James Werrell

James Werrell

Will you be tuning in to today’s inauguration?

For me, the inauguration, as with most things associated with the American presidency, still bore the staid trappings of a civics lesson on national virtue and patriotism. It was living history lifted from a textbook, untainted by scandal, political divisiveness or angry Tweets.

James Werrell

People wondered where that other daughter was

This transition seems a good time to recognize the unusual grace, character and charm of the Obama family, the president (he’s still president!) in particular. I predict it won’t be long before much of America is feeling nostalgic for the “No Drama Obama” style of running the nation.

James Werrell

Education secretary pick is diehard voucher advocate

Vouchers and tax credits funneled to families to help pay for private school tuition are a scam. Proponents can show no evidence that private school choice programs improve educational opportunities for children, while ample evidence exists that they are harmful to public education.

James Werrell

Still trying to process the election of Trump

The unexpected election of Donald Trump as leader of the free world has discombobulated me and, I suspect, millions of other Americans. We may have some inkling that this hollow feeling of dread will pass at some point, but for now that point is a mere pinprick of light so far in the distance it can barely be seen.

James Werrell

Firebombing did the most damage to Democrats

This idiotic act has been good PR for the GOP. It also has helped blunt one of the most potent Democratic complaints about the Trump campaign, that Trump’s thinly veiled calls for violence against Clinton supporters could actually prompt some of his followers to exercise their Second Amendment options.

James Werrell

What will voters do with all that health information?

How do we process whatever detailed medical data the two candidates might provide? Perhaps if the records revealed that Clinton was addicted to prescription painkillers or that Trump had spent a few months in a mental institution, that might be useful information to have in deciding which candidate to vote for.

Videos

Video: Winthrop's win over Asheville 76-73

Relive Winthrop's fired up atmosphere Thursday night that helped the Eagles to a Big South victory against Asheville. Highlights, interviews, and comments from the game.
Video: Winthrop's win over Asheville 76-73 2:36

Video: Winthrop's win over Asheville 76-73

Neighbors talk about shooting that leaves 2 dead on Blake Street in Rock Hill 1:37

Neighbors talk about shooting that leaves 2 dead on Blake Street in Rock Hill

Two dead, one wounded in Rock Hill shooting 0:26

Two dead, one wounded in Rock Hill shooting

VIDEO: Winthrop basketball's Pat Kelsey needs Rock Hill to support the Eagles Thursday night 1:36

VIDEO: Winthrop basketball's Pat Kelsey needs Rock Hill to support the Eagles Thursday night