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Today's Opinions

  • Column: Leftist elites have created a delusional democracy

    Dr. Steve Stewart had a great opinion piece in the Phil Nobel Gazette (TLN) last week.
    Dr. Stewart speaks the truth. The change will not come from our leaders, but from the people. The only true option is to return to the Judeo-Christian foundation of our Founding Fathers.
    I do not believe that a great revival will happen, because the Bible does not prophesy a revival. America has entered the post-Christian age.

  • Column: Trump has no requisite experience

    One important reason that Donald Trump is not qualified to hold the office of president of the United States is his lack of experience.
    All 38 men who were elected to the position, as well as the five who were promoted due to the death or resignation of the serving president, had previously held high-ranking public service positions in either the government or military.

  • Letter: ‘Garbage’ comment not intended to slur good name of psychology

    In reference to Dianne T. Evans’ column that took exception to my saying, “Where did that garbage come from… psychology 101?” about a Phil Noble article, I reply with this.
    It is an understood saying that means the person doesn’t know what he’s talking about and is trying to use psychology, even though he’s either a novice or has no experience in the field at all. It meant Mr. Noble was trying to sound intelligent in the art of psychology, but had little knowledge of it.

  • Column: Troubled agency? Give it to the governor

    In South Carolina, many state agencies that carry out executive functions are nonetheless run by boards appointed by the legislature and the governor. Typically when one of these agencies has major problems, legislative leaders propose making the agency a “cabinet” agency.

  • Column: Psych 101 garbage?! Oh, let me differ, sir

    Ronald Hopkins’ letter in Wednesday’s Lancaster News was in criticism of Phil Noble’s previous column concerning South Carolina state government being corrupt. His points may have been well taken except for one with which I must take issue: He asked, “Where did that garbage come from… psychology 101?”

  • Column: S.C. visitor analyzes why we’re wary of outsiders, government

    Scottish poet Robert Burns once wrote, “To see ourselves as others see us! It would from many a blunder free us.”
    Here’s a letter I received from a reader in 
Somerville, Mass. He asked me not to use his name.
    Dear Mr. Noble:

  • Letter: Why can’t Kershaw get its roads fixed?

    We have three roads out in Kershaw. There is one in Taxahaw and two below Kershaw, and the state won’t offer to fix them because they don’t have the money.
    Well, where did they get the $14 million to widen Highway 160 in Indian Land?
    The state is just like the county. All they do is tell you lies when you ask a question. Everyone waits till everything tears up before they try to fix it. Then it costs much more.
    Everything Indian Land wants, Indian Land gets with no problem.

    Bub Faile
    Kershaw

  • Column: How to make America great again? There’s only 1 option

    Donald Trump says it every day: “Let’s make America great again.” The slogan adorns his hats.
    Hillary Clinton criticizes Trump for that, insisting America is already great. But she used the phrase herself in 2007, while making her case against the Bush administration.
    After a decade and a half of trouble on many fronts, most of us would love to see America restored to a former state of greatness – economic, military, political, moral or some combination of those.