Opinion

Opinion

Storming the castle or walking the plank?

When a White House goes into full whip mode, which this White House obviously has, it’s time for the members on the sharp side of the whip to ask themselves whether they’re being asked to storm the castle or walk the plank.

Opinion

Models with real bodies

When an article promises to get your body “bikini ready,” it doesn’t mean “slathered in sunscreen.” It means “Gwyneth Paltrow’s abs.”

Opinion

Most coal miners are gone

Most of the decline happened because rich, thick seams of coal in the Central Appalachian Basin – largely southern West Virginia and eastern Kentucky – gradually became exhausted.

Opinion

Teens are ‘wired’ but not wasted

American teens have been riding a 10-year trend of reduced experimentation with drugs and alcohol. That’s the same decade that put smartphones and social media accounts into the hands of most young people.

Opinion

Trump’s tax plan helps millionaires

The release of two pages from Donald Trump’s tax returns in 2005 didn’t show much. But they did show just how much Trump – and other super rich Americans – would benefit from his proposed tax plan.

Opinion

Trump averse to transparency

This week, despite the weather, is Sunshine Week, an annual marking of the importance of public access to information. It emphasizes not just the media’s access, but the right of ordinary people to get the government information they want for purposes of scientific research or just plain curiosity, because they want to know what their government is doing.

Opinion

Donald, have I got a great deal for you

Every president has an early foreign policy test, and Donald Trump is no exception. Trump’s test is actually already in progress, and it bears some resemblance to the one faced by a young President John Kennedy. Indeed, Trump’s crisis has best been described as a “slow-motion Cuban missile crisis” – only the crisis-driver is not Fidel Castro, but North Korea’s bizarre despot, Kim Jong Un.

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8-year-old Rock Hill girl pins wrestling championships

Eight-year-old Lily Hutto is a wrestling champion. With braids, freckles and painted fingernails, the Rock Hill girl took home a second place win Sunday at a national wrestling championship in Oklahoma. Lily has won state championship titles in North and South Carolina and wants other girls to join her on the mat.
Tracy Kimball
8-year-old Rock Hill girl pins wrestling championships 2:44

8-year-old Rock Hill girl pins wrestling championships

Crazy scenes from Five Points: South Carolina basketball advances to Final Four 0:56

Crazy scenes from Five Points: South Carolina basketball advances to Final Four

Final four! More from the celebration in New York 1:04

Final four! More from the celebration in New York

York County prosecutor discusses gay marriage domestic violence conviction 2:08

York County prosecutor discusses gay marriage domestic violence conviction