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Justice delayed is justice denied. In the case of Bobby Wayne Stone, who ambushed and murdered Sumter County Sheriff's Sgt. Charlie Kubala on Feb. 26, 1996, justice has been long delayed in that senseless killing. It's been more than 20 years since … more
We mere mortals will never comprehend the discipline, courage, patience and sheer intellect it took to be Ernest Finney Jr. Men like him come along once in a generation, if we're lucky, and there's probably no one in America who fully compares to … more
My favorite Elizabeth Warren story involves a cookbook. Warren, who was at that time posing as a trailblazing Cherokee, actually contributed recipes to a recipe book with the name, I kid you not, "Pow Wow Chow." But here's the best part of the … more
Editor's note: This originally ran in the Post and Courier as a letter to the editor on Nov. 30. The verdict of small business owners is in for the GOP tax reform plans that would give a permanent 43 percent tax cut to big corporations. That … more
The most disappointed people in America this past week must be those Trump execrators who opened their Amazon package only to find that the copy of "Fire and Fury'' they had ordered was subtitled "The Allied Bombing of Germany, 1942-1945.'' It's a … more
"Is John Martin coming over?" Ginger asked his dad, Johnny McLeod. "No, he's not going to make it," Johnny answered. We were having an extended family dinner, and our nephew was missing. Then Johnny leaned over to me and said in a whisper, "They're … more
My generation grew up appreciating Major League Baseball. It was our summer entertainment. We listened on the radio, and occasionally we were lucky enough to catch a game on television. We studied the box-scores in The News and Courier, and in our … more
Editor's note: This piece originally ran in The Post and Courier on Dec. 16. More than four months after SCANA and Santee Cooper announced the demise of their partially built nuclear plant, the magnitude of the disaster still boggles the mind. We … more
WASHINGTON - Preaching morality while practicing cupidity can be tricky, but various American governments have done it for years regarding smoking. This mental contortion now has a new chapter. The four largest American tobacco companies (Altria, … more
Editor's note: This editorial originally ran in The Post and Courier on Thursday. As the state wrestles with long-standing and significant new challenges, voters got a look recently at where the Republican candidates for governor stand in an … more
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