Assault on 2nd Amendment could spread

If California is the pace setter state, what has just happened there could soon be at the doorstep of all state legislatures or imposed on all gun own...

September 23rd, 2016 |  


Politics of trickle down neglect in S.C.

Politics of trickle down neglect in S.C.

The true test of political leadership is about making the hard, long-term and right decision instead of the easy, short term and wrong decision.Said d...

September 21st, 2016 |  


Marijuana legalization — give peace a chance

Marijuana legalization — give peace a chance

On November 8, voters in eight states will decide whether or not to legalize, to one degree or another, the possession, use and sale of marijuana.If a...

September 16th, 2016 |  


Freedom of the press under fire with reporter’s charge

The North Dakota Access Pipeline has become a source of major contention in the United States. Its construction (or perhaps more accurately, the prote...

September 13th, 2016 |  


Larger causes: God, family and country

Larger causes: God, family and country

“Never forget!” Those of us who lived it will never forget! But, it’s just another Zinnian history lesson to the next generation, to...

September 13th, 2016 |  


Corruption, plantations and politics in South Carolina

Corruption, plantations and politics in South Carolina

Recently, I was talking with a woman who lives in Columbia and works with government contracting on the local, state and national level. She is a very...

September 8th, 2016 |  


Surveillance isn’t colorblind

During the 1960s, the FBI and NSA followed, wiretapped, and bugged Martin Luther King Jr. — all under the veil of proper legal process. Today, t...

August 31st, 2016 |  


Louisiana flooding brings Zika fear

On July 1, before the first cases of locally acquired Zika were documented in Florida, President Obama spoke to the press corps and assured the Americ...

August 31st, 2016 |  


A veteran contemplates Aug. 18

August 18 is not a particularly meaningful day in the history books. Certainly not a holiday — religious, secular, national, or otherwise. And y...

August 18th, 2016 |  


We count on the mail

I got the mail today. A couple of bills. A greeting card. Some catalogs. A newspaper. One package that my wife grabbed right away. (Wonder what that w...

August 4th, 2016 |