Watching CNN the other night, I heard Donald Trump call the ladies and gentlemen of the news media the lowest from of humanity. This reminded me of meeting Ted Turner, who founded TBS and CNN; he is an honorable and decent billionaire who is always outspoken and honest.
Prior to World War II, some avant-garde British wore German Swastikas; those naive, pro-Nazi elitists misjudged Adolf Hitler. Weak, deluded Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain also misjudged Hitler. It took Winston Churchill coming in as prime minister to reassert common sense.
Learning is not always a classroom activity. Some of the best learning experiences come from outside school walls, as close as your favorite reading nook or the woods behind your house. At SC Connections Academy, we encourage our students to soak up knowledge everywhere.
Veterans’ hospitals continue to get bad publicity even though patient care is improving. I experience short wait times whether I go to the emergency room or an appointment. The staff don’t seem to be in a hurry although they are very busy
One of the biggest challenges the next president will face is our growing national debt. Earlier this month, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office issued a report reminding us “Large and growing federal debt over the coming decades will hurt the economy and constrain future budget policy.”
The article about Lexington District 1’s plan to require random drug testing of the 2,400 students who apply for parking passes noted that “one civil rights group warns it could be illegal if it leads to profiling students.”
Donald Trump is an example of everything parents and teachers try to teach children not to be. He’s a bully and a liar and has no self-control. We’ve seen his platform of vile threats against all sorts of groups and individuals. He has lied about everything from his own graduating status at the University of Pennsylvania to the religious beliefs of his opponents.
As a Christian, I cannot feel hatred or unforgiveness toward anyone and have the smile of God upon my life. I can hate the sins of others without hating the sinners. I do so primarily because of the destructiveness God says hatred causes individuals, communities and the entire world.
The number of South Carolinians older than 60 is expected to double over the next 25 years. With the proper retirement planning, they could provide our state with many economic benefits. But only two out of three Americans open a retirement savings plan before age 55, and that number is falling.