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Three heads are better than 535

on Tuesday, 06 March 2018. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

by Richard D. Kocur Warren Buffett, Jeff Bezos, and Jamie Dimon vs. the entire United States Congress? My money is on Buffett, Bezos, and Dimon. These men, three of the wealthiest, most influential, and powerful business leaders in the world, recently a

Risk tolerance

on Tuesday, 06 March 2018. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

Before embarking on an investment strategy, it is imperative that you first determine your personal tolerance for risk. Generally speaking, with greater risk comes greater volatility. When determining your tolerance for risk, you must consider your age, i

Billy Graham’s legacy echoes thru eternity

on Tuesday, 27 February 2018. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

MONTREAT, N.C. – Evangelist Billy Graham passed away Feb. 21, at 7:46 a.m. at his home in Montreat. He was 99. Throughout his life, Billy Graham preached the gospel of Jesus Christ to approximately 215 million people who attended one of his more than 400

A tribute to Billy Graham

on Tuesday, 27 February 2018. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

By Dr. Gary S. Smith Overstating the significance of Billy Graham is difficult. Arguably the most important religious leader of the 20th century, Graham presented the gospel to an estimated 215 million people through his many evangelistic campaigns aroun

Why Congress might buy Trump’s food stamp reform plan

on Tuesday, 20 February 2018. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

By Thomas L. Knapp Politico reports that the Trump administration wants to partially replace “food stamps” with “a box of government-picked, nonperishable foods every month.” Under the plan, recipients of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

Washington’s advice rejected by both parties

on Tuesday, 20 February 2018. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

By Harold Pease, Ph. D Avoiding national debt was one of George Washington’s greatest admonitions yet neither liberals nor conservatives have paid much attention to it. It would be well to reflect on his advice this President’s Day. The trillion dollar R

Remember veterans on National Salute Week

on Tuesday, 13 February 2018. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

This Valentine’s Day, many veterans who fought to preserve our freedoms will be hospitalized, receiving the medical care they earned, but separated from the homes and communities they defended. No one should be alone on Valentine’s Day, and with the help

A friendship strengthened

on Tuesday, 13 February 2018. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

By Armstrong Williams The White House recently released a transcript of remarks made by Vice President Mike Pence. According to the release, he spoke in “The Knesset, Jerusalem, Israel.” This may not seem groundbreaking at first glance, but the simple

Memos, Trump

on Tuesday, 06 February 2018. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

By Dr. Caleb Verbois Perhaps we should not be surprised by the hysteria over the release of Congressman Devin Nunes’ memo. After all, “memogate” has filled Washington with hysteria for weeks. Former deputy assistant to President Trump, Sebastian Gorka, c

President Trump’s first year economic record

on Tuesday, 30 January 2018. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

By Dr. Mark Hendrickson In an article written 10 days after President Donald Trump’s election victory, I commented on the drop in the price of gold, which was mirrored by a spike in the dollar index. I surmised that the markets were signaling optimism ab

Trump must pair positive policies with respectful rhetoric if he hopes to ever win support from Black community

on Tuesday, 23 January 2018. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

By Armstrong Williams In a recent White House meeting with Congressional leaders to discuss immigration reform Donald Trump reportedly asked, “Why do we want all these people from ‘s---hole’ countries to come here?,” as opposed to other countries such as

The Big But

on Tuesday, 16 January 2018. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

By Dr. Earl Tilford “Heck, I reckon you wouldn’t even be human beings if you didn’t have some pretty strong personal feelings about nuclear combat.” – King Kong, Major, USAF (from Dr. Strangelove) In 1964, when I was a college freshman, all healthy male

International investing

on Tuesday, 16 January 2018. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

A common misconception is that only high net worth individuals or ultra savvy investors should take advantage of international investing. However, if you are looking for an innovative way to diversify your portfolio, investing in international markets may

2018, the year of refinement for the President

on Wednesday, 10 January 2018. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

If you were to ask me, I would have to say that I think the President has had a pretty successful first year. The stock markets are booming because of investor confidence in the policies pushed and advocated for by his administration and unemployment is a

Timely financial reporting vital for public institutions

on Tuesday, 02 January 2018. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

By Richard Eckstrom S.C. Comptroller Each October, many state agencies – including public colleges and universities – are required to submit to me their financial statements for the previous fiscal year. I use those statements to produce South Carolina’
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