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Today's Opinions

  • Column: Final salute to a president I believed in

    I apologize in advance for this column. It is far more personal than my usual weekly columns, but then my reaction to Barack Obama has always been more personal than political.

  • Column: Obamacare has failed for S.C.

    Obamacare has completely met our expectations – that it will fail.
    Americans were promised they could keep their doctor, and that turned out to be false. Prices were supposed to decrease, and they didn’t. Our middle class is feeling the burden of rising premiums, out-of-control deductibles, and lack of insurance options and choices.
    Obamacare is predicted to cost the American taxpayers more than $1 trillion over the next several years.  

  • Column: Give Trump a chance, don’t disrupt government

    Donald Trump has been called a xenophobe, a racist and a bigot, but do the titles really fit?
    A xenophobe is one who is fearful of what is foreign especially people of foreign origin. Trump does business all over the world, so I doubt he fears foreign places or people.
    What he is concerned about is Isis terrorists infiltrating as refugees into our country from Syria as they have done in Europe. He has called for a halt to Syrian immigration until these people can be vetted properly.

  • Column: In life’s tough times, be the Cowboys

    I have been a Dallas Cowboys fan since 1963. My Cowboys Cave has all manner of Cowboys memorabilia on its silver and blue walls. Outside is my Cowboys flag. On my vehicle, a Cowboys trailer-hitch and headrests. At Christmas, my tree is silver and blue.

  • ‘I have a dream’
  • Haley’s farewell message: I’ll be back

    Editor’s note: Gov. Nikki Haley delivered her seventh – and probably final – State of the State Address on Wednesday. Donald Trump has nominated her as his U.N. ambassador, and she awaits Senate confirmation. Here are excerpts.

    The last few weeks have been a time of great reflection for me. When I walked into the State House this morning, it struck me that I have been doing so for 12 years.
    What a road we have traveled together.

  • Letter: Roof sentence sends message on bigotry

    After facing a jury of South Carolinians, Dylann Roof, the defendant in the murder of nine congregants at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston on June 17, 2015, was sentenced to death.
    The perpetrator of this horrific crime received the harshest penalty that our justice system imposes. This sentence sends the clear message that racism, bigotry and violence have absolutely no place in our society.

  • Letter: Carl, your legacy is already in place

    This is in response to Carl Miles’ Jan. 11 letter “Prayer for our law enforcement officers.”
    Thank you so much, Carl, for dedicating your prayer to the memory of my son, Deputy James Brent McCants.
    You said you wanted your legacy to be protecting our law enforcement officers. The moment you wrote that letter, your legacy went out around the world.
    God hears you and all the other men and women praying. Prayer works. And you will save someone’s life.
    God bless you, Carl.

    Myra McCants