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Today's Opinions

  • 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.

  • Letter: Political corruption has metastasized

    James McManus talks of anti-Hillary “drivel” in your Aug. 10 paper. What a joke! He should have read his own article. Talk about drivel!
    I’d list all the lies and corruption of his idol Hillary, but why take up the whole paper. Besides, one who doesn’t want to see, can’t be made to see.
    There’s plenty of government people who belong in jail, but what’s keeping them out is called corruption. It has metastasized into the norm in both parties. It’s people with blinders, like Mr. McManus, that let it keep growing.

  • Column: Listen as Clinton parses words on Comey’s e-mail testimony

    At a hearing in early July, members of Congress asked FBI Director James Comey why he had not recommended indicting Hillary Clinton for mishandling classified information in her e-mails.
    Comey said he didn’t believe Clinton’s reckless, negligent handling of e-mails – his description – rose to the level of lawbreaking. He was asked if Clinton had lied to the FBI during its investigation, which would have been a federal crime in itself. No, he said.

  • Column: Finally, Phil Noble and I can agree on something

    I would first like to congratulate Phil Noble for Sunday’s article headlined “Buckets of highway money, corruption aplenty.”
    Mr. Noble has written many articles that my neighbors and myself read and question where he is coming from. However, this one article gives me some encouragement for his future writings.
    I am a registered Republican but vote according to the person in question.
    From 1960 through 2012, I demonstrated, sold and trained customers with the use of high-quality measuring tools in the South.