News: March 2013

1st Congressional District candidates speak up on gay marriage, other issues


The questions posed to 1st Congressional District candidates Monday covered some obvious bases: health care, foreign policy, spending and gun restrictions, but it was a question about gay marriage that might have revealed the most.

Eleven candidates appeared on the Sottile Theatre’s stage for the College of Charleston’s forum, just a week before their primary election.


Charleston City Paper: Best Use of a Biblical Metaphor - Eugene Platt

James Islander calls Joe Riley a pharaoh
Like so many of you, we watched Lincoln in theaters and thought, “Where have our nation’s great debaters and sharp-tongued idealists gone?” To James Island, apparently. During a Charleston City Council meeting where Mayor Joseph P. Riley Jr. was pushing to move forward with the controversial I-526 extension project, James Islander Eugene Platt stepped up