Today's Opinions

  • 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

  • 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.