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Today's Opinions

  • Letter: Gun-violence cartoon disgusting

    The cartoon about gun violence in the Jan. 10 Lancaster News is one of  the most disgusting ones I have ever seen. It perpetuates lies and shows  disrespect for people who have died from gun violence.
    You have published  mostly bad cartoons for the past five years.
    You have hit a new low with this  one.

    Jennifer Jewett
    Lancaster

  • Letter: Those to our north, living in Camelot

    Some of us poor Southerners figure most of the residents of Camelot, aka Indian Land, hail from places way off.  We know they are accustomed to having just about everything like the area they so desperately abandoned for Carolina’s sunny shores.
    To be honest, most folk are welcomed, but it sorta sticks in our craw when we hear such a commotion about the lack of refinements they gave up to come South. Now some of you residents are ready to “incorporate.”  Which roughly translates to “doing it your way.”

  • Letter: Is America destined for biblical flooding?

    I have been doing some serious thinking.
    According to our maps, the world is over two-thirds water. Here lately it is raining so much that it is flooding.
    When Jesus flooded the world in Noah’s days, it was for 40 days and 40 nights.
    I know Jesus’ promise of a rainbow assures us that the world will not be flooded again, and Jesus cannot lie.
    But could America see mass flooding?

  • Letter: Hillary Clinton will be education president for all

    Hillary Clinton will be the education president we need. She knows that the Zip code you’re born in shouldn’t be the deciding factor in the quality of your education. Every child in our country deserves a world-class education.
    Hillary has been working to make our school system better since her days in Arkansas, and now she’s trying to make college affordable for every student across the country. With her plan, no student will have to borrow money to get a higher education and pursue his or her dreams.

  • Column: All retailers must play on level sales-tax field

    A sale is a sale, no matter where it takes place. Whether at a brick-and-mortar store or an online retailer, any sale should be subject to the same rules.
    Ever since Amazon.com opened its Lexington County distribution center and negotiated a sales tax exemption in 2011, the online retail giant has had a government-sanctioned advantage over South Carolina’s brick-and-mortar retailers. This four-year advantage expired on December 31, 2015, and the S.C. Retail Association and its member companies celebrate a level playing field.

  • Column: How to plug ‘Charleston Loophole’

    Back in the late 1990s, my company developed the first Internet strategy for the Ministry of Health in Australia. In all honesty, we really didn’t know much about what we were doing, but I learned one thing: with technology, the right incentives and political leadership, big changes are possible.
    Here’s the story. In the early 1990s, I met a young member of the Australian Parliament named Michael Wooldridge. He was a brain surgeon who gave it up for politics. He quickly rose through the ranks and became minister of health.

  • Letter: The whole world has gone nuts!

    Bruce Jenner, a man, is “woman of the year.” Transgender. We have Rachel Dolezal, a white woman, who identifies herself as black. Transracial.
    Then there is Jewel Shuping, who blinded herself so she could be in tune with her body. Transabled. Then there’s Gary Matthews, aka “Boomer,” who believes he’s a dog. Trans-species.

  • Letter: Thanks for donating to holiday campaign

    I am truly grateful to the community for generously supporting the abused and neglected children and adults served through the Lancaster County Department of Social Services.
    Because of your endless efforts, the Lancaster County Outreach Project Annual Holiday Giving Campaign and FALLing into Winter: Coat Drive were both a complete success. Generous contributions have given our clients not only material items but also the gift of kindness.