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FEEDBACK:  On the common good and dangers from D.C.

FEEDBACK:  On the common good and dangers from D.C.

Judy Hines, Charleston: “Wonderful article [on the common good], embodying so much of what I believe is essential if we are to get out of this quagmire of partisan bickering and selfish decision-making. Thanks for writing that.”

B.K. Haskell, Clover: “Citizens will have to watch their investments and their government very closely in the next four years if Trump isn’t impeached before then.”

by · 07/28/2017 · Commentary, Feedback
FEEDBACK:  Trump doing what he promised

FEEDBACK:  Trump doing what he promised

The Rev. Dr. David C. Bult Jr., Johnsonville, S.C.: “The Democrats will never let this Russian collusion thing go no matter how the evidence proves how lame these charges are. Donald [Trump] Jr. Meets with a Russian lawyer here illegally authorized by Attorney General Loretta Lynch, really? What a “Nothing burger”!”

by · 07/21/2017 · Commentary, Feedback
FEEDBACK:  On Hollings’s leadership; a gluteus maximus; and Spearman

FEEDBACK:  On Hollings’s leadership; a gluteus maximus; and Spearman

Herb Hartsook, Columbia: “Thank you for drawing attention to the continuing problem of hunger.  Years ago, state senator Isadore Lourie said that Senator Hollings ‘put a spotlight on that issue probably as the only man in the state at that time that could have done it. …  He had the prestige and the stature and a tremendous political following in the state.  I think through that mechanism and through the force of his dynamic personality, he was able to get the conscience of South Carolinians stirred up and concerned.’ “

by · 07/14/2017 · Commentary, Feedback
FEEDBACK:  Little guys didn’t get broadband subsidies

FEEDBACK:  Little guys didn’t get broadband subsidies

Davis Sweatt, Greenville: “I owned a rural fixed wireless company in Rural North Carolina serving areas that the big companies would not serve. The costs of delivering the service was something the big companies would not absorb. We delivered high-speed Internet in several DownEast counties of North Carolina. There were no subsidies of any kind to a small company doing what the big companies are now being paid to do.”

by · 07/07/2017 · Commentary, Feedback
FEEDBACK:  Letters on interviews, special elections, Democratic demonization and ageism

FEEDBACK:  Letters on interviews, special elections, Democratic demonization and ageism

George Graf: “What irritates me most when politicians are interviewed is their profound avoidance to respond to a direct question.  When asked if they are for or against certain legislation, they answer with something like, “It’s an important issue that needs careful scrutiny” or some response of vague obfuscation. ”

Other letters from George Wilson, Al Ray and Agnes Pomata.

by · 06/30/2017 · Commentary, Feedback
FEEDBACK:  Carr’s commentary describes Comey’s actions well

FEEDBACK:  Carr’s commentary describes Comey’s actions well

David Sweatt, Greenville: “[Former FBI Director James] Comey’s disclosure was premeditated and executed in spite of his very specific and detailed knowledge of the U.S. Constitution and executive privilege. Judge [Robert] Carr describes the events directly and clearly.”

by · 06/23/2017 · Commentary, Feedback
McMaster

FEEDBACK:  McMaster’s leadership encouraging; Solar legislation might hurt

Dale M. Rhodes: “I believe many readers of Statehouse Report will be aware of the importance of the State Fiscal Accountability Authority in reviewing and approving the authorization and expenditure of certain state funds. Those who have had the opportunity to view the authority’s webcasts may also appreciate the technically complex nature of the transactions under review in that forum, and the concomitant need for detailed preparation and strictly attentive participation by the members.”

Will Williams: “I enjoy your writings and musings. I don’t always agree with them, but what a boring world we would have if everyone agreed on everything. Your column about the environment from the Friday edition is good, but I do disagree with you on solar panel legislation that was proposed.”

by · 06/16/2017 · Commentary, Feedback
FEEDBACK:  On the new federalism and Home Rule

FEEDBACK: On the new federalism and Home Rule

“Simply substitute the word “Columbia” for “D.C.” and “state officials” for “federal officials” and see what the legislature’s track record is. It is obvious that while not true for all members, there is a majority legislative opinion that Home Rule is nothing but two four-letter dirty words.”

by · 06/02/2017 · Commentary, Feedback