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Today's Opinions

  • Column: Give Trump time to prove his leadership

    Donald Trump has taken the oath of office to serve this great country as our commander in chief. The next chapter of American political history has begun.
    The country will begin to move in a different direction from that of the past eight years. President Trump has made many promises of the changes he will implement as he leads our nation. There are those who are in total agreement with the changes he has enumerated, and then there are those who adamantly oppose those changes.

  • Letter: Medical marijuana is a dangerous idea

    It was shocking to read in The Lancaster News  that Rep. Mandy Powers Norrell (D-44) is supporting a bill in the state legislature to legalize medical marijuana. (She called it medical cannabis but that definition is the same as marijuana.)
    Doesn’t she know that marijuana is a gateway drug? Doesn’t she know the medical attachment is just a step in the legalization of its use?

  • Letter: Thank you to staff at Youth Innovations

    This is a letter of appreciation to recognize the great efforts of those at the Youth Innovations after-school program.
    My granddaughter is a participant in the program, and she also suffers from a seizure disorder that often causes her to miss school and makes learning a bit more challenging at times. My granddaughter has been attending the after-school program since October 2016, and has made the A-B Honor Roll every reporting period since.

  • Letter: Salute to Phil Noble for Obama column

    Thank you, Phil Noble, for such an uplifting article in Friday’s paper, “Final salute to a president I believed in.”  There was not a mean-spirited word in it.

    Clara Starnes
    Lancaster

  • Letter: Good for you, Phil Noble, but not those D.C. protesters!

    I am responding to Phil Noble’s Jan. 20 column about meeting that skinny black guy with big ears, and also responding to the circus in Washington on Saturday.
    Phil, never apologize for meeting your friend Barack Obama.
    You had been praying for this man to come along since you were 9 years old. And God does answer prayers. I think it’s beautiful that you had always wanted to meet someone like him.

  • Column: What S.C. loses if Obamacare dies

    This week we are observing Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday. Many of us are celebrating by defending the Affordable Care Act , our nation’s attempt to end discrimination against people who are born sick, or get sick.
    King once said, “Of all the forms of inequality, injustice in health care is the most shocking and inhumane.”

  • Column: Dr. Walker offers weak arguments defending Trump

    This letter is in response to Brooks Walker’s Jan. 18 column entitled “Give Trump a chance, don’t disrupt government.”
    Dr. Walker states that Trump has been called a xenophobe, a racist and a bigot.

  • Letter: Wilma’s 2017 agenda: Skunk coat, Elvis cake, trip to Kentucky ark

    I was sitting in my kitchen thanking the Lord that we didn’t have the skunks during the holidays, when my friend Barbara Williams called and wanted to bring me an Elvis Presley cake for New Year’s.
    This was the Friday before New Year’s. She said she saw the skunk story in the paper. (Editor’s note: We reran Wilma’s original skunk letter in a year-end package as one of our favorites of 2016.)