And Another Thing
Posted by Cindi Ross Scoppe on April 18, 2014
Saturday night is my favorite night of the year, and not just — or even mostly — because it means the end to Lenten discipline. Although that can’t happen too soon.
Saturday night is special because it’s the Paschal Vigil.
You simply haven’t experienced the full celebration of the Resurrection until you’ve participated in the vigil, and first Mass of Easter. It is an awe-inspiring mix of fire and candlelight and glorious music and a scriptural journey from the Flood through the Resurrection, concluding with the Eucharistic feast.
Posted by Cindi Ross Scoppe on April 17, 2014
I didn’t get a lot done on Wednesday, what with taking all the phone calls and responding to emails from people who just loved, loved, loved my column about the five attempts by House Speaker Bobby Harrell’s friends to intimidate the attorney general or quash a Grand Jury investigation.
Posted by Cindi Ross Scoppe on April 16, 2014
Back when he was supporting it, Rep. James Smith told me that legislation he and 80-some other House members sponsored to let House Speaker Bobby Harrell and Senate President Pro Tem John Courson appoint a special prosecutor to displace the attorney general in ethics investigations of “constitutional officers” applied to legislators. (My column today explains this in greater detail.)
Posted by Cindi Ross Scoppe on April 10, 2014
The most important thing to consider about James Breazeale’s attempt to unseat Adjutant General Bob Livingston in the June Republican primary is rank: Mr. Livingston is an honest-to-goodness general; he had that title before he ran for office four years ago. But as I explained in my column today, after 24 years in the military, Mr. Breazeale, a commercial airline pilot from Florence, is just a lieutenant colonel, and so the only way he can become a general is by being elected.
Posted by Cindi Ross Scoppe on April 8, 2014
I promise I’m not going to make a regular practice of sharing my email, but I continue to be fascinated by the response to my contention in a blog post last week that Gov. Nikki Haley and Chief Justice Jean Toal are the only powerful women we’ve ever had in S.C. government.
Posted by Cindi Ross Scoppe on April 7, 2014
When I was working on my Sunday column about concerns about the Department of Social Services, I came across an article that described the dysfunctional system we had in place at the time of Travis Caudle’s death in 1991. Here’s an excerpt: