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Today's Opinions

  • Letters: In support of the school bond referendum

    Bobby E. Bailey
    Lancaster
    Lancaster County Education Hall of Fame

    I’ve always been proud of how Lancaster County residents support their schools.
    It’s one of the reasons I love this county and its people. We believe in the power of a good education to help children rise to their potential, and we know that quality school facilities are an important part of providing a good education.

  • Column: We all need fast, easy, cheap access to public information

    It’s not so much a celebration as it is an awareness campaign.
    Throughout the state and all across the country, this week – March 13-19 – is Sunshine Week. The week has nothing to do with weather conditions but everything to do with how the country is weathering a constant chipping away of its rights to be served by a transparent government in which public information flows readily into the hands of the people served by those they elect and appoint. This applies to the grassroots level, the state level and, certainly, the federal level.

  • Letter: Overturned truck avoiding pothole?

    Your March 11 article on the S.C. Senate’s passage of the roads bill was very informative, as was the photo of the pothole on Page 3.
    The unrelated photo on Page 2 of an overturned truck also shows what can happen because of bad roads. I think the driver may have moved to the side of the road to avoid the large pothole visible in the photo just in front of the truck.
    Politics always gets involved when it comes to the S.C. Department of Transportation. Those self-serving officials seem to have reelection in the back of their minds.

  • Our View: We owe it to our children to ok bond

    Vote “yes” on the $199 million school bond referendum Tuesday, March 22. It will benefit every school in the district and will cost less in immediate tax increases than Band-Aid solutions, like mobile classrooms.

    Lancaster County voters have an important decision to make Tuesday, March 22, when they vote on the school bond referendum.

  • Column: We must never stop push for transparent government

    Transparency.
    I use this word every time I am in a meeting with an S.C. lawmaker here in Columbia. I can’t avoid it.
    When I’m lobbying on behalf of the S.C. Press Association, these legislators will nod their heads when I mention that transparency is vital to democracy.

  • Letter: Trump enunciates what we mutter

    Donald Trump doesn’t need any help from me to defend himself. But some of the stuff that’s being tossed at him by those old-line imbedded politicians is getting under my usually thick skin.
    I think they’re just worried about the possibility that they may have to return to their roots and scrape around for a living like the rest of us.

  • Column: 5 great ideas to make S.C. a better place

    One of the most interesting things about writing this column is all the feedback I get from folks. I especially like the good ideas to improve our state that people send me.
    Here are five of those ideas – in no particular order – that could make South Carolina a better place.
    ◆ Lifelong scholarships for college athletes – Most every college and university in the state gives athletic scholarships. For many of these student athletes, dreams of professional success propel them every day and not dreams of good grades or graduating on time.

  • Column: America’s foundation of morals has eroded

    Foundation integrity is essential for the strength and stability of whatever is built upon it. A building might appear to be sound structurally, but if the foundation is faulty, the building will eventually deteriorate.
    The United States was built on a foundation of Christian principles. Alexis de Tocqueville, the 19th century French statesman and philosopher, traveled to America in the 1830s and observed:
    “Religion in America…must be regarded as the foremost of the political institutions of that country….