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.
This is the story of three cousins. Well, they’re pretty sure they’re all cousins because they think they are linked genetically to the same man. But they’re not 100 percent sure because some of the records are lost.
The centennial celebration of the Index-Journal continues. Younger than the New York Times, older than Time magazine, this newspaper is just as venerable as either, and, I truly believe, much less biased.
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.
Regardless of whether you are a climate change denier or someone who believes that science shows the globe is warming, there’s one thing we can all agree on: It’s been hot. Real hot.
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.
A recent report from the Center for Financial Services Innovation says that 85 percent of Americans are anxious about their personal finances.
If you love small government, hold on to your hats. Anti-abortionists are relying on the power of big government to take away people’s rights.
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.…
An ultra-conservative culture warrior is not the right person to lead the state Commission on Higher Education.
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.
Anyone who doesn’t believe government doesn’t change needs to look to the South Carolina Senate. Compared to what it was 20 years ago, it’s almost a hot mess today.
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…
Teachers all across South Carolina plan to walk out of their classrooms today to come to Columbia to lobby the General Assembly to adopt meaningful education reforms.
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…