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Today's Opinions

  • Do not underestimate S.C; it can choose leaders

    South Carolina has always been the first in the South to lead. We have never allowed other states to dictate our resolve and we have always been ready to defend it.
    One need only to remember the American Revolution, when the British thought South Carolina would be an easy fight:
    Ten British ships with 318 cannon opened fire on a tiny fort in Charleston called Fort Moultrie.
    Inside were just 344 Continental soldiers with a handful of militia, 30 cannons and a number of South Carolina’s best sharpshooters.

  • Romney has not served this nation well

    I would urge anyone who is considering voting for Mitt Romney to go online and watch the video describing his time as CEO of a private equity firm that bought up and sold off small plants and factories (go to www.winningourfuture.com ).

  • Congress needs to do what’s best for country, not itself

    As our society becomes more apathetic, due to our government looking out for themselves and not the people of the United States, we will see the country and society become less able to handle or solve its problems.
    I just read that the “Super Committee” couldn’t come to an agreement on what or where to cut spending to get to the $1.2 trillion they were expected to achieve, so they just go on to say they can’t settle this and walk away from their responsibility to the country.

  • While not perfect, Gingrich is the most qualified

    Newt Gingrich is by no means the perfect presidential candidate, having made mistakes in both his political and personal life. But he’s straightforward enough to admit it, going so far as to say he was wrong and just plain stupid in some cases, and trying to explain his position in others.
    Out of all the candidates, he is by far the most qualified person to be our next president.

  • Don’t forget to go vote in primary tomorrow

    Tomorrow, registered voters across the state will be able to exercise one of the most precious privileges democracy grants us – the opportunity to determine who will represent them in their government.
    And though local voters have no local contests to decide, the first-in-the-South Republican primary will determine who will be on the Republican presidential ticket this fall.
    Voters will choose between these GOP presidential hopefuls:
    u Former U.S. Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich
    u Texas Congressman Ron Paul
    u Texas Gov. Rick Perry

  • Community newspapers strengthen hometowns

    In Pickens County, the local Meals on Wheels program announced in early January that it’s teaming up with another organization to prepare emergency food packages for homebound people in case inclement weather creates hazardous driving conditions, which prevent Meals on Wheels volunteers from being able to deliver food, according to the Pickens Sentinel.

  • Climate change costs you

    What do cars, computer hard drives, hamburgers, chocolate, coffee, peanut butter, wine cotton tee shirts and Kentucky bourbon have in common? They’re all likely to cost more in coming months and years for the same reason: climate change.
    Globalization has brought us many wonderful things, like cheap jeans and bananas in February. But lately, the global economy is taking a hit from global warming, as extreme weather increases the price and decreases availability of United States imports and domestic goods.

  • Our View: Candidates should court all voters, not just older ones

    The Republican primary season is in high gear in South Carolina, evidenced both by the number of campaign signs popping up like mushrooms in area yards and the number of presidential hopefuls racing around the state.
    This week, GOP presidential hopeful Texas Gov. Rick Perry made two stops in Lancaster County – both to talk with senior voters. He stopped Tuesday morning at Sun City Carolina Lakes, where he spoke at the Lake House, then stopped to have lunch with the Retired Council of the Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce at Charley’s Cafe.