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My Brain on NASCAR - April 12, 2016

It certainly isn't famous faces in Victory Lane. In the six races so far this season, we have seen Winner's Circle celebrations for Denny Hamlin, Brad Keselowski, Kevin Harvick, Kyle Busch, and Jimmie Johnson (twice). Flags have flown, crowds have cheered and confetti has drifted down like rain.

April 12, 2016 | | Columns


Cahn: The right taxes for the right reasons

On today's front page, I report on Tuesday's Kershaw County Board of School Trustees meeting during which "alternatives" -- scenarios, really -- regarding the impact of this November's construction-related referenda.

April 08, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Parker: The people’s race

WASHINGTON -- The spectacular strangeness of this presidential election may require a new display in Ripley's Odditorium of believe-it-or-nots.

April 08, 2016 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writer's Group | Columns


Joseph: Politics and kids are a tough duo

I thought explaining the birds and the bees to my children was difficult and unpleasant enough, but compared to the current presidential campaign tossed up with a little mud, dirt and the color orange, discussing how babies are made is a cake walk to say the least. Good grief!

April 08, 2016 | Paula Joseph | Columns


Noble: Ten ideas to improve higher ed

We all know the success of our higher education system is vital to the success of our state -- both today and in the future.

April 08, 2016 | By Phil Noble C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Tatum: My half-full glass

Over the years, I've been accused of being an optimist, a pessimist, an idealist, a realist, a nihilist and God knows how many other "ists."

April 05, 2016 | Jim Tatum | Columns


Parker: Trump learns thinking is hard

WASHINGTON -- Donald Trump is learning how hard it is to pretend to be something he's not.

April 05, 2016 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writer's Group | Columns


Rich: Mama comes around again

All my life, as long as I can recall, Mama saved things. Not because she was sentimental, but because she had grown up Scotch-Irish poor so any little bit of something might be valuable down the road.

April 05, 2016 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Teal: Memorable sounds

Last month, our column dealt with a sound from the late 1860s in Kershaw County, the sound of the auctioneer's gavel at a tax or bankruptcy sale as he hammered it down and said "sold" for a piece of county property. It was an unforgettable sound, especially if it were your property being sold.

April 05, 2016 | By Harvey S. Teal Provided by the Kershaw County Historical Society | Columns


Cahn: An alternate internet history

(Martin Cahn is on vacation this week but re-offers this April 2012 column, edited for space.)

April 01, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Parker: What now?

WASHINGTON -- So what are we to do?

April 01, 2016 | Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Scully: The glass is more than half full

In the last few weeks I have listened to so many crepe hangers telling me the world is falling apart (or is it the sky that's falling?) I want to talk about the good news, at least in our state.

April 01, 2016 | By Camden Mayor Tony Scully C-I contributing columnist | Columns


‘Etc’ for S.C. – It’s not what you think

Etc are three little letters we run across most every day -- we hardly notice them. But when it comes to South Carolina and our future, 'etc' can be a real disaster or it can be our great hope.

April 01, 2016 | Phil Noble | Columns


Tatum: Yummy, yummy, Kool-Aid is good....

I used to blame our plunging collective national IQ on the internet, particularly social media.

March 29, 2016 | Jim Tatum | Columns


Parker: Sinking to old lows

WASHINGTON -- When a presidential election devolves into a hydrant-watering contest between leading contenders about the relative attractiveness of their respective wives, not only does America look ridiculous, but we diminish our moral standing to denounce other cultures' marginalization of women.

March 29, 2016 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


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Walker: 20 dogs, 80 paws and 3 friends

How about taking a relaxing walk with 20 dogs on a Sunday morning in Kershaw County? Does the thought of it make you wonder if ...

June 28, 2016 | By Andrea Walker C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Rich: Investing in people is not snooping

During the course of many years, I have spent a lot of time in hospital waiting rooms, hoping for good news and, at the same ...

June 28, 2016 | By Rhonda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Cahn: Once again, the people lose

Monday proved to be a watershed moment in the gun control debate. Unfortunately, it was the wrong watershed moment, but, perhaps, something good can come ...

June 24, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Parker: Trump’s pivot to Damascus

WASHINGTON -- If you turned on cable TV news Monday, chances are good you caught Corey Lewandowski fibbing, saying he doesn't have a clue why ...

June 24, 2016 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writer's Group | Columns


Moment of Nature - June 24, 2016

One of the many challenges in community tree management is balancing the need for economic development with the desire to retain trees. Conserving trees within ...

June 24, 2016 | By Camden Urban Forester Liz Gilland C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Noble: Emanuel -- The end of the beginning

In the early days of World War II, the British, standing nearly alone, suffered a number of huge defeats. And then in November 1942, they ...

June 24, 2016 | | Columns


Tatum: The more things change

I was reading something the other day about yet another internet scam thing -- it even has a catchy, groovy name. All the young, in-the-know hipsters ...

June 21, 2016 | Jim Tatum | Columns


Parker: Repeat, retreat, reload

WASHINGTON -- The arguments for and against gun control are so familiar by now, we might as well hit replay and skip the debate.

June 21, 2016 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writer's Group | Columns


Rich: Father’s Day 2016

Behind the little house in which I spent a happy childhood, where I toted books from one room to another, where I knelt by my ...

June 21, 2016 | | Columns


Morgan: Seniors remember

Throughout the school year, I meet with student government leaders from our three high schools. At the last meeting, I ask the seniors in the ...

June 21, 2016 | By Frank Morgan, KCSD Superintendent C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Cahn: Net neutrality should be here to stay

The good news came Monday: a federal appeals court upheld the U.S. Federal Communication Commission's (FCC) "Net neutrality" rules. On a 2-1 favorable ...

June 17, 2016 | | Columns


Parker: There he goes again

WASHINGTON -- From Shanghai to Paris to Moscow, the world has been watching to see how the U.S. election is affected by the latest terrorist ...

June 17, 2016 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writer's Group | Columns


Richardson: Staffordshire in Camden!

I grew up on James Island in the 1960s before the rampant development took over Charleston and the Sea Islands. James Island was a place ...

June 17, 2016 | By Camden Archives and Museum Director Katherine Richardson C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Noble: People to legislature -- How long?

In 1993, Bill Clinton became president of the United States for the first time. The movie "Unforgiven" won the Oscar for the Best Picture of ...

June 17, 2016 | | Columns


Op-Ed: Pols often put campaign funds in own businesses

Sen. Thomas Alexander, R-Oconee, frequently has a need for office supply goods. Fortunately for him, he happens to own an office supply store.

June 17, 2016 | By Taylor Estes S.C. Policy Council | Columns


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