The largest newspaper in South Carolina also happens to be its oldest and most historic – boasting a proud tradition of professional journalism that dates all the way back to 1803. And while you’d think preserving this proud tradition might matter to the current leadership of The (Charleston, S.C.) Post and Courier… you’d be sorely mistaken. [...]
S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley’s scandal-plagued, completely incompetent Department of Transportation (SCDOT) has made a real mess of the Palmetto State’s infrastructure situation over the last few years. How bad have things gotten? SCDOT has effectively stopped all paving and maintenance work on South Carolina roadways – while relying on a bailout from Barack Obama to [...]
Having just learned of the existence of e-cigarettes (and the health and financial benefits they provide to smokers and non-smokers alike), we were intrigued to receive an email from an anonymous pro-taxpayer advocate who goes by the name of “Vapor Man.”
According to this mysterious “Vapor Man” – who told us he speaks on behalf of [...]
One South Carolina State Senator is blasting his fiscally liberal “Republican” colleagues in a national news story previewing this weekend’s big speech to the S.C. Republican Party by U.S. Sen Ted Cruz (R-Texas).
State Senator Kevin Bryant (R-Anderson) – one of the handful of authentic fiscal conservatives in the S.C. General Assembly – had this to [...]
Remember “Pork” and “Barrel?” Our founding editor Will Folks (a.k.a. Sic Willie) certainly does. Joined by a S.C. Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR) officer, Folks picked up these two adorable little piglets from a farm in Lexington, S.C. and delivered them – stinking and squealing – to the South Carolina State House on May 27, [...]
S.C. Rep. Peter McCoy (R-James Island) is not among the frontrunners in this week’s first congressional district primary race … but he makes a good point about some of his colleagues who are.
McCoy, as it turns out, was the only elected member of the S.C. General Assembly who bothered to show up for his government [...]
South Carolina’s FY 2013-14 budget contains $300,000 for a liberal economic think tank run by some of the Palmetto State’s most notorious command economists.
“New Carolina” – a.k.a. the South Carolina Council on Competitiveness – will receive the money from the S.C. Department of Commerce, according to a proviso included in the budget plan being debated [...]
We hear the term “citizen legislator” thrown out a good bit in the public discourse … usually by politicians seeking to ingratiate themselves with supporters of the limited government movement. It’s code language – a phrase intended to appeal to taxpayer advocates and supporters of term limits (as well as other common sense reforms).
But what [...]
S.C. Chief Justice Jean Toal has privately told numerous confidantes she will step down when her current term expires in 2014. Assuming the former liberal activist makes good on those assurances, it would mean the abandonment of an alleged quid pro quo aimed at extending her tenure at the helm of the Palmetto State’s highest court.
Such a [...]
Does former S.C. Sen. John Kuhn (RINO-Charleston) still believe today’s 15-year-olds can be “pretty forward, pretty bold, and pretty mature?”
Those were his views in 2004 when he blocked an internet predator bill moving through the S.C. General Assembly – claiming it was “pretty tragic” when a “minor does the soliciting.”
We’re not commenting on the merits [...]
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Today is February 5, 2013 – a.k.a. “National Pancake Day.” It’s also a big day in South Carolina politics as a new conservative think tank championed by former U.S. Sen. Jim DeMint makes [...]
So far as we know we’ve never consumed a drop of raw milk in our lives (well, aside from being breastfed). Having said that, we have no problem with people who drink raw milk. And even if we did – how in the hell is it our business (or the government’s business) to tell people [...]