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Today's Opinions

  • Interest stirring in Senate 16 race

    Who would have guessed it? Not us. We had no idea so many people would be interested in the District 16 state Senate seat when it came open after Mick Mulvaney’s election to the 5th District U.S. congressional seat in November.
    But interest it has stirred.
    Seven candidates – five Republicans, a Democrat and a Libertarian – have filed for the post.
    Mulvaney, a Republican businessman from Indian Land, vacated his Senate seat in December as he was preparing to take his seat in Congress. Mulvaney was sworn into office earlier this month.

  • Woman grateful for man’s help

    I went outside about noon on Jan. 14 to get my newspaper out of the box. There was ice on my ramp and I couldn’t get back in the house. There was a young man driving a S.C. Department of Transportation truck who saw my struggling and stopped to help me.
    I didn’t get his name, but I want to say a big thank you to him. He was so nice and helpful. People do care.

    T. Craig
    Heath Springs
     

  • To politicize shooting is unthinkable

    With this horrible shooting in Arizona the left has come out again and is showing its true, disgusting nature. They have come out and have tried to show a connection to Sarah Palin, and the tea party. This is insanity. There is no connection between these two and this sick demented person.

  • Shooting an example of government dissatisfaction

    The shooting of a congresswoman in Arizona is the latest episode of an individual’s dissatisfaction with government. The media, able to produce an analyst at the sound of a shot, is quick to label the cause, be it the president, a former governor or White House wannabe down to the guy at the convenience store who raises the price of regular gasoline because some oil company executive needs to sweeten his bottom line.

  • Mulvaney at forefront of incivility

    Trust The Lancaster News to turn the Tucson, Ariz., tragedy into another feel-good moment for U.S. Rep. Mick Mulvaney.
    In an article on Jan. 12, Mulvaney claimed to be shocked by the carnage that resulted in six deaths, including a federal judge and a 9-year-old, and 14 injuries, including the critical wounding of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords.
    In truth, Mulvaney has been at the forefront of the terrible incivility in politics that may have contributed to the Arizona attack.

  • Rollings a strong advocate for vets

    Lancaster County veterans lost a true ally earlier this month when George Rollings died after a courageous battle with cancer.
    Rollings served as the Lancaster County Veterans Affairs Officer from 1988 to 1995. He followed on the heels of the late Ward Faulkenberry, so he had some big shoes to fill, but he handled his duties well.
    Even after serving his time with the VA office in Lancaster County, Rollings was a frequent visitor to the office as he wanted to help in any way he could. When his time was up in leading the VA office, he stayed active.

  • 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.