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Today's Opinions

  • Letter: Become an intern at Sims Foundation

    Last summer, I was part of the inaugural class of summer interns at the J. Marion Sims Foundation. This experience not only gave me valuable professional opportunities, but more importantly, I was able to give back to my hometown of Great Falls in addition to the town of Fort Lawn and the communities in Lancaster County.

  • Letter: Trump will ‘Make America Great Again’

    Last week’s letter to the editor, “Americans’ blind trust in Trump worries reader” replicates the disingenuous and dishonest writings of the liberal media, which do not reflect the many successes of President Donald Trump.  

  • Column: Leaning on divine guidance

    God desires to lead and direct his people. He told David, "I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way which thou shalt go: I will guide thee with mine eye" (Psalm 32:8).

  • Column: Trump maligned, misrepresented

    I have been accused of defending Donald Trump, and I suppose I do, because the president is trying to accomplish certain goals with which I agree.
    The idea of making this country greater, safer and stronger does appeal to me. His methods of achieving that goal have been largely maligned and misrepresented in the press and by those who hate Trump on a personal level.
    Trump has been called xenophobic for his so-called ban on Muslim immigrants. This is not a Muslim or a religious ban.

  • Column: How did state’s pension system end up broken?

    Last month, a state House and Senate panel offered its solutions to fix South Carolina’s pension system, which is anywhere from $20 billion to $74 billion in debt, depending on whom you ask. What isn’t being discussed much now is how the pension system got this bad, likely because a lot of legislative leaders have overseen its decline.
    There are a lot of reasons for this fiasco. Two of the biggest are poor investments and an unreasonably high assumed rate of return.

  • Letter: Kind act restores reader’s faith in goodness of people

    I hope that this reaches the kind person who recently found some medications in a shopping cart at the Indian Land Walmart and was kind enough to take them to the pharmacy inside the store.
    I had inadvertently left them in my cart after unloading some other items and was on my way home before I realized they were not in my car. Needless to say, I was more than concerned.
    Please know you have helped restore my confidence in the goodness of people and I am excited as I look toward paying your good deed forward.

    Clyde McFadden

  • Letter: Americans’ blind trust in President Trump worries reader

    I am worried because so many people in America have put their trust in Donald Trump with very little information on Mr. Trump’s background. They may soon be disappointed with Trump’s grandiose promises and then soon become entirely discouraged with American democracy.
    Donald Trump has a record of breaking his promises. His has broken his promises with all of his wives.  Trump has consistently exaggerated his wealth and business success. His personal life and his business life are always in turmoil. We must not have turmoil in the White House.

  • Column: Changing our ‘back of the pack’ mentality

    South Carolina is unique. We are not like other states – partly because of our history, our culture and our politics.
    One of our historic legacies is what one writer called our debilitating inferiority complex. It is best summed up by the often-heard phrase “if it’s a list of good things, we are on the bottom, and if it’s a list of bad things, we are on the top.” Put another way, “thank God for Mississippi,” as they always seem to be worse off than we are.