By Richard Eckstrom
South Carolina Comptroller
Watchdog citizens strengthen communities.
By Richard Eckstrom
In the last five weeks, we’ve suffered two of the five worst mass shootings in American history.
The liberals say we need gun control, while conservatives say more guns and education would help. There are plenty of people on both sides (including the President) that theorize better mental health care would limit the carnage.
No longer just a big city issue, gang activity is on the rise, even in small communities across the state and nation. Sometimes you’ll read about it. However, authorities are regularly investigating gang-related crimes that don’t reach the public’s eye.
Everybody knows it’s been a rough decade for traditional media.
Newspapers have shrunk, TV ratings have fallen and news radio has been reduced to a political propaganda machine.
The root of the matter is that the Internet has changed everything, from how we watch movies to how we shop and communicate.
Another deadly weekend on the roads of the Palmetto State, where 10 more people lost their lives in crashes. The trend points to more bad days to come.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, a 31-day period that has become synonymous with one color – pink.
Most Americans are repulsed by racism. Unfortunately, their feelings of repulsion are often exploited for political gain.
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.