Monday, September 1st, 2014

It isn’t easy being free. Threats come from all around you. Sometimes it’s from those close to home; other times it comes from far away. Being a journalist is particularly treacherous, especially in some parts of the world. Last week, a group of barbarians literally removed the head of one American reporter. The Islamic State […]

 The US House of Representatives last week voted to sue President Barack Obama, claiming the chief executive has overstepped the limits of his powers. The Republican-led House doesn’t like the way Mr. Obama enforces some laws and not others, and they specifically don’t like the way his administration has chosen to enforce parts of the […]

School starts in just more than three weeks, and I’m not ready any more than my kids are. We’ve had a great summer, you see. A 1970s type of summer filled with carefree times for the kids, riding bikes in the neighborhood and going on adventures with the neighborhood kids… which happens to include their […]

The nation got something of a birthday present from the Supreme Court Monday, sending conservatives’ hearts soaring and unleashing the usual drivel from the left. Just in time for Independence Day, the court ruled 5-4 that the Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare, violates the constitutional rights of Hobby Lobby and similar private businesses […]

What does this newspaper mean to you? Perhaps it’s a source of information, a chronicle of your life’s story within this community, or a way to keep up with your kids or grandkids in school. Perhaps you rely on it for entertainment or just to see what’s going to happen next. Maybe you just read […]

 What does this newspaper mean to you? Perhaps it’s a source of information, a chronicle of your life’s story within this community, or a way to keep up with your kids or grandkids in school. Perhaps you rely on it for entertainment or just to see what’s going to happen next. Maybe you just read […]

Last week was not your regular edition of The Clarendon Enterprise. It never is when we change our press time to fit an election. It discombobulates our schedule, the lives of those who print our paper, and, of course, the weekly routine of readers like you. It’s somewhat stressful for those of us on the […]

Life is often a matter of “hurry up and wait” with any number of subjects and in a wide array of circumstances. But in two issues currently before the Clarendon Board of Aldermen, city leaders need to both “hurry up” and “wait” but not at the same time. Aldermen made good progress on an alcohol […]

 Even the Imperial Congress is not immune to the snooping of government data gatherers. CNN published a story over the weekend regarding a response the National Security Agency gave to Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont) inquiry as to whether the NSA was collecting so-called metadata on members of Congress. The answer would appear to be “yes.” […]

It’s Christmas time again. A season of peace and joy and, too often, stress. There is shopping to be done, school programs to attend, community events scheduled, family calendars to be juggled, and all of life’s usual craziness that seems to multiply from Thanksgiving to December 25. At our office, this is the busiest time […]