Public education is one of the state’s primary responsibilities, and one of its major struggles, but South Carolina’s top elected official has little influence over it. That thankfully could change this fall.
Over the next several weeks, men and women aspiring to elected office will likely be filling up your mailbox and knocking on your door. Many will talk of “protecting the taxpayers,” or offer some similar claim in pursuit of your vote.
One of the responsibilities that parents take most seriously is protecting their children from injury—whether it is buckling seat belts in a car or wearing a helmet while riding a bike.
Anyone who doubts that Barbara Pierce Bush was a force in her own right never saw her speak live. On one occasion we caught her at an event at Texas A&M University where the crowd roared to life the moment the emcee said, “And here she is, the Silver Fox herself.”
It’s easy for prisoners to be out of sight, out of mind, until an explosion of violence like the tragedy at Lee Correctional Institution that left seven inmates dead and 17 others hospitalized. The carnage highlights the critical need to fill vacant guard positions and to speed up much-needed reforms.
Mark Zuckerberg rightly faces a congressional grilling this week about Facebook’s failure to protect users’ personal information. It is high time that Congress addressed the issue of internet privacy, but it won’t be the first time Mr. Zuckerberg and his company have faced federal scrutiny.
These are some of the words and phrases being used to criticize a recent statement from some of Sinclair Broadcast Group’s television outlets.
Earlier this month, a number of freshman lawmakers filed legislation to call a convention to amend the South Carolina Constitution.
The media has a responsibility to be the eyes and ears of local residents. That’s the reason we exist. We are here to inform, report and make sure things that happen in public are available to all the public—even if you can’t be there to see it for yourself.
Toward the middle of each March, open-government advocates observe “Sunshine Week.” It’s used to raise awareness of the dangers of closed-door government and the importance of so-called “sunshine laws.”