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Today's Opinions

  • Letter: Voters do not need Bickford’s approval

    The dangerous thing about Sheila Bickford’s letter, “Reader disgusted by Trump’s campaign,” is that she believes people (T-shirted women, Lancaster pastor, elected representatives, office seekers) should not vote for candidates unless she, Ms. Bickford, approves of them.

    Laura Landgraff
    Indian Land

  • Column: Mulvaney lacks empathy required of leaders

    I have often played Monday morning quarterback after seeing one of my favorite teams lose a game when a coach calls a play I disagree with or watching a quarterback make an errant throw. I make these criticisms with an unmistakable certainty that the outcome would have been different if only I would have been the decision-maker instead of the other person.

  • Candidate Column: Newton: Here's my agenda

    It has almost been a year now since I decided to run for the State House District 45 seat. Running for the S.C. House has been one of the most enjoyable and rewarding experiences of my life. Getting out to talk with people about their dreams and aspirations for Lancaster County and South Carolina is something I will always cherish and it’s something I look forward to doing more of should you elect me as your next state representative.
    Better roads

  • Column: We must see past political parties

    I have watched both presidential debates, listened each
    day to CNN, Fox News and MSNBC.
    As a pastor who was created by God to be African-American, I have become utterly disgusted as well as enlightened by this presidential election process. It has shown the ignorance, brokenness, hypocrisy and unresolved issues of race relations in our country and unfortunately in my city. It has shown the power of media to “spin” facts and confuse voters.

  • Letter: Worst presidential year I have seen

    What is our world coming to?
    We have young men killing one another, police officers shooting citizens, citizens shooting police officers. We have people living in poverty, and Lancaster County has a homeless population that no one even notices.
    Drugs and violence have sucked the life out of our communities, and people are losing their jobs and their homes, or struggling to make ends meet working more than one job. We have countries getting the upper hand on us. We have terrorism running rampant.

  • Letter: Fran Person gets this farmer’s vote

    Mick Mulvaney has enjoyed a six-year vacation in Washington, D.C., and it is time he returns home! His plan is to move into the governor’s office in two years anyway.
    He cannot show one thing that he has accomplished for this state and, worse, he has voted against our military’s budget. Mulvaney says he voted against a defense bill because it was a terrible bargain and that he has encouraged Republicans to freeze or reduce defense spending.

  • Letter: Founders fireworks was unconscionable

    Shame on Founders Federal Credit Union.
    To end your Employee Appreciation Celebration at 9 p.m. on an October Saturday night in the City of Lancaster with a fireworks display – not firecrackers or sparklers, but loud, explosive booms that shook the house – is unconscionable. Really!

  • Letter: Harris gets support for city council seat

    I am writing to support Jackie Harris for reelection to Lancaster City Council District 3.
    I have known Mrs. Harris since our childhood, tirelessly riding our bikes up and down Clinton Avenue and singing in the youth choir at Mt. Zion AME Zion Church. As time transitioned us into adulthood, her passion for children, families and the community led her to become the civil servant she now is.