And Another Thing

  • Locking up the criminal vote?

    Posted by Cindi Ross Scoppe on September 22, 2014

    SC Rep Kris Crawford

    WHEN HOUSE Speaker Pro Tem Jay Lucas rolled out his latest ad hoc study committee last week, panel chairman Murrell Smith praised him for “proactively appointing this diverse Committee to make sure such a major undertaking is done right,” noting that “building momentum is just as important as identifying and instituting the right reforms.”

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  • Richland County, SC lawmakers ignore their own institutional knowledge

    Posted by Warren Bolton on September 8, 2014

    Adell Adams’ “institutional knowledge” landed her another stint on Richland County’s elections board.

    The members of the Richland County legislative delegation who reappointed Adell Adams to the county elections commission, saying they value “institutional knowledge” must be struggling with recollection themselves.

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  • In Lexington and Richland counties, focus on school board elections

    Posted by Warren Bolton on September 2, 2014

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    Anyone who failed to vote in the June primaries practically missed out on all the county-level races in Lexington and Richland counties. Most of the county council and countywide races that were contested — and a good bit weren’t — were contended for during the primary. With no challenger from an opposing party on Nov. 4, the June winners will assume those offices.

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  • The truth about cupcakes

    Posted by Cindi Ross Scoppe on August 22, 2014

    I like George Will. Don’t always agree with him, and find a couple of his positions maddening, but I think he’s very logical and very smart and presents his arguments very effectively and, here’s the really important thing, presents his arguments honestly.

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  • Your November ballot, simplified (at least the questions)

    Posted by Cindi Ross Scoppe on August 7, 2014

    Lexington County voters review the language of amendments while they wait in line to vote.

    On Tuesday, we ran an editorial calling on the state’s Constitutional Ballot Commission to write easy-to-understand explanations to add to the November ballots for the two constitutional amendments we’ll be voting on.

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  • Spearman is no fan of Zais approach to Common Core

    Posted by Cindi Ross Scoppe on July 30, 2014

    SC Education Superintendent candidate Molly Spearman greets voters at Lexington Middle School last month.

    A reasonable person could ask how Education Superintendent Mick Zais’ plan to strip all vestiges of Common Core from our state’s curriculum standards could drive me to apologize for endorsing him four years ago but leave me with no second thoughts about my June endorsement of a candidate who supported what he was doing.

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