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Today's Opinions

  • Democrats legacy is broken-record responses

    Not wishing to belabor the issue, but I wish to thank The Lancaster News for publishing the rebuttal of Michael Jedson “Democrats protect all Americans,” on June 1 as it proves my points quite well concerning Democrats – broken-record responses and low-information voters. He needs to be addressed.

  • Verify facts before stating them

    This is a response to John P. Lage’s article entitled, ”Tea party believes in the Constitution,” in the May 21 edition of the Lancaster News. His article responded to an article, “Tea Party Demise,” written by me, Michael Jedson, published, which was retitled by the editor as “According to polls, tea party’s demise is obvious.” Part of the original article was edited also.

  • Lage questions Taylor’s points

    Carolyn Taylor, I’m still trying to figure out what points you were trying to reference about my tea party letter in your column, “Constitution more than ‘just piece of paper’”in the June 18 edition of The Lancaster News.

  • Don’t litter, drive posted speed limit

    John A. Delfausse’s letter “Consider roundabouts instead of intersections” in the June 11 edition of The Lancaster News,reflects his concern for beauty and orderly flow of traffic through Indian Land. Who is gonna teach the  driving public to maneuver on a roundabout? A roundabout is a stationary merry-go-round and drivers have to exit sometime into the flow of heavy through traffic. Much like the fear you have when a vehicle is merging from a ramp without regard to the posted “Yield” sign. Sure hope the guy riding your bumper is alert.

  • Ethics reform bill makes final stretch

    The string of headlines on ethics issues over the past six years means the time has come to strengthen our laws. Recently, the House put the finishing touches on a bi-partisan Ethics Reform Act that passed 110-0. A true recounting of this issue would take many pages, so here are a few of the major reforms our Ethics Reform Act fixes:

    Independent

    investigations

  • Is S.C. Legislature a ‘den of thieves?’

    Exactly 40 years ago this summer, a brash 36-year-old reformer running for governor called the state Senate “a den of thieves.” A majority of Democratic voters agreed with him, and Charles D. “Pug” Ravenel won the primary to become the Democratic Party’s nominee.

  • Just how widespread is public corruption in S.C.?

    After six years of peeling back layers of our corrupt state government, nothing should surprise us.

    And yet Judge Casey Manning’s ruling was still a shock – it didn’t seem possible for a judge to shut down a grand jury investigation into alleged corruption by the speaker of the house and argue that Bobby Harrell’s staff and colleagues on the House Ethics Committee must first decide if he had committed a crime.

    But it happened.

  • Time a deciding factor?

    “Let’s pass the law even though we know we do not like all that is in it. Then we can clean it up and change the areas that concern us through amendments immediately after,” said one Lancaster County Council member.