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Today's Opinions

  • Six trials of Christ

    The Bible records six trials of Jesus before his crucifixion. The first three were before Jewish religious authorities, and the last three were before Roman authorities.

    After his betrayal, Jesus was led away to Annas, a former high priest. Annas questioned Jesus about his disciples and his teaching, and allowed a nearby temple officer to strike Jesus in the face.

  • More housing = more traffic

    I couldn’t agree more with what Jane Tanner wrote in her April 2 guest column, “IL growth boom worrisome.” I think we have a lot to be nervous about with all the new homes being built in town.

    The total number of units Ms. Tanner listed in her column adds up to 2,428. If each of those homes brings two vehicles to the area, we’re looking at almost 5,000 more cars on our already crowded roads in the next year or two.

  • No reason for continuing shooting rampages

    There are no excuses for the continued rampage on the Fort Hood Army Base.

    Officials make feeble explanations as to why a soldier breaks down from the stresses of war.

    The reason is in Washington. We still have a bunch of old war hawks and a military industrial complex who love to send others into battles to enrich their own bank accounts.

    Our generals should be engaged in battle plans not the bedrooms of female admirers.

  • Instilling patriotism in today’s youth

    It’s often noted that today’s young people don’t have a strong sense of patriotism like their parents and grandparents did.

    Young people still love America and understand the importance of serving a cause greater than themselves. But it’s hard to ignore the fact that love of country and patriotic values aren’t instilled in young people today the way they were years ago.

  • Will S.C. miss the future?

    You may not know the name, but we in South Carolina need to listen to Larry Page. He is a very bright and very rich young man.

    A few years ago, he and his college roommate, Sergey Brin, started a little company with a funny name that has done right well. It’s called Google.

    In a recent interview, Page was asked about what makes companies grow and thrive or shrink and die. His response was simple. “Do they miss the future or do they get it?” he asked.

  • Definition of Obamacare success is puzzling

    President Barack Obama was celebrating the 7 million enrollees in Obamacare the other day with a speech in the Rose Garden. Here are a few excerpts from that speech that had me scratching my head.

    “This law is doing what it’s supposed to do! It’s working, it’s helping people coast to coast.

  • First Steps celebrates Week of the Young Child

    Young children in Lancaster County deserve the best that we can give them.

    The Week of the Young Child, April 6-12, is a time to recognize the needs of young children, and thank the adults involved in their education and care.

    Parents, teachers, caregivers and other adults play important roles in the lives of young children, and the Week of the Young Child celebrates their efforts.

  • Advice for South Carolina: Promise more, deliver more

    This is a response to S.C. Comptroller General Richard Eckstrom’s opinion article, “Advice for White House: Promise less, deliver more,” in the April 4 edition of The Lancaster News.

    Are you one of those bureaucrats who promotes less government? You complain in your article, but offer no solutions. You and your governor turn down federal school money and Medicaid expansion.