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S.C.’s Nuclear Meltdown: What next, who pays?

on Tuesday, 15 August 2017. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

By Phil Noble Here’s the issue: SCANA (the parent company of South Carolina Electric and Gas) and Santee Cooper (the state-owned utility that provides power for 11 local electric co-ops) tried to build two nuclear reactors and failed. They just pulled t

We need to reinvent public education in SC

on Tuesday, 08 August 2017. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

By Phil Noble Cindi Ross Scoppe is one of the most important people in South Carolina. And, she has recently put forward one of the most important ideas for this state – perhaps the most important – for the last generation or so. Now I know that sounds l

Is the American dream alive or dead in South Carolina?

on Tuesday, 01 August 2017. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

By Phil Noble If you stop and really think about it, this is the most fundamental question one could ask about our state and nation. And the answer says a lot about the kind of people we are as a state and a nation. The American Dream is both very simple

International medical grads fill need for U.S hospitals

on Tuesday, 25 July 2017. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

By Fred M. Jacobs Medical schools outside the United States have become critical to our nation’s healthcare system. One-quarter of the physicians currently practicing in America received their degrees abroad. Yet a number of domestic medical schools are

The coding movement is sweeping the world

on Tuesday, 18 July 2017. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

By Phil Noble All the way from the board rooms of tech executives in Silicon Valley to the kindergarten class at Voyager Charter School in Charleston, the coding movement is sweeping the country. So, who is behind the coding movement? Let’s begin with t

SC’s impending $19 billion ‘robbery’

on Tuesday, 11 July 2017. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

By Phil Noble “Some will rob you with a six-gun, and some with a fountain pen.” Woody Guthrie Full disclosure: I have nothing against the state’s utilities. Back in the 1980s and 90s when I was Director of the Palmetto Project, two of our board members we

What the deep

on Wednesday, 05 July 2017. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

By Tom Knapp Buzzwords come and buzzwords go. Lately, a trending buzzword – or, I guess, buzz phrase –among the politically inclined is “Deep State.” Google News returns 127,000 recent media uses of the phrase. Every time US president Donald Trump finds

The sorry state of women in our state

on Tuesday, 27 June 2017. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

By Phil Noble It has always been a source of great bewilderment to me the huge hypocritical gulf between how we as Southern men talk about women – and how we treat them. Our historic culture is that we put women on a pedestal, we dress them in hoop skirts

Simple, easy and wrong answers for S.C.

on Tuesday, 20 June 2017. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

For every complex problem, there is an answer that is clear, simple and wrong.” H. L. Mencken The South Carolina Legislature seems to live by this.

The biggest pension loser

on Tuesday, 13 June 2017. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

By Hannah Hill for TheNerve.org The State published a story with the headline “SC pension deal will hit cities, counties, schools hard.” It’s referring to the astronomical increase in employer contributions to the state pension fund. The bill, now signed

Tax reform would bring real relief to South Carolina

on Tuesday, 06 June 2017. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

By Don Weaver With tax day now behind us, it is worth reminding the taxpaying public and federal lawmakers of the woeful state of the American tax code. For starters, Congress hasn’t significantly reformed the tax code in more than 30 years. Taxes on A

Leapfrog progress for S.C.? Focus on innovation/digital

on Tuesday, 30 May 2017. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

By Phil Noble For hundreds of years, we in Western society have thought about things with a lineal and increment mind set. Progress – in society, commerce, science, engineering, etc., – was believed to be something that happens sequentially, usually slowl

Memorial Day 2017 ‘Play it again, Uncle Sam’

on Wednesday, 24 May 2017. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

By Christopher Kelly Memorial Day this year calls on all Americans with particular significance. It calls on us to look backward at our past and forward to the many uncertainties and challenges facing our nation overseas. Important anniversaries over the

The budget process remains broken

on Tuesday, 16 May 2017. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

By Lee H. Hamilton Think about this for a moment: Two days away from a federal shutdown, Congress comes up with a stopgap measure to keep the government operating... for a week. A few days later it arrives at a bipartisan budget deal lasting a bit over f

S.C. Education: the good, the bad and the hopeful

on Tuesday, 09 May 2017. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

By Phil Noble There is probably no other topic that has been the subject of this column more often than education. And the reason is very simple: if we don’t fix education in this state, nothing else really matters. The road to a prosperous future for So
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