Today's Opinions

  • S.C.’s most famous song

    What if I asked you to name the most famous song that has come from South Carolina?

    You’re stumped right?

    About now you are scratching your head and thinking, “What could it be?”

    I’ll bet you are feeling a little uneasy to think that you live in South Carolina and have no idea what song I’m talking about – right?

    The song is “We Shall Overcome.”

  • U.S. does have alternate plan to Iranian deal

    It strikes me as near remarkable at how liberal ideas are so illogical while boasting of their logic. William St Louis seeks to respond to my article by suggesting that one is not allowed a critical opinion unless they have a viable alternative solution to the problem in his column, “Don’t criticize the Iran deal without an alternate deal.”

  • Lancaster no better than Rhode Island

    Well, Lancaster County council members Charlene McGriff and Larry Honeycutt, you got your wish – Keith Tunnell is gone.

  • Don’t criticize Iran deal without an alternative

    In response to Dr. Brooks Walker’s column, “Iran renews Hamas support,” in the Sept. 4 edition of The Lancaster News, again I read another complaint against the deal with Iran without an alternative.

    Iran was renewing its support of Hamas prior to the signing of the deal.

    This renewal of relations between Iran and Hamas was a result of Hamas withdrawing support of the rebels fighting Assad in Syria.

  • Reader questions Freeman’s appointment

    Several days ago, I emailed Lancaster County Councilman Larry McCullough two questions about the recent appointment of David Freeman to the Lancaster County Planning Commission.

    I received a quick response, but no direct answer to either question.

    He did, however, provide a phone number to discuss. I replied and noted that I would prefer to keep the conversation on email for the public record.

    I then asked my first question again: What are Mr. Freeman’s specific qualifications for this position?

  • Five words to describe Trump

    In Bruce Miller’s Sept. 4 column, “Trump trumps Trump in GOP debate,” he used hundreds of words to tell us why the right is so smitten with Donald Trump.

    Five would have sufficed – white, old, born rich and racist.

    James B. McManus


  • Manasseh proves evil men do repent

    The Bible records the life of King Manasseh in 2 Kings 21 and 2 Chronicles 33. He had an ungodly grandfather (Ahaz) and a godly father (Hezekiah). He became king of Judah at the age of 12, and reigned for 55 years, the longest term of any of the Hebrew kings.

  • Teachers make a difference

    Young people across this country have begun or are about to begin a new school year. I am reminded of a time 50 years ago when I was one of those young people. It was Aug. 26, 1965. I was 8 years old and entering the third grade at H.R. Rice Elementary School.

    What I didn’t know then but know now is what a pivotal moment that would be in my life.