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Gov. Nikki Haley gives the 2015 State of the State address, 2015.

Brack: Haley’s anti-union bullying out of order

“Folks, the only bully in the Statehouse chamber Wednesday night was Nikki Haley. Not a real contender in the 2016 presidential race, she must just have needed to create some kind of false bogeyman to feel warm and cuddly about herself.”

by · 01/26/2015 · Comments are Disabled · Andy Brack, Views
Morris: Learn about volatility now in the market

Morris: Learn about volatility now in the market

JAN. 26, 2015 | The DOW is at 18,000. Wait, the Dow is at 17,200. What now, it’s back close to 18,000. Look again and low 17,000s appear to be the target. We experienced this type of rollercoaster ride just about every week in January. It’s up. It’s down. In short time frames, there were seemingly big swings. What happened?

by · 01/26/2015 · Comments are Disabled · Money, Views
Brack: 7th cent in sales tax would cripple S.C.’s growth

Brack: 7th cent in sales tax would cripple S.C.’s growth

JAN. 19, 2015 | If a bill being pushed to add a seventh penny of state sales tax to fix roads ends up making it through the legislature, the state would suffer mightily.

Simply put, it’s a dumb idea. Not only would it make the Palmetto State less competitive, but it would catapult South Carolina into having the highest sales tax rate in the Southeast and the second highest in the nation! Imagine an economic recruiter trying to explain that to a prospect who wants to locate here.

by · 01/21/2015 · Comments are Disabled · Andy Brack, Views
Bostick: Sherman’s march into S.C.

Bostick: Sherman’s march into S.C.

By Doug Bostick | JAN. 12, 2015 — Major General William Tecumseh Sherman captured Savannah on Dec. 21, 1864. In a telegram to President Lincoln, he offered, “I beg to present you as a Christmas gift the City of Savannah …”

by · 01/12/2015 · Comments are Disabled · Focus, History
Letters: Obama column insults, offends Republicans

Letters: Obama column insults, offends Republicans

Your comments [Brack, 1/5] that imply that South Carolina Republicans don’t support President Obama because he’s (egad!) black are insulting and offensive.

by · 01/12/2015 · Comments are Disabled · Feedback, Views
Brack:  Haley should make time for inaugural poem

Brack: Haley should make time for inaugural poem

JAN. 12, 2015 — There’s at least one thing that will be different about Wednesday’s inauguration of Gov. Nikki Haley — the state’s poet laureate won’t be reading a special inspirational poem. Why? There’s just not enough time, even though inaugurations, like baseball games, have no fixed time limitations.

by · 01/12/2015 · Comments are Disabled · Andy Brack, Views
Brack: Give Obama more credit, less hate

Brack: Give Obama more credit, less hate

The list of accomplishments, particularly economic, is impressive. Yet, all you hear around water coolers and tables full of Republican men at breakfast is harping and carping, moaning and groaning, about how bad Obama is.

by · 01/05/2015 · Comments are Disabled · Andy Brack, Views