Today's Opinions

  • 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.

  • Column: Real enemy of blacks is the progressive left

    If the black community is fighting for black lives, as Malik Mackey writes in your Sept. 23 edition, then where are the mass protests in Chicago, where so many black lives are being taken? I don’t see any regular protests there.
    Instead, the protests are taking place where black men are getting shot by police. What percentage of black homicides are committed by police? Not anywhere close to the 90 to 95 percent of homicides committed by other black men.
    Any unjust shooting by police is unwarranted, but this has been blown way out of proportion.

  • Column: South Carolina faces 3 huge economic changes

    This the second of a three-part series on how demographic, economic and political trends are rapidly changing South Carolina.
    I’m convinced that a New South Carolina is being born, very different from our traditional past. It holds great promise for us and our children for generations to come, if we’re smart enough and bold enough to seize this opportunity. And that’s a big if.

  • Letter: Thanks for help on child IDs

    The Lancaster Moose Lodge would like to thank The Lancaster News, The Women of the Moose and Fred and Cheryl Williams for their support in our Child ID Program.
    Also, special thanks to Maj. Bill Murphy of the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office for his expertise in helping us fine-tune our program.
    Due to the inclement weather from Hurricane Matthew, not all persons were able to participate. We are hoping to have another child ID session early next spring.

    Chuck Chadwell

  • Letter: Faile is accessible, out in community

    In regards to the upcoming election and who will serve this county as sheriff, my vote will go to Barry Faile.
    I have found him to be accessible to the point of returning phone calls, and he also attends countywide functions in varying community service orientated roles.
    I know nothing about the person running against him except he is from Indian Land, and that right there leaves a bad taste in my mouth. Let’s not give in to Indian Land residents this time. How about joining me in voting for Barry.

    Patricia J. Frantz