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Today's Opinions

  • Column: Why Confederate monuments should stay

    Go to Lancaster’s Historic Courthouse and stand beneath the Confederate monument out front.
    This stately monument was unveiled June 4, 1909. It is one of the 52 such monuments that stand entrusted to our care in South Carolina.
    Better yet, go to the state Capitol grounds in Columbia and read the inscription on the monument there. It was erected by the organization Women of South Carolina to commemorate the Confederate soldiers. The inscription reads, in part:

    Let the South Carolinian
    Of another generation
    Remember

  • Column: Why Confederate monuments should stay

    Go to Lancaster’s Historic Courthouse and stand beneath the Confederate monument out front.
    This stately monument was unveiled June 4, 1909. It is one of the 52 such monuments that stand entrusted to our care in South Carolina.
    Better yet, go to the state Capitol grounds in Columbia and read the inscription on the monument there. It was erected by the organization Women of South Carolina to commemorate the Confederate soldiers. The inscription reads, in part:

    Let the South Carolinian
    Of another generation
    Remember

  • Column: Action plan for resisting hate groups

    Most everyone was outraged by what happened in Charlottesville. If you are in that tiny sliver of humanity that was not outraged, well….
    It is only human to react by asking, “What can I do?”

  • Letter: Great Falls dog’s death sickening

    It sickened me to read the article in your July 28 paper about the nauseating details of the death of the poor dog that was found in Keon Gladden’s yard in Great Falls. The total disregard of any care or thought for this dog was just mind-boggling.

    Ronald Hopkins
    Lancaster

  • Letter: President egged on extremist behavior

    I am writing in response to Dr. L. Brooks Walker’s opinion column in Sunday’s paper, headlined “President is getting a raw deal.”
    Sorry, Dr. Walker, but he is getting just what he dished out.
    Let’s go back to the ’60s. The Black Panthers were labeled “militant,” but the KKK marched, recruited, burned crosses and did whatever they wanted to do.

  • Column: Scott: President has undercut his moral authority

    Editor’s note: Sen. Tim Scott has joined the national debate over President Trump’s comments after the Charlottesville protests. Here are excerpts of his interview Sunday with host John Dickerson on CBS News’ “Face the Nation.”

    John Dickerson: I want to start with your remarks about the president and the idea that his moral authority is compromised. What does that mean?

  • Column: Probate judge: I won’t run again

    After many months of prayer and consultation with friends and family, I have decided that I will not seek re-election as Lancaster County probate judge next year.
    It has truly been the honor of my life to serve the people of Lancaster County for the last 22 years. We came into this office with the same priorities that we proudly leave with: compassion, integrity and patience.  
    I have always looked at this office as non-political, and I have worked tirelessly to avoid influence by the political rancor of our time.

  • Letter: Media alienating large part of U.S.

    I am writing because I cannot keep silent any longer.
    What has happened to our news media? I thought they were to report and not be biased. Can’t they see they are alienating a large part of the population?
    Many Americans put President Trump in office. Whether you agree with them or not, he is our president. I did not like Obama, nor did I vote for him. I learned to live with those eight years and remain respectful to the office he held.