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Future of our coast is in your hands

Editor's note: This guest column originally ran in the March 1 edition of South Strand News. Over the past six weeks, I have spoken at multiple events across the state hosted by SODA - Stop Offshore Drilling in the Atlantic - to explain that now … more

The fatal delusions of Western man

"We got China wrong. Now what?" ran the headline over the column in The Washington Post. "Remember how American engagement with China was going to make that communist backwater more like the democratic, capitalist West?" asked Charles Lane in his … more

Most residents in S.C. want Dominion-SCANA deal

Editor's note: This column originally ran in the Sunday edition of The State. A majority of S.C. residents want Virginia-based Dominion Energy to buy troubled SCANA, according to the most recent Winthrop Poll. That deal, Dominion promises, … more

It's now time to protect public workers from unions' coercion

WASHINGTON - The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees is ostensibly a public worker union. In truth, it is nothing more than an appendage of the Democratic Party. One hundred percent of its political contributions go to … more

GOP's gun temptation

Editor's note: This column by Kimberley A. Strassel first appeared in The Wall Street Journal on Feb. 22, 2018. Republicans have held the political high ground on gun rights for decades, and they've done it by sticking together and sticking to … more

Obama was weak on Russia, but Trump is incoherent

Editor's note: This column originally ran in the Feb. 26 edition of The Post and Courier. Even by President Donald Trump's elevated standards of incoherence, his position on Kremlingate is a marvel of illogic. After repeatedly claiming that … more

The eternal lure of nationalism, identity

In a surprise overtime victory in the finals of the Olympic men's hockey tournament, the Russians defeated Germany, 4-3. But the Russians were not permitted to have their national anthem played or flag raised, due to a past doping scandal. So, … more

We should join together to train state's students for workforce

Editor's note: This column originally ran in the Feb. 24 edition of The Post and Courier. Bobby Hitt, head of our Department of Commerce, is very proud of his bringing aerospace companies to South Carolina, but he has failed to motivate the … more

Protecting our state's forests

Editor's note: This column originally ran in the Monday edition of The Post and Courier. Throughout my 40-plus-year professional forester career serving in both the public and private spheres, I've come to view forestry as an "ideal" business … more

Don't take The Onion's pessimism too seriously

"Study: 90 Percent Of Americans Strongly Opposed To Each Other." That's the headline on a story in what, on some days, seems to be America's most reliable news outlet, The Onion. We laugh (or at least I did) because it strikes a chord. Americans … more

Should we try to protect kids or confiscate guns?

In days gone by, a massacre of students like the atrocity at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School would have brought us together. But like so many atrocities before it, this mass murder is tearing us apart. The perpetrator, the sick and evil … more

Our government can't and won't save us from anything

Conservativism can't save us. Republican voters got what they wanted. A strongman to take back the country and fix the financial and social mess caused by Obama and the progressives. To celebrate, the Republican-controlled House, Senate and … more

Let's not demonize the wrong things or groups for tragedies

Does something need to change with regards to our current firearms situation? Yes, no doubt. But like everything in life, there is a right and wrong way of going about things. The new bill proposed by Rep. Brawley starts out with the wrong … more

The only hope for America is God and His commandments

Is there hope for America? The things we see in the news locally and nationally are terrifying and disturbing. Is there hope? In Psalm 78, we are commanded to teach the next generation about God and "his wonderful works that he hath done." Then … more

Tax reform used to be unpopular. Not anymore.

WASHINGTON - When the Republican-controlled Congress first approved its tax bill in December, most Democrats believed it would be a political loser for the GOP. Indeed, a New York Times poll found that just 37 percent of Americans approved of the … more
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