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Today's Opinions

  • Letter: I’ve lost 3 jobs to outsourcing

    Regarding your Dec. 9 article about CompuCom moving its headquarters to Indian Land, at first I was glad to see that 1,500 jobs are coming to the county, but after reading further in the article, my gladness quickly turned to sorrow.
    Why? One word in the fourth paragraph – outsource! My jobs have been outsourced three times in the past 16 years, so am I supposed to be glad, excited or thrilled that this company will help to “outsource” my current job?

  • Column: Emanuel 9 families show love tops hate

    Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) sent this in response to Thursday’s conviction of Dylann Roof in the Emanuel 9 hate crimes trial in Charleston.

    While today’s verdict will not bring back those lost, it does ensure that the families of those murdered and injured at Mother Emanuel will see justice come to the evil man who perpetrated this heinous crime.
    I know it was not easy for them to testify and to sit and watch as photos and evidence from June 17, 2015, were shown in court.

  • Column: S.C. must pick a strategic destination

    Over the last week or so, the same basic story has appeared in all the major newspapers around the state: economists have projected that we as a state (i.e. the legislature) will have an additional $446 million to spend over the next fiscal year.
    It’s good news that we will have this money to address some serious needs in our state. It’s bad news that the state agencies have lined up to ask for $1.9 billion in new spending.
    We have $446 million more. They want $1.9 billion more.

  • Column: Luke’s gospel records 2 songs of Christmas

    Luke's account of Jesus' birth records two songs spoken by two different women at their meeting in the hill country of Judea.

    The first song was spoken by Elizabeth, the mother of John the Baptist. When Mary, the mother of Jesus, visited Zacharias and Elizabeth at their home, John leaped for joy in his mother's womb at Mary's words of greeting.

  • Column: Did anybody even read the constitutional amendment?

    The constitutional conundrum that South Carolina will face if Nikki Haley is confirmed as United Nations ambassador is evidence of at least one thing: Our legislators take a casual approach to the rule of law.
    How did we get to this point? The  amendment to the state constitution that voters approved in 2012 specified that it would take effect in 2018. But when the bill to ratify the amendment was filed in the Senate in 2013, it left out a key portion – which changed the effective date. Here is what happened:

  • Column: Van Wyck needs to firm up incorporation budget details

    The Van Wyck incorporation proposal has been set for a hearing by the Joint Legislative Committee on Municipal Incorporations on Jan. 12.

  • Letter: Volunteers needed for warming center

    Lancaster’s warming center will open Jan. 2, and the Lancaster Area Coalition for the Homeless needs volunteers to help operate it.
    LACH has been working hard to expand services for our homeless and to raise awareness around issues of homelessness in our county, and we would like your help in doing so.
    The winter months are a time when the most vulnerable members of our community are most vulnerable to the elements. We will need much more community support moving forward, and we are offering many opportunities for the community to get involved.

  • Column: Scott: Museum should honor Justice Thomas

    Editor’s note: Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) sent a letter last week to top officials of the Smithsonian Institution and the new National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington. Here are excerpts:

    I write to thank and congratulate you and the entire team of individuals who helped create the awe-inspiring Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture.