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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 |  

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 |  

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 |  

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 |  

Marine Corps Pacific realignment moving forward

The Corps’ Pacific realignment will move forward in 2016 amid recent dust-ups with key allies. The Pentagon in early December …

January 8th, 2016 |  

Clemson vs. Alabama: A fight for the title

Clemson vs. Alabama: A fight for the title

The undefeated Clemson Tigers entered the College Football Playoff as the underdog, the Cinderella who didn’t belong at the dance. …

January 7th, 2016 |  

VA #VeteranOfTheDay — how to nominate a special veteran

Have you been wondering how to tell your veteran they are special to you? You’re in luck: VA’s #VeteranOfTheDay social …

January 2nd, 2016 |  

We need to take action now

We need to take action now

We are at the end of another year as 2015 will come to a close tonight. As we look forward …

December 31st, 2015 |  

Tribes, South Carolina and politics

Tribes, South Carolina and politics

“Who are your people? Where did you grow up? Are you from around here? Where did you go to school?” …

December 31st, 2015 |  

It’s the season to remember our blessings

It’s the season to remember our blessings

Without a doubt, this has been a trying year for South Carolina. We have witnessed and experienced tough times – …

December 24th, 2015 |  

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