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Today's Opinions

  • Letter: Norman will continue Mulvaney’s good work

    Joseph DelMaster’s anti-Trump diatribe on Wednesday’s opinion page, his excuse for supporting Archie Parnell for Congress, was mostly ridiculous and false.
    He parrots stale Democratic propaganda about President Trump being an embarrassment in the world, with nothing to back it up.
    DelMaster asks if we are prepared to send a new Republican to Congress? We did with Mick Mulvaney, and this voter is well prepared to continue his excellent legacy. Voters did just choose Trump, so yes we are prepared to elect those who will support our choice.

  • Letter: Why I support Archie Parnell

    I will vote for Archie Parnell for Congress on Tuesday, and I hope you will do the same.
    Parnell believes that if you paid into Social Security and Medicare, you have earned it. He will stand up for families and defend health care and Medicare.

  • Column: Paris Accord not needed, and it hurts our economy

    The Paris Accord and the threat of climate change were pushed from the headlines last week by James Comey and the soap opera that provided no bubbles, but I feel we need to take an analytical look at the accord and why President Trump decided to take us out of the mix.
    Here’s what the president said during his June 1 announcement: “We’re getting out, but we will start to negotiate, and we will see if we can make a deal that’s fair.”

  • Column: Norman’s affinity for Trump good reason to back Parnell for House

    On June 20, the citizens of South Carolina¹s 5th Congressional District have an opportunity to send a message to the country.
    Are the people of this district content to sit silently by and watch a president embarrass himself and the nation, undermine our most important alliances, level unsupported charges against a former president, make baseless claims of voter fraud, and continually tell lies to the press and the public?

  • Letter: Norman voted against homeowners on HOA board

    Does your housing development have a homeowner’s association?  If so, read this.
    U.S. House District 5 candidate Ralph Norman is a real estate developer and politician. In the S.C. House, he opposed all bills that would allow residents on HOA boards during building. He said that you had to wait until the last house was sold.
    That might result in homeowners not understanding community problems and/or expenses until after the developer leaves.That seems unfair.

    Marvin Reed
    Indian Land

  • Letter: Parnell ‘truly qualified candidate’

    We are fortunate in the 5th District of South Carolina to have the opportunity to send a truly qualified candidate to Washington to represent us.  
    Democrat Archie Parnell was born and raised in South Carolina, and received his law degree from USC. He cares what happens to the people of our state. He is an accomplished attorney who served in the Justice Department in Washington before working for many years in business, consulting on tax compliance issues with large, international companies.

  • Column: McMaster, Trump and saving the planet (and state)

    On Saturday morning, June 3, the newspaper landed with its usual thud on my front porch. As I bent over to pick it up, I saw the headline, “McMaster backs Trump’s exit from climate accord.”
    Instantly, I remembered the words from a radio interview the day before with English businessman Richard Branson (Virgin Airlines and Records et. al) about President Donald Trump’s action. He said, “When the leaders won’t lead, the people will have to just get on with saving the planet; we have no choice.”

  • Column: Study shows why state’s pension fund is so troubled

    Legislators finalized a budget deal this week that was thought to have patched up the underfunded public employees’ pension plan. While it goes some way to addressing funding, it doesn’t do much to address the fund’s investing and spending.