Tuesday, June 28, 2016

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BOEING'S BIG DEAL PUTS SOUTH CAROLINA GOVERNOR IN A TOUGH SPOT ... Back in 2014 when the U.S.-Iran nuclear deal was still being negotiated, S.C. governor Nikki Haley signed a law prohibiting South Carolina from investing funds (or negotiating contracts)...
STATE PORTS AUTHORITY CREATES "GATE-MAGEDDON" TRAFFIC MELTDOWN ... A new gate access system at a government-run S.C. State Ports Authority (SCSPA) facility is being blamed for ongoing traffic jams and several days of lost business in the South Carolina Lowcountry. The traffic debacle...
SCHOOL'S POLITICALLY-CORRECT OBSESSION IS HARMING STUDENTS  Dear Editor, I attended Clemson University in the 1960s when women students lived at Clemson House while the women's dorm was being built.  My classes often had no other women in them.  Walking into the...
MARGIE BRIGHT MATTHEWS SLAMMED FOR MOCKING THE DEATH OF ONE OF HER CONSTITUENTS ... S.C. Senator Margie Bright Matthews is facing criticism for slamming a Colleton county funeral procession that prominently displayed several Confederate flags. "Shame, shame, shame!!" Matthews wrote in a...
CORRUPTION IN THE CAPITAL? OR COMMON SENSE REBUKE OF BIG GOVERNMENT?  There's a big report called "Fire Fight" in ProPublica this week covering the U.S. homebuilding industry's "war on sprinklers."  We've had several people forward us this report because it portrays South Carolina's...
MORE "TRANSPARENCY INACTION" The town of Lexington, S.C. is being accused of stonewalling a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request from a citizen activist involving outgoing county council chairman Johnny Jeffcoat. According to activist Wes Howard of the group "People for a...
SENATE LEADER BRISTLES AT "OLD GUARD" SLIGHT FROM NIKKI HALEY Powerful S.C. Senate president Hugh Leatherman stormed out of a contentious meeting of state fiscal leaders this week.  The panel he abruptly departed included governor Nikki Haley, who failed last week in...
The following opinion-editorial was submitted by six concerned Clemson University students: Zach Talley, Miller Hall, Clayton Warnke, Kyle Brady, Alexander Cullen, Mitchell Gunter and Jack Timmerman. It is a follow-up to a previously-published opinion-editorial entitled "Unanswered Questions At Clemson...
SOUTH CAROLINA CHRISTIAN SCHOOL ONCE AGAIN UNDER FIRE ... Earlier this week we reported on a child sex arrest in California that had a strong South Carolina connection. We're referring to the arrest of 30-year-old entertainment lawyer Benjamin Lawson Adams - a former graduate...
ANOTHER ONE FOR THE "DUMBED DOWN" FILE ...  A leading homeschool website is mocking the state of South Carolina's government-run grading scale. In a post on The HomeScholar, the Palmetto State's grade point conversion chart is slammed as being "wacky." (Click to...
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