Editorials

Editorials

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.

Videos

Clarke Schmidt recaps 11-strikeout performance for USC

Gamecocks ace Clarke Schmidt did not allow an earned run against Wright State
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Clarke Schmidt recaps 11-strikeout performance for USC 1:58

Clarke Schmidt recaps 11-strikeout performance for USC

Chad Holbrook recaps Friday win over Wright State 2:45

Chad Holbrook recaps Friday win over Wright State

Keenan vs. Gray Collegiate highlights and postgame reaction 3:39

Keenan vs. Gray Collegiate highlights and postgame reaction

Keenan celebration after win over Gray Collegiate 0:54

Keenan celebration after win over Gray Collegiate