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Tatum: Fiddling among the embers

There's an old adage, something about never discussing religion or politics with friends or family, unless you want to get rid of them forever.

October 20, 2015 | Jim Tatum | Columns


Parker: A woman in full

WASHINGTON -- With the latest poll numbers tallied and political pundits having spoken, a consensus has emerged: Hillary Clinton won the first Democratic debate and, barring a Benghazi piñata exploding with revelations, has cinched the nomination.

October 20, 2015 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writer's Group | Columns


Rich: It really takes a lot to be a proper Southerner

It takes a lot of time to be the proper Southerner, the kind respected for thoughtfulness and kindness. In fact, it takes so much time, it's looking like I may have to give up my job, just to act like Mama raised me and Daddy expected me to do.

October 20, 2015 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Morgan: Do we really need another Act 388?

At a superintendents meeting in September, I heard a presentation from a member of the S.C. Senate Finance Committee staff on budget and revenue issues which will impact our state. It's often difficult to get one's arms around fiscal issues because the information is generally presented in pithy sound bites reflecting the bias of the politician, media person or interest group being quoted. This particular presentation, however, got my attention because it put tangible numbers and an objective picture on the table. I thought the highlights of his speech were worth sharing in this column.

October 20, 2015 | By Frank Morgan, KCSD Superintendent C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Cahn: Feeling overwhelmed? Me, too

Not just due to the change we've made to our twice a week schedule, or even because of last week's weather, but, goodness!, have I felt overwhelmed lately.

October 16, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Parker: The Sanders-Trump magical mystery tour

WASHINGTON -- Barrels of ink and galaxies of pixels have been sacrificed to solving the mystery of the spectacular rises of Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump.

October 16, 2015 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writer's Group | Columns


Richardson: Trailing a ghost

On the evening of August 15, 1780, Catherine Orr Alexander looked up at the night sky in Mecklenburg County and wondered exactly where her husband was. She knew he was in harm's way for he was serving with the Continental troops under Gen. Horatio Gates. Little did she know he was not very far away from Charlotte Town, just down the road toward Camden at Rugeley's Mill, encamped with the American troops who were preparing for an encounter with the British at the garrison at Camden. What ensued would become known as the Battle of Camden. It was ...

October 16, 2015 | | Columns


Op-ed: Reform road system first

If more money were the answer to the state's infrastructure woes, the topic would hardly be worth debating. The real trouble with South Carolina's roads, though, isn't a lack of money. It's a lack -- indeed, a total lack -- of citizen control or influence on road funding. How do we know more money won't produce better roads?

October 16, 2015 | By Jamie Murguia C-I guest columnist | Columns


Tatum: Your reputation precedes you

So, I walked into a neat little country store/artists colony thing up in the mountains last week. Having been drawn by the sound of a Martin guitar and an easy-going voice doing old folkie tunes from the hills and hollers, I sat down with a glass of tea for a listen.

October 13, 2015 | Jim Tatum | Columns


Parker: Don’t do it, Paul Ryan

WASHINGTON -- The worst job in the world, it turns out, isn't the U.S. presidency but speaker of the House of Representatives.

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


Rich: A childhood friend and lesson

When I was 6, the boy with hair the color of cotton and eyes tinted sapphire came to live with us. He was the same age and size as I, but more timid and less secure. Depending on the day, we were either best of friends or the worst of enemies.

October 13, 2015 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Noble: Race, guns, culture and change

I love South Carolina and the South -- I really do. And I consider myself a reasonably serious student of our history and culture.

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


Cahn: ‘Disasters’ I’ve lived through, or missed

I've been very lucky.

October 09, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Parker: A Rose for racial reconciliation

OXFORD, Md. -- Long before there was a "Black Lives Matter" movement, there was Ruth Starr Rose -- an activist artist whose paintings nearly a century ago captured the dignity and spirit of America's black families at a time when stereotype and caricature prevailed.

October 09, 2015 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writer's Group | Columns


Arrants: The impact of cats - Part 2

(This is the second in a two-part series on the impact of cats on the natural world. In the first installment -- which elicited several comments from our readers -- Arrants looked at the history of cats and the statistical impact they have each year upon wildlife and the ecosystems they occupy.)

October 09, 2015 | By Josh Arrants C-I contributing columnist | Columns


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Column: Covering Cooter -- Part I

Once, when I was a young newspaper reporter, a jaded executive editor who was a Yankee to boot, was listening approvingly to a story I ...

May 18, 2018 | | Columns


Column: Sentimental journey

I was making my way from Greenville to Lincolnton one Saturday afternoon. I had to take a back road, a blessing. The light was bad ...

May 18, 2018 | By Tom Poland C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Column: Jerusalem Jared and the city of truth

WASHINGTON -- The past few days have provided a head-swiveling study in cognitive dissonance and dueling realities.

May 18, 2018 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Column: Work paths

Ever stood on Holy ground? Read on.

May 15, 2018 | By Tom Poland C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Column: Tips for protecting taxpayers

Over the next several weeks, men and women aspiring to elected office will likely be filling up your mailbox and knocking on your door. Many ...

May 15, 2018 | By Richard Eckstrom, S.C. Comptroller C-I guest columnist | Columns


Column: A teacher walk-out in SC?

Teachers have generally been taken for granted for about as long as history has been recorded. Teachers are the very best of people. They want ...

May 15, 2018 | By KCSD Superintendent Dr. Frank Morgan C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Column: Making hay with horse sense

WASHINGTON -- When Donald Trump said, "I could stand in the middle of Fifth Avenue and shoot somebody and I wouldn't lose voters," it's ...

May 15, 2018 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Column: More stories from The Wall That Heals

There were a few stories and pictures from The Wall That Heals a week ago we were unable to include in Tuesday's edition.

May 11, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Column: Squatters

Looking back, I realize they lived like frontiersmen. A squirrel-hunting boy who skirted their wooded encampment, I considered them bums. Looking back that seems harsh ...

May 11, 2018 | By Tom Poland C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Column: Can mom be a hero?

Call her by any name: Mother, Mom, Mommy. Can she be a hero? Perhaps someone fulfilled the role of Mother in your life other than ...

May 11, 2018 | By Camden Mayor Alfred Mae Drakeford C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Column: They slaughter horses, don’t they?

CAMDEN, S.C. -- When Justify barreled across the finish line to win the rain-drenched Kentucky Derby on Saturday, he was notably clean -- free of the ...

May 11, 2018 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Column: Can we get it back?

I sort of remember the actual day, but didn't understand its significance until many years later.

May 08, 2018 | Jim Tatum | Columns


Column: Muddy jeans

Back in the early spring, Tink had spent several days of hard labor cutting up fallen trees and piling limbs into six bunches. Alternate bouts ...

May 08, 2018 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Column: The love that built us

She was ready. She was not afraid. She spoke not of the fear of death, but of the glorious anticipation of eternal life. Her assurance ...

May 08, 2018 | By Paula Joseph C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Column: Paul Ryan’s failed exorcism

WASHINGTON -- Given the cornucopia of issues Americans have to select from each day, the recent firing and rehiring of the House of Representatives' chaplain may ...

May 08, 2018 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


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