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Cahn: Random thoughts for a Monday morning

 

OK, so I’m actually writing this on Friday, but you’re reading it Monday, so that’s why it’s random thoughts for a Monday morning.

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Posted: jan. 23, 2015 10:55 a.m. | Updated: jan. 26, 2015 1:00 a.m. | Cahn: Random thoughts for a Monday morning Comments 0 Comments

Rich: What I love about my South

It happened the other day. It’s funny how things so simple can remind us of things so meaningful, of those sweets that are tucked inside our hearts and unknowingly treasured.

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Posted: jan. 23, 2015 10:52 a.m. | Updated: jan. 26, 2015 1:00 a.m. | Rich: What I love about my South Comments 0 Comments

Morgan: The Abbeville decision

While I was taking a finance class as part of my doctoral program in Virginia in the early 1990s, one of the topics we discussed was a lawsuit that had been filed in South Carolina, now called the Abbeville case, which challenged South Carolina’s structure for funding public education. Life takes funny turns. Here I am 21 years later in South Carolina when the case is finally settled.

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Posted: jan. 23, 2015 10:54 a.m. | Updated: jan. 26, 2015 1:00 a.m. | Morgan: The Abbeville decision Comments 0 Comments

Tucker: Uber vs. taxis

 

You’ve probably heard of Uber, the ride-sharing service taking the world’s cities by storm.

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Posted: jan. 22, 2015 9:34 a.m. | Updated: jan. 23, 2015 1:00 a.m. | Tucker: Uber vs. taxis Comments 0 Comments

Rampell: Dangerously in denial on climate change

Last year, government scientists tell us, was the hottest year on record.

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Posted: jan. 22, 2015 9:41 a.m. | Updated: jan. 23, 2015 1:00 a.m. | Rampell: Dangerously in denial on climate change Comments 0 Comments

Phillips: When duty calls

Last week, I wrote about some of the many cultural and recreational opportunities we have here in Camden and Kershaw County. It’s impressive we have so many offerings and they are thanks to the vision, effort and hard work of those involved, be it the Fine Arts Center, the Kershaw County Parks and Recreation Department, the equine industry and so many more.

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Posted: jan. 22, 2015 9:42 a.m. | Updated: jan. 23, 2015 1:00 a.m. | Phillips: When duty calls Comments 0 Comments

Gilland: ‘Dung on a twig?’

How would you like to be called dung-on-a-twig? There certainly are worse things in life, but certainly much better things as well. Dung-on-a-twig is one of the root meanings for mistletoe, which grows on trees. This common name comes from two parts of Anglo-Saxon speech. ”Mistel” a common word for dung, and “tang” the word for twig, combine to form the word mistletoe or “dung on a twig.” This name became prevalent as it was noticed that mistletoe would appear where many birds had landed on branches and deposited their excrement, nice. This puts a whole new context on the ...

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Posted: jan. 22, 2015 10:22 a.m. | Updated: jan. 23, 2015 1:00 a.m. | Gilland: ‘Dung on a twig?’ Comments 0 Comments

Parker: When the pope talks...

WASHINGTON -- Forget E.F. Hutton. It’s P.F. (Pope Francis) these days who, when he talks, people listen.

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Posted: jan. 20, 2015 5:22 p.m. | Updated: jan. 21, 2015 1:00 a.m. | Parker: When the pope talks... Comments 0 Comments

Bierbauer: Charlie Hebdo and free speech

Journalists did not need the atrocity of the attack on Charlie Hebdo in Paris to know ours is a risky business. But it has made the rest of the world aware of the price of exercising free speech.

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Posted: jan. 20, 2015 5:20 p.m. | Updated: jan. 21, 2015 1:00 a.m. | Bierbauer: Charlie Hebdo and free speech Comments 0 Comments

Noble: The moral test of government in S.C.

Gov. Nikki Haley was recently sworn in for her second four-year term and a new legislature convened in the State House. This seems like an appropriate time to look back on their record over the last four years.

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Posted: jan. 20, 2015 5:30 p.m. | Updated: jan. 21, 2015 1:00 a.m. | Noble: The moral test of government in S.C. Comments 0 Comments


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