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Today's Opinions

  • Roberts reincarnate version of activist justices

    Now that the “constitutional” dust has settled on the oft-questioned legislative “Obamacare” Act, the public is now forced to suffer through the highly charged bloviating of talking heads and what they think the U.S. Supreme Court actually said in its ruling.

  • Writer appreciates Thomas’ analysis

    A great big thank you to Dr. Lee Thomas for his very informative article about Obamacare in his guest column, “Medical care in America has reached crossroads,” in the July 11 edition of The Lancaster News. It’s great to hear an analysis that does not contain politicized comments and viewpoints.
    It would be good to hear assessments of Obamacare from other physcians and health-care providers.

    Nelson Thompson
    Indian Land
     

  • Health-care bill needs to be repealed

    Dr. Lee Thomas’ guest column, “Medical care in America has reached crossroads,” in the July 11 edition of The Lancaster News was excellent and confirms another article I read regarding Massachusetts. It states that 98 percent of Massachusetts’ residents now do have health-care coverage. However, one in seven cannot find a doctor.

  • Running Doc Garris Road stop sign dangerous

    This letter is to the people who constantly run the stop sign on West Doc Garris Road at the railroad tracks. I have good and bad news for you. The highway patrol said that they can’t do anything about it because there are only two patrolmen in the county, The bad news is that I am tired of almost being hit by you when I try to turn left.
    If you don’t have time to stop, try leaving home two minutes earlier.

    Paul Williams
    Lancaste

  • Careful how you pick your friends

    This is in response to Indian Land resident Beverly Lynch’s guest column, “Are any public servants willing to help public?” in the June 15 edition of The Lancaster News.
    Lynch mentioned that Moni Basu has become her friend. Basu is the CNN reporter who cast Lancaster as a downtrodden, backward and desolate town in her January article, “In hard-hit S.C. town, faith and finances fuel political decisions.”
    I now feel sorry for Ms. Basu. With friends like Ms. Lynch, who needs...

    Kim Snipes
    Heath Springs

  • Betty Waddell wishes to see her childhood home one more time

    Betty Waddell had a play room. Miranda Lambert’s handprints are on the front steps. Waddell once burned her hands on a coal heater that was in the center of the house. Lambert did her homework and learned to play the guitar “up the stairs, in that little back bedroom.”
    Waddell and Lambert share a common wish – to visit the house they grew up in one more time. Lambert, a country music artist, shared her wish in the lyrics of her song, “The House That Built Me.”

  • Time to replace judges, solicitors in Lancaster

    Editor’s note: Jaylen Jackson, 3, was killed when she got caught in the crossfire of a gunfight in May 2010.
    I want to address Sonny Plyler’s letter, “Justice system allows criminals free rein” about the justuce system in the July 1 edition of The Lancaster News. I totally agree. We need to replace judges and solicitors.
    I sat through the trial of the two men who were involved in my 3-year-old grandbaby’s death.
    The judge and the solicitor were pathetic. The outcome of the trial was sickening.

  • Please donate to local food pantry, too

    I was delighted that Karen White, the ministries director of community and spiritual development for Inspiration Ministries, learned of the desperate need facing HOPE in Lancaster and decided to do something about it.
    The response was great from the employees and the Cerullos, who also contributed a generous gift.
    I too have supported HOPE. I think Elaine Adkins and her staff have done a remarkable job for Lancaster.
    I wish that White would have ventured about 3 miles south of Inspiration Ministries and found the Belair United Methodist Church food bank.