Today's Opinions

  • Column: ‘Free’ tuition: Clinton buying your vote with your own cash

    Four points to address in Hillary Clinton’s debt-free education plan.
    Before I state anything I would like to point out that this debt-free plan appears to only cover tuition costs. Here are direct quotes from her plan found at Hillary.com, followed by my own translation of her comments.
    1. “She will make a major investment in HBCUs, Minority-Serving Institutions and other low-cost, modest-endowment private schools so that these deserving students also benefit from the lower cost of college.”

  • Letter: Trump’s campaign conduct repels me

    I am disgusted with how Donald Trump is conducting his campaign.
    I have watched him encourage people in the audience to physically attack protesters. I have watched him shake his hands, his body and make facial gestures to make fun of a disabled person. And when I saw women on stage wearing shirts asking Trump to touch private parts of their body, I was sick to my stomach.
    And yet we have a Lancaster pastor claiming that as disgusted as he is with both Trump and Hillary Clinton, he will vote for Trump because he doesn’t want Clinton to be elected.

  • Letter: We need safeguards of 2nd Amendment

    I’d like to reply to two points in William St. Louis’s column in the Oct. 5 paper headlined “My take on guns, God and Trump.”
    First, Mr. St. Louis doesn’t know why we have a Second Amendment. There can never be too many weapons in a citizen’s possession. It’s our right. We have them to keep our government from becoming a dictatorship.

  • Column: The New S.C. will be more moderate

    This is the third column on The New South Carolina – about the demographic, economic and political changes that are transforming our state.
    In sports, the Gamecocks wear garnet and black. Clemson wears orange and purple. In politics, South Carolina is red and deep red.
    These are known as “self-evident truths.” Things that just are.
    While the garnet and orange will probably last until the Second Coming, the red in South Carolina politics is changing – and changing faster than most folks think.

  • Column: Lucas’ new strategy for reform

    It’s hard to believe it’s been less than two years since Jay Lucas was elected House speaker. (He took over as acting speaker when then-Speaker Bobby Harrell was indicted, 25 months ago.)

  • Letter: Sheriff Faile is a proven leader

    Ric Flair’s famous saying was, “You got to be the man to beat the man!”
    Sheriff Barry Faile has proven he is the man, a proven leader. Vote Barry Faile.

    Carl M. Miles

  • Letter: GOP is gutless on Trump tape

    Usually I write about how the left is corrupt or how their programs destroy America. Surprise! This is about my loathing for the Republican Party.
    Ever since the tape of Trump talking about women appeared, the party without a backbone has started to withdraw support from him.
    House Speaker Paul Ryan and other members of Congress have come out on their high horses. Oh, they are shocked at such language! Why, how Neanderthal he is! He’s degrading women! We, as a party of saints, must ostracize him from our ranks.

  • Column: I’m disgusted by the choice we must make

    Iam just as disgusted as most Americans when I consider our choices for president.
    Hillary Clinton promises more of the same. If elected, she will continue the same liberal agenda as President Obama. She will continue to grow the national debt. She will continue to murder innocent unborns. She will appoint far-left Supreme Court justices. She will expand the entitlement society. She will undermine the family by legitimizing same-sex marriage.