Now for the hard part…

By Steve Bailey.  This column first appeared in the Post & Courier. Congratulations, graduates: Take a bow because you have earned it, whether you are getting that diploma from high school or college. We are proud of you. Now comes the hard part, that elusive, scary thing called “success” in your life ahead. In an […]

Proud to stand with CAJM

It’s almost time for the Charleston Area Justice Ministry (CAJM) to hold its 2017 Nehemiah Action Assembly, April 24, 7 PM, Mt. Moriah Baptist Church on Rivers Avenue. I think you’ll be glad you came, if you can make it. There’ll be some singing, some testimonials, and some questions for our public officials, asking them […]

Missing Conseula

I am not resigned.

The New Segregation

Charleston County brags on the Academic Magnet High School.  Why shouldn’t we?  It’s the crown jewel of our public school system.  The best public high school in the state regularly makes the top ten in the nation, according to U. S. News and World Report. Sure, our school choice policy might be killing North Charleston and Stall, […]

McConnell’s impossible centrism

[UPDATE AND COMMENT: I wrote this essay yesterday – from Europe – before Governor Nikki Haley’s press conference at which many prominent South Carolina Republicans joined her in calling for the removal of the Confederate flag from the statehouse grounds. At the time I was somewhat unsure that the political shift described in the essay […]