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Opinion: Tell Congress to support tax credit for solar panels

President Donald Trump recently stated his support for solar energy, saying, "I'm a believer in solar energy. ... It's got a long way to go, but it's really got a tremendous future." I couldn't agree more. Here in South Carolina, that future … more

Opinion: Question your thoughts to know who you are

I am writing this on Sept. 11, 2019. It has been 18 years since that terrible day in our country's history. Most Americans, over half, love our country. I have not been depressed since Nov. 9, 2016. That was the day I knew we were getting another … more

Opinion: Hong Kong's resistance gives lessons for Taiwan

TAIPEI, Taiwan - What happens on Hong Kong Island does not stay there. The ongoing tsunami of discontent washes over this island, which, like Hong Kong, is navigating the choppy waters of relations with the same large and menacing mainland neighbor. … more

Opinion: The 2 internationalisms

In recent years, internationalism - cooperation among nations for promotion of the common good - has acquired a bad reputation. Of course, internationalism has long been anathema to the political Right, where a primitive tribalism and its … more

Opinion: Climate, race and health

There are misanthropes who understandably and regrettably express grim satisfaction with the prospects of climate chaos affecting everyone so at least predatory rich exploitive elites pay the same serious prices as poor people and people of … more

Opinion: Are you stressed out about finances?

The American Psychological Association reports Americans are stressed about money. Stress about money and finances appears to have a significant impact on Americans' lives, according to the association. Nearly three-quarters (72 percent) of … more

Editorial roundup: Friday, Sept. 20, 2019

Recent editorials from South Carolina newspapers: The Post and Courier Sept. 13 Santee Delta could be affected by proposed project After years of study, the federal Rural Utilities Service is once again moving ahead with plans for … more

Opinion: Anti-trust safe harbor is what news business needs

News consumption is growing exponentially, but for the past decade, the revenue to news publishers has been on a decline. This is, in large part, because of the unbalanced relationship between news publishers and tech platforms. But that … more

Opinion: No war for Saudi oil

Even if U.S. intelligence decisively shows that some of the drones and cruise missiles used in the attack on Saudi Arabia's oil fields originated in Iran, a decision to go to war with Iran would be inexcusable and unsupportable. For one thing, … more

Opinion: Smearing of Kavanaugh continues

WASHINGTON - A Columbia Journalism Review poll released this year found that half of all Americans have "hardly any confidence at all" in the media, which beat out even Congress as the institution for which the public has the lowest confidence. It's … more

Opinion: 'Locked and loaded' for war?

"Iran has launched an unprecedented attack on the world's energy supply," declared Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. Putting America's credibility on the line, Pompeo accused Iran of carrying out the devastating attack on Saudi oil facilities that … more

Opinion: Racist exam questions?

The U.S. Department of Justice has recently sued the Baltimore County government, alleging that its written test for police officer recruits was unfairly biased against black applicants. It turns out that black applicants failed the written test at … more

Opinion: Trump won the debate - again

WASHINGTON - Watching the Democratic presidential debate Thursday night left one clear impression: Donald Trump won. Please don't shoot the messenger. My left index finger recoiled a bit as it reached for the "T" on the keyboard. But it's true … more

Opinion: CNN tries to blame Trump for Obama administration's leaks

WASHINGTON - Here's some advice for the media covering President Trump: If you don't want to be accused of reporting fake news, don't report fake news. Case in point: On Monday, CNN correspondent Jim Sciutto reported that a highly placed U.S. … more
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