The 2016 presidential election season has not been kind to values voters. It’s hard to imagine how America can recapture its place as “a shining city on hill” when most campaign coverage is about sex, lies and videotape.
Take a trip down any major highway, back road, or waterway and you’ll likely come across the Senator So-and-So Interchange or the Representative So-and-So Frontage Road. State lawmakers love to name roads and structures after each other, with the result that every other road or building in the state has one of their names on it.
The South Carolina House of Representatives is at it again.
This time they are really going to fix things. No more lip service.
This is about action. They are going to fix the tax code.
There is, in short, a committee.
With the first presidential debate in the books, it may be a long, agonizing journey to November.
The anticipated clash between former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and billionaire businessman Donald Trump ended up looking a lot less like a debate, and more like a dumpster fire at times.
This has been one of the most polarizing election years in recent memory.
Donald Trump has been the headline for national media outlets for the better part of 12 months, and Hillary Clinton, a favorite for the presidency, has seen her fair share of the spotlight.
The words “never forget” are thrown around liberally when tragedy is discussed, but it would be hard for any American to forget what we experienced 15 years ago.
The horrific events of September 11, 2001 are a haunting reminder that great evil is possible and human life is precious.
The term “legislative state” gets thrown around a lot by people trying to describe the power structure for South Carolina’s government. It’s supposed to make the state’s gross imbalance of power seem like a reasonable alternative – a “legislative state,” as opposed to an “executive state,” sounds like a legitimate thing.
Perhaps you’ve heard about it by now, but a famous NFL quarterback has begun sitting during the national anthem before football games.
Colin Kaepernick of the San Francisco 49ers has been catching heat (and some support) for his decision, which he attempted to explain during an interview with ESPN’s Nick Wagoner.
President Obama wants to be every felon’s best friend. Whether locked up at Guantanamo Bay or a federal penitentiary somewhere across the America, every prisoner can hope that he, too, will escape the Big House.
It’s not quite “ding-dong, the witch is dead,” but it’s a pretty big deal, of the sort that we don’t see often enough in South Carolina.