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Today's Opinions

  • Why is Trump gaining support of evangelicals?

    I am astounded by the hypocrisy of so-called Republican values voters.

    Daily polling data places Donald Trump well ahead of the conservative, evangelical candidates in the GOP field. A recent Fox News poll had Trump with 26 percent of the Republican vote, while Rick Santorum and Bobby Jindal languished with 0 percent of the vote. Mike Huckabee did little better at 4 percent. Ted Cruz came in at 13 percent, but that was still half of Trump’s percentage.

  • After traumatic year,S.C. looks forward to 2016

    Without a doubt, this has been a trying year for South Carolina. We have witnessed and experienced tough times – from the tragic killings at Emmanuel AME Church in Charleston that left our great state shaken to its core, to the recent floods that damaged many areas across the state.

    We have endured the deaths of Walter Scott and Officer Greg Alia. It has truly been one of the most emotional years in our history.

  • A Christmas miracle dream

    Without little ones, Christmas morning sort of leaves a void, and we have to eat that cookie we left by the mantel.

    Somewhere I read that folks like me may go into a depressed state. You know, stuff ain’t going like it did for so many previous years. The Christmas stories on television seem the same.  Television families have mountains of problems until the sky opens up and snowflakes begin to lay a soft white carpet on the lawn and life returns, as if by magic,  to one of happiness and good cheer. Well, looks like rain clouds over our house.

  • Presbyterians don’t vote for Democrats

    In response to Phil Noble (and I use that term loosely) and his Dec. 18 column about our cult (Presbyterians), he forgot to mention that we do not vote for Democrats.

    Ronald Deese

    Lancaster

  • Leatherman firm received $1.8 M in road contracts

    A federal program designed to put African-American and female business people on a competitive footing with their white male counterparts in one of the largest “Good ‘Ole Boy” networks around – highway construction contracts – is profiting the most powerful white male legislator in South Carolina – the goodest, oldest boy around, one might say.

  • We are at war with Islam

    In the Dec. 18 Lancaster News, guest columnist Phil Noble’s metaphor for Muslims being denied entrance into our country is asinine.

    Let me ask, Mr. Noble, how many children have the Presbyterians buried alive? How many people have they burnt alive? How many towns, tribes and villages have they flat-out massacred?

    How many have voluntarily strapped bombs to themselves and gone out into crowds to kill?

    How many think it’s their duty to kill all believers? How many have flown jets into buildings? How many, Mr. Noble?

  • Let’s preserve IL’s small town flavor

    Indian land is a beautiful town, and I would love to see more mom and pop stores and maybe a HomeGoods and T.J. Maxx here in Indian Land. Maybe a couple of good restaurants. We could use a great breakfast, pizza and sandwich shop. A great seafood and Italian restaurant. Us Northerners love the South, love the people, but miss the great food from the North. 

    What is not pleasant are the two eyesores being built on 521. More storage being built. Don’t we have enough storage and gas stations here? They seem to be everywhere.

  • ‘Merry Christmas’ shouldn’t be offensive

    What a wonderful time of year! Or, is it? For many, it is, but for many others, it isn’t wonderful at all.

    For some, it is a reminder of a painful Christmas in the past. Perhaps the death of a loved one occurred during the Christmas season, and now, each year when it rolls around, it is nothing more than a horrific memory from a bygone day.