Poolside on a Hot Summer Day
For nearly 30 years there was only one kid in the pool in District 2. Since the seat was created with the implementation of 4-2-1, E.W. Cromartie has floated solo on his inflatable as the “Dean of District 2″ with the comfort and leisure of not having to share the waters with anyone. While there have been... 
Being ONE in Columbia
By now, most of Columbia is abuzz about the induction of a new mayor and all of the fanfare inherent with this pomp-and-circumstance occasion. Keeping in step, Steve Benjamin has branded this week as “ONE Columbia”… a time of celebration for a city that lies in wait for change… and all the... 
Playing Well with Others?
We’ve been apt to say on more than a few occasions, “There’s politics, and then there’s South Carolina politics… and it’s a completely different beast.” Guess we should add one more line to this one now… so here goes… “There’s politics. There’s... 
Begging to Get Fired?
We find it ironic that the one that has been trained to tote a gun is the very one about to get shot by the folks who buy the bullets. In the days since the fateful collision of Mayor-elect Steve Benjamin and long-time Clarion waitress Deborah Reubens, Chief Tandy Carter’s actions… or lack there of… have been... 
Someone Please Take the Lead
Enough already. It’s time for someone to bring this fiasco of a PR nightmare to an end. We at The Pulse debated this one for far too long among ourselves before we finally realized that it’s not that we’ve heard too much. It’s more like we’ve NOT heard enough!!! It’s been 16 days... 
Campaign Education
This one just got forwarded to us just a few minutes ago. The Benjamin for Mayor camp is evidently still trying to educate the public as the hours tick down to the end of this runoff race. Benjamin campaign workers have been passing out sample ballots at precincts across the City of Columbia pointing voters to both... 
This just in… Sources close to the indictment and investigation of former City Councilman E.W. Cromartie are telling The Pulse to be expecting an announcement of up to 12 additional charges by week’s end against “The Dean of District II.” More as this story develops.  Read More →
Have we forgotten
The earthquake that was Operation Lost Trust shook the very foundations of South Carolina politics to the core back in the early 90′s. Corruption, greed and vote buying ushered in sweeping ethics reforms that demanded better of our elected officials and those running for office. But in these last days of the... 
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