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Andy Brack

Is America Still Exceptional?

Andy Brack | Posted 06.26.2015 | Politics
Andy Brack

With all of America's exceptional qualities, there's also a sense feeling for some that America's time of preeminence is in danger of passing, perhaps to China. There's a notion now that politicians and other leaders aren't doing enough to secure the nation's premier place in the world.

Thank You, Fritz Hollings

Andy Brack | Posted 06.20.2015 | Politics
Andy Brack

No one in modern time has given as much to South Carolina as Fritz Hollings. In seven decades of public service -- starting as a young officer in World War II to becoming governor to being elected seven times to the United States Senate -- Hollings has given back in big ways.

Give Obama More Credit, Less Hate

Andy Brack | Posted 03.07.2015 | Politics
Andy Brack

If you look at the numbers, Barack Obama should be a Republican's dream president. The list of accomplishments, particularly economic, is impressive. Yet, all you hear around water coolers and tables full of Republican men at breakfast is harping and carping.

S.C. Finally Honoring a Civil Rights Hero

Andy Brack | Posted 06.08.2014 | Impact
Andy Brack

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.

16 Days? Really Gov. Haley, Really?

Andy Brack | Posted 12.31.2012 | Politics
Andy Brack

When the private information of South Carolinians was in peril this fall thanks to a hacker who invaded the state's surprisingly vulnerable Department of Revenue computer system, what did Haley and company do? Wait.

New Report Highlights South's Civil War Hangover

Andy Brack | Posted 12.12.2011 | Politics
Andy Brack

Although today's South is a diverse economic engine, it still has educational, environmental, poverty, health and other challenges brought on, in large part, by a long period of neglect following the Civil War.

Invest $10 Billion in Gulf Recovery, Development Fund

Andy Brack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Brack

If you listen to the rhetoric surrounding the Gulf oil disaster, 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.