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Corporate tax returns should be public

Tax inversions. Double Irish with a Dutch sandwich. Spinning off tangible assets into real estate investment trusts. Son-of-BOSS shelters.

August 27, 2014 | By Catherine Rampell Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Pride and humility

It has become somewhat of an art for me, that of studying Southern culture and deciphering what makes us different from others as well as downright peculiar among ourselves.

August 25, 2014 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


The storytellers of Dillon County

Our family has spent many a pleasant summer day with several families from the Dillon area and the experience is always enjoyable and the manner in which they address their friends, neighbors and kinfolk is like taking a step back in the "Old South." Everyone seems to have a prefix or you are a tourist just stopping by.

August 25, 2014 | By Buster Beckham C-I contributing columnist | Columns


America still has a long way to go

There is no longer any doubt that America still has a long way to go before it can say that it has grown beyond the prejudices and fear and tragic cycle of action and reaction when it comes to relations between blacks and whites.

August 25, 2014 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Scandals hiding in plain sight

The laboratories of democracy are blowing up.

August 22, 2014 | By Catherine Rampell Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Mob mentality

I have admitted in this column many times that I have become a "grumpy old man." Well, folks, here I go again. I often blame technology and the instant sharing of news and opinions on many of society's ills, and that's what I'm doing again today.

August 22, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Columns


How to grow grass under a tree

I have many colleagues who are of the turf persuasion and we have come to an understanding to agree to disagree. I think grass is a weed, they think a tree is a weed -- in nature the two aren't meant to meet. This is why only grass grows on the Great Plains and only trees grow in the forest. But since we aren't on the Plains or in the forest, we try and get plants to co-exist in arranged landscape designs we like to see.

August 22, 2014 | By Liz Gilland, Camden Urban Forester C-I contributing columnist | Columns


When practice just kills time

Last week we spent a few minutes talking about being the best in the world in a particular field.

August 22, 2014 | Glenn Tucker | Columns


The ‘Harmony County Stud Muffin’ column

As the primary pundit at the "Harmony County Weekly Blister," I am frequently called upon to perform many tasks. So, besides winding up the cat and putting out the clock, I also write the advice to the lovelorn column entitled, "Ask the Stud Muffin."

August 20, 2014 | Jim McGowan | Columns


A case for Zemp

I never played high school football. My glory days ended with the little league Lions and the gridiron of my youth is now a stand of depressingly mature pine trees across the old, worn foot bridge in Woodward Park. Like many, I now enjoy the pleasure of watching and cheering on younger generations and look forward to each new season as it plays out on our home field at Zemp Stadium. It is my opinion that we, as a community, should keep Zemp and prepare the old facility for the future.

August 20, 2014 | Dwight deLoach C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Here comes Entrepreneur Barbie

WASHINGTON -- Lego's groundbreaking female-scientists set sold out almost immediately after it was released this month. But never fear, fans of feminist toys: A new Barbie doll, now in stock, is also shattering the plastic ceiling.

August 20, 2014 | By Catherine Rampell Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


‘This I Believe’

For the past couple of years, our district has designated one book for summer reading for secondary students. I've really liked this approach. It has generated a lot of enthusiasm and gotten entire families involved. This year's book, This I Believe II, is a collection of personal essays by a very diverse group of people, ranging from legendary cellist Yo-Yo Ma to author Studs Terkel. The book got me to thinking; if I was to write an essay about what I believe about education, what would I say?

August 18, 2014 | | Columns


Greenville is doing it right

Let me begin with full disclosure: I was born in Greenville and even though my family moved away when I was 5 years old, I still consider Greenville my hometown. And, as with a first love, one's hometown will always be something special. So it is with me and Greenville.

August 18, 2014 | By Phil Noble C-I contributing columnist | Columns


The hot pink luggage

Some missing something or the other required me to prowl through closets at Mama's house. That's when I found it. I pulled it out and smiled broadly, warmed by the memories it evoked.

August 18, 2014 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Remembering Robin Williams

I am man enough to admit that I have cried more than once since the news broke that Robin Williams had died by what local officials said was suicide.

August 18, 2014 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


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Column: We’re not amused

Actually, we are. At least I am.

July 17, 2018 | Jim Tatum | Columns


Column: Grilling safety tips

Now that summer is in full effect and the 4th of July has kicked off our official grilling season, there are some things you need ...

July 17, 2018 | By Faith Israel, Food and Nutrition Agent C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Column: Big hat Texan

Most Texans are good people, but you can unfortunately bump into one who has done it quicker, better, faster and had it cost more or ...

July 17, 2018 | By Buster Beckham C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Column: Saving NATO from Donald Trump

WASHINGTON -- When it comes to President Trump, it's hard to pick his worst decision from the plethora he has provided.

July 17, 2018 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Column: The news process isn’t fake, either

Strange things happen in the nation's capitol everyday. It's pretty much a given considering Washington, D.C., is where Congress meets, the President ...

July 13, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Column: The kindness of a beauty queen

It is rarely the large kindnesses or generosities that are remembered (unless, of course, your name is on a building). It is generally the small ...

July 13, 2018 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Column: City making great progress

I have a friend who lives in New Hampshire. She says they have two seasons, "winter and road construction." She is always interested in what ...

July 13, 2018 | By Camden Mayor Alfred Mae Drakeford C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Column: Amending the agenda

I was in Mount Pleasant recently. It had been years since I had driven north of Shem Creek on Coleman Boulevard. My drive north in ...

July 13, 2018 | By Jay Bender, SCPA Attorney C-I guest columnist | Columns


Column: Optimism from Boys, Girls states

Each year, hundreds of South Carolina high schoolers get a close-up lesson in how government works as part of the Palmetto Boys State and Palmetto ...

July 10, 2018 | By Richard Eckstrom, S.C. Comptroller C-I guest columnist | Columns


Column: ‘Gotta serve somebody’

Bob Dylan's 1979 hit song, "Gotta Serve Somebody," is about a diverse group of people who have one simple truth in common. Here are ...

July 10, 2018 | By Dennis Turner C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Column: KC and the state superintendent

Recently, the General Assembly placed on the ballot in November the question of the state superintendent of education ceasing to be elected by the people ...

July 10, 2018 | By Harvey S. Teal Kershaw County Historical Society | Columns


Column: 18 years and counting

Thursday marked my 18th anniversary with the C-I. I celebrated by doing what I usually do on Thursdays: polish up my latest article (in this ...

July 06, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Column: Grandma’s petunias

Vintage petunias. I had forgotten them, those flowers grandma loved. Surely I saw them in youth. As I sort through my mental album I think ...

July 06, 2018 | By Tom Poland C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Column: Message in a bottle

As I walked down the beach on this July 4th admiring all the spirited displays of American pride, my mind kept wandering to thoughts of ...

July 06, 2018 | By Paula Joseph C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Column: Supreme hysteria

WASHINGTON -- If Chicken Little and Cassandra had a baby, they'd name him Jeffrey Toobin.

July 06, 2018 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


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