The community turned against a 20-year-old UC Davis student who was attacked by a person she knew. What followed was a nightmare scenario with elements common to all victims who expect and demand justice and press their cases.
Although the South is notorious for segregation, lynching, killing and hatred, I am proud to say that I am a product of South Carolina. I love mason jars, pearls and grits. I say “hey, y’all,” and eat boiled peanuts.
When I was in high school, one group of students I respected the most were those on the debate team. Any of them could be assigned a topic, do research on the topic and speak authoritatively and convincingly on either side.
Consolidating Columbia and Richland County would eliminate duplication, encourage single vision for a single community. Mayor Steve Benjamin’s effort follows unsuccessful efforts in 1963, 1972, 1988, 1990, 1994, plus countless proposed service mergers. It’s a great idea that has high statutory and political hurdles to overcome
Donald Trump's eye-popping declaration that the United States may not be automatically bound by the NATO pledge to consider an attack on one country to be an attack on all is reverberating around the world.
Crucial political decisions often concern which bridges to cross and which to burn. Donald Trump’s dilemma is that he burns some bridges by the way he crosses others. His campaign depends on a low-probability event, and on his ability to cause this event without provoking a more-than-equal and opposite reaction.