The Other McCain

"One should either write ruthlessly what one believes to be the truth, or else shut up." — Arthur Koestler

‘I Guess I Won’t Do This Again’

  Famous last words: A woman who was attacked and killed by an alligator in a gated community in South Carolina on Friday was trying to touch the animal when it grabbed her and dragged her underwater, authorities said today. After briefly getting away from the alligator, the woman stood in waist deep water in […]

Democrats Engage in Angry Shouting Match in Charleston, South Carolina

  The worst debate in the history of American politics: The CBS News moderators came under fire on social media Tuesday as the Democratic presidential debate in South Carolina grew heated, with crosstalk often drowning them out. Meghan McCain compared the debate’s atmosphere to the contentious discussions she faces on “The View,” saying, “these moderators […]

She’s Crazy and Married to a Democrat

  But I repeat myself: Democratic congressman Joe Cunningham’s wife is furious that their taxpayer-subsidized healthcare plan declined to pay for therapy sessions, according to a rant on an insurance bill she posted on Instagram. The South Carolina Democrat is currently serving his first term in Congress, where members are given access to Obamacare “gold” […]

Memo From the National Affairs Desk: Final Wisdom and a Failed Coup

Gonna miss the sunshine and palmettos. LITTLE RIVER, South Carolina Last night, while I was pounding out 1,700 words about the Marianne Williamson presidential campaign, the political world at large was going insane over the conclusion of Robert Mueller’s investigation: For President Donald Trump, the fight over the “witch hunt” is only just beginning. Now […]

A Sunday Blessing in South Carolina

“May this pittance help as you go to look madness in the face. It should make for some very interesting reading. Remember, as a wise man hath said, crazy people are dangerous. Be careful out there and God be with you.” — Roger C., who hit the tip jar this morning GEORGETOWN, South Carolina To […]

Saturday Scenes from South Carolina

Marianne Williamson talks to a supporter Saturday in Columbia, S.C. MYRTLE BEACH, South Carolina The National Affairs Desk is located at a McDonald’s on Kings Highway today because the wifi at the hotel was down, and I’ve got about an hour to put this together before I head down to Bethel AME Church in Georgetown, […]

Memo From the National Affairs Desk: Who’s Heading to the Cornbread Festival?

  COLUMBIA, South Carolina Rolled into town at 11:30 a.m. after an eight-hour drive, and after I post this, I’ll be heading to the South Carolina Democratic Party Executive Committee meeting where Marianne Williamson will make an appearance before her visit to the Cornbread Festival downtown. Apparently, this street festival is a big deal, because […]

Just Got Off the Phone . . .

. . . with the press spokeswoman for Marianne Williamson’s presidential campaign, to whom I found it necessary to explain: How I managed to pick not one, but two dark-horse candidates (first Herman Cain and then Rick Santorum) who became contenders in the 2012 Republican primary campaign; and I don’t do “gotcha” journalism. I’m not […]

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