After getting roughed up in the north, he came south to see some old friends. They bucked him up. People Continue reading
One hundred years ago, Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. first explained that mass democracies are free markets of political ideas. Don’t let the government suppress dissent, he argued, even in time of war. Only a free marketplace can sift good policies from bad.
I was in the 6th or 7th grade (1964?) when I asked Nana, who left Connemara in the 1920s, “Why did you come to America?”
“To eat,” she replied.
My nomination for Pork of the Year: The $2 million down payment deftly budgeted, without public comment and without a separate council vote, for former city councilwoman/swimmer Kathleen Wilson’s dream of a $50 million aquatic and wellness center in West Ashley.
[This column by Steve Bailey was first published in the Post and Courier and is reprinted here with the permission Continue reading
The pilgrim William Bradford tells us about the first Thanksgiving. Winter was brutal. Snowbound in their hastily built houses, nearly Continue reading
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[This column appeared first in the Charleston Post and Courier and is reprinted here with the author’s kind permission.] It is often Continue reading