Opinion

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Too busy to get involved? Looking the other way can kill

After that fateful night two years ago, police discovered that Joey Meek knew about his friend Dylann Roof’s plans but did not tell others who could have stopped Roof before he opened the door to kill nine parishioners at Emanuel A.M.E. Church in Charleston. Or if he did tell others, they did not intervene.

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How partisan is too partisan?

No matter which party does it, partisan districting creates anomalies and unfairness, breeding public cynicism about a rigged system. Less clear is whether the federal judiciary — meaning, ultimately, the Supreme Court — is the right institution to fix this.

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Free speech? Fine, as long as we like it

Evergreen State College in Washington is the latest of our institutions of higher education at which some have stepped forward and said, look at us. We play ideologically, socially awry, morally confused games and are proud of it. Get in the way and watch us snarl.

Letters to the Editor

Richland models care for seniors

We’ve been working for 50 years to serve the seniors in Richland County who don’t have enough to eat. But in recent years, as the baby boomer generation has matured, the waiting list for our Meals on Wheels program has steadily grown. A few months ago, there were more than 300 seniors waiting to receive food from Meals on Wheels.

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With health-care bill, the GOP is mounting a historic heist

The “health-care bill” that Republicans are trying to pass in the Senate, like the one approved by the GOP majority in the House, isn’t really about health care at all. It’s the first step in a massive redistribution of wealth from struggling wage-earners to the rich — a theft of historic proportions.

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Democrats and the losing politics of contempt

Whatever else might be said about Democrat Jon Ossoff’s not-so-narrow loss on Tuesday to Republican Karen Handel in the race for Georgia’s 6th Congressional District, Democrats didn’t lose for lack of political talent, campaign financing and organization or enthusiasm among their base. They lost because of their brand.

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Mis-educating the young

Childhood is more structured than it has ever been. But then the great engine of the meritocracy spits people out into a young adulthood that is less structured than it has ever been.

Videos

VIDEO: Recent editorial cartoons by Robert Ariail

The State's political cartoonist Robert Ariail talks about his June cartoons.
VIDEO: Recent editorial cartoons by Robert Ariail 2:48

VIDEO: Recent editorial cartoons by Robert Ariail

Q&A with Miss South Carolina Suzi Roberts 3:55

Q&A with Miss South Carolina Suzi Roberts

Tim Tebow's best memories of Columbia 1:18

Tim Tebow's best memories of Columbia

Tebow talks baseball progress, lessons learned as he leaves Columbia 3:21

Tebow talks baseball progress, lessons learned as he leaves Columbia