So … we promised that we would try to make this daily “post” thing a regular feature on our website, and after dutifully (and painfully) shaking off the holiday hangover that’s exactly what we’re doing.

As always, if you’ve got a link you would like us to include in the “post,” feel free to email it to us (or submit it anonymously on our contact page) …




Mark Sanford on his political future: “never say never” (The Politico)

Nikki Haley won’t release staff salary info (AP)

Why South Carolina shouldn’t have taken stimulus money … (The Nerve)

Andre Bauer says he’ll go back into business … (Post and Courier)

Jim Rex’s legacy slammed … (Process Story)

Spartanburg County approves incentives for start-up beverage company (

Confederate group welcome first-ever member with “African ancestry” (Times Examiner)

Steve Benjamin to throw tax dollars at ugly buildings (WIS TV)


Republican presidential hopefuls stumble … (AP)

Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour flies the taxpayer-funded skies … a lot … (The Politico)

Palins ditching Alaska? (Pop Eater)

Romney’s support in Florida is collapsing … (Public Policy Polling)


Light trading as investors digest Chinese rate hikes (AP)

Holiday vacation for Obama, Biden … (The Oval)

Bye bye blizzard! (Boston Globe)

Has Obama kicked the smoking habit? (CBS)

Thanks Lindsey Graham – Sotomayor emerging as Supreme Court’s liberal leader (New York Times)

People still hate socialized medicine … (CNN)

Many bailed-out banks are failing … (Wall Street Journal)

Alaska Senate race … Miller still fighting? (Washington Post)


RIP Teena Marie (New York Times)

… singer may have suffered a seizure (TMZ)

Natalie Portman is engaged and pregnant (WWTDD)

LeAnn Rimes is just engaged … (MTV)

That Miley Cyrus is one crazy kid … (The Superficial)


Take the Seminoles and the three points over the Gamecocks … (Bet Us)

… even as FSU loses a tight end for the game (Orlando Sentinel)

Chick Fil A bowl helps schools with recruiting … (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)

Clemson Tigers, USF Bulls to take in Charlotte Motor Speedway (WLTX TV)

Obama thanks Eagles for giving Michael Vick a second chance (CSM)

It’s fun being a Detroit Lion … except no, not really … (Deadspin)

Errant Kerry Collins’ sideline pass concusses teammate (The Tennessean)


We’d like to give a shout out to lobbyist Lindsey Bonds and S.C. Senator Luke Rankin, who announced their engagement to friends and family over the Christmas holidays. As much as we detest Rankin’s left-of-center, party-switching politics, he happens to be one of the few genuinely nice people in the S.C. General Assembly … and we honestly can’t say enough nice things about Bonds, who in addition to being one of our founding editor’s favorite State House hotties also happens to be one of the smartest, hardest-working, most respected lobbyists in the business. Best wishes to Lindsey and congrats to Luke on their exciting news …