Opinion

Editorials

State overdue in helping schools

Last year, state lawmakers budgeted $430 million more for education than nine years ago before the recession, but that amounts to only slightly more in inflation-adjusted dollars and doesn’t account for a 6 percent increase in the state’s student population.

Opinion

Good guys and guns

By all accounts Falconer is a good guy, and his heroics saved lives. What made him effective, however, is that he’s an expert guy.

Opinion

He was stiffed by Trump

After a couple of months, I got a letter telling me that the casino was short on funds. They would pay 70 percent of what they owed me. There was no negotiating.

Opinion

Female cadets must box

For years, the U.S. Military Academy at West Point has required its male cadets to box in their first year. But women weren’t allowed to join them. Now West Point has changed its rule: Plebe women, too, must box.

Editorials

Let the public see body cam footage

The words “body cam” and “dash cam” are certain to become a part of the national vocabulary in the near future, if they aren’t already. And footage of police encounters with the public is likely to become an integral part of any investigation.

Opinion

Clinton needs new slogan

The Democratic nominee does have 40 bullet-point programs on everything from child care to mental health to the Middle East. But she has no memorable rallying cry to capture her candidacy and rationale to be president.

Opinion

Missouri’s ‘perfect storm’

A “perfect storm” was how one critic described the law that eliminates Missouri’s long-standing safeguards for concealed weapons while establishing a “stand your ground” standard that allows a person to shoot to kill and claim self-defense even if there were other alternatives.

Opinion

By all logic, Clinton should win debate

Today, before the first presidential debate is a good time for that exercise because there’s been so much gaming-out of how Trump might ambush Hillary Clinton, how he might manage expectations well enough to make a poor performance look like victory, that it’s easy to lose sight of the core truth: It will be ridiculous if Trump wins these debates.

Editorials

New DNA software is big step forward

York County is fortunate to be one of the first recipients in the state of new software that allows investigators to narrow down a specific DNA profile in samples that contain profiles from multiple people.

Opinion

Anti-government group will get justice

For 41 days earlier this year, Ammon Bundy and a group of armed ranchers occupied the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon. The occupiers, who brandished weapons and threatened federal officers, also made it clear that they didn’t recognize the government’s authority to own or even manage public land. They recognize no law above themselves.

Videos

Campus hall named after racist needs to change, Winthrop students say

During a protest at Winthrop University, students said they want the board of trustees to change the name of Tillman Hall, one of Winthrop's oldest and most prominent buildings, because its namesake was a notorious racist. Tillman Hall was formerly known as Main Building until the 1960s, when the name was changed in memory of Benjamin Tillman, a former South Carolina governor and U.S. senator, who was instrumental in starting Winthrop in the late 1800s.
Tracy Kimball
Campus hall named after racist needs to change, Winthrop students say 1:28

Campus hall named after racist needs to change, Winthrop students say

Students stage 'die-in,' and protest at Winthrop University in Rock Hill 1:30

Students stage 'die-in,' and protest at Winthrop University in Rock Hill

Winthrop students in Rock Hill feel sadness, rage over shootings 4:00

Winthrop students in Rock Hill feel sadness, rage over shootings

African-Americans in Rock Hill respond to Donald Trump 1:17

African-Americans in Rock Hill respond to Donald Trump