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Today's Opinions

  • Please don’t believe in everything GOP says


    Tony Boswell

    In response to Franklin Whittlesey’s guest column on Jan. 11,  Mr. Whittlesey is at it again. The truth has never gotten in the way of him making whatever arguments he chooses.

  • Parents should take care of children’s needs first

    To all parents – young and old – our children should be our priority. Parents should not do things we don’t want our children to do. Put God first in our lives, then our children.
    We shouldn’t be eating out and going on shopping sprees, while our children sit at home hungry and wearing hand-me-down clothes.
    Patricia Thompson
    Lancaster

  • Don’t force Catholics to pay for unwanted contraceptives

    In response to Maureen Pizzo’s letter in last week’s paper, I realize people cannot always get health care.
    However, what about Planned Parenthood, where I believe contraceptives and morning-after pills were always available free?
    President Barack Obama wants to enforce his decision of Catholic institutions being forced to cover these contraceptives when it is against the precepts we believe.

  • Left-leaning media only does bogus reporting

    As I look back throughout my 75 years on earth, what a drastic change I have experienced. In my early years, Dick Tracy was one of my favorite cartoon characters. He had a television and telephone on his wrist. At that time, we didn’t even have a TV in our house, but there was one in the window at the corner store. It was a 12-inch model.

  • Letter to U.S. Rep. Mulvaney on birth control compromise 

    I am a Roman Catholic from St.Matthew’s parish in Charlotte and a registered nurse with almost 50 years in the health profession. I’m OK with the compromise.

  • Coach Wells deserving of Shrine Bowl honor

    Come mid-December, Buford High School head football coach Mike Wells is in for a real gridiron treat.
    Wells, a veteran of 28 years in prep coaching, will experience one of the top benefits of being a high school football coach in the Carolinas as the Whare Shoals native will serve as a coach on the S.C. Shrine Bowl staff.
    The Shrine Bowl is the annual all-star football game, which features the top senior players in the Carolinas.

  • FOI bills deserves support by House

    A bill that would allow South Carolinians to get copies of public documents faster and less expensively is heading to the full House of Representatives for consideration.
    It represents significant progress for open government and would be the first step in improving the state’s Freedom of Information Act since 2003.

  • Unseemly blame-shifting on rising gasoline prices

    One of the tightropes politicians walk is finding ways to take credit for things that go right, while blaming opponents for things that go wrong.
    And before I go any further, let me acknowledge upfront that this time-honored tradition isn’t specific to either political party.
    But President Barack Obama and his re-election campaign organization have stretched their credibility pretty thin with their recent attempt to pin the blame for rising gas prices on the tea party movement.