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Today's Opinions

  • Column: No surprise Trump is drawing support

    I do not necessarily disagree with the Rev. Frankie Melton Jr.’s assessment of Donald Trump in his Dec. 30 guest column headlined “Why is Trump gaining support of evangelicals?” But I would merely suggest that he scrutinize leaders of the Democratic Party with the same stringent measure that he applies to the Republicans.
    He suggests that America cannot be great again without a “moral rudder.” May I submit – quite emphatically – that America is sinking under the “moral rudder” of the present administration.

  • Column: South Carolina needs a 21st century foreign policy

    Right up front, let’s be clear about what I’m suggesting here.
    No, our state does not need to have a foreign policy about putting “boots on the ground” to fight ISIS. Nor do we need a policy on the border dispute between China and Tibet, and we sure don’t need to try and send an ambassador to the United Nations. (I don’t think they would let us in if we tried.)

  • Letter: Mayoral candidates, campaign with honor

    Coming up Feb. 23 is the election for Lancaster mayor.  Several candidates have registered and are now campaigning.   
    We the people of Lancaster take great pride in our city and desire to see progress that will help increase employment, lower crime rates, and bridge race and community relations. We believe that progress will help change the negative image of our city. It will help attract major industry and people here. We are Lancaster, and proud of it!

  • Letter: Too little Christmas spirit on Main Street

    Kudos to the city of historic downtown Lancaster Main Street on their beautiful Christmas light display. They really went all out.
    Where’s the Christmas spirit in downtown?
    McAdenville, don’t worry.
    Bah humbug!

    D.R. Lambert
    Lancaster

     

  • Letter: Lancaster was lucky to have Ellen Dean

    March 14, 1949, was my 16th birthday.
    My parents gave me a party in the elegant Rainbow Room of the Ellen Dean Hotel.
    What a special occasion. Lancaster was lucky to have this facility. How sad to see it go. Thanks for the memories.

    Ann Biggart Cross
    Lancaster

     

  • Column: Political correctness is getting us nowhere

    For too many years now, we, as a nation, have grabbed onto something that is more divisive than anything a political party can provide – political correctness.
    Where did this term actually come from? Who is responsible for creating this ridiculousness? And why are we embracing it so vigorously?

  • Column: The violence starts long before the first shot is fired

    Black-on-black crime is a major national issue, especially the murder rate among young black males between the ages of 16-29. The big question is: “Why the violence?”
    If most of us stop and look inside our homes, we would find the cause and effect of this problem with gun violence among our young men.

  • Letter: Thank you for helping Miracle Bikes for Kids

    Thanks so much to all of you who helped Gonzie’s Miracle Bikes for Kids continue to provide bicycles to children during this Christmas season.
    Some people donated bikes, while others donated funds to help refurbish the bikes. All of you helped bring joy and happiness to the hearts of many children.
    Last year, we were able to provide bicycles for 83 children in 29 families. This year, with your help, we gave bikes to 91 children in 38 families.