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Today's Opinions

  • Clear up tea party myths

    For months, various liberal media outlets have published attacks against the tea party, arguing that the tea party does not follow the Constitution. In fact, many of these attacks have argued that members of the tea party apparently have not even read the Constitution.
    These attacks can be explained in that members of the tea party do not espouse the long-standing position of the liberal left that government is the solution to every problem.
    First, we are told the tea party is against laws that provide for the general welfare.

  • Barnes’ state honor reflects his qualities

    December proved to be a marvelous month for the Lancaster County Parks and Recreation Commission.
    In the first weekend of the month, LCPRC saw a pair of youth soccer teams capture state championships at the Manchester Meadows Soccer Complex in Rock Hill. A third county youth all-star soccer team earned recognition with a state tournament consolation victory for a third-place finish.
    Those splendid showings would be enough, but in the week to follow, the LCPRC reaped another coveted state honor.

  • Jumping to conclusions

     

  • Remember Dr. Martin Luther King’s message

    It is hard to believe that there was so much violence surrounding an effort to promote racial justice and equality for people, not only in the United States, but throughout the world. However, the battle did just that.

    The violence prevailed even though Martin Luther King Jr. advocated nonviolence while promoting his mission of equal rights for everyone. King’s and the effort of many others paid off with the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

  • Welcome to Obamacare

    Welcome to Obamacare 

    In response to Angelo Constantine’s letter asking why the state will no longer pay Medicare premiums for seniors: Welcome to Obamacare!

     

    Linda Malick

     Indian Land  

  • State won’t pay Medicare premiums for seniors

    State won’t pay Medicare premiums for seniors 

    I recently received a letter from the Social Security Administration. 

    The first paragraph says it all: “The state of South Carolina will no longer pay your Medicare medical insurance premiums after December 2010. You must pay the premiums beginning January 2011.”

  • Historical two weeks in state and nation

    History is what we’re seeing as new elected leaders on the federal and state level begin their terms in office.

    Last week, history was made in the Congress when 94 newly elected members of the U.S. House of Representatives, including Indian Land businessman Mick Mulvaney, were sworn into office.

  • In 2011, let’s change S.C. government

    It’s often said that the New Year is a time for new beginnings, an opportunity for fresh starts. Typically we vow to exercise more, eat less, spend a little less time at work, develop new skills or set some other worthy goal.
    For South Carolina’s elected leaders, perhaps the New Year presents us an opportunity to step back, reflect on the true meaning of public service and evaluate how we can make our state a better place to live.