Graham out of first debate

Sen. Lindsey Graham’s exclusion from the first prime-time debate among Republican presidential candidates on Thursday means he’ll miss a sure-fire chance to elevate his low national profile.

Editorial: Columbia never should have considered building hotel

THE BAD NEWS IS THAT COLUMBIA taxpayers have to pony up $1.65 million — plus potentially $2.9 million more in interest, plus all the money the city paid trying to defend itself over the past decade — for work on a hotel that never got built. The good news is that the hotel never got built.

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