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Andy Brack, president and chairman of the Center for a Better South, edits and publishes CharlestonCurrents and Statehouse Report, a weekly legislative forecast and syndicated newspaper column. Brack, a former congressional candidate, also has a daily news service and communications strategy consulting business. Brack, a past president of the historic Rotary Club of Charleston, holds a master's degree in journalism from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a bachelor's degree from Duke University. He and his family live in Charleston, S.C.

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S.C. Finally Honoring a Civil Rights Hero

(0) Comments | Posted April 8, 2014 | 3:41 PM

APRIL 8, 2014 -- It has taken more than 60 years for people in the city where the Civil War started to figure out it was home to an authentic civil rights hero.

On Friday, April 11, Charleston city fathers will unveil a statue commemorating the bold prescience of...

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Root Out Rogues at IRS

(5) Comments | Posted May 21, 2013 | 3:41 PM

In all of the media hullabaloo over some conservative groups complaining that their tax-exempt applications were thwarted by the Internal Revenue Service, something big has been mostly missed: This is nothing new. It happened under the Bush administration too.

We know. It took almost three years for our progressive

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Oh, to Live in a Battleground State

(1) Comments | Posted November 5, 2012 | 1:03 PM

CHARLESTON, S.C. -- Every four years about this time in the presidential election cycle, I yearn to live in a battleground state, a place where I would be spoiled with superpowers.

  • With the flick of a magic button, I would be able to turn off mind-numbing television ads and bubblehead...
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16 Days? Really Gov. Haley, Really?

(3) Comments | Posted October 31, 2012 | 12:47 PM

OCT. 30, 2012 -- South Carolina GOP Gov. Nikki Haley could learn a thing or two about leadership from Batman.

"When the average citizen on the street is in peril, something must be done, and quickly," Batman said in 1967 in episode 109 of the classic television show.

But when...

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Remembering Peatsy

(1) Comments | Posted October 15, 2012 | 3:05 PM

Our hearts go out today to the family and friends of Rita Louise "Peatsy" Hollings, who passed away Sunday evening.

Peatsy, wife of retired U.S. Sen. Fritz Hollings, served as the gold standard of a senator's wife. Not content to simply write thank you notes for social...

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New Report Highlights South's Civil War Hangover

(1) Comments | Posted October 12, 2011 | 3:23 PM

OCT. 12, 2011 -- The American South has changed a lot in the 40 years since integration came to much of the region. Not only are educational systems better throughout the South, but the economy is more diverse. Millions of more people live here, bringing with them their talents, resources...

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Invest $10 Billion in Gulf Recovery, Development Fund

(2) Comments | Posted September 29, 2010 | 6:18 PM

If you listen to the rhetoric and political grandstanding surrounding the Gulf oil disaster and ongoing cleanup, much of the talk is about people getting their lives back to normal -- to how things were.

But is this really the right focus? Just look at how things have been.

For...

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