Today's Opinions

  • AJ's game plan the right move

    Andrew Jackson High School recently had to drop back and punt, regarding the Volunteers’ coaching vacancy.

    Thrown for a loss late in the game, AJ’s pressing challenge was to salvage the situation as best it could.

    Given the situation, AJ officials got off a boomer to get back in the game.

    In case you missed the latest saga in the AJ football situation, as the 2009-10 school term wound to a close, school officials were faced with the unexpected situation of filling the school’s football coaching vacancy.

  • Only tax cuts produce real growth

    The 8 a.m. Econ 101 class that many of us skipped had some very valuable information in its lesson. It would help explain why we are headed to an economic collapse which I believe will arrive next year.

    If you get your news and information from some talking head on TV, you are misinformed and uninformed.

    The nine states without an income tax are growing faster than the nine states with the highest income tax rates. To quote Gomer Pyle, “Surprise! Surprise!”

  • Enough talk: Now it's time for action

    We’ve lit candles. We’ve held press conferences. We’ve asked for peace and cooperation from the pulpits. Now what? We’ve acknowledged that there is an increasing amount of violence.

    And that violence has taken the lives of several people just in the last few months. The most recent victim was 3-year-old Jaylen Jackson. Jaylen apparently got caught in the crossfire of a gunfight.

  • Community garden owes success to many

    The Lancaster County Community Garden Council would like to acknowledge and thank the individuals and groups who support the Lancaster County community garden. Thank you, Ben and Susan Snipes and the Carolinas Cowboy Church for opening the 2010 season with an old-fashioned mule plow day.

    Thanks to Pastor Jack Nunn and his wife, Pat, and Carolinas Cowboy Church, Lisa and Wayne Jordan and their son, Alston, Melton “Hoot” Gibson, Don Walters, Bud Limas, Frank Burgos, Jimmy Blackmon, J.L. Sandifer and Shelby Caldwell for making plow day a tremendous success.

  • Have a safe, fun summer

    Every year about this time, we wish our readers a happy summer, but we also like to remind you to be careful when you’re out having fun. Much of the advice we give, you’ve surely heard many, many times before.

    Wear sunscreen when you’re outside. Sunburns not only cause temporary pain, but can lead to skin cancer later on.

  • Supreme Court should include miltary veteran


  • Press should be free

    If a recently released Federal Trade Commission discussion draft entitled, “Potential Policy Recommendations to Support the Reinvention of Journalism,” should ever actually be adopted as law, the press will no longer be free, in any sense of the word.

  • Writer: House criminals in nursing homes

    I think senior citizens should be housed in jails and criminals in nursing homes. This way the senior citizens would have access to showers, hobbies and walks.

    They’d receive unlimited free prescriptions, dental and medical treatment, and they’d receive money instead of paying it out. They would have constant video monitoring, so they could be helped instantly if they fell or needed assistance. Bedding would be washed twice a week and all clothing would be ironed and returned to them.