Opinion

Opinion Extra

Threat diminished, it’s time to work on improving bus service

If you’ve ever depended on public transit to get to the doctor’s office, arrive at your job on time, go shopping or to do just about anything you wanted to do, you know how critical it is for the Comet bus system to remain strong. So you can imagine the relief that bus riders and supporters felt when Circuit Judge Thomas Cooper said the SC Department of Revenue can’t withhold penny transportation sales tax revenue from Richland County.

Cindi Ross Scoppe

Scoppe: Poor schools score a big win — by not losing

Poor rural districts that filed the Abbeville v SC school adequacy lawsuit 23 years ago won a big victory Tuesday when the SC Supreme Court did not wash its hands of the case, but instead said it would continue to monitor the Legislature’s compliance with its landmark 2014 order that the state was unconstitutionally cheating children in those districts of a decent education.

Opinion Extra

No justifying Charlotte protestors’ crimes

Rioters deserve to be arrested. They are illegitimate. They are criminals. They deserve no understanding or sympathy. They are evil. What happened this week in Charlotte was not “violent protests.” That gives them too much gravitas and dignity. What happened in the streets of Charlotte, and what happened in my hometown of Baltimore, is urban crime. The legal term is “mayhem.”

Letters to the Editor

Let them eat cake (after we have that bake sale)

Richland School District has missed out on more than $4.5 million in federal funds in the past two years due to gross incompetence. And the total could rise if the district doesn’t spend $5 million remaining in the federal allotment for Title 1 funding by Sept. 30. But not to worry. We can always have that time-honored fundraiser: a bake sale.

Videos

South Carolina's Broken Roads: Senate's plan is a joke

Opinion writer Cindi Ross Scoppe weighs in on the Senate's roads plan. She explains how the plan will take money away from schools and other state funded agencies to fix the roads in South Carolina
South Carolina's Broken Roads: Senate's plan is a joke 2:10

South Carolina's Broken Roads: Senate's plan is a joke

VIDEO: Recent editorial cartoons by Robert Ariail 2:48

VIDEO: Recent editorial cartoons by Robert Ariail

Evolution of a Game 2:44

Evolution of a Game

SC mothers speak against gun violence after losing sons 1:03

SC mothers speak against gun violence after losing sons