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Congressmen Mark Sanford came out with his “penny plan” for balancing the federal budget a few weeks ago. Like people making “end of the world” predictions that never come true, Mark Sanford has for decades been using the national “debt” and the “balanced budget” as distracting fear tactics to get...
Conventional wisdom maintains that smart machines threaten our lives and our livelihood (indeed, in a recent analysis of over 700 jobs, machines are projected to be capable of replacing half of them). But authors Julia Kirby and Thomas Davenport who released Only Humans Need Apply: Winners and...
Lowcountry Orphan Relief needs your help! Dear Friends and Neighbors, The Lowcountry is home to numerous non-profits and philanthropies that serve some amazing and important purposes. But maybe you haven’t found just the right one that really speaks to your heart. Here’s an idea for you: Lowcountry...
The American economist Herb Stein once observed that “If something cannot go on forever, it will stop.” I don’t know when the stop will come, but I know that we are rapidly approaching a financial day of reckoning with regard to federal spending. And if Washington doesn’t act before financial...
Today (July 17), we witnessed another tragedy to our law enforcement family in Louisiana, which impacts every community and police officer across America. These recent attacks on the guardians who protect our way of life, threaten the safety of every citizen. Therefore, it is time for all people to...
Rep Jim Merrill Hanahan, Daniel Island, Mt. Pleasant, Cainhoy   “Government should protect our borders, build our roads, deliver the mail, and stay the hell out of the way.”   When I first heard a longtime elected official make that statement my thought was that he had stolen some...
DINA and our committees are staying quite busy in the warm weather. Here is a snapshot of our current summer activities. To stay updated, bookmark our web page, dineighborhoodassociation.org, and follow us on Facebook. New Committees Ownership Transition (contact transition@...
Our annual book recommendation edition is always one of my favorites. It’s great to learn what other people are reading and what they recommend. I look forward to reading many of the titles recommended by our readers this year. On my part, I am recommending the historical novels by Robert Harris,...
Let’s start with three: 1. Stop trying to change your partner; 2. Never begin a sentence with the word “you”; and 3. Avoid trigger phrases (e.g., “you’re being just like your mother/father”). And here’s three more: 1. Know your partner’s love language; 2. When you spend time together, try to make...
Not happy with President Obama’s economic policies In May, the unemployment rate declining by 0.3 percentage point to 4.7 percent would appear to be good news, but when I followed the advice of a former supervisor and peeled the onion to take a closer look, it is not so great: 1. The number of...

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