And Another Thing
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.
Most of the time.
But then there’s the Will column that we ran in today’s paper, “Fed up with cupcake cops,” Oh, most of his points are fair and honest. But when he presents his case against the cupcake cops, he leaves out a significant fact, and in so doing makes it nearly impossible for those who haven’t thought much about the topic to see the very rational basis for anti-cupcake policies in public schools.
Posted by Cindi Ross Scoppe on August 7, 2014
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.
Posted by Cindi Ross Scoppe on July 30, 2014
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.
Posted by Cindi Ross Scoppe on July 24, 2014
Most of the speculation about why Gov. Nikki Haley’s new pick as Ethics Commission chairman decided to gag the agency’s outspoken attorney has a directive coming either directly or indirectly from the governor. You may recall that when the governor took a trip to North Carolina last year for what she called an official event, Cathy Hazelwood begged to differ, called it a political event and said the governor needed to repay the state for the cost. The disagreement didn’t end there, but you get the picture.
Posted by Cindi Ross Scoppe on July 21, 2014
As we noted in today’s editorial about Gov. Nikki Haley’s misleading claims about eliminating government regulations, this isn’t the first time she has misstated or overstated or mislead. Below is my column from Sept. 28, 2011, about her claims concerning drug abuse among the unemployed, and other problems.
Posted by Cindi Ross Scoppe on July 17, 2014
I got an email over the weekend from one-time Republican gubernatorial candidate and now co-father of a new third party Oscar Lovelace. He was forwarding a note from U.S. Senate candidate Jill Bossi, who was complaining about the fact that she and the other American Party of South Carolina candidates are being ignored by the media in general, and The State in particular.
Posted by Cindi Ross Scoppe on July 15, 2014
When then-Rep. Hunter Limbaugh gave up his House seat in 1997 to become then-Gov. David Beasley’s chief counsel, I used that as an occasion to write an article about the toll serving in the Legislature took on young professionals. And since any significant news article required a display photo, I arranged for a photographer to take a picture of Hunter packing up his legislative office.