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BY: Jim Lohmar
The Post and Courier blasts Trump for "scum" remarks.
BY: Mike Grabman
Every single person running for mayor has come out in support of extending I-526. Why is Charleston intent on destroying it's culture? Stop the madness.
BY: Lorena Jordan
On November 3rd, 2015, the people of Charleston will do something that has not been done since 1975: go vote in a mayoral race that won’t have Joseph P. Riley, Jr. on the ballot. For this historical election, I decided to research the candidates to discover more about them, and determine who were my top choices and who I felt needed one more four year term before winning the hottest seat in town.
BY: Lorena Jordan
How, in a city that is heavily stratified by race, income, and history, can one man remain in power so long and remain so beloved? We say thank you to Mayor Joe Riley for forty years of service.
BY: Helen Mitternight
Defunding Planned Parenthood Misses the Point
BY: Ben Grenaway
If Ginny Deerin is successful in her upcoming bid to be Charleston, South Carolina’s next mayor, she will make history, becoming Charleston’s first female mayor and South Carolina’s first LGBT mayor.
BY: Dorothea Hudson
“When you criminalize the poor, this is class war!” The Peoples Solidarity Society held a protest against the new law banning pan handling in Charleston, SC. The new ordinance prohibits anyone — including panhandlers, people collecting money for charities, handing out religious fliers or selling newspapers — from passing items to or from the occupant of a vehicle on a roadway in a traffic lane.
BY: Helen Mitternight
When is it time to strike "alleged" from the accusations?
BY: Erica Veal
Examining the legacy of the civil rights movement and what work still needs to be done
BY: Stephanie Hunt
Snubbing a poet and beautiful verse is one thing. Snubbing leadership, history, and the way forward is another.
BY: Jeremy McLellan
If you’re a Republican, you didn’t vote for Nikki Haley to be your governor. You voted for her to be the governor of everyone else.
BY: Stephanie Hunt
Fiasco. Debacle. Travesty. Clusterf*&^k. You name it. But yesterday's firing certainly was no "trick or treat."
BY: Shep Rose
No, we're not talking about basketball. In a world of radical politicians, Shep Rose wonders when we might come to a center, a mutually beneficial meeting place.
BY: Shep Rose
Recently, many people have developed an opinion on the purpose of the Second Amendment. Shep Rose is surely one of them in his take on gun control and thoughts on the purpose of the legislation.
BY: Thomas Wilkinson
Meet a candidate for Secretary of State, a mover, a shaker, and a woman with a plan. This lady may not be your typical choice on the ballot, but don't count her out, she's ready to make major changes.
BY: John F. Abess
Double bubble? More like double trouble. Blogger John Abess, along with the majority of the country, reacts to the Commander in Chief chewing gum at a World War 2 memorial service.
BY: John F. Abess
Have you heard about the new child discipline tool approved by Belgium's parliament? It's called child euthanasia. Yep, you read that right. Here's a (sarcastic) synopsis of the new law...
BY: Thomas Wilkinson
And neither can we. How can a country get to the point where the spirit of our parties blinds us, and common sense is no longer a go-to for moving forward? It's not as intentional as you might think
BY: Thomas Wilkinson
Thought about the theory of cognitive dissonance lately? Or how about UFO cults? If not—here's your refresher. It just may be the problem behind today's accuse-and-ignore style of politics...
BY: Instant Grit
Late-night comedians, 904; Carlos Danger, zip (up please). Watch Stephen Colbert and company zing Wiener while we in Charleston rejoice: BOO-YA, this pants-dropping politician is out of state
BY: Thomas Wilkinson
Did Monday night's debate between Colbert Busch and Sanford fail? Have we, as a voting public—drunk on their distilled solutions—come to accept a standard of reasoning that lacks... reason?
BY: Stephanie Hunt
Spectacle or Spectacular? Who won in this tale of two events, two options, one city, one district, one hope?
BY: Thomas Wilkinson
It used to be that sitcoms like Three's Company were our go-to for hackneyed entertainment, and 6 p.m. newscasts jerked our brains back into high gear. But have the tables turned?
BY: Rory Gruler
"Forgive him his trespasses?" Or was he kickin' it like Dr. Dre? Here's how the Twitter world is responding to the latest episode of Places Sanford Was Never Supposed To Be....
BY: Instant Grit
A few weeks ago, we published a letter from Grit blogger John Abess to our senators requesting clarification on DHS expenditures. We've got their responses here... (well, one and a half responses)
BY: Evans Craddock
This morning was as good a time as any to talk marriage equality over coffee with my mom. "People just want to be a family," she said... Can't we all relate?
BY: John F. Abess
National blog sites are abuzz with theories on what's behind the DHS's giant purchase order of ammunition, even as we face massive budget cuts. Senators, can you sort fact from fiction?
BY: John F. Abess
The doc's sit-down with the Gun was Grit through and through—that is, a fresh perspective on an issue that's got the whole country's attention
BY: John F. Abess
There's one big player in the resurgent gun debate that hasn't made the requisite media rounds—I sat down with him recently to discuss our culture, the President's stance, and big-picture solutions
BY: Renae Brabham
A nation overtaken by radicals? I believe the majority of people don't fall into these categories, but are simply classified as such because of political affiliation. Here's a quick (fake!) experiment
BY: Prioleau Alexander
True, I don't need more than a couple of shotguns and a rifle to take down a deer. But then, the 2nd Amendment was never about protecting the right go hunting. Here's the point...
BY: Rebeccah Connelly
Now that the election's over, I need to reveal myself—to come out of the political closet. I'm an elephonktarian. Feel free to use to the term to describe yourself, too, should you feel so inclined
BY: Prioleau Alexander
Here's how I feel about Obama's win last night, and the "new normal."
BY: Pete Preston
There's been a lot of buzz around this year's presidential race and we're not just talking Obama and Romney. Check out some of the politically steeped brews that have made headlines this year
BY: Renae Brabham
Is our society drifting past politically correct to presumptuously correct? If we see it on social media, it has to be true, right? Let's get back to the truth, no matter how agenda-less it is
BY: Prioleau Alexander
Are you watching the Benghazi information unfold? If not, you should be... Because what happened on 9/11 of this year, and every day since then, could haunt our president for years to come
BY: Cullen Murray Kemp
In my theory, President Obama is to the Miami Heat as Governor Romney is to the LA Lakers. Here's a breakdown of my logic, as well as an early prediction for the outcomes of both
BY: Prioleau Alexander
In keeping with our current carnival of election season polls, I came up with one of my own. Bonus? You get more than two choices.... You don't want to miss it.
BY: Renae Brabham
Sifting through a box, I ran across a Dixie Chicks CD. The angst and separation of war seeped through its case, the controversy, the shouting...After this 9/11 anniversary, are we on the mend?
BY: Devin Grant
Think politics are a pain in the ass now? This post was proof positive it's a volatile issue no matter the candidates OR supporters, just as it was for these 70s-era six-year-olds

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