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Today's Opinions

  • Letter: Pope will do what he says

    After considering all the candidates running to replace Mick Mulvaney in the 5th Congressional District, I have selected Tommy Pope.
    Tommy has always done exactly what he said he would do, and I am extremely confident he will continue the same work in Washington.
    I have followed Tommy’s career for many years. He has always been a man of integrity and conviction. Whether in the courtroom as our solicitor or in the State House as our representative, he has always worked hard to protect York County and South Carolina.  

  • Letter: I pick Parnell for education stance

    As a resident of the 5th Congressional District, I am writing to express my full support for Democrat Archie Parnell.
    I was born and raised in South Carolina. I went to public schools – K-12 in Columbia, then higher education at Midlands Tech, Clemson, USC and Charleston Southern. I teach in the state’s public education system.

  • Column: S.C. choice: Ideology or better roads

    For the last several years, plans to properly fund the maintenance and expansion of our state’s roads have been short-circuited in the S.C. Senate by road-plan opponents.
    Due to their stubbornness, only piecemeal solutions – the legislative equivalent of I-95’s stop-and-go traffic – have been advanced.

  • Column: Call me bleeding-heart conservative

    I was the sole candidate who challenged Mick Mulvaney in last year’s Republican primary. Sadly, fewer than 14 percent of eligible voters voted. This year I have six Republicans in opposition to my bid – not to mention three in the Democratic Party and some others.
    Who will best represent all 660,000 citizens in 10-plus counties? I will. Here’s why. Principle: Much of leadership is clearing the clutter.

  • Column: Biggest threat to driver safety is cell phones, not bad roads

    In the seemingly interminable debate about funding for roads in South Carolina, with the latest gas-tax hike being debated this week in the state Senate, we’re often told that billions of dollars must be taxed or borrowed in order to make the roads safer and more efficient.

  • Column: Universities losing ‘unity of diversity’

    Recent events make me think back to my time in divinity school studying for my master’s degree.
    The university it was attached to was well-known as a theologically conservative institution, but the divinity school gained a reputation for being liberal-minded because it insisted we learn both sides of the argument.

  • Letter: Worrisome threats around the world

    Syria is led by a tyrant. The United States was right in its actions against him.
    We stopped Hitler, and we will stop the president of Syria.
    Also, we are very close to a nuclear war. North Korea is a threat, and they have the nuclear bombs.
    A nuclear war could be the end, because a nuclear war will cause a chain reaction. Boots on the ground. A lot of our brave men and women would die.
    If you remember, a certain person said he likes war.
    I pray for our brave men and women and for America.

    Carl M. Miles Sr.

  • Letter: Norman best choice for 5th District seat

    Ralph Norman has the vote of this Marine Corps veteran, mother and wife of a business owner.
    Mr. Norman is a virtuous man of principle. He says he will fight for conservative principles, and he will! He is strongly pro-family. He will fight to keep our nation safe and to keep our military strong.
    He is not a politician. Ralph Norman is a citizen-servant. He will work for term limits. Ralph will leave the beloved community of his birth to help make both South Carolina and the USA safer and more prosperous.