October 9, 2020

In the ancient world, when nations conquered their foes they followed familiar patterns. Generally, the conqueror would execute most adults of the elite and educated class. They would destroy the memorials of the defeated nation’s past and destroy the sacred places. Th...

October 1, 2020

"Men have forgotten God; that’s why all this has happened.” — Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

With the 2019 Pew Research Poll showing the percentage of Christians in America dropping from 77 percent in 2009 to 65 percent in 2019, the religious transformation of Americans cannot...

October 1, 2020

CM:  Do you think Joe Biden can win the election if he refuses to participate in the debates?

Mr. Hume: It’s possible, but it would hurt his chances since it would tend to confirm what many already suspect, i.e., that he is senile. I think he is and there is a risk that...

October 1, 2020

Enjoy wingshooting when the flocks are thin or thick alike


Some decades ago, you didn’t hear much about dove hunting. That is not to say folks did not hunt doves; they most certainly did. But when wingshooters...

October 1, 2020

Riding down the driveway of our family home, Rutledge Cottage, I am drawn to the neighboring estate, Glenroy — considered at one time to be the most beautiful home in Western North Carolina and now a private country club and gated community called Kenmure. Kenmure and...

September 30, 2020

An author, a bar, a blended whisky and a musician have a connection. Is this ringing a bell? And if so, which one? That depends in no small part on who answers the question. The whisky enthusiast will probably choose a dram, but the music lover may think of a famous ja...

September 30, 2020

Philosophy conjures up images of the metaphysical, the examination of the meaning of life, love and all things about who we are. Some of the most famous philosophers — Plato, Hobbes, Locke, Kant, Hegel and Marx — ring familiar. Philosophy has other elements though, inc...

September 30, 2020

There is no shortage of armchair quarterbacks about the state of affairs between the Palestinian Authority and the state of Israel, but one popular pontificator recently crafted a new angle to an age-old problem. Peter Beinart, a journalist and political commentator (i...

September 30, 2020

Society Tails

Charleston Animal Society’s Annual Chili Cook-off has been re-imagined as an online experience so people anywhere can participate the 20th anniversary of the event.

Three-time Emmy Award-winning celebrity dog trainer Brandon McMillan, currently known for hi...

September 30, 2020

Our 2020 hurricane season has seen so many storms that by mid-September meteorologists ran out of given names and resorted to the Greek alphabet to complete the season. Fortunately for Charleston, none of this tropical weather has reached the magnitude of the great cyc...

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