“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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$34 Million for a high school football stadium is outrageous

Charleston County School District (CCSD) is poised to spend $34 Million for a 6000-seat football stadium to be shared by four North Charleston high schools.  By contrast, Spartanburg County School District 7 has plans to build a 7500-seat stadium for

City Council endorses New Urbanism

Charleston City Council voted unanimously to adopt the West Ashley Master Plan Tuesday at The Schoolhouse, an abandoned elementary school recently converted into office space. The document was facilitated by planning firm Dover Kohl, which embraces New Urbanism, a philosophy

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 Donald Trump and his policies by various leftist coalitions, including

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 political parties like to point to the high cost of

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 sales tax funds authorized by County Council), recently authorized tens

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 to be examined and discussed. The unfortunate issue with much

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 Dover Kohl. Most of the funding is coming from federal

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 time of extreme crisis, as the Nazis were storming through

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