Editorials

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.

Editorials

Editorial: Bad as it is, SC anti-refugee bill represents far worse

Worse than the Senate’s anti-refugee bill itself is what it represents: the latest effort to kick aside any pretense of writing laws in the best interest of our state and instead throw red meat at legislators’ political base. The latest effort not to act like leaders — people who calm irrational fears — but to play the demagogues who fan the flames, or set them to begin with.

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SC mothers speak against gun violence after losing sons

Brenda Henicks and Audrey Varner were among the parents who gathered at the State House on Sunday to speak about losing children to gun violence.
Gflanagan@thestate.com
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SC mothers speak against gun violence after losing sons

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Things t know about Jill Stein

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Things to know about Gary Johnson

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Is it a debate moderator’s job to fact-check?