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President Trump, every Republican senator, and the GOP majority in Speaker Paul Ryan's House just put the future of their party on the line. By enacting the largest tax cut since the Reagan administration, the heart of which is cutting the … more
Editor's note: We present this Christmas classic for your holiday enjoyment. Merry Christmas. Practically everyone with children has endured Christmas Eve pratfalls while preparing presents and toys for their kids to show the little ones that St. … more
EDITOR'S NOTE: In keeping with many years' custom, we present the famous editorial "Is There a Santa Claus?" written by the editor of the New York Sun, Francis Pharcellus Church, in 1897. The question of the editor was asked by Virginia O'Hanlon. … more
Editor's note: This piece originally ran in the Dec. 18 edition of The Post and Courier. Dear Alabama Thank you from the bottom of my Tar Heel heart. Because, to be honest, it has been stressful the past few months trying to explain to people … more
"The intellectual cannot operate at room temperature." - Eric Hoffer, "First Things, Last Things" (1971) WASHINGTON - Eric Hoffer (1902-1983) meant that intellectuals in his day tended not to be temperate. In our day, this defect - moral … more
WASHINGTON - The recent excitement over an incredible story about the government trying to ban certain words reminded me of all the words and phrases I despise and wish were banned. For the sake of getting on with it, briefly: The Washington Post … 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
Before the question, how about a few statistics? The 20th century was mankind's most brutal century. Roughly 16 million people lost their lives during World War I; about 60 million died during World War II. Wars during the 20th century cost an … more
Editor's note: This originally ran as a letter to The State editorial board on Dec. 14. Ben Gregg is executive director of the S.C. Wildlife Federation in Columbia. COLUMBIA - As the federal government considers giving permits for oil and gas … more
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