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Rich: The seersucker suit and the Book of Life

From the moment Tink visited the Mississippi Delta, he began to long for a seersucker suit. While men in big cities like Atlanta, Memphis, Birmingham and Nashville wear the lightweight, airy suits in the hot, humid Southern summers, it is the men of the Delta who favor them most and keep them trendy.

March 25, 2016 | | Columns


Noble: Politics the way it’s supposed to be

Politics -- it's become a dirty word.

March 25, 2016 | By Phil Noble C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Tatum: Right back atchoo!

There's something about Bradford Pear in full bloom which gives me a feeling in my chest and a lump in my throat.

March 22, 2016 | Jim Tatum | Columns


Rampell: Trump not only candidate playing with tax returns

MARCH 12 -- Didya hear? Ted Cruz released his tax returns. So did Marco Rubio, John Kasich, Bernie Sanders and even the famously opaque Hillary Clinton.

March 22, 2016 | By Catherine Rampell Washington Post Writer's Group | Columns


Walker: The love of a stranger

"I love you," he said, and I knew the soft-spoken older gentleman meant it. This man I had just met stood by me as we witnessed the power of caring people and a faithful God who answered our cry for help.

March 22, 2016 | By Andrea Walker C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Parker: Understanding the Islamic State

MIAMI BEACH -- One wouldn't call them bedfellows, strange or otherwise, but President Obama and Donald Trump are both inadvertently helping the Islamic State through rhetoric which is either too cautious or too rash.

March 18, 2016 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writer's Group | Columns


Cahn: A Jewish woman helps Syrian refugees

I may be a Sprint customer, but I'm in love with the young woman in the AT&T commercials. OK, yuck, I'm old enough to be her father, or very young uncle. Forget I said anything.

March 18, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Noble: Sunshine (Week) and new leaders

This is Sunshine Week. What the heck is this, you might rightly ask, and why should I care?

March 18, 2016 | By Phil Noble C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Richardson: A history of Campbell Street, Part 2

(This week's column picks up from last month's piece on "The Revolutionary War on Campbell Street," which looked at the street's early history along with the city's public squares, Jackson School, and several churches. This second installment begins with a visit to Cedars Cemetery.)

March 18, 2016 | By Camden Archives and Museum Director Katherine Richardson C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Tatum: The summer of Dirty Fred’s, the prequel

Not too long ago, I wrote about the sublime experience that was the summer of Dirty Fred's. To be sure, there has never been another place on the planet like it, thank God.

March 15, 2016 | Jim Tatum | Columns


Parker: Shame, shame, shame

WASHINGTON -- As Donald Trump continues to surge forward as the most-likely Republican nominee, perfectly sane people are beginning to wonder: "Was there something we missed? Maybe he's not really so bad?"

March 15, 2016 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writer's Group | Columns


Rich: Pondering and learning

Someone I know but who is not a reader of this column wrote to ask a question the other day. She had just finished reading my last book and was curious to know, "When these people or situations cross your life, do you take notes of what you're learning from them?"

March 15, 2016 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Morgan: The looming teacher shortage

Parents talk with me about a variety of concerns during the course of a normal school year. A lot of these conversations (and for that matter, a lot of social media patter) relate in one way or another to perceived teacher quality. Every parent wants his or her child to have an excellent teacher, and rightfully so. The research is very clear: teacher quality is the most significant factor in student achievement.

March 15, 2016 | By Frank Morgan, KCSD Superintendent C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Cahn: ‘Open government is good government’

Next week is Sunshine Week across the country, the week where newspapers and other media focus on why -- as stated on the Reports Committee for Freedom of the Press' Sunshine Week website -- "open government is good government."

March 11, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Parker: Farewell, prince of tides

WASHINGTON -- Soon after "The Prince of Tides" became a blockbuster movie in 1991, People magazine put the film's leading man, Nick Nolte, on its cover as the "Sexiest Man Alive."

March 11, 2016 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writer's Group | Columns


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Tatum: Simple answers

There comes a time when you find yourself just kind of over everyone and everything.

May 03, 2016 | Jim Tatum | Columns


Parker: In his own words

WASHINGTON -- One of the most effective political ads of the season features women repeating the many derogatory statements Donald Trump has made about the fairer ...

May 03, 2016 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writer's Group | Columns


Rich: What lies ahead

The other morning, I called one of my best friends. I had a bit of news as well as a piece of advice I wanted ...

May 03, 2016 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Teal: A potpourri of KC journalism history

In 1896, the South Carolina Press Association requested Charleston newspaperman Yates Snowden to prepare a sketch of newspapers published in South Carolina to that date ...

May 03, 2016 | By Harvey S. Teal Provided by the Kershaw County Historical Society | Columns


Cahn: What ‘The Artist’ meant to me

Unless you are much older or much younger than I am or have been living under a rock for the last 30 years, you should ...

April 29, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Parker: Plato, Aristotle and, oh dear, Trump

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- When it comes to rhetoric, Plato was right and Aristotle -- not so much.

April 29, 2016 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writer's Group | Columns


Moment of Nature - April 29, 2016

Folk singer Pete Seeger wrote a song in the 1950s which was later performed in 1965 by the The Byrds. The lyrics, in part, go ...

April 29, 2016 | By Camden Urban Forester Liz Gilland C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Tatum: Roadmap to Easy Street

Is the American Dream dead? Are the rags to riches myths just that?

April 26, 2016 | Jim Tatum | Columns


Parker: Black votes matter

CHARLESTON, S.C. -- African-Americans in the South can't get a break when it comes to voting, as history can't deny.

April 26, 2016 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writer's Group | Columns


Rich: The crazy Yankee

A few years ago, a gentleman went to a lot of trouble to write me a simple letter he sent to the newspaper where he ...

April 26, 2016 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Walker: A ‘no-kill’ future for our county

Call her a "no-kill" champion. Cindi Prestage, DVM has accepted the challenge to turn the animal shelter in Kershaw County into a no-kill facility. Pretty ...

April 26, 2016 | | Columns


Cahn: Members of Congress are people, too

As I was running through my Facebook feed, a post someone shared or liked caught my eye: a proposal to offer a 28th amendment to ...

April 22, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Parker: A trans-ient dilemma

WASHINGTON -- As Archie Bunker might say, the world is going down the terlet.

April 22, 2016 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writer's Group | Columns


Noble: An idea for bathroom checkers

Some states are known for things they produce in abundance. Idaho has potatoes, Maine has lobsters and South Carolina seems to have more than our ...

April 22, 2016 | | Columns


Beckham: Flopeye and one vote

One vote.

April 22, 2016 | By Buster Beckham C-I contributing columnist | Columns


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