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Today's Opinions

  • Cliven Bundy is a Welfare rancher king

    It’s perversely ironic for rancher Cliven Bundy to excoriate poor people for collecting government subsidies, while ripping off the federal government of a million dollars in grazing fees. But, even if he were to pay up, Bundy and his fellow ranchers, would still be living on government welfare.

    According to the Center for Biological Diversity, livestock grazing is subsidized by federal agencies on public land in 11 western states to the tune of nearly $300 million annually.

  • Writer asks readers to adopt needy pets

    My wife has accused me of liking animals more so than people. If this is true, the reason is that I see the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals commercials and we have gotten two cats from the SPCA shelter in Aiken, which has many pets for adoption.

    I see these animals and it makes me very sad to think no one wants these lovable pets. If I could, I would take all of them.

  • Why the chamber’s on the wrong side of almost everything

    What’s the difference between the terms “pro-free market” and “pro-business?” The former refers to policies that limit or remove government interference in economic activity – low taxes, fewer regulations, the absence of government subsidies, etc. The term “pro-business,” by contrast, can mean almost anything.

  • S.C. has some encouraging economic news

    When the unemployment rate is down, politicians swoop in to take credit.

    When joblessness is up, there’s blame and finger-pointing. It’s up to the voters to sort through the rhetoric. And most would probably agree that no politician deserves as much credit as they’d like – or as much blame as their detractors would heap on them – for any uptick or downturn in the economy.

  • Just how do Carolinas compare?

    I have always had a thing about North Carolina. Simply put, I don’t like them.

    They stole our name. They try to steal our only president, Andy Jackson. They are twice as big as we are. And what really pains me the most is they usually do things better than we do.

    First, the essential facts.

  • Adams says he will represent entire district

    On Thursday, April 17, the Lancaster County Democratic Party had a special guest at its meeting in downtown Lancaster. Fort Mill Councilman Tom Adams spoke to the group about the upcoming congressional race.

    Adams, 55, is the Democratic nominee for the U.S. House of Representatives in the 5th Congressional District in South Carolina. He will be facing incumbent Mick Mulvaney. A longtime member of First Baptist Church in Fort Mill, Adams has served on the town council for six years.

  • Despite closing of Network, literacy lives on

    The Carolinas Literacy Network closed its doors on April 25.

    For eight years, with the mission of giving people the skills to become life-long learners, CLN has provided training, equipment, materials, technical support, administrative support and marketing support to our member agencies, all with the goal of increasing literacy and engaging our community.

    Carolinas Literacy Network began as the Lancaster Area Literacy Cooperative in 2006, created by the J. Marion Sims Foundation.

  • Do Democrats have same response for all issues?

    As I read Michael Jedson’s letter, “Remove tea party burden from Americans,” that was printed in the April 16 edition of The Lancaster News, I begin to wonder if Democrats just come up with a form broken-record propaganda letter and send it to all the newspapers?