Editorials

Editorials

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.

Editorials

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.

Editorials

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

Dylann Roof confesses to Charleston shooting, explains motive

Authorities released a video Friday showing Dylann Roof confessing to the shooting death of nine people at a Charleston church last year. This is the first time since testimony in the death penalty trial, the jury got to hear his voice. The video confession was taken by the FBI at the Shelby, N.C., police department where he was being held after he was arrested.
Dylann Roof confesses to Charleston shooting, explains motive 2:54

Dylann Roof confesses to Charleston shooting, explains motive

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Elgin Christmas Light Show helps kids with cancer and honors Veterans

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Dylann Roof on Charleston shooting: 'Somebody had to do something'