I voted for the Base Load Review Act, along with every member of the Senate, for two simple reasons. South Carolina needed more energy generation capacity, and the prices of coal and natural gas, at that time, were prohibitive relative to the construction and operation of a nuclear plant.
Gov. Henry McMaster has generally gotten high marks for his decisions regarding limited coastal evacuation in advance of Hurricane Irma. It was a delicate task, given the shifting projections of where the storm might hit.
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.
Twelve years ago last week, the city of Houston responded with heroic life-saving actions to the near drowning of New Orleans. This as-big-as-Texas effort earned Houston this newspaper’s Texan of the Year designation for 2005.
The killing of nine people in 2015 at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston by an avowed white supremacist who draped himself in the Confederate battle flag led to the removal of the banner from official display by state government.
It’s unnecessary to point out, but our culture has become so saturated with technology and information that it is nearly impossible to sit back and enjoy a good thing.
A popular comedian recently pointed out (paraphrasing): “How can we be expected to care about anything when we know everything?”
The State Education Oversight Committee (EOC), an independent, nonpartisan group made up of 18 educators, has very little real power to affect change. They can study issues, make recommendations, gather data and research, and consult with the best experts in South Carolina and around the country.
When Google fired one of its engineers for challenging the company’s diversity policies in an internal memo earlier this week, it sparked an interesting discussion.
It’s one of the central debates of American politics: the age-old dispute between those who raise taxes to fund more services they consider important, and those who are weary of being viewed as a piggy bank for politicians.
In a ranking of states by total energy costs, South Carolina is solidly in the middle, at 24th most expensive.
When the costs of electricity, natural gas, motor fuel, and home heating oil are averaged and combined, state residents spent $278 per month.