Best of Charleston 2018 nominations are open with a few new categories
Best of Charleston 2018 nominations are open with a few new categories Nominations open until Jan. 9

Has anything notable happened in the past year? Anything?Well, if you think of anything, you can solidify its place in history by nominating it for Best of Charleston 2018…


New SmartCards now available for peninsula's parking meters
New SmartCards now available for peninsula's parking meters Due for an upgrade

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S.C. House sexual harassment policy outlines a range of misconduct, doesn't specify reporting window
S.C. House sexual harassment policy outlines a range of misconduct, doesn't specify reporting window The guidelines protect all House employees "regardless of gender"

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How South Carolina history was hijacked to sell the Lost Cause
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Framework for reporting sexual misconduct in S.C. capitol ranges from straightforward to nonexistent
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An open letter to Scrooge McTrump
An open letter to Scrooge McTrump Happy Holidays

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School board members' kids shouldn't get special treatment
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Charleston County School Board Member Chris Collins has recently come under fire for urging Superintendent Gerrita Postlewait to allow his daughter into a magnet school for which she was put…


  • Re: An open letter to Scrooge McTrump
  • The voice of REASON! Thanks for a well thought out and written article. Happy Holidays!
  • Posted by Leonard Clifford Ripley
  • Re: How South Carolina history was hijacked to sell the Lost Cause
  • "we'll never forget." We know. People like you carry a chip on your shoulder in everything you do. You waged war against America, and you lost. The biggest mistake that was made during Reconstruction was allowing the South back into the fold. You currently cost more to this country than you contribute, and you continue to bear hostility to a federal government that, without its…
  • Posted by Ron Liberte
  • Re: How South Carolina history was hijacked to sell the Lost Cause
  • I believe that the blacks themselves with the help of abolitionist southernors would have changed the slavery issue here in the south if given another 50 years maximum with better results. Plus the blacks didn't need "liberated". They were already organizing and freeing themselves with things like the underground railroad. The North didn't need to invade because human equality shines like the sun in all…
  • Posted by zee
  • Re: How South Carolina history was hijacked to sell the Lost Cause
  • Yes, Mr. Martin, the US government illegally invaded the lawfully seceded states. The rationale for the invasion was pure Yankee greed, the southern states were providing over 80% of the US government budget and had been for decades. The Europeans had no need for the shoddy manufactured goods from the northeastern states, but they loved our cotton and other things we produced. After 1865 until…
  • Posted by Pat Hines
  • Re: How South Carolina history was hijacked to sell the Lost Cause
  • Lincoln was far from perfect, he was a racist, and probably a sexist and a homophobe. He did not push for equal rights for women or to legalize homosexuality. But at least he ended the legalized slavery here. There was no genocide in the civil war. Though of course there were abuses on both sides. Both sides killed some civilians and destroyed some buildings. The…
  • Posted by Tom Martin
  • Re: How South Carolina history was hijacked to sell the Lost Cause
  • Im glad Lincoln is on the penny, because it reminds me how worthless a leader he was everytime I see one on the ground and don't pick it up. Lincoln was a MAFIA/BANKING/Industrialist monster not an abolitionist. Lets put a Plaque on the Lincoln memorial that describes him as a genocidal maniac bent on organized weapons manufacturing production slavery for all. He didn't correctly set…
  • Posted by zee
  • Re: How South Carolina history was hijacked to sell the Lost Cause
  • The only solution that the north provided was GENOCIDE. The north didn't draw up plans to incorporate blacks into its society OR treat them fairly. It simply FREED them into the streets like homeless people with no land or job after DESTROYING THEIR CITIES with WARFARE. The north didn't have a fraction of the number of blacks the south had so it was an instrument…
  • Posted by zee
  • Re: How South Carolina history was hijacked to sell the Lost Cause
  • Pat, South Carolina was at that time a predominantly black state. The blacks wanted the US Army to come and liberate them. Of course the white minority deprived the black slaves of the right to vote, so they could not vote for a SC legislature that would welcome the US Army. Terrible. How undemocratic.
  • Posted by Tom Martin
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