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Some thoughts on the "biased media"

As we dig out from the aftermath of a bizarre election season, I have noticed the screaming, gloating and finger pointing never ends. One continuing rant, common from all sides, is this vilification of "the media." The brainwashed, navel gazing, commie pinko liberal media doesn't tell you this. The goose stepping, rabble rousing right wing media doesn't tell you that. The media is biased this that and the other.

November 29, 2016 | Jim Tatum | Columns


The only perks of the holidays

By the time you guys put on your peepers to read this, I will be in Summerville either sleeping hard or my mother will be dragging me across Summerville to buy new clothes or giving me advice about being an adult. That is one of the things that I hate about the holiday season, going home to hear my parents drag on about topics like that.

November 25, 2016 | Katrina Moses C-I Staff Writer | Columns


The meaning of Mitt

WASHINGTON -- President-elect Donald Trump's flirtation with Mitt Romney as a possible pick for secretary of state has injected a sliver of hope and change into an evolving administration that could use some.

November 25, 2016 | Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Truth and consequences

WASHINGTON -- Of all the losers in this season of discontent, the mainstream media top the list. I don't say this lightly and sincerely fear that loss of faith in journalism ultimately will cause more harm to the nation than any outside enemy could hope to.

November 22, 2016 | Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Grateful to so many for so much

We're coming into that season where being thankful is allegedly supposed to be front and center in our thoughts and deportment. I like to think that I am doing just that. After all, it's indeed a miracle that after all the dumb things I've said and done in my more than half a century of blindly fossicking about this planet I'm still alive and ambulatory and have a few marbles left in the hat rack attached to my shoulders.

November 22, 2016 | Jim Tatum | Columns


Feel free to join my party

There's an old Chinese curse, "May you live in interesting times."

November 15, 2016 | Jim Tatum | Columns


On hallowed ground

WASHINGTON -- Witnesses who tuned in to Donald Trump and Barack Obama's post-election get-together can't have missed the change in the president-elect's demeanor and affect.

November 15, 2016 | Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Frustrations of a journalist

I hate the stigma associated with journalists. I realize why people do not talk to me when I go to events in town. They are worried the wrong information will go into the story I write. But I want to tell people every journalist is not the same.

November 11, 2016 | Katrina Moses C-I Staff Writer | Columns


The mourning after

WASHINGTON -- When I opened my front door Wednesday morning after little sleep and numb from a bad dream that wasn't a dream, a dreary rainfall glazed the sidewalk as two neighbors gazed blankly in my direction.

November 11, 2016 | Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


America: Still great

WASHINGTON -- You can feel the tension. Strolling down the street, shopping at the corner market, stopping for a bite at the local tavern, friends and neighbors greet each other as usual but avoid the elephant sauntering around like he owns the place.

November 08, 2016 | Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Clearing up any misunderstandings

Lately, I've been just a little chafed with what I see as an uptick in invasive contacts.

November 08, 2016 | Jim Tatum | Columns


People like me?

I am on social media and Google every day, and I witness people like me either being triumphant or dealing with the everyday horrors of life. But who are people like me? Women, humans, or those brown skinned people who look like me?

November 04, 2016 | Katrina Moses C-I Staff Writer | Columns


Perverting the presidency

WASHINGTON -- The last place -- and I do mean the very last place -- any candidate wants to be is in the frame with Anthony Weiner.

November 04, 2016 | Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


How Trump could still win

As the final presidential debate looms like a Halloween pinata full of October surprises, voters may be less committed to one or the other candidate than the numbers suggest.

October 21, 2016 | | Columns


Camden's Florida Connection

The Archives received an e-mail back in June from Melanie Barr, the Secretary of the Pleasant Street Historic Society in Gainesville, Florida. Attached was the newsletter for the organization containing an article on the Smith-Griffin House in Gainesville. The society is raising money to restore the house to be used as a museum. The Smith-Griffin House stands in a historic African American neighborhood in the heart of Gainesville known as the Pleasant Street Historic District.

October 21, 2016 | Katherine Richardson | Columns


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Once a sinner...

Why is it that even now, as a middle aged adult, I have a difficult time keeping a straight face in church?

January 17, 2017 | Jim Tatum | Columns


Hosea, can you see?

WASHINGTON -- Republicans can argue until their last breath that Trump objectors are sore losers, but isn't more at stake than "mere politics"? This phrase ...

January 17, 2017 | Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Celebrate MLK for the right reasons

When I was in elementary school, I used to love MLK Day. Not for the shallow reason that we had the day off, but for ...

January 13, 2017 | Katrina Moses C-I Staff Writer | Columns


Dylann Roof's last act

CHARLESTON, S.C. -- If Death lingers in courtroom corridors awaiting sentences, this historic city's federal courthouse was surely a top destination. On Tuesday, the ...

January 13, 2017 | Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Talking about the weather...

Wow – I thought I lived in South Carolina, not South Dakota.

January 10, 2017 | Jim Tatum | Columns


President-elect Trumpschenko

WASHINGTON -- First, a history refresher: For the past nine years, a smattering of Americans, most recently led by our now president-elect, have insisted that Barack ...

January 10, 2017 | Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Loner/loser syndrome

CHARLESTON, S.C. -- As convicted murderer Dylann Roof prepares to defend himself in the sentencing phase of his trial, a clearer understanding of his motives ...

January 06, 2017 | Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


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