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Noble: Legislature is halfway home but still lost

This week the S.C. legislature reached the mid-point of the 2015 session, so they celebrated by closing up shop and going home for a week or so. Given their lack of substantive achievement so far, I'm not sure anyone will really realize they are gone.

April 08, 2015 | By Phil Noble C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Cahn: Returning to the desktop computer

I don't know if other 50-year-olds are like this, but when it comes to major birthday gifts on my wish list, I tend not to bother others about trying to get them for me.

April 06, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Cahn: 50

50 years.

April 06, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Rich: More than an Easter basket

Before Thanksgiving, as I "juned" around the kitchen -- a mountain word Mama used to mean "fast moving" -- preparing for company, it occurred to me that I should invite Jerry.

April 06, 2015 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Teal: What freedom means to a 13 year old

Below are excerpts from essays written by eighth graders from a school district in the midlands on the topic of "What Freedom Means to Me." As you read these excerpts, check to see how these students feel about their country. Also check to see if parents and teachers have taught them many concepts on citizenship, civics and American democracy.

April 06, 2015 | By Harvey S. Teal Provided by the Kershaw County Historical Society | Columns


Op-Ed: S.C. already expanded Medicaid

By Barton Swaim

April 06, 2015 | By Barton Swaim, Director S.C. Policy Council | Columns


Tucker: A mix of casinos, liquor and blackjack

"Hey," said the guy next to me at the blackjack table, "you know what they call people who hang around casinos?"

March 27, 2015 | Glenn Tucker | Columns


Parker: Wacko birds nesting in U.S. Senate

WASHINGTON -- President Obama got it two-thirds right when he said the delayed confirmation of his attorney general nominee, Loretta Lynch, is owing to Senate dysfunction and Republican stubbornness.

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


Phillips: Take the money and run

Here in the Chronicle-Independent newsroom, we're kind of shaking our collective head about the news which broke Tuesday about the early-morning heist of a complete automatic teller machine (ATM) from Mid Carolina Credit Union in Lugoff. The thief or thieves apparently used a large, stolen piece of equipment to rip the ATM from its concrete base and load it into or onto some sort of vehicle, almost surely a truck, given an ATM's size and weight.

March 27, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Columns


Moment of Nature - March 27, 2015

Spring is here in the City and the Bradford pears look so pretty.

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


My Brain on NASCAR - March 27, 2015

If I had to list the drivers people have asked me about over the years, Kurt Busch wouldn't be in the top 10.

March 27, 2015 | | Columns


Parker: Let’s not talk

WASHINGTON -- I'm standing in the Starbucks line behind 10 other sleepyheads waiting to order my tall skinny cappuccino, otherwise known as a shot of coffee described as I wish it to be.

March 25, 2015 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writer's Group | Columns


Tatum: Take my tent … please!

Today's reflection is about things I just don't do anymore.

March 25, 2015 | Jim Tatum | Columns


Wilson: Fighting back against food stamp fraud

Every day, in every area of our state, hardworking South Carolina taxpayers are being robbed. They are not held up at gunpoint and their homes are not burglarized. But, they are the victims of theft just the same. Criminals are stealing federal funds and using that money for their personal benefit. They are committing fraud against the food stamp program. In fact, they pocket more than $2 million of your tax dollars every year in South Carolina alone.

March 25, 2015 | By Alan Wilson, S.C. Attorney General C-I guest columnist | Columns


Cahn: ‘Madam Secretary’ is terrific TV

From 1999 to 2006, I tuned in to every episode of "The West Wing" starring Martin Sheen. It was one of the smartest shows I've ever watched with a superb cast and excellent writing. Like every television show, it had its ups and downs. Its detractors felt it was too idyllic and -- being an Aaron Sorkin product, like "The Newsroom" in more recent years -- too preachy.

March 23, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


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Column: A life filled with travels

I'm very lucky to have lived in and visited a number of places around the world and the U.S. during my 50-plus years ...

July 20, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Column: The legacies

When Daddy and Mama died, there was no great wealth left behind -- though what they were able to leave was truly remarkable for two refugees ...

July 20, 2018 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Column: Lyman Draper hits close to home

Last month's column discussed Lyman Draper and his manuscript collection at the State Historical Society of Wisconsin. And as I wrote last month, "thank ...

July 20, 2018 | By Katherine Richardson C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Column: Helsinki hath no fury like a nation scorned

WASHINGTON -- Surely, now, we can concede that letting Trump be Trump has exhausted itself -- even among the smugly credulous.

July 20, 2018 | | Columns


Column: We’re not amused

Actually, we are. At least I am.

July 17, 2018 | Jim Tatum | Columns


Column: Grilling safety tips

Now that summer is in full effect and the 4th of July has kicked off our official grilling season, there are some things you need ...

July 17, 2018 | By Faith Israel, Food and Nutrition Agent C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Column: Big hat Texan

Most Texans are good people, but you can unfortunately bump into one who has done it quicker, better, faster and had it cost more or ...

July 17, 2018 | By Buster Beckham C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Column: Saving NATO from Donald Trump

WASHINGTON -- When it comes to President Trump, it's hard to pick his worst decision from the plethora he has provided.

July 17, 2018 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Column: The news process isn’t fake, either

Strange things happen in the nation's capitol everyday. It's pretty much a given considering Washington, D.C., is where Congress meets, the President ...

July 13, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns


Column: The kindness of a beauty queen

It is rarely the large kindnesses or generosities that are remembered (unless, of course, your name is on a building). It is generally the small ...

July 13, 2018 | By Ronda Rich www.rondarich.com | Columns


Column: City making great progress

I have a friend who lives in New Hampshire. She says they have two seasons, "winter and road construction." She is always interested in what ...

July 13, 2018 | By Camden Mayor Alfred Mae Drakeford C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Column: Amending the agenda

I was in Mount Pleasant recently. It had been years since I had driven north of Shem Creek on Coleman Boulevard. My drive north in ...

July 13, 2018 | By Jay Bender, SCPA Attorney C-I guest columnist | Columns


Column: Optimism from Boys, Girls states

Each year, hundreds of South Carolina high schoolers get a close-up lesson in how government works as part of the Palmetto Boys State and Palmetto ...

July 10, 2018 | By Richard Eckstrom, S.C. Comptroller C-I guest columnist | Columns


Column: ‘Gotta serve somebody’

Bob Dylan's 1979 hit song, "Gotta Serve Somebody," is about a diverse group of people who have one simple truth in common. Here are ...

July 10, 2018 | By Dennis Turner C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Column: KC and the state superintendent

Recently, the General Assembly placed on the ballot in November the question of the state superintendent of education ceasing to be elected by the people ...

July 10, 2018 | By Harvey S. Teal Kershaw County Historical Society | Columns


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