A thank you from Post 52

I just finished our busy week of sales and am exhausted, but look forward to another just like it in the Spring.My organization is the American Legion...

November 8th, 2017 |  


Watchdog citizens strengthen communities

Watchdog citizens strengthen communities

They keep tabs on their public officials, often asking the tough questions and sounding the alarm when something doesn’t seem right. They attend...

November 4th, 2017 |  


“Casablanca” turns 75: We’ll always have parodists

“Casablanca” turns 75: We’ll always have parodists

When I was in my late teens, a Nashville TV station ran a late-night double-feature of Humphrey Bogart movies. Immersed in the nostalgia craze, I grud...

November 4th, 2017 |  


One holiday at a time please

One holiday at a time please

Halloween events across the Upstate were postponed from Friday night until Tuesday due to the rainy weather — and all I could do was laugh.Serio...

November 3rd, 2017 |  


How to know if you are alive

How to know if you are alive

We applaud people who feel like doing something.In an age where so many people spend so much time sitting or who are doing nothing let’s celebra...

November 1st, 2017 |  


Yes, your kids can be Moana for Halloween.

Yes, your kids can be Moana for Halloween.

There’s a phrase circulating around mainstream media that I must admit I’ve never heard of until recently: “cultural appropriation.&...

October 30th, 2017 |  


Fix the parks, not the fees

Fix the parks, not the fees

Three years ago this month, returning to my hotel room in Flagstaff, Arizona, I wrote:At least once in a lifetime every American should lay eyes on th...

October 28th, 2017 |  


Media are quiet about Russia colluding with American officials

Media are quiet about Russia colluding with American officials

Before Peter Schweizer’s book, “Clinton Cash,” was published, the New York Times ‘broke’ the story connecting Russian co...

October 25th, 2017 |  


A country, and a future, worth serving

A country, and a future, worth serving

America’s endless war quietly moves across the broken nations of the world. Every so often, U.S. soldiers die, as four Green Berets did several ...

October 24th, 2017 |  


Students need an escape from public school violence

Students need an escape from public school violence

Recently, a fistfight between two female students at an Alabama high school erupted into a campus-wide fracas that ended in gunfire. A massive brawl a...

October 21st, 2017 |