June 23, 2024

The Nerve Archive

Where Government Gets Exposed

Robert Ariail

Robert Ariail is a Columbia, S.C., native and University of South Carolina graduate. In 1985 he was given the Distinguished Alumnus Award by the university. In 1992 he was honored with the Ambrose Hampton Award for distinguished service to The State newspaper, where he was the editorial cartoonist from 1984 to 2009. He has produced three collections of his cartoons; the most recent, Ariail!!!, was one of Columbia’s best-selling books in 2001. Robert has won numerous international, national, regional and state recognition for his work, including: Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize - 1990, 1995, 2000; National Headliner Award - 1990; National Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi Award - 1992; Overseas Press Club's Thomas Nast Award - 1997; Society of Professional Journalists' Green Eyeshade Award - 1991, 1997, 2001, 2004, 2007; United Nations' Ranan Lurie Political Cartoon Award - 2009; South Carolina Press Association award for cartooning - 2002, 2007, 2010, 2011; Elizabeth O'Neill Verner Governor's Award for the Arts - 2012; National Press Foundation's Berryman Award - 2012
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SUPERSIZE ME (QUIETLY) Every year, it seems, state politicos brawl over comparatively miniscule spending items,…

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PLUNGING TAXPAYERS INTO DEBT MUST NOT BE POPULAR… BECAUSE THEY SURE DIDN’T WANT YOU TO…

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THEY WOULDN’T, WOULD THEY? When some South Carolina lawmakers say “ethics reform,” they don’t mean…

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ETHICS BILLS GALORE S.C. lawmakers are beginning the 2015 legislative session by acknowledging that ethics…

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The South Carolina House of Representatives recently banned so-called leadership PACs – political action committees…

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Gov. Nikki Haley has staked the credibility of her administration on the jobs and investment…

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Sen. Glenn Reese, D-Spartanburg, recently complained that mandatory roll-call voting, which came into effect in…

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By most accounts, suspended House Speaker Bobby Harrell ruled the chamber with an iron rod….

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Over a year ago, The Nerve and its parent organization, the South Carolina Policy Council,…