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Today's Opinions

  • Column: I’m so proud of this county and its voters

    I stood in the county building last Tuesday night, watching voting results come in, watching precinct after precinct say, “Yes! We want to make our schools better for our students and teachers.”
    I stood there, thinking, “I’m so lucky to be in a county with people who support our schools, who value our teachers, who believe in the power of education, not just for their children, but for every child in our county.”

  • Column: For Christians, Easter marks history’s most important event

    Easter. Resurrection Sunday. The culmination of Passion Week. In my opinion, we’re celebrating the most significant day in human history.
    There have been numerous days of momentous importance in the scope of human existence. Days that altered national, international, even world history. But in comparison with this one day – resurrection Sunday – all other days of significance fade into blips on the timeline of humanity.

  • Column: Occasionally, politics works as intended

    Politics has become a dirty word.
    It’s about crass politicians talking about “little hands” and other body parts. It’s sleazy lobbyists who dole out campaign contributions for lawmakers’ votes. It’s politicians who spout fear, bigotry and lies simply because they can. It’s a system of gerrymandered districts that make it impossible for reasonable moderate people to get elected. It’s regular citizens and their interests getting steamrolled by special interest and special influence.
    It does not have to be this way.

  • Letter: Thanks for your help keeping warming center open this winter

    On Jan. 4 the Lancaster Area Coalition for the Homeless opened the doors of the Lancaster Warming Center. This was the first time that this service was made available in Lancaster County, and we were grateful to have an outpouring of support from the community to help us provide a hot meal and a warm place to sleep at night for homeless individuals here.
    We could not have done it without the countless donations and the many hours put into it by our amazing volunteers.

  • Letter: Our hearts break for victims of Brussells terrorists

    It is heartbreaking to see so many innocent lives taken, and we stand with the people of Belgium today. Terror groups and Islamic terrorists value death above life, and we have seen the manifestation of their values over the past six months in San Bernardino, Paris and now Brussels.
    We must redouble our efforts to build partnerships around the world to tackle the scourge of terrorism, and to keep innocent people everywhere safe.

  • Letter: Faile has been a great sheriff

    Barry Faile, in my time, has been one of the best sheriffs Lancaster County has had.
    He is just like his father, Sheriff Williford Faile. He has done a lot in cleaning up Lancaster County.
    He is a good Christian man and treats people with dignity and respect. I pray for him and his force.
    I think the world of Barry, and hope he remains sheriff of Lancaster County. God bless Barry, his family, his force and the citizens of Lancaster County.

    Carl M. Miles
    Lancaster

  • Letter: We don’t need hate crime laws

    Hate crimes. Who would have thought that our society would stoop to this unimaginable Orwellian rubbish. I shudder to think that this farce could even be thought of as sensible, never mind being inputted into our justice system.

  • Column: Noble’s ideas on public records irresponsible, even nonsensical

    In his grand pronouncement in Friday’s Lancaster News, Phil Noble, president of the S.C. New Democrats, proclaimed that all information in the possession of the government that is compiled by or required by the government, must be made readily available to the taxpayers. This is apparently in support of his concept of open government.
    The only exceptions that he allows for are personnel records and sensitive business negotiations.
    Let me offer a few examples to illustrate just how nonsensical and irresponsible his position really is.