Racism and racial exploitation may seem to be the same thing. They are far from it. Racism is real. Racial exploitation is when someone uses any excuse to accuse someone else of racism – even false and oft times manufactured or purported racism. Look around. It’s a blemish on reality.

State legislators need to be a little bit like reporters in the days ahead as they consider the fate of Santee Cooper, the state-backed utility that fell into trouble when a project to build new nuclear reactors spectacularly died.

It is easy in these times of “fake news” and denigration of the media to forget the importance of your local newspaper. It is National Newspaper Week, so take time to consider what value your local newspaper brings to your community and your life.

Once upon a time, having a job at a newspaper meant working in one of the most imposing buildings in town, inhaling the acrid aroma of fresh ink and the dusty breath of cheap newsprint and feeling mini-earthquakes under our feet every time the presses started to roll. For those of us old eno…

Lies are terrible things. They erode personal trust. They erode social trust. They can set us up for disaster or they can impede our recovery from disaster. They harm our relationships and hurt our self-esteem.

The dictatorship in Iran is, and has been for years, an active promoter and funder of terrorism. Additionally it is determined to destroy Israel. It already has conquered Lebanon using Hezbollah, a militarized terrorist organization, and is currently helping Syria massacre those rebelling ag…

In 2018, Cadence Development proposed a low-income apartment complex at Highway 72 and Langley but didn’t win enough points to secure tax credits from SC Housing, which administers the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program. This was mainly because the developer made mistakes submitting their…

When did “hatred” replace “compromise” in this country? It’s clear that a debilitating change polluted politics, but it also has affected relationships in every aspect of American society. We may not notice it much in South Carolina, but it’s here, as it is in every state.

A crowd of hungry people with hollow looks on their faces gravitate toward Bill Herbkersman’s plane every time it lands on devastated Treasure Cay in the Bahamas. But guards, seemingly new to the rifles they carry, stop the horde from moving forward.

The tyrant Robert Mugabe, who ruled Zimbabwe for 37 years with an iron fist, is dead. There are three groups of Zimbabweans who are saddened by his death at 95.

Why do wildebeest not kill the lions? Adult wildebeest weigh from 400 to 600 pounds. They all have horns and hooves. They can run up to 50 miles per hour. They live in herds of hundreds to thousands. Adult lions weigh from 300 to 400 pounds. They all have fangs and claws. They run in bursts …

Maybe a massive hurricane that howls and slashes its way through coastal South Carolina will be enough to convince her people that now is the time to face climate change and do more.