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Today's Opinions

  • Letter: Heartland Church thanks BBQ buyers

    We would like to thank everyone that made our BBQ sale possible on Nov. 21. We sold out! May God bless you. Thank you!

    Patsy Rollings
    Lancaster

  • Letter: Bad intersection on Flat Creek Road

    My wife and I have lived at 2379 Flat Creek Road for 13 years. During this time the traffic sign on the median strip at the turning lane in front of our house has been run over and knocked into the road at least five times, the most recent on Sunday morning Nov. 15, about an hour before sunrise.
    Each time I have removed the sign from the roadway to prevent further damage to vehicles. We call the highway department each time and have suggested they should remove the weeds and repaint the curbing to make it more visible. We asked this again when we called Monday morning.

  • Letter: Let’s get serious about next president

    I’m from a different era. Folks had concerns back then – jobs, economy and safety – but about the greatest difference was the way folks acted. They didn’t just say a bunch of raw stuff against the president of the United States.

  • Letter: Immigration brings America strength

    This is a response to Bruce Miller’s recent articles on restricting immigration.
    Let’s look at what has happened to America in the last 50 years.  America is the land of opportunity, and you get what you make out of it. Opportunities are not far scarcer today, as Miller writes, they are just different.
    Did a company named Apple exist 50 years ago? Obviously, someone saw an opportunity, and those ideals exist for those who are fortunate enough to get to America.

  • Column: The legacy of Charleston’s Joe Riley

    “Until the arrival of Joe Riley, Charleston was a sleepwalking, underachieving city with its eyes fastened on a past where its citizens began the most calamitous war in American history. The story of Joe Riley is the story of the renaissance of a city restored to greatness by the dauntless vision of a single man.”

  • Column: Exercise: Essential for brain as well as physical well-being

    In 1966 when I graduated from Presbyterian College, the United States was behind Russia in the space race. Russia had developed Sputnik, the first Earth satellite.
    The National Defense Education Act was funded, and a number of us received scholarships under this program so that psychologists could be educated and then sent into the community. The sole purpose of this law was to help identify gifted and talented science students so that the United States could catch up in the space race. Our country is currently behind internationally in science and math.

  • Letter: Trump displays wisdom

    Like most young men growing up, I had to endure a bunch of advice from my father.  To tell the truth, I should have listened carefully and followed his direction.
    Now, I sort of settle in and “play back” some of his words.  Let me share this one with you, “Son, don’t elect a poor man (or woman) into office, cause they will steal you blind.”  That really hit home. There is a man running for president who appears to be quite well off and is spending his own money to get elected.

  • Column: Fear-mongering is in the eye of the beholder

    Michael Jedson has chosen to criticize my opinion on the issue of Syrian refugees. (TLN Nov. 25) He has called my comments “raising hysteria” and “fear mongering.”