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Today's Opinions

  • Rep. Mick Mulvaney lacks the ability to compromise

    This letter is in response to U.S. Rep. Mick Mulvaney’s account of a recent town hall meeting published in The Lancaster News on Dec. 16, 2012.
    Mulvaney said a constituent asked him a fairly straightforward question: Why won’t you compromise with the president? Instead of answering her question directly, he responded with a question.

  • Writer disappointed in McGriff

    I had the opportunity to attend the recent swearing-in of Lancaster County Council members. As it is the first time that County Council will have a Republican majority, it was a historic moment.
    While I was encouraged by the general show of unity among council members, I was disappointed to see Council-member Charlene
    McGriff’s remarks in The Lancaster News, where she viewed Lancaster as a small and rural county.

  • Writer tells Schmidt to judge not, lest he be judged

    This letter is in response to Rudy Schmidt’s “Republic voted out by mobocracy,” in the Nov. 25, 2012, edition of The Lancaster News.

  • New old South Carolina conflict requires patience

    I’m sure Russian writer Leo Tolstoy wasn’t thinking about the Palmetto State when he quoted Gen. Kutuzov in “War and Peace.”
    “Patience and time. Time and patience.”
    But these words of wisdom seem to make a lot of sense for South Carolinians – both old and new, alike – as we continue to try to live and work together amicably in this weird and wonderful place we call home.

  • Too many do-gooders looking out for our welfare

    Thank you, John Lage, for your guest column, “Don’t let Lancaster County become like Rhode Island,” in the Jan. 4 edition of The Lancaster News.

  • Whittlesey’s thinking on environmental issues flawed

    In response to the guest column by Franklin Whittlesey Sr., “What’s next? Taxing sun?,” in the Jan. 6 edition of The Lancaster News, I first would like to thank him for the Wikipedia-inspired copy-and-paste astronomy lesson on the size and make-up of our neighboring planets, as well as the shocking revelation that the Earth’s core is made of molten lava.
    Now I’d like to ask him: What’s any of that got to do with the price of beans? 

  • New majority, opportunities

    With the New Year, the first-ever Republican majority on County Council gives Lancaster County new opportunities to chart a new course.
    Led by Larry McCullough, chairman and Bob Bundy, vice chairman, look for the new council to put politics-as-usual behind and get to work on the issues that matter most –  attracting jobs, protecting our quality of life, keeping our communities and families safe and making sure no parts of the county are left out.

  • Current road repair system is not working

    Last year, The Lancaster News published a series of articles about the horrible conditions of roads in Lancaster County.
    The newspaper cited examples through several photos. One of the roads was Taxahaw Road – the road I live on.
    According to the article, the last time Taxahaw Road was paved was before 1994 and the S.C. Department of Transportation is responsible for maintaining Taxahaw Road.