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Saying good-bye to 'America's Dad'

In addition to my own father, I think I can ascribe some of my upbringing to Tom Bosley.

October 25, 2010 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns

A tax Obama should have cut

Never waste time playing the woulda-shoulda-coulda game, a wise man once told me. But I can't help but add my two cents to what everyone says President Barack Obama woulda, shoulda or coulda done better in his first two years -- especially when one of those people is President Obama.

October 25, 2010 | Clarence Page Chicago Tribune | Columns

'The basics'

From time to time, especially when the budget and the costs of education are being discussed, a community member will inevitably ask me why our schools do not spend more time on "the basics" -- the three Rs of "reading, 'riting, and 'rithmetic." These conversations always seem to harken back to the "good old days," when things seemed simpler and in retrospect, seemed to work better and were cheaper. Unfortunately, the "good old days" are more myth than reality. Even with the greater perceived emphasis on the "three Rs" in the past, U.S. census data indicates that in 1960 just ...

October 25, 2010 | Dr. Frank Morgan Superintendent, Kershaw County School District | Columns

Politics today

NEW YORK -- Witches vs. bearded Marxists. Actors vs. hicks. Toon Town vs. Parodyville.

October 20, 2010 | Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns

Penny tax would be boost to future

For those unaware, I don't reside in Kershaw County. But this doesn't mean I'm careless about what happens here.

October 20, 2010 | Trevor Baratko | Columns

Elite anti-elitism

In her continuing effort to distance herself from her own beliefs, Delaware's Christine O'Donnell is trying her level best to convince the world that she's a genuine, regular person. If she can fake that, as an old saying goes, she's got it made.

October 18, 2010 | Clarence Page Chicago Tribune | Columns

A penny could be worth millions

With the Boston Tea Party, colonists who would soon call themselves Americans took a stand: taxation without representation would not be tolerated.

October 18, 2010 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns

The house

The house has always been there. She will, most likely, always be there. She has never wavered from her foundation or from her purpose. She has always endured. She has reared our children, celebrated our joyous occasions, wept for our unfortunate circumstances, helped us bury our dead.

October 18, 2010 | Dwight deLoach C-I contributing columnist | Columns

Furious at an 'inside job'

NEW YORK -- If you haven't been humming tunes from "Les Miserables," you haven't seen "Inside Job," the new documentary about how our economic crisis evolved.

October 15, 2010 | Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns

November vote on capital sales tax critical to care of cancer patients in Kershaw County

In my September column, I wrote about KershawHealth's proposed new Outpatient and Urgent Care Center at the old Burndale Shopping Center in Camden. This project is among the eight projects that would be funded from the Capital Sales Tax, which is on the November ballot.

October 15, 2010 | Donnie Weeks KershawHealth president and CEO | Columns


Fifty years ago this month, acclaimed American novelist John Steinbeck stuffed his belongings and his poodle into a camper perched on top of a pickup, left his Long Island home and headed out to cross the United States, determined to rediscover a country that had become increasingly unrecognizable to him.

October 15, 2010 | Glenn Tucker C-I contributing editor | Columns

'Teen Mom' shares hard realities

Farrah Abraham, Maci Bookout, Amber Portwood and Catelynn Lowell.

October 15, 2010 | Ashley Ford | Columns

An ugly price for free speech

Fred Phelps and his Westboro Baptist Church protesters, now nationally infamous for waving hateful signs at military funerals, may sound crazy but they're not stupid. Not totally.

October 13, 2010 | Clarence Page Chicago Tribune | Columns

If Dems win, will Pelosi still be speaker?

Here's a crazy-sounding question: Could Nancy Pelosi lose by winning? If Democrats manage to retain the House, could the speaker's job be in jeopardy?

October 13, 2010 | Ruth Marcus Washington Post Writers Group | Columns

Despite tough times, America still good to her citizens

There were a number of reasons why I was looking forward to this past weekend.

October 13, 2010 | Trevor Baratko | Columns

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Articles by Section - Columns

Column: YOU have the right to know

It's Sunshine Week across the U.S., including right here in Kershaw County, S.C. This is the week the media -- newspapers, especially -- devote ...

March 16, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns

Column: A real character

Tink was away from home, working on a new drama series for Sony. He was leading the writers' room where a group of television scribes ...

March 16, 2018 | By Ronda Rich | Columns

Column: Hillary, stop. Please.

WASHINGTON -- She can't let go.

March 16, 2018 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns

Column: A Republican to remember

In the progressive spirit that marked the Republican Party for more than a hundred years from Abraham Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation to Dwight Eisenhower's ...

March 16, 2018 | By Tony Scully C-I contributing columnist | Columns

Column: My mother’s lovely peach tree

The old folks planted fruit trees. Pear, apple, cherry, wild plum, and peach trees. Pecan trees too. Vineyards of wild grapes … scuppernongs and muscadines. Folks ...

March 13, 2018 | By Tom Poland C-I contributing columnist | Columns

Column: Off to the races -- again

WASHINGTON -- You may have missed the starting shot, but the midterm races officially began last week with the Texas primaries. This coming Tuesday, voters in ...

March 13, 2018 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns

Column: Just two phone calls

I am not a politician. In fact, my only personal experience in the political realm occurred in high school when I was elected class secretary ...

March 13, 2018 | By Janet Williams C-I contributing columnist | Columns

Column: Flowers and your bucket list

This story is one of "small-towner" visits the "big city."

March 13, 2018 | By Buster Beckham C-I contributing columnist | Columns

Column: ‘Black Panther’ is everyone’s movie

I knew we were in for a very different movie experience while my sons and I waited in line to see "Black Panther."

March 09, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns

Column: Celebrating outstanding women

March is Women's History Month. As announced by the National Women's History Project, the theme for 2018 is Nevertheless She Persisted. The phrase ...

March 09, 2018 | By Camden Mayor Alfred Mae Drakeford C-I contributing columnist | Columns

Column: Stop first, parse later

WASHINGTON -- At least they're doing something, which is about the most one can say about Florida's proposed gun bill.

March 09, 2018 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns

Column: From rear bumper to social media

Some folks collect stamps and coins. Others collect rare works of art.

March 06, 2018 | Jim Tatum | Columns

Column: A longing for pine pollen

Cold weather? Stay up North. My dash says it's 48 degrees as I drive by a swamp, yet singing frogs drown out my heater ...

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

Column: Easy doesn’t do it

He doesn't mean it.

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

Column: Tidbits about Wateree River bridge

In 1841, Thomas Whitaker was president and William Lang was treasurer of the Bridge Company. From 1863-70, John M. Desaussure was president and Colin McCrae ...

March 06, 2018 | By Harvey S. Teal Kershaw County Historical Society | Columns


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