“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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Zito book chronicles Trump’s winning coalition

Journalist Salena Zito’s book, The Great Revolt, chronicles the disparate coalition of disgruntled voters who carried President Donald Trump to a massive Electoral College victory in the 2016 Presidential campaign. The book was based on a survey of thousands of

Support conservation advocates for County Council

The mission statement for Lowcountry Source includes Responsible Development, Wetlands Conservation, and Drainage Maintenance. Two candidates for Tuesday’s Republican primary, Jackie Todd and Joe Qualey, embrace those principles. Todd is running for District 8, which extends from Johns Island to

Sanford’s record makes him clear choice

Like many, I get annoyed when Representative Mark Sanford blasts President Trump on cable TV. However, his record tells me he is always a reliable conservative vote in the House. Sanford received scores of 91 or higher from Heritage Foundation,

Putnam wants to modernize Secretary of State’s Office

Joshua Putnam entered the political arena in 2010, while still a student at North Greenville University. He came within 137 votes of toppling one of the most powerful political figures in South Carolina, House Ways and Means Chair Danny Cooper.

Herlong the ethical choice for AG

Lowcountry Source  supports Greenville attorney William Herlong for South Carolina Attorney General. Incumbent Alan Wilson is running for a third term and has some ethical challenges and conflicts of interest in the ongoing statewide corruption investigation. Wilson tried to remove

Ferry boats could get bicyclists downtown

For many years, Charleston-area bicyclists have been clamoring for a way to safety get their bicycles from West Ashley to downtown Charleston and back. A plan to block off a lane of vehicular traffic on the Legare Bridge and dedicate

Our Statehouse needs new leadership

Lowcountry Source believes that none of the changes needed in our state government are possible without a change in leadership. We won’t get legislative term limits, meaningful ethics reform, tax reform or an efficient department of transportation unless we elect

Warren could be South Carolina’s Trump

While Governor Henry McMaster received an endorsement from President Donald Trump (back in 2017 before the campaign was on anyone’s mind), challenger John Warren has a lot more in common with Trump than McMaster. Candidate Trump was the consummate outsider,

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