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As time marches on, the world changes. New and unexpected influences challenge the status quo. It happens more often than we might think. Reactions can be as diverse as ethnic distribution. They can be reassuring or chaotic. The United States is currently torn by a chaotic debate.

There’s currently in the nation a surge in the battle between pro-abortion and pro-life sides. A governor considers the possibility of infanticide; several states enact legislation curtailing abortion opportunities. The issue’s importance reaches beyond the individual and into the national w…

Millions of American students attending college for a classic liberal arts education don’t sit around watching MSNBC, attending Democratic Party meetings or reading The New York Times.

There’s a lot that goes on in a legislative session: Thousands of bills are filed. Hundreds of news stories are written about those bills. Scores of committee meetings underscore why making laws is as unsightly as making sausage.

Gone! It hasn’t been long since American youngsters were told when growing up that, in America, they could someday be president. Has anyone heard that kind of talk lately? If a boy is told that, will he believe it or would he want to be president? In today’s political climate, it’s doubtful.…

On March 30, members of my extended family were tragically involved in a vehicle crash in Colleton County. A drunken illegal immigrant, who couldn’t speak English and didn’t have a driver’s license, swerved into their lane and hit them head-on.

The Oxford dictionary defines “opportunity” as “a set of circumstances that makes it possible to do something.” This simple, short definition defines all our lives, enterprises and ambitions; we seek opportunity, we build and preserve opportunity, we chase where it goes and leave where it ab…

Why is it that when faced with challenging situations, some of us are tempted to avoid the problem or the conflict? When it comes to success, avoiding a problem is not an effective strategy, and hope, although important, cannot be one’s only action. I see these limiting habits (avoidance and…

I wish there were ways to scare the living daylights out of drivers riding on my tail without them causing problems for or harm to other drivers.

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month in South Carolina and nationwide and, while the month is almost over, we need to raise awareness about this problem every month. I wanted to let you know what our office is doing, and what all of us can do, to raise awareness and reduce sexual assault.…

Forgiveness is one of the most difficult tasks in our lives. It involves substantial personal growth. It involves the ability to change. The forgiveness journey is a trying one. This journey that accompanies personal growth and the ability to change demands introspection — individuals look i…