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Today's Opinions

  • Letter: On topic of lies, don’t forget Bush

    Editor’s note: This letter responds to L. Brooks Walker’s Sunday column headlined “Listen as Clinton parses words on Comey’s e-mail testimony.”

    Brooks Walker may be onto something. I think he has figured out that politicians lie.
    I never had considered this, so I googled lying politicians and got 26,600,000 hits.
    He listed what he considers lots of lies and half truths told by politicians. I’m sure it’s just a coincidence that all his examples were Democrats.

  • Letter: Political corruption has metastasized

    James McManus talks of anti-Hillary “drivel” in your Aug. 10 paper. What a joke! He should have read his own article. Talk about drivel!
    I’d list all the lies and corruption of his idol Hillary, but why take up the whole paper. Besides, one who doesn’t want to see, can’t be made to see.
    There’s plenty of government people who belong in jail, but what’s keeping them out is called corruption. It has metastasized into the norm in both parties. It’s people with blinders, like Mr. McManus, that let it keep growing.

  • Column: Listen as Clinton parses words on Comey’s e-mail testimony

    At a hearing in early July, members of Congress asked FBI Director James Comey why he had not recommended indicting Hillary Clinton for mishandling classified information in her e-mails.
    Comey said he didn’t believe Clinton’s reckless, negligent handling of e-mails – his description – rose to the level of lawbreaking. He was asked if Clinton had lied to the FBI during its investigation, which would have been a federal crime in itself. No, he said.

  • Column: Finally, Phil Noble and I can agree on something

    I would first like to congratulate Phil Noble for Sunday’s article headlined “Buckets of highway money, corruption aplenty.”
    Mr. Noble has written many articles that my neighbors and myself read and question where he is coming from. However, this one article gives me some encouragement for his future writings.
    I am a registered Republican but vote according to the person in question.
    From 1960 through 2012, I demonstrated, sold and trained customers with the use of high-quality measuring tools in the South.

  • Letter: Truth suffers when perception is reality

    Parrots only repeat what they hear. They do not know or need any facts about the things they hear and repeat.
    Greg Summers’ great news report on the Let’s Talk forum in Lancaster confirms this truth.
    The Black Lives Matter crowd has created a narrative and refuses to allow facts to enter the discussion. Our local citizens and their leaders also do not want the truth to enter their discussions. They repeat only the narrative that the TV news reports.

  • Letter: Set aside Trump’s behavior problems

    The case against Donald Trump can be summarized as follows:
    He is a “mouthy” New Yorker.    He is rude. He doesn’t listen to advice. He is not a true Republican. He is a loose cannon. We just don’t like him. His hair is disgraceful.
    I think we can ignore the last two charges.
    As to the others, here are some thoughts to put them in perspective.
    Don’t ignore the message because of the messenger. His message resonates with a large number of Americans, so deserves to be considered.

  • Letter: U.S. has never been so divided

    I have never seen America – that’s every town and state – in such a warring way. No one seems happy. They are all mad.
    Do you not see this? Turn on your local TV station and see all the horror in your own town. It’ll scare you!
    There is no unity. America has never been so divided.
    Don’t blame Donald Trump. This has happened under Democrats. Phil Noble, y’all were going to unify us. What happened?

  • Column: Now’s the time to help lawns recover from summer stress

    As summer fades into fall, it’s time to help lawns recover from summer stress and prepare for the winter ahead.

    Keep mowing your lawn as long as it continues to grow. Grow cool-season grasses like bluegrass, fescue and ryegrass, and you want it 2 1/2 to 3 1/2 inches tall. Warm-season grasses like Bermuda, carpetgrass, centipede and zoysia should be grown at 1 to 2 inches tall while St. Augustine should a bit higher, 2 to 3 inches, for best results.