We’ve all seen the advertisements for the TV lawyers promising big bucks if we sign up with them on some big class-action suit for mesothelioma or asbestos or some other product or medical liability case.
When Mark Sanford ran for governor in 2002, he proposed to increase our tax on gasoline and eliminate the state income tax. He didn’t claim it was a plan to save our roads. It was a plan to cut our taxes, plain and simple.
The Michael Brown and Eric Garner decisions have created combustible racial tensions throughout the country. People are angry, sensitive, suspicious and disgusted, and the networks are cashing in on their emotions. As President Obama said in his press conference on Ferguson, “It makes for good TV.”
Comedian Rodney Dangerfield’s famous line was he “got no respect.”
You’ve probably heard much discussion lately about the condition of South Carolina’s roads and bridges, and how to fund repairs and maintenance.
The issue of road funding – or, to put it slightly differently, the question of how South Carolina should fix its broken road system – is now a constant topic in politics and the media.
It’s tempting to say that Bobby Harrell’s criminal indictment on nine corruption counts demonstrates that our ethics law works just fine.
A conviction would mean, in much the same way as it did with Ken Ard and Mark Sanford and Robert Ford and Jake Knotts, that the law was violated, and the violator was punished.
One of the keys to quality government is the ability of citizens to see how decisions are made and how tax dollars are spent.
Timothy Jones’ murder of his five children earlier this month made international news and shocked parents around the world. If you haven’t heard, the Lexington County father killed his kids, ages 8, 7, 6, 2 and 1, then drove to Alabama to dump their bodies.
Q: My wife and I have a friend we met through the Big Brothers Big Sisters program. She has a 1-year-old child, and she recently asked us for some money. We don’t really approve of how she’s choosing to spend her money—she’s spending a lot of it on alcohol and cigarettes—but she does need financial help. What should we do?