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Letters to the Editor

Upon the wings of a dove

on Tuesday, 16 May 2017. Posted in Letters to the Editor, Opinions

By Armstrong Williams Sometime in the womb, as we evolve over months from a single-celled organism into the complex mass of neurons and flesh that we recognize as ourselves, an awareness of our place in the world emerges. The world as we begin to know it

Aiding minority ownership

on Tuesday, 09 May 2017. Posted in Letters to the Editor, Opinions

The Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) April 20 decision to reinstate the UHF discount rule should be heralded as a significant opportunity to advance diversity and minority broadcast television ownership. For years, we have urged the FCC to addres

One SC woman making a difference – globally

on Tuesday, 25 April 2017. Posted in Letters to the Editor, Opinions

By Phil Noble This is another column in an occasional series about people in South Carolina who are making a difference. Jennifer Jones-Wood is our guest columnist and she writes about her work in South Carolina to help young girls around the world. Tod

Want privacy? You won’t find it in Washington

on Tuesday, 18 April 2017. Posted in Letters to the Editor, Opinions

By Thomas L. Knapp On April 4, US president Donald Trump signed a bill repealing some of the previous administration’s rules on Internet Service Providers’ handling of user information. Privacy advocates raised Cain over the legislation, but let’s put it

Students making support for Israel their mission

on Tuesday, 11 April 2017. Posted in Letters to the Editor, Obituaries

In recent days, I watched as throngs of supporters of Israel unloaded from buses and blanketed Capitol Hill to meet with their Members of Congress with a singular goal in mind: to strengthen America’s relationship with our beloved ally, Israel. Of course

House bill H.3931 doesn’t promote transparency

on Tuesday, 04 April 2017. Posted in Letters to the Editor, Opinions

By Jay Bender Where does your tax money go? In most instances it supports direct government activities such as schools, police, housing, public health and the like. But in many instances your tax money is transferred to nonprofit corporations that have

Gorsuch the right man for Supreme Court

on Tuesday, 28 March 2017. Posted in Letters to the Editor, Opinions

Last month, I had the pleasure of meeting Judge Gorsuch in my office. He was genuine, knowledgeable, and made it clear that he would exercise judiciary independence when interpreting the law. After our conversation, I walked away convinced that he has the

How to make America’s elites more responsible

on Tuesday, 21 March 2017. Posted in Letters to the Editor, Opinions

By Dr. Marvin Folkertsma Observing Hollywood’s posturing poseurs deliver their goods at the Oscars, as they ooze self-righteousness and narcissism, triggers a pesky thought that no doubt erupts in the minds of normal people. That is, few of those luminar

The problem with too much information

on Tuesday, 14 March 2017. Posted in Letters to the Editor, Opinions

By Lee H. Hamilton The job of being a citizen – and being a member of Congress – has gotten much harder of late. As sources of information proliferate and “news” not actually grounded in fact grows common on social media, Americans have to work to sort

Building a bridge to a brighter future

on Tuesday, 07 March 2017. Posted in Letters to the Editor, Opinions

Restoring hope and opportunity is critical to lifting up our communities who feel like they have been left behind. We have people all across the country living paycheck to paycheck who are forced to make choices no family should, like whether they should

The other culprit in the Epi-Pen price gouging scandal? FDA

on Tuesday, 28 February 2017. Posted in Letters to the Editor, Opinions

By Sandip Shah Ordinary Americans, reporters, and even a congressional panel heaped scorn on pharmaceutical company Mylan after it raised the price of its epinephrine injector set from $100 to more than $600. Mylan deserves criticism for making it harde

Businesses refuse to bake cake with Confederate flag

on Wednesday, 22 February 2017. Posted in Letters to the Editor, Opinions

Would you believe Wal-Mart and Bi-Lo refused to make a birthday cake with frosting that made it looked like a Confederate flag?

Florence needs more diversity, inclusion, transparency

on Tuesday, 14 February 2017. Posted in Letters to the Editor, Opinions

Florence, an ideally and centrally located town, has tons of upsides, and plenty of everything except a willingness to do anything differently. My people have been the cause of us continuing to remain a distance from what we should be. There is no doubt i

A speech everyone should read

on Tuesday, 07 February 2017. Posted in Letters to the Editor, Opinions

By Lee H. Hamilton As a country, we make a habit of looking forward, not backward. But I’m going to ask you to turn your attention back a few weeks, to Barack Obama’s January 10 farewell address to the American people. I’ve been reading presidential fare

So you think you know about South Carolina?

on Tuesday, 31 January 2017. Posted in Letters to the Editor, Opinions

By Phil Noble It’s no secret that I’m a sucker for all things South Carolina – our history, politics, people, culture, places, food – everything. And since we are such a wonderful – and weird – state, there is an awful lot to know and there’s always some
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