, decade after decade, it has never lost that sense of purpose that comes from neighbors caring for neighbors. Now, we have joined with our neighbors to take another step on that journey.

November 10, 2015 | By Terry Gunn, KershawHealth CEO C-I contributing columnist | Columns

Rich: The magazine cover

Here's what happened -- and I swear on Mama's cocoa-splattered chocolate cake recipe this is the gospel:

November 10, 2015 | By Ronda Rich | Columns

Op-ed: Shorten the legislative session

Editorialists and commentators have chastised the South Carolina legislature relentlessly for failing to get anything done during the 2015 session. In fact, though, they did plenty of work.

November 10, 2015 | Cecilia Brown, S.C. Policy Council | Columns

Cahn: Spring forward one last time

(This column first appeared in November 2010.)

November 06, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns

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Tatum: Thankfully yours

For awhile there, the older I got, the more I wondered how that happened.

November 24, 2015 | Jim Tatum | Columns

Parker: Crazy is as crazy does

WASHINGTON -- One week, Beirut and Paris; the next week, Mali. The nightmare is young. Where next?

November 24, 2015 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writer's Group | Columns

Rich: Thanksgiving 2015

An email arrived in the middle of the night back in August. Its message was to tell me that my precious friend Randy Parks, one ...

November 24, 2015 | By Ronda Rich | Columns

Walker: Saving lives with your life’s passion

How fitting to write this article for the Chronicle-Independent because the Chronicle sparked a flame which has benefitted hundreds and hundreds of homeless pets.

November 24, 2015 | By Andrea Walker C-I contributing columnist | Columns

Op-ed: Eminent domain and the new threat to property rights

On Tuesday, October 20, a Senate Judiciary subcommittee met to discuss and take testimony on S.868, a bill that would grant the power of ...

November 24, 2015 | By Shane McNamee S.C. Policy Council | Columns

Cahn: A nation of immigrants and refugees

In the wake of the terrorist attacks in Paris a week ago, and the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, or ISIS) taking ...

November 20, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns

Parker: Fear and loathing in America

WASHINGTON--We shouldn't be surprised many Americans fear the fresh arrival of Syrian refugees in the wake of last week's Paris slaughter by jihadists ...

November 20, 2015 | | Columns

Richardson: Camden’s ‘Blue House’

Blue House became a part of the legend and lore of Camden not because of who lived there, but because of who died there. It ...

November 20, 2015 | By Camden Archives & Museum Director Katherine Richardson C-I contributing columnist | Columns

Beckham: One-half of a century

One was married on Gibraltar while another lives in New Zealand. One classmate resides near Sarah Palin, while another could not attend church or school ...

November 20, 2015 | By Buster Beckham C-I contributing columnist | Columns


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