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Tatum: Three rings and a tent

Remember the early '80s movie "Top Secret?" It was a sleeper, brought to us by the zany folks who brought us such classics as "Airplane!" and "Kentucky Fried Movie."

September 21, 2015 | Jim Tatum | Columns


Cahn: When science is mistaken for terrorism

Ahmed Mohammed.

September 18, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Parker: Fairy tales in paradise

WASHINGTON -- Once upon a time in a twinkling city on a hill, little boys and girls were taught anyone could grow up to become president.

September 18, 2015 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writer's Group | Columns


Richardson: In pursuit of freedom

Jim Capers, a South Carolina-born slave, fought with the Patriots at the Battle of Camden. When he enlisted in the Patriots' service he did so with his master, John White. Jim was a drummer of merit. He served as a drum major and drummer during the war. The fife and drums were an essential part of a military unit during the Revolutionary War. Used in military functions as we know them since the 15th century, they transmitted orders for the troops. The different cadences of the drum were used to position the troops and relate movements in the field during ...

September 18, 2015 | By Katherine Richardson C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Noble: Electing the King (or Queen) of the Coast

Billy Keyserling has been mayor of Beaufort since 2008 and he knows a lot about both politics and coastal South Carolina. He recently said the upcoming mayoral election in Charleston is about electing the "King of the Coast."

September 18, 2015 | | Columns


Phillips: A dog’s life

Since my weekly column came out two weeks ago telling the story of how I met my dog, I have had several people ask me how he is doing, so an update feels very appropriate at this time.

September 16, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Columns


Parker: Cretins and squirrel heads

WASHINGTON -- Some in the media were quick to dismiss Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal's speech attacking Donald Trump as the opportunistic rant of a 1 percenter.

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


Tatum: My name is Tatum and I approved this message

So I see where once again, some politicians attempted to whoop up the masses with something which didn't belong to them.

September 14, 2015 | Jim Tatum | Columns


Rich: Being out-snuckered

It is a blessing of life to know common man philosophers -- those people, though not formally educated, who are plenty smart when it comes to sizing up life.

September 14, 2015 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Cahn: Record copying fees revealed

Recently, we offered our opinion on government agencies charging not simply for copies of public records, but the time it takes to make those copies.

September 11, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Parker: Ode to joy

WASHINGTON -- It's no longer enough to be a happy warrior; now our candidates must be joyful!

September 11, 2015 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writer's Group | Columns


Joseph -- National Day of Service and Remembrance:

What if on just one day out of 365, every able person in our country performed a single good deed?

September 11, 2015 | Paula Joseph | Columns


Parker: Trump’s tower of babble

WASHINGTON -- Donald Trump has a point when he talks about the need for immigrants to learn English.

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


Phillips: It’s always one or the other

If I ever in my life have everything going well at the same time, I swear I won't even know how to act. Overall, life is good and I'm thankful for it, but if one thing is going well I can always count on something else being just the opposite.

September 09, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Columns


Arrants: The impact of cats

(This is the first in a two-part series on the impact of cats on the natural world.)

September 09, 2015 | | Columns


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Column: The occasional double take

After 20-something years in this business, I can still occasionally put on what my old friend and musical partner in crime Frank Lee Johnson calls ...

May 22, 2018 | Jim Tatum | Columns


Column: Like the battle of the lost shoes

The faithful came. There were no church houses, no steeples, no pulpits, and no altars. But those who practice a secular gospel, a devotion to ...

May 22, 2018 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Column: Pets and hot cars

Bring on the heat! It may just be May, but summer is here and it is hot. Already, people in the South are running the ...

May 22, 2018 | By Andrea Walker C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Column: A royal fantasy

WASHINGTON -- You can have your royal wedding, your princess bride, your pomp and your circumstance. For a real love story, I'm going with Thomas ...

May 22, 2018 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


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


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