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President Donald Trump is showing how little he knows about the U.S. Constitution.
I like to think of myself as a man of faith with a belief that God has a plan for each and everyone of us.
The headline on Page A3 in the Aug. 3 Post and Courier concerning Cane Bay didn’t tell the whole story.
I’m sounding the alarm. We’re amid a child care crisis that will have long-term effects on the vitality of our community and economy.
We all wish things could be “as they were” in the Lowcountry: plenty of space, free parking and wide-open beaches.
I looked at the front page of the July 30 Post and Courier and was taken aback.
The U.S. census might seem unimportant when we have the coronavirus pandemic, economic calamity and civil strife to worry about, but censuses globally are authoritative public documents that have importance beyond apportionment.
While watching the memorial for Rep. John Lewis in the Capitol Rotunda, I noticed a handful of people wearing masks with a valve. This motivated me to submit this letter to help spread the word.
I was shocked but not surprised to learn that permits meant to protect our waterways near coal plants from toxic pollutants like mercury and arsenic haven’t been updated 8 to 10 years.
When will the doors of South Carolina’s nursing homes and assisted living facilities open to family members who are essential to the overall quality of life of our beloved seniors?
Like many of the readers of The Post and Courier, some of my most cherished experiences growing up in Charleston flow from the creeks, marshes and coastline of the Lowcountry.
A friend and I had dinner at a Folly Beach restaurant and were surprised when the waitress brought our check and told us the restaurant would not accept or give back any change.
Here, I await yet another “important” election. If anyone thinks that every election isn’t important, it devalues their vote. This has always disturbed me as I saw lower voter turnout for elections that were more local.
Berkeley County sheriff’s Deputy Will Kimbro was recently recognized by the White House for his valiant effort to save a 12-day-old baby in Summerville from choking. Little Ryleigh is alive today because Deputy Kimbro refused to give up when the child’s situation seemed hopeless.
One of our healthy, young adult children tested positive for COVID-19 and exhibited mild symptoms for only two days.
South Carolina continues to struggle with COVID-19, and daily cases continue to rise.
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.
During WW II, the American spirit was aroused as the whole country and government at all levels came together as one because of the common threat of war.
I agree with the July 23 Post and Courier editorial that Mount Pleasant should settle this ridiculous, overlitigated tempest concerning the Shem Creek garage.
We are at a critical point in our state and country where politics has hijacked the health and well-being of citizens. South Carolina has had more than 78,000 confirmed coronavirus cases and more than 1,300 deaths. When will enough be enough?
The words history and heritage have figured prominently in the news lately.
As parents anxiously wait to hear about back-to-school options locally, they are probably worried about their children who might not have mastered educational standards for the past year.
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…
Any parent’s instinct is to protect their child. Imagine being the mom or dad of an immunocompromised child with cancer in need of lifesaving treatment during a pandemic.
A letter writer in the July 13 edition compared the refusal to wear a mask to carrying a concealed weapon.
The July 13 Post and Courier editorial urging S.C.’s Legislature against funding school vouchers for private or religious schools was so sad.
I absolutely disagree with the July 12 Post and Courier editorial that South Carolina must do what it takes to send children back to school.
My suggestion is to leave the base of the John C. Calhoun statue empty. It will serve future generations, with a more objective view, to know of the Black Lives Matter mania that swept this country in 2020.
I would like to commend the letter writer who last week bemoaned our recent loss of civility, in particular our seeming inability to “Love Thy Neighbor,” or “follow the Golden Rule.” I couldn’t agree more.
Young adults congregating at bars, standing, talking, laughing and shouting within inches of each other inevitably spreads COVID-19. Clearly, reopening bars was a mistake.
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.
I must say that I underestimated the zeal that the utterance of “Black Lives Matter” would cause.
How much higher must our infections spike in South Carolina?
The church used to be at the forefront of science. Then, science began to progress, and the church began to be afraid.
Finally, white Charleston is getting it. Racial equality is a myth.
Improve traffic merge
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…
Regarding the top story June 30 about the Long Savannah development:
Donald Sparks’ June 19 op-ed regarding what to do with “retired” monuments seems like a possible way forward.
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.
President Donald Trump has struck a blow to the research and educational missions of major medical institutions in the United States.
The June 23 Post and Courier article on efforts to amend state standards on law enforcement policies implied that the state has been unable to fully fund bodycams.
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.
My idea is to create a fund to enable teenagers to serve as interns for small businesses or for not-for-profit entities.
Post and Courier reader Douglas deVlaming is the winner of May's Golden Pen for his letter, "Freedom of Choice," emphasizing the responsibilities that come with freedoms in a democracy.
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.
More than a week ago, I emailed Charleston Mayor John Tecklenburg to express concern over the continuing spread of the virus in the Lowcountry as well as through the rest of South Carolina, the United States and the world.
As a seasoned voter-registration volunteer, I am now encouraging people to use online registration to sign up or update their addresses, name changes and other information.
In 2019, the chemical that killed our brother, Drew, was finally banned from store shelves.
On June 27, South Carolinians will celebrate the 243rd Carolina Day, commemorating the Battle of Sullivan’s Island.