Editorials

Editorials

Be welcoming. Be careful. And enjoy the show.

The total solar eclipse offers Columbia, SC, a rare chance to enjoy one of Mother Nature’s coolest magic tricks and show off for guests. We need to make guests feel welcome, and we need to be careful not to injure ourselves (eyes) or others (driving).

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Let the long-awaited celebration begin

Monday’s thunderstorms delayed the official celebration of USC’s first national championship in women’s basketball. On Sunday, fans can celebrate the unprecedented accomplishments of the women’s and men’s teams.

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Gamecock fans deserve this — could get this

Both University of South Carolina basketball teams in the Final Four in the same year? That’s something to dream about while waiting for the spring football game to start. But twice this week, Gamecock fans cheered, danced and, yes, cried while their teams cut down the nets as NCAA regional champions.

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Well-earned honors for two Gamecock greats

UNIVERSITY OF South Carolina fans already knew that the best women’s and men’s basketball players in the Southeastern Conference wore garnet and black. They’re just grateful the rest of the SEC recognizes that too. Aja Wilson and Sindarius Thornwell were both honored during the past two weeks as SEC Players of the Year.

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A fond farewell to the father of Riverbanks Zoo

SATCH KRANTZ HAS become so intertwined with Riverbanks Zoo that it’s hard to imagine he won’t be leading the Midlands’ premier tourist attraction after June. Mr. Krantz announced earlier this month that he would retire on June 30 after guiding the zoo for more than 40 years. Through his leadership, Riverbanks has become an economic force in the Midlands and a living classroom for thousands of schoolchildren statewide.

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Clemson showed South Carolina’s greatness

While much of the world focused on the ongoing trial of convicted killer Dylann Roof in Charleston, the Clemson Tigers showed that the face of South Carolina isn’t a deranged young man from Columbia. Rather, our state is a collection of people from all walks of life, most of whom are committed to doing things the right way and working together to achieve greatness.

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6 steps for South Carolina

These are the essential changes our Legislature needs to make in order to help make South Carolina the kind of state we all want it to be — where businesses want to create good-paying jobs, where we all want to retire, where our children and grandchildren want to live out their lives.

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Editorial: Haley needs to focus on preparing for ambassadorship

Gov Nikki Haley’s appointment as UN ambassador is a stretch, given her lack of foreign policy experience. She owes it to the nation to spend the next two months getting up to speed for that job, so we urge her to informally turn many of her gubernatorial responsibilities over to Lt. Gov. Henry McMaster quickly so she can be prepared to do the work as soon as she is confirmed.

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Endorsement: Why conservatives have no option but to support Clinton

Through the years, The State’s editorial board has evaluated presidential nominees based on our support for reducing the national debt, strengthening national security and other conservative values, and as a result, we have not endorsed a Democratic presidential nominee since Jimmy Carter in 1976. This year, those same values compel us to endorse Hillary Clinton.

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Editorial: Payback that makes us all proud

We’re sure the University of South Carolina, its fans and every South Carolinian would have preferred to never pay back LSU for what that school did after October’s floods here. Unfortunately, we got a chance to repay the favor just this month, and we responded in kind. The payback was heartwarming, bringing tears to more than one Louisianan.

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