Whether you say "Merry Christmas", "Happy Hannukah," "Blessed Kwanzaa", or "Festivus for the Rest of Us," we are not offended. We know what you're trying to say; we understand the meaning; we feel the good cheer; and we would like to give a hearty, "Right back atcha, friends!"
Today is Veterans Day, an extremely important day of remembrance. We honor those who have served, those who have sacrificed, those who have given of themselves for the freedoms we enjoy. That we recognize and give thanks to them today is important and fitting. That we should honor them every day is a given.
According to a study done by The Violence Policy center in 2012, South Carolina was ranked number two in the states with the highest rate of women murdered by men. The report utilized data from homicides involving one female murder victim and one male offender. According to them now, South Carolina is ranked number five, which in my mind is just as bad as being ranked number two.
By now many readers should be aware of the C-I's policy regarding political submissions during the election cycle. Basically, our policy is to handle all letters to the editor and/or op-ed pieces that are submitted on behalf/opposition of candidates or in support/opposition of major issues not as free editorial articles but as paid advertising. We only make this transition late in the election cycle so as to give everyone who is genuinely interested plenty of time and opportunity to voice their opinions via column submissions and/or letters to the editor. There are several reasons we ...