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Letters on solar power, mental health proposal

Letters on solar power, mental health proposal

Four letters this week: Merits of solar power; use of modifiers for “mentally ill,” two looks at a proposal by state Sen. Vincent Sheheen.

by · 02/13/2015 · Commentary, Feedback
On the monument:  Erected to the memory of its founder T.W. Talbot by the I.A. of M., 1897.

Surprise: Union founder was from South Carolina

Are you aware that when Gov. Nikki Haley speaks ill of the IAM [International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers], she is attacking an institution founded by a South Carolinian in South Carolina?

by · 02/06/2015 · Feedback
Letters: Anti-union rant, likes new site

Letters: Anti-union rant, likes new site

“What workers in South Carolina need is not Nikki Haley’s undying allegiance to the plantation owners of our state. What they need is an modern day Emancipation Proclamation that includes a livable wage, a decent education for their children and unobstructed access to the benefits of the Affordable Care Act.”

by · 01/30/2015 · Commentary, Feedback
Letters: Human trafficking, marijuana tax for road funds

Letters: Human trafficking, marijuana tax for road funds

“One of the most common places (under everyone’s noses) for this to take place is those Asian nail salons. I know women who get their nails done in those places because they’re cheaper and the women don’t talk English so they don’t have to bother with chitchat.”

by · 01/23/2015 · Commentary, Feedback
Letter: Without the arts, we cheat our society

Letter: Without the arts, we cheat our society

“It is so terrible to cheat our society of all the wonderful things the arts can bring. They enrich us in so many ways. I don’t understand why Governor [Nikki] Haley can’t or won’t find time for Marjory Wentworth to read her poem.”

by · 01/16/2015 · Commentary, Feedback
One letter on Zais, three on Obama

One letter on Zais, three on Obama

Burgess defense of Zais is short on facts To the editor: I found Gary Burgess’s opinion piece in the Statehouse Report on January 2 of particular interest because of its egregious claims regarding what comprises authentic fiscal conservatism, Mick Zais’s […]

by · 01/09/2015 · Commentary, Feedback
Good issue last week

Good issue last week

To the editor: Thanks for a Statehouse Report fit for the holidays! There’s been so much dreary stuff dumped on us lately I began to fear we’d ever be thankful this season for all we have and all the good […]

by · 12/26/2014 · Commentary, Feedback
Raise fees on mopeds, trailers

Raise fees on mopeds, trailers

To the editor: I read your article in West Of having to do with our roads.  You offer some suggestions on how to fix our roads, among them raising  our gas tax, registration fees, sales tax, etc. I have a […]

by · 12/19/2014 · Commentary, Feedback