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December 6, 2022

Education vs Indoctrination Dossier

Since the onset of COVID-19, movements of parents have sprung up overnight in America. Some have adopted names and launched Facebook pages. Some have incorporated themselves as permanent organizations. Others are (for now) just email trees and group texts.   Whatever their size or level of organization, these “little platoons” (as Edmund Burke admiringly called
November 10, 2022

Palmetto Promise President & CEO Search

Background As Palmetto Promise Institute (PPI) prepares to celebrate its 10th anniversary, the organization is looking for a President and CEO to lead PPI boldly into its next decade. The search was launched after PPI’s founding President and CEO was elected South Carolina State Superintendent of Education. This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced leader
November 9, 2022

Palmetto Promise Board Congratulates Ellen Weaver, Announces CEO Search

PPI Congratulates Superintendent-Elect Weaver, Announces Transition National Search for New CEO On Tap FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Dr. Oran Smith  (803) 360-1194 / oran@palmettopromise.org [Columbia, South Carolina, November 9, 2022—] Chairman Phil Hughes, on behalf of the Board of Directors of Palmetto Promise Institute (PPI) released the following statement Tuesday night with 45 of 46
November 8, 2022

Statewide 2022 South Carolina Midterm Election Results with Analysis

We’ve compiled a complete list of election results for statewide and Statehouse offices, that we’ll update as returns continue to roll in.
October 27, 2022

Feed the Pig

In our Palmetto Playbook, we decided to take on fiscal policy more aggressively. After all, what policy area is more crucial to the future of South Carolina than how the state handles its money?  Since then, we have been writing about fiscal responsibility regularly.  Thanks for your positive response! Our Playbook look back at state
October 20, 2022

ESG…OMG!

Conservative author and commentator William F. Buckley famously said that “a conservative is someone who stands athwart history, yelling ‘Stop!’” He also suggested that there would be consequences for attempting to shovel sand in the gears of the progressive machine. Among those who were thought to be Chicken Littles were conservative financial policy experts who
October 13, 2022

The Rest of the Tax Cut Story

During its 2021-22 session, the South Carolina General Assembly passed a cut in the personal income tax rate. Whew! Finally, the highest marginal personal income tax rate in the South (7%), which has never been cut since its adoption in 1959, is headed for extinction. That’s great news. It was also good to see the
October 6, 2022

Survey of South Carolina Voters

Here are the results of the Fall 2022 survey of a random sampling of South Carolina Voters on key issues the Governor and legislature will be expected to tackle in 2023-24. A printable version of the poll results can be found here.      
September 15, 2022

Chart of the Century?

American Enterprise Institute (AEI) Senior Fellow Emeritus Mark J. Perry estimates that over the last fifteen years he has posted some 3,000 infographics to cyberspace—charts, graphs, tables, figures, maps, and Venn diagrams—each serving as his famous “Chart of the Day.” For some of us, Perry’s charts are  “eye candy” because of their combination of simplistic