Freida McDuffie, who pointed out how state lawmakers get “hot and bothered” when constituents disagree with school board decisions but are otherwise disengaged, is the winner of The Post and Courier’s latest Golden Pen for her letter published Dec. 26.

There is a simpler way to correct the HOA foreclosure problem. Before explaining, I would ask readers to answer what happens to your car if you do not pay your auto loan, or to your house if you do not pay property taxes, or to your bank account if you do not pay income taxes?

A letter to the editor in the Dec. 31 Post and Courier just stuck in my craw. The writer was unhappy that a local lawyer and son story was one of the “top news stories” and wanted lawyers prevented from advertising.

As an independent voter, Marine veteran of Vietnam and former lawman, I would like to put something into perspective for all of the people who live in fear of their own shadows regarding killing the known terrorist Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani.

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This war mongering against Iran sounds familiar. When I was in college in the late 1960s, the war in Vietnam was supposed to prevent Asian nations from falling like dominoes into the hands of communists. We have since discovered we were lied to by the administration of President Dwight Eisen…

I ride down Riverland Drive quite often. It’s a state designated scenic byway. But now, after Lewis Tree Service hired by Dominion Energy cut back the branches on these majestic oak trees, I cringe every time I go down the road. It is a scenic byway no more..

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As a citizen of Charleston County and a parent, I am horrified to hear of the latest plan to “fix” the “acceleration schools,” as our school district has labeled them. The part of the plan that I keep coming back to is where it calls for changing the requirements to be a teacher. I just don’…

A Dec. 4 Post and Courier article by Andrew Brown on the Goose Creek referendum to create a municipal utility to power Century Aluminum at lower costs brought up an important aspect that’s been missing in all the debates about Santee Cooper. The article begs the questions: How stable is Sant…

As a former South Carolina corrections officer at the Lee Correctional Institution in Bishopville, I’m deeply troubled to see that powerful gangs are establishing control over our state prisons and building lucrative black-market enterprises from behind bars.

I am in favor of selecting municipal court judges from the ranks of attorneys only. As a criminal law practitioner in New Jersey, I frequently practiced in the municipal courts there. All of the judges and prosecutors in New Jersey were litigation and trial attorneys with a minimum of 10 yea…

Would someone like to explain the difference between Hunter Biden, who knows nothing about running a gas company, peddling his political connections and influence to gain a seat on the board of Burisma, and Nikki Haley, who knows nothing about building airplanes, peddling her political conne…

In congratulating conservationists and local government officials for their successful efforts to preserve Boone Hall Plantation & Gardens, win a federal grant to help build a pedestrian-bicycle bridge over the Ashley River and limit tree-cutting along scenic S.C. Highway 61, John Zlogar…

Rural households across our nation spend a disproportionate share of their income on energy bills. It’s a huge problem in the South, especially in low-income households. It is not right that people have to choose between paying the utility bill or paying for a prescription or food.

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