Today's Opinions

  • Writer encourages voters to hear Payne’s views

    Since the beginning of our country, we have had a political system that has had its share of problems. Whether it was with race, age or sex, we have made it somewhat of a habit to exclude voters in the past.
    We have also had various fights about what exactly defines a voter, and how old one must be to vote. Since 1971, people gain their enfranchisement at the age of 18, and since then, younger voters have often misused this power.

  • Truesdale true champ in athletics

    It’s been quite a senior year for Indian Land High School star athlete Rondreas Truesdale.
    The record-setting quarterback produced a stellar football season, leading the Warriors to a 7-4 mark and a second straight home berth in the Class AA Upper State playoffs.
    He led the state in rushing 2,210 yards and scored 37 touchdowns this season.
    Truesdale also became the fifth Warriors’ player to earn selection to the annual North-South All-Star football game at Myrtle Beach last December.

  • Contraception debate shows how far our government has drifted

    Has there ever been a bigger example of an over-reaching federal government than the recent dispute in Washington over contraceptives?
    In February, the Obama administration unveiled a mandate for employers and insurance companies to cover the cost of contraceptives for women. The mandate is part of Obamacare, the sweeping overhaul, or as many people call it, the government takeover of health care.

  • Leaders need to understand what makes America great

    I would like to respond to S.R. Marshall’s letter, “Congress interested in obstruction, not governance,” in the Feb. 5 edition of The Lancaster News.

  • We need health-care changes, but not Obamacare

    I can understand letter writer and nurse Maureen Pizzo’s concerns about health care, being as close to it as she is. However I have to disagree with her on Obamacare. We do not need more than 2,600 pages and the hiring of thousands of costly new future pensioned bureaucrats and IRS agents to improve health care. Hundreds of pages of this bill have nothing to do with health care and everything to do with another government takeover. One article I read highlighted that Romneycare is just 70 pages.

  • Birth-control compromise is just a shell game

    Does Maureen Pizzo, who wrote “Letter to U.S. Rep. Mulvaney on birth control compromise” in last week’s paper, really believe “The employer is not even involved” as a result of this compromise?
    Does she really think the insurance companies are going to provide free contraceptives out of the goodness of their hearts?
    The “compromise” is merely a shell game that will still result in religious employers paying for contraceptives as the insurance companies will ultimately pass the costs on to them.

  • 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