The debate about voting and voting laws in the United States is truly more about partisan politics than objective analysis. A common refrain is that every American should have the right to vote and not face obstacles to casting ballot. But the fact is that elections are about winning and los…

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The debate about voting and voting laws in the United States is truly more about partisan politics than objective analysis. A common refrain is that every American should have the right to vote and not face obstacles to casting ballot. But the fact is that elections are about winning and los…

There is plenty of good news worthy of applause, accolades, attaboys — attapersons, if you would prefer — and thumbs pointing skyward.

South Carolina ranks in the top 10 in U.S. drunken driving deaths, even though 22 states have more people than we do. A third of the people who die on our highways are killed by drunken drivers. The results are similar by pretty much any measure, a predictable result of the Legislature’s ane…

In the ever-evolving battle between prisons and prisoners over contraband, cellphones have become a focal point. And despite the best efforts of corrections staff, these devices have allowed incarcerated kingpins and drug lords to run illicit businesses, coordinate smuggling operations, even…

President Biden and other world leaders are on the brink of an extraordinary agreement that could curb the maddening — and until now, seemingly insoluble — problem of corporate tax evasion. Success would mean hundreds of billions of dollars in new revenue for fixing crumbling infrastructure,…

The thoughts written here are not written to offend. Just as a potter throws his clay, what one would view as authentic might be considered defective by another, and I’m good with that.

Some calendars read Monday, July 5 “Independence Day observed.” Of course, no one observes Independence Day today in the sense of shooting off fireworks and getting together for backyard cookouts and barbecues and attending parades. We did all that yesterday, on the actual day of the declara…

In his weekly column published Saturday, Andy Brack urged you to take a break from your long holiday weekend and do a little bit of reading — perhaps even as a family.

When is a case about a pipeline about more than the pipeline? When it produces a 5-4 Supreme Court decision with a surprising mix of conservative and liberal Justices on both sides. Their opinions reflect disagreements from the founding era over the role and power of the federal government.

At first glance, the failures that led to contaminated drinking water in the tiny Clarendon County town of Summerton look like a simple matter of incompetence or dereliction on the part of one company, and an elected official who thumbed his nose at the law and hid whatever role he had in th…

Today’s column was going to be about earmarks and pork-barrel spending. Or why the governor decided to go against the legislature and veto a bunch of spending that lawmakers wanted. And how when any South Carolina governor picks a battle with the General Assembly, particularly over how it wa…

President Woodrow Wilson can be blamed for many things, from daylight saving time to aggressively removing African Americans from patronage positions in the United States government to screening D.W. Griffith’s “Birth of a Nation” in the White House, but he did not segregate the American arm…

South Carolina residents will be needing Real ID Act-compliant licenses to fly on airplanes, enter federal buildings or go into military bases. It is only because of the pandemic that the requirement is not in effect now.

South Carolina residents will be needing Real ID Act-compliant licenses to fly on airplanes, enter federal buildings or go into military bases. It is only because of the pandemic that the requirement is not in effect now.