Today's Opinions

  • Stop sanctuary cities

    Typically when we hear the word “sanctuary,” it gives us a feeling of safety, shelter and security. What we do not often associate with this word is heartbreaking loss. But, as we heard in the Senate Judiciary Committee late last month, that’s exactly what Jim Steinle experienced in a so-called sanctuary city.

    Mr. Steinle lived every parent’s worst nightmare, as his daughter, Kate, was murdered right before his eyes in broad daylight in San Francisco. He testified that the last words he ever heard his daughter speak were, “Help me, Dad.”

  • We have made a ‘covenant with death’

    Bruce Miller’s recent article, “U.S.’s past, present, future immigrants,” was excellent.

    I would like to add to his piece with additional information to explain this dire situation that we face.

    The Middle East is imploding. Islamic State butchers are annihilating Christian and other communities. Putin is sending arms to Assad, while we are arming the enemies of Assad.

  • Washington grateful for support

    I would like to acknowledge so many people who made the first NGA Red Rose City Classic Natural Championship at the University of South Carolina Lancaster’s Bundy Auditorium on Oct. 17 possible.

    I appreciate the National Gym Association (NGA) and its president Andy Bostinto.

    Andy is responsible for laying the foundation and giving athletes and promotors like myself a drug-free platform to show case our talents and to inspire and encourage others to do the same.

  • We must stand up for what we believe

    I am an 82-year-old woman who lives alone and watches a lot of television, especially the news.

    What disturbs me is someone always trying to take God out of something. Some people wanted to take prayer out of schools.When it happened, the guns came in. See the news for the proof. Some want God taken out of what this country stands for.

    America was founded on God and it has always worked. I always heard if it works, why change?

    Now some want God out of so many things as to not offend someone.

  • Beckham was Produce Man

    A lot of life is taking things for granted. You know, a familiar face is always just where it is supposed to be.

    I, like so many of you, dash in and out of Wal-Mart most everyday to pick up a stalk of celery, a head of lettuce and maybe some fresh green beans.

    Right regular or most of the time, the Produce Man, Jimmy Beckham, was shuffling through the taters and pole beans. You know, sorta jazzing them up for a fresh appearance.

  • Another wake-up call for S.C.

    Proterra is a world leader in the design and manufacture of zero-emission vehicles. In 2011, we were excited when Proterra announced it was moving its corporate headquarters and manufacturing to South Carolina.

    Proterra announcements last week should also have been exciting news for South Carolina.

    “The U.S. is in the midst of a complete reinvention of how we transport people and cargo,” said Ryan Popple, Proterra’s CEO.

  • Homelessness in U.S. impacts all of us

    Hard to imagine, but dogs of olden days did not live the high life they do today. Historically, living a dog’s life meant begging for food, sleeping on the ground, and fighting for territory.

    Dog food, as we know it, would have been laughable then, as only the garbage considered worthless to humans went to the dogs.

    This may sound horrible, but we have many homeless in America – in South Carolina – people who are living like dogs in 2015. Why?

  • Reform road system, then talk revenue

    If more money were the answer to the state’s infrastructure woes, the topic would hardly be worth debating. The real trouble with South Carolina’s roads, though, isn’t a lack of money.

    It’s a lack – indeed, a total lack – of citizen control or influence on road funding.How do we know more money won’t produce better roads?