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WASHINGTON - During World War I, chemist James Conant was deeply involved in research on what was considered the worst imaginable weapon: poison gas. During World War II, as a science adviser to President Franklin Roosevelt, Conant was so central to … more
Editor's note: This column originally ran in the Wednesday edition of the Post and Courier. If Hillary Clinton could deliver a political speech half as effectively as Oprah Winfrey, she might be president today. The actress, media mogul and … more
A frequent point I have made in past columns has been about the educational travesty happening on many college campuses. Some people have labeled my observations and concerns as trivial, unimportant and cherry-picking. While the spring semester … more
Informing Iran, "The U.S. is watching what you do,'' Amb. Nikki Haley called an emergency meeting Friday of the Security Council regarding the riots in Iran. The session left her and us looking ridiculous. France's ambassador tutored Haley that … more
Editor's note: This editorial originally ran in the Jan. 5 edition of the Post and Courier. In one of the most ill-considered actions of the Trump administration, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke delivered Thursday on the president's promise to open … more
On Wednesday, the parties in the class-action lawsuit of Current and Former Students Vs. Morris College were scheduled to have a hearing at Sumter County Judicial Center before an at-large circuit court judge on a quashed - or stopped - subpoena … more
There is a wolf in sheep's clothing working its way through our state Legislature. The bill purports to be a transparency bill, but it is anything but and it will hide how millions of taxpayer dollars are spent. The wording begins saying any … more
At the end of 2016, residents up and down the Atlantic coast were breathing sighs of relief after successfully arguing to keep offshore drilling away from their beaches, tourism-dependent economies and their very ways of life. But this week, the … more
WASHINGTON - Today's political discord is less durable and dangerous than a consensus, one that unites the political class more than ideology divides it. The consensus is that, year in and year out, in good times and bad, Americans should be given … more
One of my favorite Christmastime presents is the Census Bureau's release of its annual population estimates for all of the states. Comparison of the April 1, 2010, Census Bureau enumerations and the June 30, 2017, estimates for the states shows how … more
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