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Today's Opinions

  • No reason for continuing shooting rampages

    There are no excuses for the continued rampage on the Fort Hood Army Base.

    Officials make feeble explanations as to why a soldier breaks down from the stresses of war.

    The reason is in Washington. We still have a bunch of old war hawks and a military industrial complex who love to send others into battles to enrich their own bank accounts.

    Our generals should be engaged in battle plans not the bedrooms of female admirers.

  • Instilling patriotism in today’s youth

    It’s often noted that today’s young people don’t have a strong sense of patriotism like their parents and grandparents did.

    Young people still love America and understand the importance of serving a cause greater than themselves. But it’s hard to ignore the fact that love of country and patriotic values aren’t instilled in young people today the way they were years ago.

  • Will S.C. miss the future?

    You may not know the name, but we in South Carolina need to listen to Larry Page. He is a very bright and very rich young man.

    A few years ago, he and his college roommate, Sergey Brin, started a little company with a funny name that has done right well. It’s called Google.

    In a recent interview, Page was asked about what makes companies grow and thrive or shrink and die. His response was simple. “Do they miss the future or do they get it?” he asked.

  • Definition of Obamacare success is puzzling

    President Barack Obama was celebrating the 7 million enrollees in Obamacare the other day with a speech in the Rose Garden. Here are a few excerpts from that speech that had me scratching my head.

    “This law is doing what it’s supposed to do! It’s working, it’s helping people coast to coast.

  • First Steps celebrates Week of the Young Child

    Young children in Lancaster County deserve the best that we can give them.

    The Week of the Young Child, April 6-12, is a time to recognize the needs of young children, and thank the adults involved in their education and care.

    Parents, teachers, caregivers and other adults play important roles in the lives of young children, and the Week of the Young Child celebrates their efforts.

  • Advice for South Carolina: Promise more, deliver more

    This is a response to S.C. Comptroller General Richard Eckstrom’s opinion article, “Advice for White House: Promise less, deliver more,” in the April 4 edition of The Lancaster News.

    Are you one of those bureaucrats who promotes less government? You complain in your article, but offer no solutions. You and your governor turn down federal school money and Medicaid expansion.

  • Remove Obamacare burden from Americans

    At this point, it’s already clear that Obamacare is doing far more harm than good. We’ve all become familiar with the soaring premiums, lost coverage and dismal sign-up numbers. 

    Families and young people are routinely being priced out of the market, hourly workers are seeing their workweeks slashed and individuals are losing access to their doctors.

  • Is Public Service Commission secretly approving rate hikes?

    From May 2005 through Oct. 30, 2013, the S.C. Public Service Commission (PSC) raised the average electric bill for SCE&G residential customers 21 times.

    From October 2005 through Jan. 1, the average bill for Duke Energy Carolinas residential customers using the same amount of electricity (1,000 kilowatt hours per month) was raised 14 times, The Nerve found in a review of rates published by the state Office of Regulatory Staff.