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FEEDBACK: There’s another state military museum

FEEDBACK: There’s another state military museum

Steven C. Jeffcoat: “A friend of mine sent me your editorial regarding why we exactly need a Confederate Relic Room. Of particular interest was your assertion that said Relic Room be renamed the ‘South Carolina Military Museum.'”

by · 02/12/2016 · Feedback
FEEDBACK: On flag museum, alimony reform

FEEDBACK: On flag museum, alimony reform

Fred Palm: “Speaking of better tourist traps, why cannot the operators of plantations and the tours of them tell more and a much better story of the effects of slavery — you know, the full story that may include our lesser selves? “

by · 01/29/2016 · Feedback
LETTERS: Thoughts on reforming alimony and the minimum wage

LETTERS: Thoughts on reforming alimony and the minimum wage

Larry C. Davis: “The goal of the South Carolina alimony reform group, which numbers over 650 members and is growing statewide, is, ‘Alimony Reform = Fairness for All.'”

Dale M. Rhodes: “An increased minimum wage would have no beneficial effect on disadvantaged persons who are currently unemployed, and would most probably make it more difficult for them to obtain employment. “

by · 01/22/2016 · Feedback
FEEDBACK: Letters on health care, state priorities

FEEDBACK: Letters on health care, state priorities

Fred Palm: “South Carolinians will know that Gov. [Nikki] Haley is all grown up when she brings the uninsured into the medical universe of the treated with adequate medical care and when she brings in the uninsured by exercising her option of enrolling S.C. into the Medicare option of the Affordable Care Act.”

by · 01/15/2016 · Feedback
LETTERS:  On new format, license plate, gun control

LETTERS: On new format, license plate, gun control

Letters on gun control, license plate and this: “LOVE the new newsletter format. So much easier to get to what you want to read (although I end up reading ALL of it anyway!), and congratulations on hitting the 15 year mark. Keep up the good work!”

by · 12/31/2015 · Feedback
LETTERS: New license plate gets mixed reviews

LETTERS: New license plate gets mixed reviews

On South Carolina’s new license plate: “The issue is not which tag looks better as it is not an art contest. The sunset tags were quite colorful but law enforcement had a hard time making out the letters and numbers.” Click here to see several other letters on the license plate.

by · 12/24/2015 · Feedback
FEEDBACK: Likes wind alternative, but worries about birds

FEEDBACK: Likes wind alternative, but worries about birds

Brian Koller: My big concern if wind energy is used of off the S.C. coast is, will we have any sea birds left after a few years? I’ve read reports that said where other areas have had massive bird kills after the wind turbines were installed. I don’t know if the birds ever get used to the blades, but hate to see a pile of dead birds off the coast. Otherwise I believe wind is a great alternative for fossil fuels.

by · 12/11/2015 · Feedback
FEEDBACK: On the VAT, dogs

FEEDBACK: On the VAT, dogs

I enjoyed Senator Hollings piece on “Understanding Washington” and I agree with many of his observations. I’m far less enthusiastic about his suggestion that we institute a VAT (value-added tax) — essentially a sales tax — as a substitute for a dramatic reduction in corporate taxes. As any economist will agree, VAT, or sales taxes, are extraordinarily regressive.

by · 11/13/2015 · Feedback