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Today's Opinions

  • Column: Chamber: Local races, alcohol vote deserve close attention Nov. 8

    The Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce co-sponsored two candidate forums this year, featuring candidates for local races including Lancaster City Council District 3, Lancaster County sheriff, S.C. House District 45 and U.S. House District 5.

    Certainly, most people have been paying close attention to the presidential race, whether they wanted to or not. It has truly been hard to avoid.

  • Letter: Newcomer says thank you for solid political coverage

    I want to say “well done” for the paper you are producing. We just moved to the area from California four months ago, so I am trying to learn as much as I can about the local area socially, financially and politically.

    Your presentation of the debate/forum regarding the candidates for various local offices was a huge assistance for me in the upcoming election to learn more about local offices and candidates. 

  • Candidate Column: Mainstream conservatives must look for a new party

    The leaders of the Republican Party forfeited its future when they allowed Donald Trump and his radical-right followers to hijack their party, and America won’t know the future of its partisan politics until after the election. Political pundits predict that Hillary Clinton will be elected president despite her unpopularity, and that the Republican Party will be left in disarray.  

  • Candidate Column: In judging public servants, syntax isn’t that important

    I would like to comment on an article in Wednesday’s Lancaster News entitled “Harris, Blackmon discuss city’s finances, crime, business climate.”
    As I said on Oct. 24 during the forum, running for city council again was a hard decision for me to make. Maya Angelou stated, “A bird doesn’t sing because it has an answer. It sings because it has a song.”

  • Column: I’m outraged about all the moral outrage

    Welcome to the new age of moral outrage! I have been listening to various news shows, and all are caught up in the various scandals of the hour.
    Trump has taken center stage for his womanizing, while Hillary hides behind various network apologists for her revelations through WikiLeaks. The other two candidates are not outrageous enough to warrant notice, even though Johnson’s involvement with the marijuana industry would have been a big story a few years ago, but there seems to be no interest today.

  • Letter: ‘Clinton has no regard for human life’

    In response to Sheila Bickford’s letter last week, “Reader disgusted by Trump’s campaign,” she said that a minister put his conservative views over his moral values, but I beg to disagree. Hillary Clinton has no regard for human life with her stand on abortion.
    As for the bullying and abuse, that is caused by the way the children are being raised today and the fact that liberals will not allow just punishment for fear of not being politically correct.

  • Letter: Neither candidate can claim high morals

    While I share one of your recent readers’ concerns about the outrageous behavior of Donald Trump, I disagree with the idea that voting for Donald Trump is putting conservative views ahead of moral conscience.
    In this election, there is no candidate who can claim the moral high ground. Hillary Clinton has been shown to be a habitual liar incapable of telling the truth. She has engaged in influence pedaling and serious duplicity in her public life. If there was ever any doubt, the WikiLeaked emails settled that.

  • Letter: Apple doesn’t fall far from the tree

    Mr. McCoy, I read where you said Williford Faile hired his son Barry at the sheriff’s office. Williford was a great sheriff.
    You know they say the apple doesn’t fall too far from the tree. Williford was a proven leader, and so is Barry.
    Mr. McCoy, you talk a good fight, but talk will not get the job done. You can’t solve crime with talk.
    If you want a proven leader that will get the job done, vote Barry Faile.

    Carl M. Miles
    Lancaster