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Marcus: Trump’s brash ‘platform’

WASHINGTON -- We're going to have Donald Trump around for a while, which prompts the question: What is Trumpism? Or, to put it more tartly, is there a coherent political philosophy underlying his candidacy?

September 02, 2015 | By Ruth Marcus Washington Post Writer's Group | Columns

Phillips: Fate stepped in

Isn't it funny -- by that I mean strange -- how things have a way of working out? Call it fate, destiny, karma, luck, a blessing or any combination of those things, sometimes the timing of certain events in our lives is uncanny.

September 02, 2015 | | Columns

Noble: Can you name S.C.’s most famous song?

What if I asked you to name the most famous song that has come from South Carolina?

September 02, 2015 | By Phil Noble C-I contributing columnist | Columns

Tatum: Of Ashley Madison and fame

What's up with this Ashley Madison thing?

August 31, 2015 | Jim Tatum | Columns

Rich: Those old sports guys

Not long ago, I watched a couple of documentaries on ESPN about the Southeastern Conference called, SEC: Storied.

August 31, 2015 | By Ronda Rich | Columns

Cahn: When journalism is dangerous

Wednesday morning, a Roanoke, Va., TV news reporter and her videographer died, murdered -- during a live report -- by a man described as a disgruntled former employee.

August 28, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns

Rampell: N.Y.’s bizarre uproar over topless women

NEW YORK -- The city that never sleeps has good reason to remain sleepless these days. A new terror imperils New York, threatening to destroy all it -- nay, America -- holds dear.

August 28, 2015 | By Catherine Rampell Washington Post Writer's Group | Columns

Moment of Nature - Aug. 28, 2015

If I were creative enough to write a song about the weather conditions this summer and how they have impacted our public trees, I would call it the TDB Blues. What do I mean by that? Let me count the ways.

August 28, 2015 | By Camden Urban Forester Liz Gilland C-I contributing columnist | Columns

Noble: The Promise Zone

One of the most shameful and enduring problems in South Carolina is the huge gap between the prosperous/urban and poor/rural areas of our state. Most of these poor/rural counties lie along Interstate 95 and it has been dubbed The Corridor of Shame -- and it is.

August 28, 2015 | | Columns

Rampell: The 2016 field is full of deadbeats

There's a certain demographic in this country -- it's unseemly to mention the specific population by name -- which has no sense of personal responsibility.

August 26, 2015 | | Columns

Phillips: The good, the bad and the ugly

Here at the Chronicle-Independent we are charged with the task of reporting the news. Way to state the obvious, right? But, simply put, it's what we do.

August 26, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Columns

Burns: Control our destiny; invest in our future

Open for Business! Recently Kershaw County had wonderful news in Economic Development with expansions at Suominen and Haier. Our leaders on the Kershaw County Council, in Elgin, Camden, Bethune, and the School Board, as well as in the State Government, won't stop there; we will strive to bring more. We are "the Great Place", and we must work to keep it so through sustainable growth. There is more work to do.

August 26, 2015 | By Kershaw County Council Chairman Julian Burns C-I guest columnist | Columns

Jenkins: Camping with kids

This summer was a busy one. Among other trips, we made our annual pilgrimage to Table Rock State Park to camp and commune. We've camped lots over the years, beginning when the kids were a few months old. However, this year's trip was the first where I felt fully organized. I thought I'd offer a few tips we've learned from experience. Primitive, backcountry campers can stop reading here. You'll either be disgusted or bored. While we camp in a tent, we don't compromise many other comforts. Just getting in the woods is a great ...

August 26, 2015 | By Austin Jenkins C-I contributing columnist | Columns

Tatum: It’s a pretty theory, but…

So I read where a company called Snake River is now marketing a product called Dronemunition.

August 24, 2015 | Jim Tatum | Columns

Rich: A renegade way of life among the righteous

One day over lunch, a friend and I were talking about the murderous felons we know as Tink quietly listened.

August 24, 2015 | By Ronda Rich | Columns

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Tatum: All in the family -- Part deux

It's been a couple of years since I've gone to the annual Tatum Thanksgiving family reunion. We have traditionally gathered at my aunt ...

December 01, 2015 | Jim Tatum | Columns

Parker: The pathology of Trump-itis

WASHINGTON -- Surely he's finally gone and done it now.

December 01, 2015 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writer's Group | Columns

Rich: Too much information

Occasionally, sleep will sneak away from me in the middle of the night. I will try not to get my mind going because once it ...

December 01, 2015 | By Ronda Rich | Columns

Teal: ‘Celebrating’ Reconstruction

The 150th anniversary year of the Civil War with various reenactments and activities came to an end in the spring of 2015. Although matters about ...

December 01, 2015 | By Harvey S. Teal Provided by the Kershaw County Historical Society | Columns

Cahn: Other things for which I’m thankful

I'm thankful for my family, my job, where I live and the fact my car hasn't completely broken down.

November 27, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns

Parker: Cry havoc, followed by milk & cookies

WASHINGTON -- It would be easy to call protesting college students crybabies and brats for pitching hissy fits over hurt feelings, but this likely would lead ...

November 27, 2015 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writer's Group | Columns

'Wood' you believe we get so much from trees?

The holidays are a good time to reflect on all of the blessings we receive and have as a nation and community. One of the ...

November 27, 2015 | By Camden Urban Forester Liz Gilland C-I contributing columnist | Columns

Op-Ed: Let’s try for judicial independence

If South Carolina does it one way, and most other states along with the federal government do it another way, we might wonder how likely ...

November 27, 2015 | By Cecilia Brown S.C. Policy Council | Columns


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