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  • FOI bills deserves support by House

    A bill that would allow South Carolinians to get copies of public documents faster and less expensively is heading to the full House of Representatives for consideration.
    It represents significant progress for open government and would be the first step in improving the state’s Freedom of Information Act since 2003.

  • Unseemly blame-shifting on rising gasoline prices

    One of the tightropes politicians walk is finding ways to take credit for things that go right, while blaming opponents for things that go wrong.
    And before I go any further, let me acknowledge upfront that this time-honored tradition isn’t specific to either political party.
    But President Barack Obama and his re-election campaign organization have stretched their credibility pretty thin with their recent attempt to pin the blame for rising gas prices on the tea party movement.

  • Council members try to do what is best for Lancaster

    I am going to do something that doesn’t happen very often. I am going to defend Lancaster County Council. And yes, before I go any further, my father-in-law is Larry Honeycutt and my sister-in-law is Kathy Sistare (married to my brother, Mike). I cannot speak for everyone on County Council, but because I am close to these two, I will tell you what I see.

  • Vision would turn downtown Lancaster into a showpiece

    Lancaster needs industry. Retirement is an industry. Downtown Lancaster needs a shot in the arm. Why could these not be coupled?
    Baby Boomers are entering retirement in large numbers and those numbers will continue for quite some time to come. People who have spent their working lives in the North and Midwest want to escape the long, frigid winters and, contrary to popular belief, not every retiree wants to live on a golf course. Many people desire the ambiance of a vibrant downtown, where everything is within easy walking distance.

  • Business partnerships enhance education

    Whether in a good or bad economy, South Carolinians need family-supporting jobs. Recognizing this need, business, education and legislative leaders crafted the Education and Economic Development Act (EEDA) in 2005.

  • Mulvaney takes issue with Obama’s speech

    I didn’t like President Barack Obama’s State of the Union speech, but probably not for the reasons most people expect.
    Indeed, there were parts of the speech that I thought were praiseworthy, and, at times, inspiring.

  • United States is on the brink of obscurity

    Where are Washington and Lincoln? Our country sinks into obscurity while our leaders throw us crumbs.

  • Conservatives and liberals are competing ideologies

    In three recent opinion letters, two men identified themselves as non-partisan independent thinking men who actually are liberal Democrat supporters proven by their use of Democrat talking points.

  • We are Lancaster! or are we?

    I am writing concerning the We Are Lancaster! signs. First, I agree with the notion that the sign is implying we are unified as a community and stand together against certain views of our place of residence.

  • Are you better off then you were $5 trillion ago?

    There seems to be a lot of Democrat spinning here lately. No one is saying that only Democrats have made mistakes. However, denying them just reduces liberal credibility.