Today's Opinions

  • Thank those who served; honor those who sacrificed

    Each year we celebrate a holiday known as Memorial Day. It is the day, when we, as Americans, pay tribute to the many men and women who paid the ultimate price for the freedom we so often take for granted.
    In Washington, D.C., there are walls of marble and granite that hold hundreds of chiseled names as a reminder of the men and women who paid freedom’s price with their lives. They did it willingly, without forethought or hesitation, so our children and their children’s children may continue to live in a free society as a free people.

  • Don’t throw stones if you live in glass houses

    In a desperate attempt to find something disparaging about Mitt Romney’s personal life, the Democrats had to go all the way back to his high school days – almost 50 years ago. What they came up with was a highly questionable allegation about a hazing incident in which Romney was supposed to have cut the bleached, blonde hair of a gay high school classmate.

  • Logan helped save local soldier’s life

    “Short days ago; We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow; Loved and were loved, and now we lie…in fields and oceans all about the world.” (With credit and respect to the late Lt. Col John McCrae)
    Flags carefully placed along streets, freshly polished monuments and markers, neatly mown grass where the fallen now silently lie – the almost antiseptic appearance belies the horrors that brought those who sacrificed their most precious gift to their final resting place.

  • Left all about corruption

  • State should add expunged candidates back to ballot

    To err is human: Most of us do make honest mistakes without intention of breaking the law.  Such is in the case of the Lancaster District 44 candidates Bob Cook and Joseph Coy. Since the state recognizes there was no criminal intent and the error occurred in the timing of the filing of their financial statements, there was no word or hint of cover-up or falsification.

  • Need to ban stupid laws, enforce those in place now

  • Dream Team fundraiser set for June 23

    The Dream Team Foundation is planning its second annual charity event and fundraiser from 6:30 to 11:30 p.m. June 23 at the Lancaster Moose Lodge. Tickets are $35 per person.
    The Dream Team Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization in Lancaster. We offer free sports programs for special-needs children between the ages of 6-21. Our 2012-13 sports season will offer baseball, basketball and soccer.

  • U.S. can look overseas for success of austerity

    Is Rudy Schmidt, who wrote “Obama surrounds himself with communists, socialists, Muslims” in the May 6 edition of The Lancaster News, still living in the 1950s? McCarthyism is dead.