James Werrell

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.

James Werrell

What if Democrats were in the same boat as Republicans?

It is interesting to contemplate, as a mental exercise, what Democrats, who are high-handedly chiding Republicans for their spineless refusal to condemn their candidate, would do if they were riding the same train. Is there any equivalent situation imaginable in which fringe Democrats might succeed in nominating a presidential candidate so loathsome that middle-of-the-road Democrats couldn’t stomach him?

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Lending a hand: York County Good Folks aims to do good things

Good Folks of York County gathered for its annual banquet Wednesday with the hope of raising $85,000. The recipients are Family Promise of York County, the Rock Hill Parks Foundation and Helping Others Progress Through Education, or H.O.P.E.
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Lending a hand: York County Good Folks aims to do good things 1:43

Lending a hand: York County Good Folks aims to do good things

Video: watch South Pointe's Scott Robinson Jr. hurdle a tackler in the Stallions' win last week 0:45

Video: watch South Pointe's Scott Robinson Jr. hurdle a tackler in the Stallions' win last week

Video: Winthrop assistant coach Mark Prosser talks about his prep alma mater renaming its basketball court after his late father, Skip Prosser 0:49

Video: Winthrop assistant coach Mark Prosser talks about his prep alma mater renaming its basketball court after his late father, Skip Prosser

Help keep your pet on Santa's nice list during the holidays 0:44

Help keep your pet on Santa's nice list during the holidays