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Cahn: A nation of immigrants and refugees

In the wake of the terrorist attacks in Paris a week ago, and the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, or ISIS) taking credit for the horror, many countries began rethinking their policies for taking in refugees from certain African and Middle Eastern countries.

November 20, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Parker: Fear and loathing in America

WASHINGTON--We shouldn't be surprised many Americans fear the fresh arrival of Syrian refugees in the wake of last week's Paris slaughter by jihadists, including at least one who appears to have entered Europe posing as a refugee.

November 20, 2015 | | Columns


Richardson: Camden’s ‘Blue House’

Blue House became a part of the legend and lore of Camden not because of who lived there, but because of who died there. It was the place where Baron Johann DeKalb took his last breath before succumbing to the 11 wounds he received at the Battle of Camden on August 16, 1781. Taken as a prisoner of war at the battle, he was brought there by his British captors who held his demeanor in battle in esteem. He lingered near death for three days at Blue House, attended by another prisoner of the British, Dr. Isaac Alexander of Mecklenberg ...

November 20, 2015 | By Camden Archives & Museum Director Katherine Richardson C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Beckham: One-half of a century

One was married on Gibraltar while another lives in New Zealand. One classmate resides near Sarah Palin, while another could not attend church or school for a year due to a polio quarantine. More than 20 of the graduates of the Camden High class of 1965 had someone try to kill them.

November 20, 2015 | By Buster Beckham C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Tatum: ‘Life is hard ... harder when you’re stupid’

The late, great John Wayne, the Duke himself, is credited with the above quotation.

November 17, 2015 | Jim Tatum | Columns


Parker: True Trump

DES MOINES, Iowa -- You can't drive far in these parts without seeing Ben Carson on a billboard, looking more like a man of the cloth than of the operating room.

November 17, 2015 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writer's Group | Columns


Rich: Dying before all is read and done

There is only one thing that scares me about dying. It is so momentous it rocks my heart with grief whenever I think of it. It is a tumultuous rocking resembling the Mississippi River in New Orleans when the ocean is signaling a vicious hurricane is headed that way.

November 17, 2015 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Morgan: Shopping locally

Time flies … school starts in August and you blink a couple of times and it's Thanksgiving and then we're in the Christmas season. I had a conversation recently with a long-time member of the local business community, and he suggested I write something about how shopping locally benefits our schools and the community as a whole. I thought it was a pretty good idea. Given the shopping we're all going to be doing over the next few weeks, this seemed like an opportune time to do so.

November 17, 2015 | By Frank Morgan, KCSD Superintendent C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Noble: We’re No. 1 in domestic killings

We're No. 1 !!

November 17, 2015 | By Phil Noble C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Cahn: A bridge, SCDOT and a blocked road

There's a little story behind a photo I took which appeared on Tuedsay's front page. It's the one of Twenty-Five Mile Creek running under a bridge on Pine Grove Road in Lugoff.

November 13, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Parker: Dr. Carson, I presume?

WASHINGTON -- In the annals of presidential politics, it's hard to recall anyone who has tried so hard to be so ordinary.

November 13, 2015 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writer's Group | Columns


Joseph: A blank check from our veterans

At the end of World War I, fighting ended when an armistice, or temporarily cessation of hostilities, between the Allied nations and Germany went into effect on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month. For that reason, Nov. 11, 1918, is generally regarded as the end of "the war to end all wars." In November 1919, President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed Nov. 11 as the first commemoration of Armistice Day with the following words: "To us in America, the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in ...

November 13, 2015 | Paula Joseph | Columns


Noble: S.C. and ‘national’ Democrats

With the recent Democratic Presidential Candidates Forum in Rock Hill with Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders and Martin O'Malley, South Carolina was ground zero for Democratic presidential politics.

November 13, 2015 | By Phil Noble C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Tatum: Refrigerator rebellion

I'm doomed.

November 10, 2015 | Jim Tatum | Columns


Parker: Bushes unleashed

WASHINGTON -- If the truth sets us free, then Bush family members should be warbling from rooftops.

November 10, 2015 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writer's Group | Columns


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Parker: #Outoftouch

WASHINGTON -- Two recent comments by famous feminists have underscored the inevitable and predicted the foregone: The feminist era of Hillary Clinton, Gloria Steinem and Madeleine ...

February 12, 2016 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writer's Group | Columns


Joseph: The man

A little more than three months ago, my siblings and I found ourselves in a familiar but unwelcome place -- the hallway of the cardiac intensive- ...

February 12, 2016 | Paula Joseph | Columns


Arrants: What’s our excuse?

While living in South Carolina, I was fortunate enough to have a Rufous Hummingbird hang around my home from December 2013 to April 2014. This ...

February 12, 2016 | By Josh Arrants C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Tatum: Those critters of mine

Lately, I've been thinking: If there's anything to reincarnation, then I want to come back as one of my critters.

February 09, 2016 | Jim Tatum | Columns


Parker: Hillary’s golden tongue

PALM BEACH, Fla. -- As speaking fees go, Hillary Clinton's allegedly scandalous $200,000 per engagement is chump change compared with Donald Trump's $1 ...

February 09, 2016 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writer's Group | Columns


Rich: Hollywood gets it wrong again

It was a rare, precious afternoon for me. Dixie Dew and I were settled deeply into an easy chair with legs flopped across the ottoman ...

February 09, 2016 | | Columns


Rampell: Low-wage Senate workers get a raise -- and then the shaft

This story was supposed to have a happy ending.

February 09, 2016 | By Catherine Rampell Washington Post Writer's Group | Columns


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