Too many on the left and the right seem to want to destroy America by further dividing us over the remembrance of our common history. The goal of both groups appears to be to remake America into a place that we will regret. It is time for Americans who love their country and honor its past to stand up and defend her against those who would destroy our heritage and thus our very way of life.
For a columnist like me, the state’s nuclear scandal is the gift that keeps on giving. It is no exaggeration to say there could be columns several times a week on the scandal — and that’s likely to be so for years to come.
Here we are in the dog days of August, our hottest and stickiest time of year. For those of you who recently arrived, I’ll wager you never expected to feel the heat of an oven when you walked outside. For those of us who grew up here, it’s just a way of life.
Have you seen the insurance company commercials showing crazy mishaps with drivers and their autos? Like the one where a couple is parked on a beach and a wave breaks over them, pouring seawater into the open sunroof? Yes, they were covered.
In hindsight, it’s easy to spot events that reshaped or altered the course of our history: major legislative achievements, court rulings, assassinations of prominent leaders, scientific and technological breakthroughs, war.
After reading news reports about the tragedy in Charlottesville, Va., and knowing that violence is on the rise here and abroad, I feel disgusted and compelled to think about why our nation has turned its back on one of the most powerful and proven political tools of a civilized society. That tool is nonviolence.
Here’s the issue: Santee Cooper and SCANA, the parent company of South Carolina Electric & Gas, tried to build two nuclear reactors and failed. They just pulled the plug on the projects, costing $9 billion and 5,000 jobs so far.