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Today's Opinions

  • Miller column: Congress, president must put America first

     Fireworks, balls, parties, concerts and all sorts of revelry – it’s over and we have elected a new/old president of the United States.

    Eighteen months and more than $5 billion and what do we have? We have the same old people sitting in Washington, in their same old positions, doing their same old jobs and accomplishing the same old results. That’s a pretty hefty price tag just to buy a repeat of the last four years.

  • Evans letter: Angels stepping up with helping hands

     

    The Lancaster News is filled with depressing stories at a time when we should be happy and filled with a spirit of helping others. Just when things seem so bleak, I happened to become aware of angels in our midst.

    The service station was very crowded when I pulled up to the pump. The car to my left was in pretty bad shape and the occupants looked as if they had seen better days, too.

  • Harward letter: Republicans offer solution to fiscal cliff

     

    The United States is nearing an economic collapse, leaving more than $16.3 trillion of debt to our children, their children, etc., with accounts payable to China, Saudi Arabia and others.

    President Barack Obama and Capitol Hill Democrats continue to demand more tax increases now, with promised spending reductions further down the road of future years. Capitol Hill Democrats never deliver except in cutting our U.S. military budget.

  • Bledsoe letter: Time to get troops out of Afghanistan

    I am writing to express my extreme anger and frustration at our president, cabinet members and Congress members for continuing to dwell on the four Americans who were killed at the embassy in Benghazi. 

    First, these so-called representatives and government lawmakers made this tragedy a political stumping ground during the presidential campaigning even after Ambassador Chris Stevens’ father told the press that his son would not appreciate that.

  • Wilt letter: City opts out of county’s new E-911 system

     

    According to information presented at the Nov. 26 Lancaster County Council meeting, at its Nov. 19 meeting Lancaster City Council voted to retain its own 911 center and will not participate in the E-911 Center being developed by the county. 

  • Cheney, Deen and Steedley letter: Thank you, Lancaster County Council!

    Two weeks ago, members of the Lancaster County Council voted to adopt a smoke-free indoor workplace law that takes effect on March 1, 2013. 

    The major voluntary health organizations would like to thank council members for their efforts to protect Lancaster County workers, residents and visitors by  adopting this law.

    The U.S. surgeon general, our nation’s top health official, determined there is no risk-free level of exposure to secondhand smoke. 

  • Joplin letter: Hospice grateful for community support

     

    On behalf of the staff at Hospice Care of South Carolina’s Lancaster office, I would like to thank the Lancaster community for a successful Open House and Community Forum in November in honor of National Hospice and Palliative Care Month. 

  • Robertson set standard for serving community

    The recent death of Mary Mackey Robertson ended a life of outstanding service. Robertson, no matter where she was involved, was all about serving those where she lived.
    She was reputed as a trailblazer in education, rising through the ranks to serve in various capacities.
    Her dedication to education reached an apex last spring when she was inducted into the Lancaster County School District Hall of Fame.