And Another Thing

  • 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.


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

    Posted by Warren Bolton on September 2, 2014


    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.


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • An alternative explanation for Ethics Commission gag?

    Posted by Cindi Ross Scoppe on July 24, 2014

    Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin

    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.


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