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Today's Opinions

  • Column: To improve society’s perceptions, we must fix destructive behaviors

    I tend to agree with Rudy Schmidt’s statement in Friday’s Lancaster News that “perception is subjective truth, not objective truth.”
    I do not propose to speak for Police Chief Harlean Carter when she was quoted as saying that “perception is reality.” Yet, I inferred her statement to mean that what one perceives becomes reality to him or her even though this perception may – or may not be – based on objective truth. If my inference of her meaning is correct, then I also agree with her.

  • Column: I’m grateful to 3 officers for help in bad situation

    I would like to thank Sgt. Jeremy Lear with the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office, who was called to my home for a situation. All I can say is you are amazing, and I am grateful for you! Thank you for taking the time to listen and carefully make your decision for the wellbeing of the child.
    I will forever say God sent the right sergeant to my house that day. Sgt. Lear, you have a new friend.

  • Letter: Our hijacked media are doomed

    The morality of all the media died years ago. Our media was hijacked by far-left liberal progressives. The only good news is most of them will be history with the invention of the internet.
    Outlets like the New York Times are failing financially. They like all the rest will implode on themselves. You can only favor one side for so long. Go look at MSNBC and CNN’s ratings. At the bottom.

  • Column: Remembering Harry Briggs Jr., S.C. child who stood for many

    We were sad to hear about last week’s passing of Harry Briggs Jr.
    In the late 1940s, when Harry was in elementary school in Clarendon County, his parents, Harry Briggs Sr. and Eliza Gamble Briggs, thought it was unfair that Harry Jr. and the other black children didn’t have a school bus like the white children did. So Harry Sr. and Eliza joined with other black parents and brought a lawsuit, represented by Thurgood Marshall of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund and local lawyer Harold Boulware.

  • Column: Remembering Harry Briggs Jr., S.C. child who stood for many

    We were sad to hear about last week’s passing of Harry Briggs Jr.
    In the late 1940s, when Harry was in elementary school in Clarendon County, his parents, Harry Briggs Sr. and Eliza Gamble Briggs, thought it was unfair that Harry Jr. and the other black children didn’t have a school bus like the white children did. So Harry Sr. and Eliza joined with other black parents and brought a lawsuit, represented by Thurgood Marshall of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund and local lawyer Harold Boulware.

  • Column: Trump’s behavior problems are way too big to set aside

    In a letter to the editor last Friday, Paul Lloret said that Donald Trump’s message resonates with a large number of Americans, so we shouldn’t be upset over his behavior problems and should “consider the source” of the criticism.
    While the resonating part may be true, I wholeheartedly disagree with the second bit.
    Criticism of Trump’s behavior isn’t coming only from other politicians. It’s coming from your neighbors as well.

  • Letter: Dr. Walker, it’s time to move on

    Editor’s note: This letter responds to L. Brooks Walker’s Sunday column headlined “Listen as Clinton parses words on Comey’s e-mail testimony.”

    As I read yet another article by L. Brooks Walker in the Aug. 14 edition of The Lancaster News, I begin to wonder is he truly a guest columnist – it seems as though he writes a column per week –  a right wing nut with too much time on his hands, or simply someone with an ax to grind with Democrats and Hillary.

  • Letter: On topic of lies, don’t forget Bush

    Editor’s note: This letter responds to L. Brooks Walker’s Sunday column headlined “Listen as Clinton parses words on Comey’s e-mail testimony.”

    Brooks Walker may be onto something. I think he has figured out that politicians lie.
    I never had considered this, so I googled lying politicians and got 26,600,000 hits.
    He listed what he considers lots of lies and half truths told by politicians. I’m sure it’s just a coincidence that all his examples were Democrats.