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Why your Christmas tree could cost more this year

on Tuesday, 05 December 2017. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

By Taylor Estes Carolina Reporter & News If you usually buy a real Christmas tree to celebrate your holiday season, you might be out of luck this year. Tree farms across the nation are reporting that they don’t have enough supply to meet the rising dema

Confusion shouldn’t stop patients from buying health insurance

on Tuesday, 05 December 2017. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

By Janet Trautwein This year’s Affordable Care Act open enrollment period started November 1. Millions of Americans will soon visit HealthCare.gov or the online insurance exchange run by their state to shop for 2018 health plans. Many will be confused by

Unlock the power of compounding

on Tuesday, 05 December 2017. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

As simple as it may seem, compounding can play a key role as you pursue a bright financial future. Compounding, simply put, is when an investment generates earnings on reinvested earnings. In your retirement accounts, where you’ll accumulate funds over t

No, the end of ‘Net Neutrality’ is not the end of the World Wide Web

on Tuesday, 28 November 2017. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

By Thomas L. Knapp I get lots of email, including emails from political advocacy groups trumpeting the Impending Doom of the Month. This month, that doom is the coming end of “Net Neutrality” at the hands of the Federal Communications Commission. “Donald

Good training pays off

on Tuesday, 28 November 2017. Posted in Faith, Editorials, Opinions

“Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.” Proverbs 22:6 in the King James Version of the Holy Bible. Training is not an easy task for parents or children. Sometimes as parents it seems like all we poured

Democrats dig for Russians and uncover environmentalists

on Tuesday, 21 November 2017. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

By Merrill Matthews Democrats and the media have been on a yearlong deep dig into Russian involvement into U.S. elections. But when you dig a hole you sometimes run across things you wish had remained buried – like the dirt pointing to Russian ties to th

Small Business Saturday falls on Nov. 25

on Tuesday, 14 November 2017. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

By Ben Homeyer Black Friday, the Friday after Thanksgiving, is the unofficial start of the Christmas shopping season, but it’s the next day, Small Business Saturday, that really puts me in the holiday spirit. That’s because Small Business Saturday, which

Pray for America, but work to make her better too

on Tuesday, 14 November 2017. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

By Armstrong Williams When deranged gunman Devin Kelly walked into a small community church in a tiny rural Texas town and killed the pastor’s daughter and wife along with twenty-six other innocent parishioners, including an 18-month old baby, our hearts

Do no harm: What would Hippocrates think?

on Tuesday, 07 November 2017. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

By Richard D. Kocur A core tenant of the pledge taken by all physicians is their promise first and foremost to do no harm. A physician’s vow to care for patients in a manner which does not cause physical, mental, or emotional harm has guided treatment d

Energy lessons from recent hurricanes

on Tuesday, 31 October 2017. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

By Merrill Matthews Hurricanes Harvey and Irma killed dozens of Americans and caused tens of billions of dollars in property damage. But there's one silver lining. The storms taught us three invaluable lessons about the U.S. energy market. We need more r

Asset Allocation

on Tuesday, 31 October 2017. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

Many investment professionals believe that proper asset allocation is more important than selecting individual investments. In fact, according to a study by Ibbotson Associates, as much as 90% of the variance in investor returns may be attributed to asset

Expand the health savings account ‘safe harbor’ to reduce healthcare costs

on Tuesday, 24 October 2017. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

A. Mark Fendrick, MD and Rashna Soonavala As the health reform debate continues, partisans in both parties should adhere to a simple, overarching principle: help people who were hurt by Obamacare, but don’t hurt those who were helped by the law. In othe

How we can fight the opioid epidemic together

on Tuesday, 24 October 2017. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

By Alan Wilson, SC Attorney General South Carolina has a drug problem and many elected leaders have begun looking at how best to deal with it. In August, I also took action. My office filed a lawsuit against a company for its role in creating that probl

Racist scum? Colleges should set higher standards

on Tuesday, 17 October 2017. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

By Richard Eckstrom S.C. Comptroller I believe that most Americans are repulsed by racism. Unfortunately, their feelings of repulsion are often exploited for political gain. Especially now, in a time of hyper-racialization, the rush to frame all issues i

Let’s make politics out of bounds on Sunday

on Tuesday, 17 October 2017. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

By Armstrong Williams When the referees in charge of NFL football games make questionable calls, a challenge can be issued, subjecting the decisions to closer review. The choice by President Trump to attack a group of our nation’s top professional athle
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