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Today's Opinions

  • Column: What Brexit upheaval means to us in S.C.

    Brexit was the vote last week by the United Kingdom to leave the European Union. While this one sentence is true, it’s a little like saying “the South lost the Civil War” – true, but there is a whole lot more to the story.

  • Column: Justice system out of whack in our country

    Our so-called justice system is upside down, which I believe is caused by progressives from both political parties.
    Progressives are not in politics to do what is right but to provide themselves power over people’s lives.
    I have some examples to share.
    We have a candidate for president who is under investigation for possible criminal actions while serving as a cabinet member. But do not worry about her. A pardon is coming soon from the current president.

  • Column: Mr. Noble should stick to topics he understands

    Another article from Phil Noble has graced our local paper, but I begin to grow weary of Mr. Noble’s columns.
    It’s not his ability that bothers me – he is a good writer –but rather his content and conclusions. And yes, I am aware that there are probably many who would share similar feelings toward my contributions here.

  • Letter: No viable candidate in presidential race

    The presidential election is almost upon us. I want to share my views with anyone considering voting.
    Time journalist Joe Klein says Republican candidate Donald Trump is using “his lizard brain… rather than his frontal lobe, which is where thought and reason take place.”
    Klein said after Marco Rubio finished second in the S.C. primary, Trump sent out a tweet questioning Rubio’s citizenship. The fact is Rubio was born in the United States, the son of Cuban immigrants.

  • Column: S.C. moving in right direction on race

    In the early days of World War II, the British, standing nearly alone, suffered a number of huge defeats. And then in November 1942, they won a major victory defeating Gen. Rommel’s forces in North Africa.
    In reporting this victory to the House of Commons, Prime Minister Winston Churchill said, “Now this is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning.”

  • Column: We don’t need the disaffected

    Is there a point in everyone’s life where you just sit back and say, “Enough is enough?”
    It seems that with every news cycle, there is another story about an American finding fault with this country. Does anyone but me see this?
    We achieved our reputation and world standing through the generations that America has existed due to our Constitution and Bill of Rights.

  • Letter: Be courteous to vets when using fireworks

    As the Independence Day holiday approaches, Phantom Fireworks would like to remind its customers, friends and all those who use consumer fireworks to be mindful of the fact that some veterans can be startled and upset by the noise of fireworks.
    Chelsey Zoldan, a licensed clinical mental health counselor and special consultant to Phantom Fireworks, advises there is the potential for some veterans to be reminded of combat situations when they hear the loud sounds of gunfire and/or fireworks.

  • Column: Tanner responds to Evans’ column

    I just want to let Dianne Evans, who serves on the Lancaster County Library Board, know that I believe rules need to be applied and followed. (Evans wrote the column, “Some think rules don’t apply to them,” in last week’s Gateway.)
    What many residents don’t realize is that all the county boards and commissions are different and, therefore, their rules need to be written accordingly.