The recent editorial “S.C. believes in climate change, but what should we do about it” (Dec. 4) is troubling, but I say that because, unlike the 95 percent of respondents to the Winthrop University poll that “agreed the Earth’s climate is changing,” I know I have no idea if or how the Earth’…
The Dec. 13 story about possible impeachment proceedings against the president says criminal filings indicate Donald Trump was “at the center of a massive fraud.”
Too often when we read about law enforcement it is about policemen shooting a suspect in the line of duty. The media usually tells one side of the story and it nearly always reflects negatively on law enforcement.
More than 660,000 former and current state employees are required to participate in the defined-benefit pension system, which has about $20 billion in unfunded liability and is losing ground.
Donald Trump, look to the walls in San Diego and, on a smaller scale, North Korea, which are all effective and manned by soldiers. We could have a win-win situation if you employ American soldiers returning from action in the Middle East armed and ready for action.
It is encouraging that two readers have recently written letters to The Post and Courier pointing out that parents are mostly at fault for poor educational outcomes.
I’ve lost count but, as of Dec. 1, President Donald Trump had made more than 5,200 false or misleading claims.
Many articles have been published in The Post and Courier regarding worsening flooding in the Charleston area, but to what avail? It is obvious that as long as there is land available to be developed, then developers will continue to do so until none is left.
The recent emphasis in Post and Courier news stories and various opinion and op-ed pieces on moving toward major efforts to increase student achievement seem to concentrate on essential issues: funding and inequities of opportunity across the student spectrum.
On Dec. 8, The Post and Courier and other media reported on a statement by President Donald Trump that represents a first in the president’s time in office. He labeled his initial secretary of state Rex Tillerson “dumb as a rock.”
A police officer’s job is certainly not without difficulties these days, but what I witnessed on I-26 recently seemed a little out of the ordinary. While traveling near Cosgrove Avenue I saw two small funeral processions, about five days apart, being escorted by four policemen each with blue…
Recently, I hosted my book club for our Christmas dinner at Charleston Grill in Belmond Charleston Place. The setting was beautiful, and the wine and appetizers were perfect.
One of the big stories in The Post and Courier and other media on Dec. 12 was about the president’s plan to roll back wetland protections. This is a perfect example of people speaking out of both sides of their mouth.
In regard to the failing S.C. schools, I agree with the letters to the editor that pointed out the importance of the home environment.
We lose nuclear power. We don’t want a natural gas pipeline, and we’re suing the administration to stop oil and gas drilling in the Atlantic.
The George H.W. Bush funeral proceedings brought a badly needed sense of order, decorum and humanity to our nation. A friend told me that she was able to “escape” for a few hours. Odd way to describe a funeral, but I totally get it.
As my tenure on Charleston County Council draws to a close I want to thank the voters in District 9 for giving me the honor of representing them for the past eight years.
I recently had an encounter with an Uber driver that was quite remarkable and well worth reporting.
It is much easier to hit a stationary target than a moving one. It is even more difficult when there are multiple moving targets in motion at once. This swarm includes multiple ongoing state and federal investigations into the doings of SCANA/SCE&G; Dominion’s offer to purchase SCANA, a …
One of the rewards of getting old and being retired is the time we get to observe or be a part of local, state and national events. Such is the case with the observance of the memorials of our 41st president, George H.W. Bush.
America was great when, from April to November 1975, the United States conducted Operation New Life. More than 100,000 Vietnamese refugees were transported, sheltered, fed, and provided medical, dental and sanitary services on Guam, then processed into the continental United States.
I recently read all five parts of the series “Minimally Adequate.” While I’m sure additional funding would help to some degree, one thing I noticed was the absence of responsibility placed on failing public school students themselves or their parents.
Yesterday I read with concern that once the pumps are up and running to “save” downtown, the rest of us on the Ashley will be swimming.
I attended the Dec. 4 Charleston City Council meeting having learned only the same day of a property tax hike in the proposed budget. I was allowed two minutes to speak against it.
On Dec. 5, my husband and I were visiting Charleston to attend the Dickens Dinner at Circa 1886. We decided to walk to the restaurant from our hotel on Meeting Street, not realizing it was a longer walk than we expected, especially in the dark and on irregular sidewalks. The longer we walked…
As millions of Americans mourn the loss of our 41st president, George H.W. Bush, let us remember his character, courage, selflessness, love of family, patriotism, conviction and undying beliefs that unite us Americans.
Well, I see that Mount Pleasant has successfully chased the Medal of Honor Museum out of town because it didn’t like the shape and height of the proposed building. Besides, it would be better suited for a grocery store, say, the Piggly Wiggly by the Sea. That would fit nicely while the town …
I live in Williamsburg County, a high-poverty rural community with a school district having an African-American student population of 95 percent. The local school district has lost control of educating its own children and come under the control of the S.C. Department of Education in an effo…
As a marine surveyor who regularly flies over the Gulf of Mexico by helicopter to oil rigs, I was surprised to see the amount of residual oil floating at and below the surface of the upper Gulf. Believing that this was from the BP incident of several years back, I shrugged and thought it wou…
Regular flooding in Charleston affects us with closed streets, stalled cars and other inconveniences.
China is threatening “grave consequences” if the United States does not drop its legal actions against the Huawei executive being held in Canada. Maybe China’s leaders don’t understand that our legal system is not subject to foreign politics.
I read with amusement the article in the Dec. 6 Post and Courier about the flagpole erected by David Abdo along the Intracoastal Waterway.
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…
I see numerous opinions being thrown around about the Medal of Honor Museum proposed at Patriots Point and most seem devoid of facts.
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.
Regarding the Dec. 6 story “Flooding fix to cost $30 million:”
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…
I’d like to share a story about a personal moment I had with George H. W. Bush. It was, as best I can recall, when Ronald Reagan was running for president in 1981.
I’m baffled at why city leaders who were so concerned about affordable living in downtown Charleston are now so eager to increase the rents and mortgages of the people who live here.
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.
To my long-suffering Carolina football-faithful friends, I have a suggestion: Please seek out Peyton Manning to be head coach.
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.