I read with amusement the article in the Dec. 6 Post and Courier about the flagpole erected by David Abdo along the Intracoastal Waterway.

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A new voice has been added to the continuing debate on how to save the U.S. Postal Service, a perennial subject in Congress for more than a decade. A study commissioned by President Trump argues that essential mail services can be continued without further taxpayer subsidy only if the Postal…

North Charleston Fire Chief Greg Bulanow spoke with a lilt of understandable pride recently while delivering his department’s annual performance summary. It was a score sheet of 19,000 calls for “service” — properties protected, lives saved and professional training milestones met. Seventy-t…

One month ago, voters in three states — Idaho, Utah and Nebraska — bypassed their state governments and voted to expand Medicaid. Nevada citizens passed a measure that demanded a transition to 50 percent renewable energy by 2030. Arkansans gathered enough signatures and rallied enough voters…

French President Emmanuel Macron’s call for the creation of a “real European army” is a product of a perfect storm in which Paris’ long effort to break the European continent free of leadership from Washington has been boosted by President Donald Trump’s disdain for NATO and America’s Europe…

Brian Hicks’ Nov. 30 piece on Charleston passing a hate crime bill apparently shows parts of the South going in opposite directions.

It truly is comical when the subject of extending I-526 comes up every few months, after almost 10 years and counting, as discussed in the Dec. 1 Post and Courier article.

What you might not know about the Dec. 5 op-ed by Sally Pipes, “What you don’t know about Medicare,” is that the author’s Pacific Research Institute is funded by the Koch brothers, Big Pharma, Exxon-Mobil and the like, all opposed to health care reform and environmental legislation.

We have been living here for over eight years and subscribing to The Post and Courier for all that time. Two things puzzle me. First, why are the sports pages carrying pro wrestling every Sunday in a column by Mike Mooneyham? I have traveled to almost every state and never seen pro wrestling…

Your editorial supporting local bans on plastic bags is right to encourage greater efficiency in the production of alternatives like paper and reusable bags. But if their higher cost results from including the environmental costs of their production, perhaps we may not want to make them more…

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The Charleston Boxing Club took a punch to the gut recently when the city closed the circa-1933 fire station housing the gym on upper King Street, but 87-year-old founder Al “Hollywood” Meggett doesn’t go down easy. The former professional boxer and trainer is hoping to save the character-bu…

Until recently, black people who acquired land after the Civil War had been losing their properties at an alarming rate. They were preyed upon by swindlers who pitted family members against one another to force sales. Properties were sold on courthouse steps because of unpaid taxes. And conf…

Recent revelations about billionaire sex offender Jeffrey Epstein’s sweetheart deal with government prosecutors — thanks to a cadre of all-star defense attorneys who basically treated underage accusers like throwaways — are the tip of the iceberg in a scandal of money, power, sex, corruption…

There is $6.3 million for the Charleston Area Convention & Visitors Bureau, $2.6 million for the Gaillard Center, $1 million for the RiverDogs ballpark, $2 million for the swimming pool of her dreams. And on and on.

We all get angry sometimes. But few activities make us as consistently or as alarmingly angry as driving a car, which nevertheless happens to be something most of us do almost every day.

Sometimes the future arrives in waves, advancing abruptly and then withdrawing. Recently, a Chinese researcher named He Jiankui announced that he had successfully altered the genetic code of a pair of twin girls born last month. He said that while they were still embryos, he had edited the b…

The Post and Courier’s recent “Minimally Adequate” series on public education offered a clear-eyed and comprehensive assessment of our state’s chronically underfunded and still-segregated public schools and included concrete suggestions for improvement.

As an environmental medicine physician, I would like to commend the Dec. 3 article about Dr. Natasha Thomas on the dangers of moisture and mold exposure. Due to the heavy rain and flooding recently, we are also seeing patients injured by mold exposure.

In the Dec. 6 Post and Courier, Joe Cunningham editorialized his views on energy exploration once again, and it is clear that this Bluegrass State transplant has mastered the classic art of deception à la Democratic “talking point” policy propaganda. Mr. Cunningham’s father, a Kentucky Supre…

The problem with American education is confined mainly to one group of students, the cognitively gifted. Among the most gifted students, SAT scores started falling in the mid-1960s, and the verbal scores have not recovered since. One reason is that disadvantaged students have been “in” and g…

Whenever stock prices rise or fall sharply, there is a natural instinct to ask what happened in the world to suddenly change perception of longer-term investors and shorter-term traders about the prospects for the economy.

I found the Dec. 4 editorial on climate change baffling. We are all aware that left-leaning environmentalists love to tell others how to lead their lives, but your assessments and solutions defy common sense.

A wonderful new event was born in our city recently. Deborah Anderson began a quest to promote love through our community by recognizing 18 individuals who quietly but effectively make a difference.

I see our good ol’ Charleston County has decided to spend road tax funds from Johns, Kiawah and Seabrook islands to improve Glenn McConnell Parkway, an already four-lane road, to six lanes. I guess what makes it easy is that there are no trees for “huggers” to worry about.

Donald Trump has been lying about his financial and business ties to Russia for his entire presidency. The consequence of this situation is “massive leverage” in favor of a foreign state adversary and its corrupt head of state, Vladimir Putin. To be clear, this unfortunate situation is direc…

Mark Gould of Charleston is the Golden Pen winner for his Oct. 5 letter, “Is the fate of the planet already sealed?” in which he suggested a carbon tax as a way to address climate change.

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To my long-suffering Carolina football-faithful friends, I have a suggestion: Please seek out Peyton Manning to be head coach.

A treaty isn’t really a treaty if one side has violated it for a decade. That’s why the United States is right to demand changes to Russian behavior or it will pull out of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty.

Give Lindsey Graham credit. When it comes to regime change, at least he is consistent. The Republican senator from South Carolina has supported the removal of dictators from U.S. adversaries such as Iraq and Libya, and now he wants new leadership for a crucial U.S. ally: Saudi Arabia.

More than 30 years have passed since the day the leaders of the United States and the Soviet Union, meeting in Geneva, adopted a joint statement declaring that "a nuclear war cannot be won and must never be fought." It was more than just rhetoric. Less than a year later, in Reykjavik, Icelan…

The executive branch’s response to the murder of Jamal Khashoggi has been very troublesome. To me, this is a test of what this country stands for.

Kate Darby and the Rev. Eric Mack’s Dec. 3 op-ed on their stated goals for Charleston County schools speaks to the board’s intention to take courageous action to improve schools locally. They speak generally of bold new approaches for the lowest performing schools, but fail to specify what t…

To those who read The Post and Courier series, “Minimally Adequate,” about the sorry state of education in South Carolina and concluded the problem is unconcerned or uninvolved parents, I pose this question: How does an adult who has not learned to read, compute and write under a minimally a…

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