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Today's Opinions

  • Letter: Thanks for your help keeping warming center open this winter

    On Jan. 4 the Lancaster Area Coalition for the Homeless opened the doors of the Lancaster Warming Center. This was the first time that this service was made available in Lancaster County, and we were grateful to have an outpouring of support from the community to help us provide a hot meal and a warm place to sleep at night for homeless individuals here.
    We could not have done it without the countless donations and the many hours put into it by our amazing volunteers.

  • Letter: Our hearts break for victims of Brussells terrorists

    It is heartbreaking to see so many innocent lives taken, and we stand with the people of Belgium today. Terror groups and Islamic terrorists value death above life, and we have seen the manifestation of their values over the past six months in San Bernardino, Paris and now Brussels.
    We must redouble our efforts to build partnerships around the world to tackle the scourge of terrorism, and to keep innocent people everywhere safe.

  • Letter: Faile has been a great sheriff

    Barry Faile, in my time, has been one of the best sheriffs Lancaster County has had.
    He is just like his father, Sheriff Williford Faile. He has done a lot in cleaning up Lancaster County.
    He is a good Christian man and treats people with dignity and respect. I pray for him and his force.
    I think the world of Barry, and hope he remains sheriff of Lancaster County. God bless Barry, his family, his force and the citizens of Lancaster County.

    Carl M. Miles
    Lancaster

  • Letter: We don’t need hate crime laws

    Hate crimes. Who would have thought that our society would stoop to this unimaginable Orwellian rubbish. I shudder to think that this farce could even be thought of as sensible, never mind being inputted into our justice system.

  • Column: Noble’s ideas on public records irresponsible, even nonsensical

    In his grand pronouncement in Friday’s Lancaster News, Phil Noble, president of the S.C. New Democrats, proclaimed that all information in the possession of the government that is compiled by or required by the government, must be made readily available to the taxpayers. This is apparently in support of his concept of open government.
    The only exceptions that he allows for are personnel records and sensitive business negotiations.
    Let me offer a few examples to illustrate just how nonsensical and irresponsible his position really is.

  • Column: S.C. needs more resources to fight insurance fraud

    Insurance fraud is a rapidly growing criminal enterprise, and it is happening right here in South Carolina. Nationally, insurance fraud costs $30 billion each year.
    In one recent example, Darlene Pritchett presented a claim to her insurance company for more than $12,000 after she reported her car engulfed in flames. Investigation showed the vehicle was locked and parked in her driveway with Ms. Pritchett having the only set of keys. A towel soaked in lighter fluid was found in the back floorboard.

  • Letter: Hillary a Christian? You must be joking

    So I’m supposed to believe that Hillary Clinton is very spiritual and a Christian, according to professor Jack Bass’ column in your Feb. 28 paper.
    Are you kidding me? She lied straight to the faces of the families of the four brave men we lost in Benghazi. At the returning of their bodies to our country, she told them the attack was the result of a video. On the same day of the attack, she emailed her daughter stating it wasn’t. Now she’s running for POTUS and she’s saying the families are lying. That’s a Christian?

  • Column: If taxpayers paid for it, it’s a public record

    This is Sunshine Week. What the heck is this, you might rightly ask, and why should I care?
    Is it the big tourist promotion campaign in Myrtle Beach to get all the Canadians to come south and jump in the ocean long before any South Carolinian in their right mind would do so?
    No, it’s not that. It relates to government.
    Sunshine Week is something that the newspaper and media people care a lot about (and since I’ve been doing this column for several years now, I guess I’m one of “them”) – so pay attention.