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Media legitimizes leftist grievances, ignores conservatives

I attended the Women’s March Saturday in Charleston. What I noticed was the event was much less about advancing the well-being of women than in was a diatribe against President

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Drugs, illegal immigration cost a lot more than border wall

Building a border wall between the United States and Mexico has been a priority for President Donald Trump even before he announced his candidacy in June 2015.  Opponents in both

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Stop blaming flooding on sea level rise!

Charleston-area elected officials are quick to cite sea level rise as the cause of the flooding damage which has plagued West Ashley since 2015. The Charleston City Council (using transportation

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The Irish Perspective on President Trump

Modern day globalization has made American politics a central focus around the world. The internet and international news outlets provide a platform for the often entertaining conflict in American politics

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How much are you willing to spend on bicycle paths?

It was recently announced that $16 Million will be spent on a 4.4 mile Folly Road bicycle path as part of the Rethink Folly Road plan, designed by consulting firm

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Churchill movie shows parallels to Trump

The limited release of the movie The Darkest Hour, produced by British filmmaker Working Title Films, gives American audiences the chance to examine British Prime Minister Winston Churchill in a

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Downtown interest groups demand 100% of Charleston tourist taxes

The City of Charleston census data shows that 37,000 of the city’s 142,000 residents live on the Peninsula. Even considering that thousands are College of Charleston students and other part-time

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Hundreds of students left behind in reading intervention program

Charleston County School District (CCSD) implemented a comprehensive literacy program in January 2010 after the Post and Courier published an article stating that one in five 9th graders were reading

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Coastal elected officials use fear rhetoric to frame drilling issue

Charleston-area elected officials used the rhetoric of fear at a committee hearing on offshore drilling at the South Carolina House of Representatives last week. Folly Beach Mayor Tim Godwin asked

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Vocal minorities often shape public policy

  Vocal and well-funded advocacy groups have a lot of influence on public policy at the local, state and national levels. They often have a small number of advocates for

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