The Doctor is IN — and I will be watching

The Doctor is IN — and I will be watching

There are many names for die hard fans of certain television shows and movies. Love Star Trek? Congrats, you’re a “Trekkie.” Into th...

July 21st, 2017 |  


What kind of world are you up for?

Being too muchSome people are just too much, as the story goes. Or too “extra,” in the parlance of today’s youth. That is, they are ...

July 20th, 2017 |  


Death Panels: Sarah Palin was right, sort of

Death Panels: Sarah Palin was right, sort of

In 2009, former Alaska governor and vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin raised the kind of ruckus she’s known for with her comment on the th...

July 17th, 2017 |  


Americans’ issue with entering and exiting

We will never figure out health care, Medicaid and most of our country’s issues until we learn how to enter and exit buildings.For years now I h...

July 17th, 2017 |  


Community service really pays off

Community service really pays off

All spring, I’ve been writing letters of recommendation for our AmeriCorps and former VISTA members and interns from Clemson University. These l...

July 14th, 2017 |  


Family close? Count your blessings

Family close? Count your blessings

No matter what you do for a living, there are two days on the job that stand out as some of the worst: the day before you leave to go on vacation R...

July 14th, 2017 |  


Open-government movement has come a long way

Open-government movement has come a long way

It was ten years ago this month that I began developing plans for what would eventually become the state’s Fiscal Transparency Website — o...

July 12th, 2017 |  


Trump’s speech reestablishes American leadership

Trump’s speech reestablishes American leadership

Last week before attending the G20 Summit in Germany, President Trump visited Poland and gave a speech reestablishing America’s leadership in th...

July 12th, 2017 |  


The U.S. state of war in July 2017

This is the state of war in the United States in July 2017.The US bombing campaign in Iraq and Syria is now the heaviest since the bombing of Vietnam,...

July 11th, 2017 |  


Mourn on the Fourth of July, 2017

Mourn on the Fourth of July, 2017

I visited Washington, DC for the first time in 1980. I was 13. Jimmy Carter was the president.My family only had one day to see the sights. As I remem...

July 11th, 2017 |