Eight years ago, then-Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi stated that we would have to pass the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, in order to figure out what was in it. Thanks to that irresponsible logic, the American people were forced into a healthcare system that is unable to keep the promises on which it was sold.
To the Editor,
Imagine: you’ve signed up for a high school Marine Science class. Would you rather listen to a lecture, read a textbook, or visit the Charleston Sea Turtle Hospital?
The way I see it, there is nothing like learning by experiencing!
There are three things that can make my eyes leak at a drop of the hat: suffering, beauty, and the Olympic Games. And the Rio Games has been a combination of all three with some of the most gritty and glorious performances I can ever remember.
It started with my being approached by a mangy looking young fox, while feeding the horses, a few weeks ago.
“Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have” (Heb. 13:5 NIV).
Many, if not most, South Carolina state lawmakers have a peculiar understanding of the separation of powers. For them, the principle seems to mean that all powers should be removed from the executive and judicial branches and concentrated in the legislature.
If more money were the answer to the state’s infrastructure woes, the topic would hardly be worth debating. The real trouble with South Carolina’s roads, though, isn’t a lack of money. It’s a lack – indeed, a total lack – of citizen control or influence on road funding. How do we know more money won’t produce better roads?
Paul’s mother, Christine, left us on Thanksgiving Day but it is not the devastating, “this will ruin every Thanksgiving from now on,” grief one might suppose. She had been, quite literally, dying to go for the last couple of years.
by Rick Ezell
For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men” (Titus 2:11 NIV).
How I miss my late neighbor during times like these.
It was generally around this time of year, when the peaches had been harvested from the surrounding orchards, that bears would come down from Glassy Mountain to, I suppose, “see what they could see.”