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For all the division and partisan bickering we’ve seen in Washington over the last several years, there’s still one issue Republicans and Democrats in Congress agree on: the need to rebuild our nation’s  infrastructure.    Even with all the toxic rhetoric and finger-pointing which seems to...
As our country works to address the socio-economic challenges of COVID-19, many well-meaning Americans are invoking Franklin Roosevelt’s “New Deal” response to the Great Depression as a model for Joe Biden to emulate. While the New Deal precipitated a national recovery, it allowed, and in some...
In January 2020, our lives were unexpectedly altered with the arrival of COVID-19 to the United States. Most, if not all of us, experienced a direct impact upon our lives as we learned about the deadly disease and transitioned our work and personal lives online and to isolation at home. ...
As more people get vaccinated for COVID-19, rules are changing about what is safe and what is not. In a recent Q&A written by MUSC Health System’s Bryce Donovan, Dr. Danielle Scheurer, MUSC Health System chief quality officer, answered some hot-button questions.   Q. Coronavirus cases are...
Open carry without training?   I am a conservative gun owner with a Concealed Weapons Permit (CWP). I am also a strong supporter of the Second Amendment.    With that said, I think it is dangerously unwise to allow people to carry a lethal weapon in public without being fully trained in...
Business.org   Women in South Carolina are paid 23% less than their male counterparts, according to a recent study conducted by Business.org. This means women in South Carolina effectively stop getting paid on Oct. 8 of each year, the study concluded.   Nationally, U.S. women effectively...
Where did you learn about personal finance? Did a patient parent explain the difference between spending for what you need versus what you want? Or perhaps a dedicated teacher helped you understand the complexities of saving and investing in the modern world. If you did have someone teach you...
When you eat, how do you know when you’re done? What factors do you use to determine this? The answer can seem straight-forward: When I’m full. But actually, most people don’t use fullness as a cue. Instead, they use external cues to determine when they should stop eating: When is the plate empty...
The Charleston Police Department has signed on to the National 30x30 Pledge, which aims to bring more women into policing to improve public safety, community outcomes, and trust in law enforcement.   The activities of this pledge help assess the current state of a department with regard to...
Nobel Prize winner Kazuo Ishiguro’s newest work is a look into the near future. “Klara and the Sun” is the story of an Artificial Friend purchased for a young girl who is afflicted with an unnamed illness. Is it a musing on the future of AI or a metaphor for religion? You decide. The idea of “...

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