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Get Beyond Hateful Acts and Labels With These Four Tools

Robert V. Taylor | Posted 07.10.2016 | Politics
Robert V. Taylor

There will be some who cannot or will not allow themselves to move beyond demeaning labels or acts of hate. You can only be responsible for yourself and your willingness to step above and beyond a diminished way of living. You can be part of re-framing how we think, talk and act as members of a shared country and a common humanity.

Confederate Flag Faces Decisive Vote In South Carolina Legislature

Reuters | Posted 07.08.2016 | Politics

(Recasts throughout with debate, amendments) By Harriet McLeod CHARLESTON, S.C., July 8 (Reuters) - The campaign to remo...

Samantha Lachman

GOP Legislators File Several Overlapping Abortion Restrictions in South Carolina | Samantha Lachman | Posted 12.09.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republican lawmakers in South Carolina have pre-filed a slew of legislation concerning abortion in an attempt to avoid a repeat of the l...

Nikki Haley Critic In Hot Water

West Ashley Patch | Shawn Drury | Posted 11.24.2012 | Politics

South Carolina Speaker of the House and District 114 Representative Bobby Harrell reimbursed himself in excess of $325,000 for expenses according to a...

Controversial Nikki Haley Decisions Rejected By State Lawmakers

Reuters | Posted 09.17.2012 | Politics

By Harriet McLeod CHARLESTON, S.C., July 18 (Reuters) - South Carolina lawmakers voted in a special session on Wednesday to override ...

Nikki Haley's Surprising Domestic Violence Comparison

St. Andrews Patch | Meagean Dugger | Posted 09.17.2012 | Politics

S.C. Democrats and victims advocates are demanding an apology from Gov. Nikki Haley after the first-term governor posted a comment on her Facebook pag...

DUI Candidate Drops Campaign After Arrest

Spring Valley Patch | Carolyn Farr Smith | Posted 07.25.2012 | Politics

A state representative running for the 7th Congressional District announced his plans to withdraw from the race just one day after his arrest in Colum...

Legislators Reopen Nikki Haley Investigation

Summerville Patch | Lindsay Street | Posted 07.18.2012 | Politics

The alleged ethics violations of the governor 0 a matter thought to have been settled just weeks ago - has been reassessed and reopened by the Republi...

Lawmaker Faces Ouster Over Duel Threat

Easley Patch | Carolyn Farr Smith and Greg Hambrick | Posted 07.14.2012 | Politics

Folks' links to his own 2010 post, where he noted that Haddon claimed, via Facebook, that Knotts had challenged him to a duel. Folks alleges that the ...

Lawmaker Calls For End Of 'Archaic' Tradition

Mount Pleasant Patch | Adam Crisp | Posted 07.10.2012 | Politics

Today, public schools remain in session, municipal employees are at work, no stores are closed, but the S.C. General Assembly and thousands of state e...

'Chaos' Looms In South Carolina

Lexington Patch | Hal Millard | Posted 07.01.2012 | Politics

The candidates include Republican Katrina Shealy, hoping to unseat incumbent Sen. Jake Knotts, Occupy Columbia stalwart and Democrat Walid Hakim, hopi...

Dozens Of Candidates Face Ballot Expulsion

Lexington Patch | Hal Millard | Posted 07.01.2012 | Politics

What started out as a lawsuit that could impact the races of a handful of Lexington County candidates running for state and local-level offices is now...

GOP Lawmaker Explains Playing Hooky For Two Months

Easley Patch | Carolyn Farr Smith | Posted 05.29.2012 | Politics

Republican State Representative Eric J. Bikas said that he hasn't been to Columbia in two months, after he was asked to leave in January. Bikas, 25...

GOP Lawmaker Resigns Before Indictment

Irmo Patch | Shireese Bell | Posted 05.21.2012 | Politics

South Carolina Rep. Thad Viers, R-Horry, has announced his resignation from the House of Representatives during a legislative session Wednesday mornin...

Nikki Haley Calls Lawmakers 'Disingenuous'

Taylors-Wade Hampton Patch | Andrew Moore | Posted 05.13.2012 | Politics

Gov. Nikki Haley visited Carolina Machine Tool in Greenville on Tuesday to call out the state legislature for what she called an unwillingness to put ...

GOP Congressional Candidate Arrested For Harassment

Spring Valley Patch | Carolyn Farr Smith | Posted 01.06.2012 | Politics

The charges stem from a report filed by Viers' 28-year-old ex-girlfriend, Candace Bessinger. The victim told police she broke off her relationship wit...

Perry Garners 21 SC Endorsements

Goose Creek Patch | Greg Hambrick | Posted 11.21.2011 | Politics

State Sens. Paul Campbell (R-Goose Creek) and Larry Grooms (R-Bonneau) have endorsed Texas Gov. Rick Perry in his 2012 GOP Presidential Primary campai...