The Post and Courier provides a forum for our readers to share their opinions, and to hold up a mirror to our community. Publication does not imply endorsement by the newspaper; the editorial staff attempts to select a representative sample of letters because we believe it’s important to let our readers see the range of opinions their neighbors submit for publication.

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Susan LaMotte of Mount Pleasant is The Post and Courier’s Golden Pen winner for her June 14 letter to the editor about the responsibilities that come with freedom of speech.

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Small plastic pellets called nurdles have been washing up on beaches around the world, including Sullivan’s Island. Audubon magazine reported on a possible connection to a local shipping company that denied accountability for the spill even after loose pellets were found at its warehouse and…

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Too much water is Charleston’s destiny. The living-with-water recommendations from the Dutch Dialogues can slow but cannot stop the ultimate fate of a city precariously positioned on the front line in a battle against an adversary of our own making that we have failed to subdue.

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We lovingly refer to Charleston as the Holy City. Instead of demolishing the huge column where John C. Calhoun’s statue once stood in Marion Square, install a large cross on its top with a simple but important Bible verse that is all inclusive at its base: “You shall love your neighbor as yo…

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The June 28 front-page article by Jennifer Berry Hawes headlined “Into the belly of the beast” should be required reading for Gov. Henry McMaster and everyone refusing to wear masks.

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Since the huge increase in high stakes standardized testing began in public schools about 25 years ago, history instruction has become mostly geared to teaching massive numbers of names, dates, and disconnected facts in a way that promotes success on these tests.

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I am furious. A friend of mine is a hospitalist at MUSC. She treats people suffering from COVID-19. Each time she enters a patient’s room, she puts her life at risk. How did the coronavirus infect that patient? Quite possibly because someone was too ignorant, stubborn or “cool” to wear a face mask.

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