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Race to the Bottom

The state superintendent of education, Mick Zais, and Gov. Nikki Haley will not apply to the U.S. Department of Education for up to $50 million in federal Race to the Top funds allocated for South Carolina's public school system.

June 08, 2011 | Fred R. Sheheen C-I contributing columnist | Columns


The ramp

The C-130 was parked on the tarmac, her rear door open, yawning in the afternoon sun. The small, relatively quiet corner of the runway in which she was parked stood in contrast to the hustle and bustle of the surrounding airfield. The base, elsewhere, was alive with activity. This made perfect sense given that this was a warzone; schedules had to be kept, deadlines had to be met, missions had to be completed. Her crew had dispersed, but she remained, alone and waiting. The plane, a workhorse of her generation, had carried men and machine to theaters across the globe ...

June 06, 2011 | Dwight deLoach C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Citizen Cain, rhymes with 'pain'

To all of those readers who say I should pay more attention to the rising presidential campaign of Republican Herman Cain, I am happy to announce that he has it.

June 06, 2011 | Clarence Page Chicago Tribune | Columns


Defunding defense

Can America's defense budget be cut? Yes. Unfortunately, President Obama is going about it exactly backwards.

June 06, 2011 | Ed Feulner The Heritage Foundation | Columns


Graduating seniors reminisce

One of the groups I meet with on a regular basis is Student Cabinet, which is made up of student leaders from each of our three high schools. It's always energizing and informative for me to hear the insights, opinions and perspectives from this very impressive group of young people.

June 06, 2011 | Kershaw County School District Superintendent Dr. Frank Morgan C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Getting America back in the space race

Fifty years ago in April, Russian Cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin became the first human being to be launched into space. Twenty-three days later, American Astronaut Alan Shepard became the second.

June 06, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Julie Andrews still the real deal

I have a friend who works in the television business out in Los Angeles. She's employed by the host of a late-night talk show, so meeting celebrities is an everyday occurrence for her as she deals with them on matters regarding the program.

June 03, 2011 | Glenn Tucker C-I contributing editor | Columns


The Poppy Red

I recently learned of another attribute of being the middle child -- family historian. How wonderful, I thought; I've been looking for more to do in my day. Besides, I'm the sibling in the middle; you know, the pleaser, the inventive one. I suppose this could be fun, maybe rather interesting, I announced with the slightest of sarcasm. So I accepted the 15-plus boxes with a smile.

June 03, 2011 | Paula Joseph C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Why libraries are still important

When discussing whether libraries will weather shifts in technology, librarians who have been on the scene longer (OK, only slightly longer) than I have like to mention how everyone was predicting our demise when the Internet came along in the '90s Instead, libraries added free access to the Internet to their missions, and in the process have helped millions bridge the digital divide. Anyone who's been in a library recently will likely attest that they are busy, vital places. Nonetheless, whether libraries are obsolete is a question that is perennially raised. I think the necessity of public libraries will ...

June 03, 2011 | Amy Schofield Kershaw County Library Director | Columns


Bringing back the lash

When Peter Moskos' new book landed on my desk, I wasn't sure if it was going to be a treatise on crime and punishment or some sort of kinky sex manual.

June 03, 2011 | Clarence Page Chicago Tribune | Columns


Entitled to be a cad

WASHINGTON -- I write often about the problem of entitlement spending. Today's topic is the problem of entitlement behavior.

June 01, 2011 | Ruth Marcus Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Flushing New York

NEW YORK -- In a slender essay titled "Here Is New York," E.B. White wrote about the implausibility of the great city, mentioning among other things the millions of gallons of water needed each day just so people could brush their teeth.

June 01, 2011 | Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Don't count Federer out

No athlete can outrun the aging process as even the greatest of stars succumb to worn-out knees or a broken-down back or any of the other ailments that can sideline a player.

June 01, 2011 | Michael Ulmer | Columns


Make college worth the cost

It's hard to say which is more remarkable about Kayla Heard, that she is graduating this spring from Washington State University at age 16 or that she earned her degree without ever entering a classroom.

May 30, 2011 | Clarence Page Chicago Tribune | Columns


Back to the real world...

Well, we made it back.

May 30, 2011 | Jim Tatum C-I contributing columnist | Columns


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Column: Top stories of the year (so far)

2018 is almost over. For us at the C-I, that recently meant going back and looking at stories, columns and other articles to submit to ...

December 07, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Column: Mama’s Singer sewing machine

Back around 1965, a fashion craze swept through high school. Cranberry, button-down shirts emerged as "the" shirt to have and, like other young bucks, I ...

December 07, 2018 | By Tom Poland C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Column: CAVU

As of late I have been mourning the passing of several significant people in my life, all of whom I loved profoundly. We all know ...

December 07, 2018 | By Paula Joseph C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Column: #Me Too’s unintended consequences

WASHINGTON -- A recent Bloomberg News headline came as no surprise: "Wall Street Rule for the #MeToo Era: Avoid Women at All Cost."

December 07, 2018 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Column: Holiday stress

Ah, holiday stress.

December 04, 2018 | Jim Tatum | Columns


Column: Power for the people

There's a huge disconnect going on with electricity in South Carolina.

December 04, 2018 | By Andy Brack, Statehouse Report C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Column: Lies, lies -- and dadgum lies

WASHINGTON -- Michael Cohen's guilty plea Thursday that he lied to Congress about Donald Trump's interests in building a Moscow tower comes as little ...

December 04, 2018 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Column: The story of the little ones

Tom Brokaw has given the name "the Greatest Generation" to those who grew up during the Great Depression and fought in WWII. Most of this ...

December 04, 2018 | By Harvey S. Teal Kershaw County Historical Society | Columns


Column: On this day....

I had written a completely different column for today, but then realized it would make much more sense next month. So, to quickly make a ...

November 30, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Column: Bipartisanship, thy name is Woman

WASHINGTON -- As newly elected congresswomen are poised to color this city blue, one wonders what effect they'll realistically have on the gridlock known as ...

November 30, 2018 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Column: Sports success at CMA

Leaves are falling. We all just enjoyed a Thanksgiving feast. We are preparing for Christmas and the start of a new year. Fall sports are ...

November 30, 2018 | By Casey Robinson, CMA admissions director C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Column: College travel costs merit scrutiny

The cost of attaining a higher education is a major concern for parents and students in the Palmetto State. And understandably so, as South Carolina ...

November 27, 2018 | By S.C. Comptroller Richard Eckstrom C-I guest columnist | Columns


Column: Turkey strutting on the Potomac

WASHINGTON -- Strutting isn't just for turkeys anymore.

November 27, 2018 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Column: Spend surplus funds wisely

The state of South Carolina has won the lottery. It has a billion dollars in surplus funds in the coming year that can be used ...

November 27, 2018 | By Andy Brack, Statehouse Report C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Column: Eder family example of serving

It's the time of year that we all try to do a little extra giving and serving and it's a time for reflecting ...

November 27, 2018 | By Andrea Walker C-I contributing columnist | Columns


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