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Today's Opinions

  • Letter: English should be official language

    I have to applaud Bruce Miller on his recent article regarding assimilation and learning English for immigrants coming to America.
    I was born and raised in eastern Pennsylvania, where my father, grandfathers and many uncles worked in the anthracite coal mines. Their co-workers came from Central and Eastern Europe and spoke the native tongues of their respective countries. However, to work in the dangerous mines, they had to learn English to understand their assignments and directions, as well as for their safety and the safety of their co-workers.

  • Column: GOP finally can repeal Obamacare, but it balks

    The news these days is like a rehash of the Obamacare debates, with the two parties simply changing jerseys.
    After the passage of Obamacare, we discovered that it had a dozen new taxes and was not affordable. It was a redistribution of wealth disguised as an act of compassion. It gave us lies on top of lies, and even as it collapses there are many who say it is working.

  • Letter: Holt’s ouster shows council’s bias

    Once again, the Lancaster County Council has displayed its bias against Indian Land by singling out District 7 Planning Commission member Jerry Holt and declining to reappoint him to the commission.

  • Letter: Stay off Twitter, act like president

    I am writing in response to Charles A. Bundy’s column in last Friday’s paper, headlined “Negativism, resistance to president must end so we can solve problems.”
    President Trump is the main one who keeps putting fuel to the fire. He needs to stay off Twitter and act like the president of the United States of America.
    When President Obama was in office, he took a lot of negative comments from Republicans and from Mr. Trump. The difference is that President Obama took it like a true president and worked for the good of all men.

  • Letter: Candidate David Kulma needed to get his Medicare facts straight

    In his comments about health care at the NAACP forum (reported before the congressional election), Green Party candidate David Kulma said “that he was a big advocate for ‘Medicare For All’ universal health care.”
    He said that means “we would all get a Medicare card and this means you wouldn’t pay any premiums, you wouldn’t pay co-pays, you wouldn’t pay doctors. Your health care would be covered with medically necessary things. So dental, emergency services, most of the things you could think would be covered.”

  • Column: Resistance to Trump, as long as it’s peaceful, seems justified to me

    This is in response to Friday’s column by Charles Bundy. Yes, the president was rightly chosen by the Electoral College, but Trump lost the popular vote by 3 million votes. People have a right to protest and resist peacefully.
    The Democrats did oppose the nomination of Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court. Mr. Bundy fails to mention that the Republicans refused to even meet with Merrick Garland, Obama’s choice to fill the vacated position on the court. President Obama had every right to make that appointment, and the Republican Senate resisted.

  • Letter: Thanks for help with Citadel House

    Because I take pride in my community and value those who serve in it, I would like to take a moment to thank a few organizations and individuals.
    I want to thank the J. Marion Sims Foundation for supporting the Citadel House. Also thanks to the chamber of commerce, the United Way, The Lancaster News and the many individuals who came out to our open house ribbon cutting on June 21.
    I am so grateful to you all for all you have done to support this new 90-day supportive-service homeless shelter here in Lancaster.

  • Letter: Don’t blame Democrats for Trump’s slow start and media response

    This is a response to Charles A. Bundy’s column in Friday’s Lancaster News, headlined “Negativism, resistance to president must end so we can solve problems.”
    The Republicans have majorities in both houses of Congress, so they can pass any legislation they want. But the writer states that “Democrats, supported by an unhappy and embarrassed media, have thrown up every conceivable stumbling block to the orderly formation of a new government.”