“SALT”-y Profiles in Tax Reform Courage

South Carolina leaders should take a lesson from North Carolina and the “California 11” when it comes to fundamentally fixing South Carolina’s unfair, unstable, uncompetitive tax code.

Mick Zais Picked to Be Betsy DeVos’ Right-Hand Man

Ellen Weaver comments on the nomination of former SC Superintendent of Education Mick Zais’ nomination to be Deputy Secretary at the U.S. Department of Education.

Relief for Patients and the Rule of Law

Two big health care announcements out of Washington this week are a bright spot for patients and people who value the Constitution.

SC’s Tax Dilemma: Unfair, Unstable, Uncompetitive

South Carolina’s tax code is a mess. But between lobbyist-guarded loopholes and legislative inertia, can it ever be fixed?

The Trouble with “Medicare for All”

Let’s hope for the sake of our health – and our wallets – that Americans remember Margaret Thatcher’s prescient admonition: ‘The trouble with socialism is that eventually you run out of other people’s money.”

Pension Forecast: Still Stormy

Transitioning to a defined contribution retirement plan for new state employees would be wise public policy for South Carolina taxpayers and would help us keep our promises to past, present and future state employees.

Nuclear Fallout for Taxpayers

Will South Carolina leaders learn the lessons of the V.C. Summer nuclear debacle? Or will South Carolina taxpayers continue to foot the bill for “business as usual” in Columbia?

“If It Can Happen in Orangeburg…”

Orangeburg 5 High School for Health Professions is beating the odds to create success for rural students in poverty. This week, Principal Angel Malone shared their secret for success with a Senate panel.

Lessons from Mother Emanuel

The recent race-based violence on the campus of the University of Virginia evoked strong memories of the Mother Emanuel tragedy. Is there hope for our world in the face of violent hate?

Economic Growth is Still the Answer

Economic growth supports peace, prosperity and strong families. In a recent visit to South Carolina, Dr. Arthur Laffer shared the not-so-secret “secret” for creating that growth.