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The idea that “the government closest to the people serves the people best” is a founding principle of America’s democratic republic and a longstanding keystone of conservative philosophy in particular. Ronald Reagan, always a champion of local governance, emphasized the special importance of this...
  The editor: I read with interest Russ Dean’s “Actions speak louder than words?” column in the August 14 edition of the Chronicle. And I found it troubling. Yes, President Trump is an easy target of hate and denigration. He is regrettably less-than-presidential, his barbed tweets are often...
It's Labor Day, 2019.
  Live PD brought us together. Marett is the youngest of our four grandchildren and the only girl. Faithful readers will find this hard to believe, but I have trouble relating to females. I’m such a guy’s guy and all. Hair-dos and hair-don’ts, dresses, bows, open-toed shoes. All these things are...
  The editor: Like many others, I am looking forward to the start of another Red Devil year and seeing our Red Devils in action. As I wait in anticipation, we need to remind ourselves of some simple truths.  First, we all want to see our Red Devils succeed, but more importantly, we want to see the...
  The Editor: In "A Bike Path on Broad Street," the Chronicle Editorial Team hit the nail on the head, noting numerous reasons why cycling lanes were the "linchpin" for a revitalized Broad Street.  When I was a Furman student back in the late 1980's, there was a small, forgettable town just north...
  “And they’re off!” And much like stallions and fillies at the start of a race, another school year has begun. As I write this article, we are a single day past Hump Day (i.e., Thursday) in the first full week of school. Typically, I hate starting a year on a Monday. The first week of school is...
  Democracy’s premise is that ordinary citizens can make solid decisions on complex issues. But this basic principle and the structure of laws and practices erected over the centuries to safeguard it are being questioned as rarely before. It’s not just that political leaders in various western...
  WORLD VIEW: After the fire the world saved Notre Dame -- what about the Amazon?      It’s another year marked by fire. In April, billions of hearts broke as flames engulfed one of the world’s most awe-inspiring churches, Paris’s Notre Dame Cathedral. Like all great tragedies, what gave the...

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