“Lowcountry Watchdog”

 

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Editor John Steinberger is a navy veteran, former teacher and longtime political activist. His Lowcountry Watchdog commentaries are designed to advocate for the average lowcountry citizen whose views are often ignored by local government and media. To discuss a topic of interest with John, email him at john@lowcountrysource.colophondev5.com.

 

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Editorials

BBC holds debate about America at Charles Towne Landing

A forum was held at Charles Towne Landing Friday with the theme Trump’s America: A Nation Divided? It was part of the British Broadcasting Corporation’s (BBC) Global Questions series and included panelists Pastor Mark Burns, Democratic National Committee member Jaime

Priority – should we fund bicycle lanes or drainage improvement

Charleston County Council’s Finance Committee recently voted to provide $3 Million from the $2.1 Billion transportation sales tax fund to provide a dedicated pedestrian and bicycle path from West Ashley to downtown. From the language of the New Urbanism playbook,

South Carolina needs bold tax reform

For the second year in a row, the South Carolina House of Representatives has established a bi-partisan special committee to investigate tax reform proposals. The 2016 meetings did not result in any proposed legislation. The committee met last week and

CCSD continues top-down approach

In an editorial in Sunday’s Post and Courier Charleston County School Board Chair Kate Darby, Vice Chair Eric Mack, and Audit and Finance Committee Chair Todd Garrett stated that 84 percent of black students and 41 percent of white students

Lowcountry Source makes case against Charleston Superintendent

I went on Mornings with Kelly Golden on 94.3 WSC radio Wednesday to discuss a petition being circulated by parents which includes 39 grievances against the Charleston County School Board and Superintendent Gerrita Postlewait. The focus was on ways in

Draft Master Plan out of character for West Ashley community

Consulting firm Dover Kohl recently released its first draft of the West Ashley Master Plan, a project that began in January. The draft envisions a West Ashley in which most residents live in apartments and get around using mass transit,

Tree service shortage an issue during Irma recovery

In the wake of Tropical Storm Irma, a lot of families are in need of tree removal services, but the number of qualified crews with operational equipment is in short supply.  A search of the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA)

GOP leadership obstructing the Trump agenda

President Donald Trump campaigned on the America First economic agenda. His plan revolved around tax reform, reduction in regulatory policies, renewing our trade policies, and increasing the supply of American energy resources. While he has accomplished many of his goals

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