Parenting Solo: Do More Than Dream

I think a good parent should teach his or her child to see things that aren’t there. I’m not talking about ghosts or goblins or pink elephants. I mean, as parents, we should teach our children to have vision.

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Clyburn’s Sixth District Art Competition Winner

Columbia, SC – Sixth District Congressman and Assistant Democratic Leader James E. Clyburn today announced Ethel Canty, an 11th grade student at Scott’s Branch High School is the winner of the Sixth District Artistic Discovery art competition. The winning artwork is a graphite and colored- pencil drawing entitled Ethel Lee Canty: Self Portrait.

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SC State tennis programs have made significant progress within last 10 years

ORANGEBURG – Within the last 10 years, the South Carolina State (SCSU) tennis programs have made significant progress.

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This Week in History

Clyburn Announces Funding for SC Community Health Centers

Millions will have access to healthcare at local clinics thanks to investments contained in the 2010 healthcare overhaul and the economic stimulus package, the federal health department announced.

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Minority-Owned Firm Now A Leader Among SC Businesses

Dr. Louis Lynn

Columbia, SC – Despite facing adversity, minority-owned firm ENVIRO AgScience, Inc. has grown to become the largest minority-owned landscape and construction firm in South Carolina and is being recognized for their work throughout the southeast.

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Rogers Editorial Cartoon

Does Occupy Wall Street still matter?

The activists behind Occupy Wall Street, who for weeks last fall captured almost as much attention as the Republican candidates running for president, are now directly confronting what has long been the central question of their movement: can they shape and influence public policy like the Tea Party has?

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Burdening our Children with Debt

President Barack Obama hit a home run when he traveled to three colleges last week, including the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the University of Colorado at Boulder, and the University of Iowa. While Republicans called it a campaign trip to swing states, the fact is that, at the cusp of graduation season, President Obama did the right thing to share his feelings on legislation that would either increase the interest rate on subsidized Stafford student loans or take money from essential women’s health programs to maintain the 3.4 percent interest rate. In rallying students, President Obama is reminding them that their fate is in his hands. An increase in the Stafford loan program would affect 7.4 million students. Cutting $5.6 billion from women’s health programs would affect millions of women. Pitting women’s health against lower student loan rates makes no sense. We could make headway if we simply treated students with the same leniency that we treat corporations.

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Parenting Solo: Pre-Empty Nest Syndrome

I’m not ashamed to say that I did a drive by of my daughter’s junior prom. It was really an accident since I was meeting a friend for dinner, at a restaurant of her choice, just a few blocks from the venue for the dance. Really, that is what happened.

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