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DVA has agreed to pay for robotic legs

The Department of Veterans Affairs has agreed to pay for robotic legs that could allow scores of paralyzed veterans with …

February 10th, 2016 |  

PTSD, prescription monitoring differs between VA, DoD

An effort to align the medications carried in both Defense and Veterans Affairs department pharmacies has exposed differences between the …

February 9th, 2016 |  

Effects of Walmart closure are deep

Effects of Walmart closure are deep

Over the last two weeks, 154 Walmart stores have been closing all across the United States, affecting an estimated 10,000 …

February 6th, 2016 |  

Gov. Haley’s State of the State address: More, less or better

Gov. Haley’s State of the State address: More, less or better

“This has been a different, and difficult year for South Carolina; a year that warrants a different kind of speech,” …

February 5th, 2016 |  

Bill to register journalists is laughable

I confess. I had more fun responding to inquiries about Mike Pitts’ (R-Laurens) journalist registration bill than I have had …

February 5th, 2016 |  

New South Carolina: Who are those guys?

New South Carolina: Who are those guys?

One of my favorite movies is the 1969 classic Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. The ultra-cool Paul Newman and …

January 29th, 2016 |  

New year, old tricks from the EPA

New year, old tricks from the EPA

As we begin a new year, one would hope that the Obama administration made a new year’s resolution of allowing …

January 29th, 2016 |  

New campaign aimed at veterans, service members with TBI

A new campaign is underway to get service members and veterans with brain injuries to seek help. The new initiative …

January 25th, 2016 |  

Brain injuries are going undiagnosed in combat veterans

Scientists at Johns Hopkins University analyzed a cohort of American combat veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan. They uncovered tens …

January 23rd, 2016 |  

Philippine court rules defense pact is constitutional

The Philippine Supreme Court on Jan. 12 declared as constitutional a defense pact that allows American forces, warships and planes …

January 23rd, 2016 |  

Survivor benefit packages under review by House Committee

In a hopeful sign for 60,000 military widows and widowers who lost spouses to service-connected illnesses or injuries, a key …

January 22nd, 2016 |  

Celebrating the message of nonviolence

“And so this is Christmas, and what have you done?” That’s the question which John Lennon puts to us in …

January 21st, 2016 |  

North Korea’s nuclear ambition and the U.S. presidential campaign

North Korea’s nuclear ambition and the U.S. presidential campaign

With the news of North Korea testing another nuclear weapon its leadership continues the fallacy of nuclear deterrence promoted by …

January 21st, 2016 |  

Lemonade from lemons

While we are shocked to learn our local Wal-Mart (WM) will close on January 28th maybe we can look beyond …

January 21st, 2016 |  

Leave law takes effect in November 2016

The new law providing a full year’s sick leave up front to new federal employees who are disabled veterans only …

January 16th, 2016 |  

Clemson silenced doubters, despite loss to ‘Bama

Clemson silenced doubters, despite loss to ‘Bama

The Clemson Tigers had a host of firsts in 2015, set or broke several records, and did even more than …

January 16th, 2016 |  

SC needs a 21st century foreign policy

SC needs a 21st century foreign policy

Right up front, let’s be clear about what I’m suggesting here. No, our state does not need to have a …

January 15th, 2016 |  

North Korea: How many wake-up calls will it take?

North Korea: How many wake-up calls will it take?

North Korea has been sounding alarms since it withdrew from the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty in 2003. Its latest wake-up call …

January 14th, 2016 |  

Will you take a NAP with me?

With the next US national election only a little more than ten months away, you’ll soon be hearing from, and …

January 12th, 2016 |  

Cruz vs. Rubio and the Constitution

The December 15, 2015, Republican Presidential Debate featured a stark clash between the only two Hispanics running from either party, …

January 11th, 2016 |  

Denied compensation? An Independent Medical Opinion could help

It is hard to say how much each different type of letter is weighed or how much it helps in …

January 10th, 2016 |  

Getting a flu shot easy for veterans

Flu season is here, and getting your flu shot is the single best way to protect yourself, as well as …

January 9th, 2016 |  

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