Sunday, June 26, 2016

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QUESTIONABLE ASSET ALLOCATION ... South Carolina has innumerable Interstate highway needs - most notably Interstate 85 in the Upstate and Interstate 95 in the Lowcountry. Then there's the debacle that is "malfunction junction," which is where Interstates 20 and 26...
RUNOFF ELECTION MARRED BY TROUBLING ALLEGATIONS A key endorsement in the "Republican" runoff for South Carolina's eleventh circuit solicitor is being called into question - raising fresh concerns about dirty dealing on the part of the so-called "Lexington Ring." The Ring -...
PALMETTO STATE HAS NATION'S EIGHTH-SMALLEST WORKFORCE ... South Carolina's labor participation rate slipped from 59.9 percent in April to 59.8 percent in May - the latest month for which data is available. For those of you not hip to the lingo,...
FORMER BOB JONES UNIVERSITY STUDENT'S ARREST REVIVES 2014 SCANDAL INTO MISHANDLED SEX ABUSE CASES An entertainment attorney in California was arrested and charged with sodomizing a boy under the age of sixteen years old earlier this month. Benjamin Lawson Adams, 30, was...
MARK SANFORD DODGES A BULLET ... FOR NOW The staggering vulnerability of maverick-turned-mushy U.S. congressman Mark Sanford has the South Carolina Lowcountry buzzing about potential 2018 challengers. Sanford should have been beaten this year, but the suddenly status quo lawmaker lucked...
NOT A "GREAT DAY IN SOUTH CAROLINA" FOR GDP EXPANSION Need further evidence of the failure of South Carolina's government-driven, crony capitalist approach to economic development?   (Assuming those anemic incomes and lagging labor participation rates weren't sufficient to make the case). Here goes...
SOUTH CAROLINA GOVERNOR ONCE AGAIN ACCUSED OF PLAYING POLITICS WITH "ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT" Three years ago we ran an exclusive report on allegations that S.C. governor Nikki Haley's "economic development" agency was trying to steer a potential crony capitalist firm from one...
CHIEF JUSTICE SAYS CASE IS AN "EASY DECISION" The S.C. Supreme Court heard oral arguments this week in the ongoing, high-profile case between state attorney general Alan Wilson and first circuit solicitor David Pascoe. These arguments should have been heard weeks ago...
CANDICE LIVELY FORCES RUNOFF WITH ESTABLISHMENT FAVORITE IN MIDLANDS SOLICITOR'S RACE It may not have garnered the same headlines as various contested S.C. Senate races around the state, but there was a very important election in the Midlands region of South...
"LUV GOV" DRAMATICALLY UNDERPERFORMS IN CONGRESSIONAL PRIMARY RACE Back in November 2014, we noticed an interesting development in that year's general election vote totals. U.S. Rep. Mark Sanford - who was running unopposed for the Palmetto State's first congressional district (following...
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