Well, if I could vote today, I'd vote for Mike Gravel, who sounded more like Spillane's Mike Hammer than a washed-up former Senator from Alaska. Or maybe I'd vote for Bill Richardson, who isn't afraid to admit that ethnic prejudices sometimes cloud politician's judgement. Or maybe I'd vote for John Edwards, who said he was … Continue reading The Dems Debate and Put South Carolina on the Map
Acts 9:1-20Revelation 5:11-14John 21:1-19I trudged on the treadmill, watching the crawl for the hundredth time across the bottom of the screen. The police, in camo and Kevlar, fan out again across the campus. The ambulances pull up to the curb again, in solemn chaos. The news correspondents speculate again, the University staff, confused and defensive … Continue reading The Third Sunday of Easter
Brad Warthen, in today's State newspaper has reminded all South Carolinians that it's time to remove the Confederate flag from the grounds of the South Carolina Statehouse. This is not about the NAACP, economic development or whether Steve Spurrier is a good coach. It's about a symbol that has meaning far greater than than a … Continue reading Brad Warthen to South Carolina: Take Down the Confederate Flag!
Are there any who are devout lovers of God? Let them enjoy this beautiful bright festival! Are there any who are grateful servants? Let them rejoice and enter into the joy of their Lord! Are there any weary with fasting? Let them now receive their wages! If any have toiled from the first hour, let … Continue reading The Easter Sermon of St. John Chrysostom
School Reform in South Carolina is a mixture of fact and fantasy.Let’s start with the facts:There are 185 schools in South Carolina which did not meet the federal standards under the No Child Left Behind Act in the last report.In the past four years, South Carolina has fallen behind as more and more schools fail … Continue reading South Carolina School Reform: Fact versus Fantasy