“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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America will recapture the Roaring 20s

Most of us learned in history class about the Roaring 20s from 1920 to 1929. During that decade, American wealth doubled, the Dow Jones stock index rose by 500%, the consumer economy and middle class lifestyle emerged, and households were

Orange Grove will improve student outcomes at Stono Park

Orange Grove Charter School has submitted an application to Charleston County School District (CCSD) to manage Stono Park Elementary, beginning in the 2020-2021 school year. Stono Park, which has 94% of its student population living in poverty, is ranked 567

Media showing extreme bias in impeachment coverage

Both national and Charleston-area media outlets have shown extreme bias in their coverage of the House Democrat impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump. They are offering Democrat talking points regarding Trump’s July 25 telephone call with Ukrainian President Zelensky. There

We should celebrate the collapse of the Berlin Wall

November 9, 1989 is a date free people all over the world should celebrate. In the middle of the night on that. date, thousands of East Germans with pick axes and sledge hammers toppled the barrier that kept them trapped

Americans have been mal-educated for decades

Basketball star LeBron James recently criticized the Houston Rockets’ General Manager for sending out a tweet favorable to the freedom fighters in Hong Kong. Talk radio Rush Limbaugh host chalked it up to mal-education in American schools. Students are not

West Ashley should get its fair share of hospitality tax revenue

In a Mayoral forum held Friday night at Seacoast Church West Ashley campus, WCBD anchor Carolyn Murray posed a question about why West Ashley doesn’t get its equitable share of hospitality tax revenue. Charleston collects a 2% sales tax on

Dorian – what went right

We can debate whether or not we agree with certain government decisions leading up to Hurricane Dorian’s Thursday approach past Charleston, but let’s agree that a lot of things went right before and after the storm. Here are some of

Don’t Urbanize West Ashley

Charleston’s November 5 municipal elections for Mayor and six City Council seats will be a referendum on whether voters who live outside the Charleston peninsula. (74% of the population) want to urbanize West Ashley and the other suburbs. Most people

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