“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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It’s ok to criticize the media

I want to start out by thanking Representative Mark Sanford for his years of public service. I voted for him every time his name was in the ballot from 1994 to 2018. He was a staunch fiscal conservative and a

The Old Guard wants to keep West Ashley down

Post and Courier columnist Steve Bailey published an opinion piece Sunday which blasted a proposed aquatic and wellness center project in West Ashley. Bailey, a longtime columnist for the Boston Globe and a downtown resident, represents the Old Guard notion

Bike paths are not a civil right

If you listen to a lot of Charleston elected officials and bicycle activists, you would get the impression that bike paths are a civil right. They tell us that the bicycle is a form of transportation and the government owes

Litter is the enemy, not plastic

Charleston City Council passed an ordinance Tuesday banning the use of carry-out plastic bags, plastic straws and styrofoam containers. The ordinance makes Charleston the 10th coastal community to impose such bans, joining Mt. Pleasant, Sullivans Island, Isle of Palms, Folly

Don’t let the Money People control our school board

I consider the four Charleston County School Board seats the most important races on the ballot Tuesday. I don’t want to see the Money People control our school board. A non-profit group called Coalition For Kids is putting up big

New leadership needed for school board

In the business world, or even in college sports, leaders are expected to achieve positive results. If they fail to meet expectations, they are usually fired. That is how voters should view the Charleston County School Board. The incumbents on

CCSD colludes with daily newspaper to trash board member

Whenever the Charleston County School District (CCSD) administration considers a school board member a threat to its policy positions and actions, it colludes with the Post and Courier to attack that board member. The most recent example is a letter

CCSD SC Ready test scores moving in wrong direction

During the past three years, Charleston County School District (CCSD) students have seen a decline in scores on the annual South Carolina College-and Career-Ready Assessments (SC Ready) for math and English Language Arts (ELA). The assessments are given to students

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