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Column: Marquette conservatives wrong

WASHINGTON -- Free speech won; decency lost.

July 10, 2018 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Column: My July 4 reflections

I occasionally am accused of repeating myself, but, hey, some things bear repeating.

July 03, 2018 | Jim Tatum | Columns


Column: Mama and the clothesline

As we all know, any large project will always have glitches. I learned this during my days of sports marketing and, thus, formed one of my enduring philosophies: No matter how well you plan, there is always somebody waiting to jump in and mess it up.

July 03, 2018 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Column: Annapolis

On Friday, I felt ready to write about what happened in Annapolis, Md., the day before. I needed to wait at least 24 hours, in order to know as much as I could about the senseless murder of five people working at The Capitol Gazette in Annapolis, Md., on Thursday. Friday, though, I went on Facebook and posted a draft version of this column -- admitting that parts of it could have ended up being outdated almost as soon as I wrote it -- with the intention of publishing it as my column for this Friday.

July 03, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Column: Fearing the worst

COLUMBIA, S.C. -- It was far too easy to assume the worst -- that the inevitable, finally, had come to pass.

July 03, 2018 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Is your economy doing ‘very well’?

During the last two years, have you:

June 29, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Column: Talledega Days

The sight of Exit 173 on I-20, between Anniston and Birmingham, always brings a smile to my face -- the kind of smile that is irrepressible and makes me feel good all over.

June 29, 2018 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Column: Capturing and harvesting water

(A few years ago I came across an article and saved some of the information because the content is relevant and useful. Unfortuanately, I did not save the source, but I do know that it originated in the Lowcountry and wanted to provide full disclosure that even though I have edited and revised the information a good bit, it is based on the work of someone else.)

June 29, 2018 | By Camden Urban Forester Liz Gilland C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Column: The Max vs. the Don

WASHINGTON -- If I were a cartoonist..., I would often say to my friend Doug Marlette, the Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist who died 11 years ago. He'd listen patiently as I described my vision for his work, whereupon, he'd occasionally sometimes say, "Not bad."

June 29, 2018 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Column: A few more observations

There's an old saying about newspaper columnists being those guys who come down out of the hills after the battle is over and shoot the wounded.

June 26, 2018 | Jim Tatum | Columns


Column: Men and machines

It's been a few years since I shared the story of Tink and the riding mower but I'll remind you what happened so I can segue into another story of a man and a riding mower.

June 26, 2018 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Column: The crying child Rorschach

WASHINGTON -- Is there a psychiatrist in the house?

June 26, 2018 | | Columns


Column: Diva runs the store

Most of us who own a dog, know how much joy our beloved canines can bring to our lives every day. Now imagine if you could bring your dog to work with you and be surrounded by beautiful green plants, flowers, trees, and friends that come to shop and visit during the day. Sound like a dream?

June 26, 2018 | By Andrea Walker C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Column: An end to the evil of separation

On the surface, President Trump blinked.

June 22, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Column: The old courthouse

A road trip recently swung me down the back roads of Georgia and took me through a little town called Homer. I wouldn't have thought much about it until I saw that wonderful old brick courthouse shaded by trees under which, probably, once rested a Confederate soldier or two.

June 22, 2018 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | 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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