Today's Opinions

  • Column: Marking Thanksgiving in an inequitable world

    Each year – on the fourth Thursday of November – we, in America, celebrate Thanksgiving. It is that one day of the year on which we focus our attention, supposedly, on the blessings which God has showered down on us. And indeed, the blessings are many, and the thanksgiving to God is so richly deserved. Blessings such as family, health, a secure job, a comfortable house, a nice car, good neighbors, etc. are the order of the day for so many. For all of these things, and multitudes of others, we should be thankful.

  • Letter: Stop being hysterical about Syrian refugees

    This is a response to Dr. Brooks Walker’s article “Duty to citizens comes first,” published Nov. 20 in The Lancaster News. Stop raising hysteria concerns about Syrian refugees. Every time the president says something, Republicans have to say something stupid, just to get their 10 minutes of air time. Shame on the 30 Republican governors who did not think either.

  • Letter: Avoid being a victim

    Here are a few common-sense actions people can take to avoid being a victim.
    Number one, lock your car and house doors. What do you think locks are for? They are to keep out intruders.
    Number two, do not put your good jewelry in a jewelry box. That’s the first place a burglar will look for valuables.
    Number three, if you have caller ID and don’t know the name that shows up on your phone, don’t answer it. If it’s important, they can leave a message.

  • Warner Column: S.C. must get more corporate HQs, because manufacturing isn’t enough

    Proterra Inc. 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.

  • Noble Column: S.C. needs to do more about domestic violence

    We’re number 1!
    This is the glorious chant of Clemson football fans these days. They deserve it, and all of us in the state ought to be proud of them.
    (Full disclosure: My wife, son and daughter are all proud USC alums. They bleed garnet – so I’m all too aware that not everyone in South Carolina is proud of Clemson. Fair enough.)

  • Dabney Letter: Springs Memorial Hospital named top-performer

    There is a relationship between evidence-based treatments and better health outcomes.  Springs Memorial Hospital understands this relationship and we are excelling at providing treatment for heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, surgical care and immunizations.

  • Don’t let flood force automatic tax hike

    We saw it coming, of course. But honestly, I didn’t think it would happen so fast.
    No, no. I’m not talking about the Cubs tanking (It’s 2016, people – that’s our year!). I’m referring to how quickly politicians and government officials went from lip-service compassion for flood victims to calling for a massive tax increase to “fix” the problem.

  • Duty to citizens comes first

    When President Obama says we have Isis contained, he should say we have Isis right where it wants to be. Its members are building a caliphate, not a nation, a theocratic area of control whose borders can and will fluctuate.