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Today's Opinions

  • Don’t let Mattamy hold county hostage?

    This is in response to the article, “County hashes out agreement,” about the proposed development agreement between Mattamy Homes and Lancaster County Council that appeared in May 4 edition of The Lancaster News.

    Are you serious? In the proposed development agreement between Mattamy Homes and County Council, Mattamy is demanding that the school district must guarantee in writing that students living in the Tree Tops subdivision will go to Indian Land schools.

  • What are legislature’s priorities on taxes?

    South Carolina is known as a “red state” and a “conservative” state, and so one might be led to believe it’s a place where non-“progressive,” free-market policies reign. Certainly South Carolina has a reputation for being a “low tax state.” But the reputation is unearned.

    A brief look at the legislature’s record on tax policy – perhaps the most fundamental free market issue – reveals a profound disconnect between reputation and reality.

  • Children the losers when adults fighting

    The other night I was on the sofa juggling the remote control in one hand, a custom-built ham sandwich with the works in the other, and a plate of Cheetos and a cold beer on my lap. I was one false move from a big mess when I froze on the spot as a guy on TV in a suit at some government committee table said it.

    “When adults fight, children lose.”

    What a simple, brilliant assessment of what’s happening with education politics in our state and nation.

  • Let’s all keep corruption out of S.C.

    This is a response to Sandy McGarry’s article, “GOP seeks to keep corruption out of county,” published in the April 23 edition of The Lancaster News.

    Thank you for throwing the first stone in the 2014 election cycle concerning corruption in politics.

    Corruption is defined in the Funk and Wagnalls standard dictionary as open to bribery, dishonest, immoral and/or tainted.

    McGarry states our county, but doesn’t mention any name(s) associated with corruption from our present elected officials.

  • Writer seeks explanation about tea party comment

    I have a request for Clara Jones who wrote the letter, “Adams says he will represent entire district,” that was published in the April 30 edition of The Lancaster News. Adams said only the tea party is being represented in Congress.

    Obviously, Jones agrees with Adams. And I would like for Jones to explain to Lancaster residents exactly what you disagree with in regards to the tea party.

    Make sure you can back up any statements you make. It will be interesting to see what you say.

  • Prepare to vote in primary

    The June 10 primary is just a few weeks away. Locally, we’ll select a Republican candidate to face the lone Democrat in the Sixth Circuit solicitor’s race.

    The list of hopefuls for the U.S. Senate race will be narrowed. So will the lieutenant governor, adjutant general, agriculture commissioner, state treasurer and S.C. House District 53 races.

  • Resurrection was predicted, but followers still doubted  

    Luke 24 tells much about the resurrection of Jesus Christ. When several women disciples came to Jesus’ tomb to anoint his body on the Sunday morning after his death, they found that the stone over its entrance had been rolled away.

    Entering the tomb, they did not find his body. They were disturbed by this, but two angels appeared to tell them that Jesus had risen, and that he had predicted his crucifixion and resurrection while he was still in Galilee.

  • ‘Gateway’ vision is to become Camelot