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Phil Noble is president of the S.C. New Democrats

Noble column: Let’s do something great with state’s $21.5 million

 

We’ve all seen the advertisements for the TV lawyers promising big bucks if we sign up with them on some big class-action suit for mesothelioma or asbestos or some other product or medical liability case.

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Brooks Walker

Time to love country more than Obama

I would like to respond to Michael Jedson’s letter, “Facts, without the whining and ranting,” in the Feb. 1 edition of The Lancaster News.

Why do Democrats and supporters keep repeating talking points and calling them facts when anyone who can add two plus two or use the Internet can debunk these myths?

I apologize in advance if this sounds like an insult, it is not my intention to disparage you personally, but your so-called facts would be almost laughable if they were not so tragic for so many in this country.


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Douglas Young

What is J.R. Wilt’s solution to criminal justice problem?

I must be suffering from some new eyesight malady. Despite peering at it quite carefully, squinting mightily and blinking several times, I could not find in the Feb. 11 column of J.R. Wilt any proposed solution.

I know it must be there, because certainly Mr. Wilt did not write in simply to complain.


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Jamie Murguia

Senate rules trump all?

Stop me if you’ve heard this excuse before.


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Phil Noble

SC State: Fix it, don’t kill it

Let’s begin with the obvious: South Carolina State is a mess. No, it’s way beyond a mess; it is on life support and its very existence is in grave danger.

But it can be fixed and, in fact, the solution is fairly straightforward. It’s not rocket science; if GM can go from the brink of extinction to making a profit in less than 24 months, then SC State’s problems can be solved.


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Sharon Novinger

Coalition presents update on reducing DUI initiative

Recently, the Coalition for Healthy Youth presented an update on the “Take U Out of DUI” initiative that began in Lancaster May 2013, in conjunction with local law enforcement agencies.

These detailed presentations charting the impact of the 18-month-long project were made to local elected officials at Lancaster County and City councils, and Lancaster County School District Board meetings.


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Phil Noble

Automatic retirement savings: A good idea for South Carolina

Back in 1932, during the depths of the Great Depression, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis wrote that “a single courageous state may, if its citizens choose, serve as a laboratory; and try novel social and economic experiments without risk to the rest of the country.”


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Bob Lanning

The ‘I am’ statements of Christ

As recorded in John’s Gospel, Jesus made seven amazing statements about himself that no one else has ever made.

Shortly after he fed the multitudes by multiplying five loaves and two small fishes, a crowd seeking another miracle brought up the manna that God provided for the children of Israel during their long march through the wilderness.

To them, Jesus’ spectacular one-day miracle faded in comparison to God’s 40-year-long provision of bread from heaven.


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Al Armonda

It’s time to stop the slaughter of innocents

Rarely in life do we get to meet a demon face to face. More often than not, it just stalks our path.

But in this case, I would come to know a demon, who was not only traveling my route, but was a neighbor.

In the late 1970s on the northwest side of Chicago, a demon was obviously hard at work. More than 30 youngsters from the area disappeared and no one had a clue.

It was 1978 and I was then living at the northwesterly tip of the city, just off the O’Hare Airport cloverleaf, and traveling to Wisconsin on business most every weekend.


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David Levine

Go gridlock!

Now that the State of the Union has been delivered, it’s time for all the usual suspects to start chiming in with all their predictable comments.

The Republicans undoubtedly will call the president obtuse for refusing to heed the recent election as a call to rethink his policies, and his Democratic Party allies will line up behind him, cheering his tenacity in the face of an increasingly unforgiving opposition.

But because that opposition now has a majority in Congress, virtually nothing that the president has proposed will ever see the light of day.


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