WASHINGTON -- In life, context is everything; in Washington, leverage is everything else.
"For everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven." In our lives, there will be circumstances that play out like a well-orchestrated melody, executed in exactly the way we had envisioned; others will leave us in wonderment of their clear purpose. There is no perfect formula to decipher all of life's events. Some will leave us thinking we know the experience occurred for the right reasons, leaving us feeling content and whole. Some will be unexpected and beyond our understanding. I imagine events in our lives (good and bad) are not as random ...
Students at the University of Alabama (UA) demonstrated recently for the end of segregated sororities at the school. Several hundred students rallying to integrate the Pan-Hellenic Council (PHC) at the school held a sign alluding to Gov. George Wallace's "Stand at the Schoolhouse Door." Fifty years ago, in 1963, Wallace led a protest for continued segregation, as UA had just let its first two black students enroll and attend classes.
Belching is a manly art, says my friend Waylon Fortenberry of Chesterfield County.
When Peggy Sue went away, just fell off the face of the earth with no warning or even a holler, we all wondered where she had gone.
I have never been a fan of Kool-Aid. I just don't think it tastes very good. I also have never been able to get into the trend of adding sugar-free flavor enhancer packets to my bottled water. I honestly don't see how that fake sweet taste could ever be preferable to the taste of pure water.
(Today's column by Kathleen Parker was written prior to Tuesday's government shutdown.)
Parents often say to me, "Camden's got nothing for kids." Suggestions and solutions reference skating rinks, bowling alleys, swimming pools, and sports tourism facilities. Some people believe the activities in question should be free.
WASHINGTON -- Pope Francis continues to delight and surprise as he pursues his radical pilgrimage across the global psyche -- inspiring with his humility while also sending shock waves with his subversive spirit.
Over the last four decades, local police forces across the nation have been enthusiastically adopting military weapons and tactics. Whether and to what extent this alarming trend poses a threat to South Carolinians' civil liberties is a question that deserves attention.
Did you know that if you follow the first line of directions on a bottle of extra strength acetaminophen (the primary ingredient in Tylenol and its generic copies) you can actually exceed the safe amount you can take in 24 hours?
A California surfer dude has become the new "welfare queen."
Through research, site evaluations and help from structural engineers, arborists are learning more and more about the how's and why's of a tree's ability to stand and fall. Many different factors are at work affecting the strength and structure of trees. A tree falls over or a branch breaks due to one basic fact: the force affecting it is greater than the strength of it. For example, when the force of the wind is stronger than the strength of the root system which holds the tree in place, it will fall.
Miss South Carolina, Brooke Mosteller, got in a bit of hot water recently while competing in the Miss America pageant, linking the Palmetto State and mobile homes in a manner that some people found offensive.
In 1923, at a small school house near Camden known as the Cleveland School, more than 300 people gathered for a graduation night celebration and play. At 9 p.m., one of the oil lanterns fell onto the stage and within minutes the school was engulfed in flames. Seventy-seven people lost their lives that night. During the past 100 years, we have made great strides in implementing fire codes and regulations to protect our citizens; but we must remain diligent.
CLEVELAND -- Imitation may be the highest form of flattery, but plagiarism, not so much.
After the school year ends and the dust settles, it's always fun and gratifying for me to look at the accomplishments of our students ...
As the years of Mama's life grew long into the shadows of age, she managed to squeeze every bit of good out of growing ...
WASHINGTON -- Nice, France.
And with those famous words from the old Underdog cartoon show, I bid you all a fond adieu.
I met the guy -- seems just like yesterday -- one day when I was home from the Lowcountry visiting the office. I think I had met ...
WASHINGTON -- Horror. Shock. Disbelief. Numbness. Grief. Anger. And terrible sadness.
The despair in their eyes haunts me still. The dullness of emotion, the deadness of spirit shall remain forever embedded in my memory.
I was talking with Darlington (S.C.) County Treasurer Belinda Copeland last week and we were having a bit of fun over some of the ...
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