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Today's Opinions

  • Letter: On Presbyterians, Noble gets it wrong

    The low-information voters who read Phil Noble’s Dec. 18 column  (“Ban evil religious sect… the Presbyterians”) probably thought he was serious. They don’t know he is just seriously wrong about Presbyterian theology. Those who realized he was attempting to be sarcastically clever merely thought the piece insipid and misleading.

  • Letter: ‘Beard plan’ is answer to Medicare tax increase

    From your printed pages, I notice our  local leaders have some new spending plans on the drawing boards.
    To be fair, I’m sure a bunch of it is justified. I go along with plans to pump up  the budget as an effort to retain our law enforcement officers and EMS personnel. Us folks have to do the best we can. Holding on to trained officers is better than starting over with a bunch of recruits. When I holler “HELP,” don’t send me a rookie.

  • Why is Trump gaining support of evangelicals?

    I am astounded by the hypocrisy of so-called Republican values voters.

    Daily polling data places Donald Trump well ahead of the conservative, evangelical candidates in the GOP field. A recent Fox News poll had Trump with 26 percent of the Republican vote, while Rick Santorum and Bobby Jindal languished with 0 percent of the vote. Mike Huckabee did little better at 4 percent. Ted Cruz came in at 13 percent, but that was still half of Trump’s percentage.

  • After traumatic year,S.C. looks forward to 2016

    Without a doubt, this has been a trying year for South Carolina. We have witnessed and experienced tough times – from the tragic killings at Emmanuel AME Church in Charleston that left our great state shaken to its core, to the recent floods that damaged many areas across the state.

    We have endured the deaths of Walter Scott and Officer Greg Alia. It has truly been one of the most emotional years in our history.

  • A Christmas miracle dream

    Without little ones, Christmas morning sort of leaves a void, and we have to eat that cookie we left by the mantel.

    Somewhere I read that folks like me may go into a depressed state. You know, stuff ain’t going like it did for so many previous years. The Christmas stories on television seem the same.  Television families have mountains of problems until the sky opens up and snowflakes begin to lay a soft white carpet on the lawn and life returns, as if by magic,  to one of happiness and good cheer. Well, looks like rain clouds over our house.

  • Presbyterians don’t vote for Democrats

    In response to Phil Noble (and I use that term loosely) and his Dec. 18 column about our cult (Presbyterians), he forgot to mention that we do not vote for Democrats.

    Ronald Deese

    Lancaster

  • Leatherman firm received $1.8 M in road contracts

    A federal program designed to put African-American and female business people on a competitive footing with their white male counterparts in one of the largest “Good ‘Ole Boy” networks around – highway construction contracts – is profiting the most powerful white male legislator in South Carolina – the goodest, oldest boy around, one might say.

  • We are at war with Islam

    In the Dec. 18 Lancaster News, guest columnist Phil Noble’s metaphor for Muslims being denied entrance into our country is asinine.

    Let me ask, Mr. Noble, how many children have the Presbyterians buried alive? How many people have they burnt alive? How many towns, tribes and villages have they flat-out massacred?

    How many have voluntarily strapped bombs to themselves and gone out into crowds to kill?

    How many think it’s their duty to kill all believers? How many have flown jets into buildings? How many, Mr. Noble?