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Today's Opinions

  • Learn about government by attending meetings

    Douglas Young said in his Feb. 22 column, “What is J.R. Wilt’s solution to criminal justice problem?,” that he does not see the solution to the problem posed by the serious underfunding of the sheriff’s and solicitor’s budgets for the 2015 county budget.

    It seems obvious to me that a problem caused by underfunding is solved by the restoration of the missing funding.

    Mr. Young then asserts that the reason for the underfunding is that County Council lacks money.

  • Walker should run for vice president

    I perused the the Feb. 22 editorial page to see who was hating the president and Brooks Walker didn’t disappoint.

    Mr. Walker seems to have things figured out. I wish he would run for office and give us the benefit of his wisdom and knowledge.

    We can argue about the economy, employment, and terrorism, yet the one thing that there is no argument over is the fact that Mr. Obama is living in Mr. Walker’s head rent free.

  • Witherspoon’s quiet words difused a scary situation

    It was a time when we considered folks who broke the law suspects, not people of interest. It was a time when we got out of Ford LTDs instead of exiting our SUVs, when we carried revolvers and six extra bullets in our right pocket.

    It was the mid to late 1970s on a block of downtown the police department and citizens called “back street.”

  • Time to love country more than Obama

    I would like to respond to Michael Jedson’s letter, “Facts, without the whining and ranting,” in the Feb. 1 edition of The Lancaster News.

    Why do Democrats and supporters keep repeating talking points and calling them facts when anyone who can add two plus two or use the Internet can debunk these myths?

    I apologize in advance if this sounds like an insult, it is not my intention to disparage you personally, but your so-called facts would be almost laughable if they were not so tragic for so many in this country.

  • What is J.R. Wilt’s solution to criminal justice problem?

    I must be suffering from some new eyesight malady. Despite peering at it quite carefully, squinting mightily and blinking several times, I could not find in the Feb. 11 column of J.R. Wilt any proposed solution.

    I know it must be there, because certainly Mr. Wilt did not write in simply to complain.

  • Writer challenges Jedson’s ‘facts’ about Obama

    Wow, I’m at a loss for words in response to Michael Jedson’s Feb. 1 letter, “Facts, without the whining and ranting.”

    I mean the way you defend what is arguably the worst performing six years of economic history in America. Where have you been for six years?

  • Senate rules trump all?

    Stop me if you’ve heard this excuse before.

  • SC State: Fix it, don’t kill it

    Let’s begin with the obvious: South Carolina State is a mess. No, it’s way beyond a mess; it is on life support and its very existence is in grave danger.

    But it can be fixed and, in fact, the solution is fairly straightforward. It’s not rocket science; if GM can go from the brink of extinction to making a profit in less than 24 months, then SC State’s problems can be solved.