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Today's Opinions

  • Award shows women’s soccer team making mark

    A 4-10-1 record isn’t much to get excited about, but sometimes a look behind the mark shows a little more.
    In the case of the University of South Carolina Lady Lancers’ soccer team, this is true.
    The 2012 USCL women’s team, led by first-year head coach Nicole Bulinsky, posted four wins last fall, but there was more.

  • BG TIME keeps our communities informed

    Can you recount how many times you have started telling a story to a child or grandchild, beginning with, “Back when I was your age…?” We tend to reminisce often about our lives as younger adults and how they compare to growing up today. Now, you have a chance to share your stories with others through BG TIME.

  • ‘Of course I support women and children, but…’

    There are some basic things all politicians can agree on, like protecting women against violence and providing our children with a good education, right? Wrong.
    Recently, we have seen two vivid examples of politics as usual at its worst in both Washington, D.C., and Columbia. The victims were women and children and the perpetrators were mostly Republicans.

  • S.C. Medicaid expansion: Consequences and costs

    The S.C. General Assembly will soon take up the question of whether to expand Medicaid eligibility – and, like so many things in the world of government and politics, what sounds like a great idea is actually a terrible one.

  • Community makes project a success for area seniors

    I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of the churches that donated Christmas gifts to the Shoebox for Seniors project in December 2012. This is a project sponsored by the Lancaster County Council on Aging. Donations were made by the following churches, Beaver Creek Presbyterian, Church of the Good Shepherd Senior Group-Happy Hearts, Covenant Baptist, Eastside Baptist, First Baptist, Hopewell Methodist, Springhill Baptist and Zion Methodist.
    Thanks again to all the caring people who made this a beautiful Christmas for a lot of senior citizens.

  • Writer applauds Mulvaney for his stance

    I would like to respond to Shirley Bickford’s recent letter about compromise. Compromise means both sides giving up some things and getting some things. I keep up with the goings-on in Washington and it looks to me like President Barack Obama and the Democrats in Congress want Republicans to roll over and play dead so they can continue spending us in oblivion.

  • Eckstrom column: Payroll tax hike symptom of runaway federal spending

    Most of us will be seeing our 2013 paychecks shrink. But don’t blame the boss. Your take-home pay is shrinking because of a federal tax hike on your earnings.
    It’s a hike in Social Security taxes that was part of a recent late-night fix in Washington supposedly to protect us from plunging off the “fiscal cliff.” People shouldn’t feel much protected by Washington’s “fix” to raise taxes on the wealthy.

  • Lage letter: We must deal with our destruction of morals

    This letter is in response to Mathew Taylor’s column, “Letter to my congressman,” in the Jan. 2 edition of The Lancaster News.
    Why he was given such a big platform, I don’t know. But clearly this letter is a far left view of the cause of the tragedy in Connecticut.
    Blame the guns. Never hold a person responsible for his or her actions is the liberals’ way.
    A weapon could sit on a table and never hurt a human until a human touches it. All your suggestions would not have prevented this from happening.