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Today's Opinions

  • Letter: Government schools brainwash students

    We have been brainwashed by our central government controlled education.
    I know teachers in five states. All love their children and do want to teach correctly. The problem is that they all must use the books and curriculum given to them by their authorities.
    We have allowed a perversion of science, under the guise of climate change caused by humans, to be taught one-sided without discussion from the other side. History and the new math (Common Core) have been tweaked so they do not make any sense.

  • Letter: We should drop all animals from menus

    Sept. 1 marks 80 years since Hitler invaded Poland and started World War II. Three years later, he launched the Holocaust that murdered 6 million European Jews.
    A key question facing historians is how could an enlightened society that produced our civilization’s greatest philosophers, poets, painters and composers also produce its most notorious mass murderers, along with millions of ordinary upstanding citizens who just went along.
    Was the Holocaust a peculiarly German phenomenon, or are other enlightened societies capable? How about our own American society?

  • A citizen’s guide to state FOIA protections

    South Carolina’s Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) makes records and meetings of public bodies open and available to citizens and their representatives in the press.
    This openness is important because it allows the public to learn about the performance of public officials and the expenditure of public funds.

  • Guest Column: Many hands in cookie jars for S.C. pensions, health insurance

    When it comes to receiving taxpayer-funded state retirement and health-insurance benefits, lots of folks have their hands out – and it’s not just government employees.
    Certain nonprofit organizations and quasi-government groups participate in the state pension and health-insurance systems, which mainly cover state, county and local government agencies, according to records provided to The Nerve by the S.C. Public Employee Benefit Authority (PEBA), which administers those programs.

  • Guest Column: Orange-vest rallies take voters’ concerns to Norman, Graham

    Forty-five constituents of Congressman Ralph Norman’s 5th District, wearing orange vests to symbolize their overall dissatisfaction with President Donald Trump, rallied in front of Norman’s Rock Hill office Aug. 27.
    They wanted to let the congressman know their point of view on gun violence in South Carolina and the nation.
    The majority of the group was from Lancaster County’s Panhandle, but also included about 10 from Lancaster, two from Kershaw and three from North Carolina.

  • Letter: Ronnie, save a spot for Wilma in heaven

    Thank you for the beautiful, heartwarming article in June about my life with my husband Ronnie.
    The last time Ronnie read his Bible was the day he went to the hospital and never came back. He had read the Bible through five times, and his last reading was 1 Corinthians 15:55.  “O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?”

  • Letter: Reprint that funny skunk-lady article

    News department, I wish you would reprint the article about Wilma Faile, the lady trying to get the skunk out from under her house.
    That is the funniest story I ever read. It is worth reprinting. Thank you.

    Wayne Whitesides

    Editor’s note: Wilma Faile’s letter to the editor about a skunk problem at her home can be found here.

  • Commentary: Graham on China: ‘We’re at that part in the trade war where you feel price increases at Walmart’

    Editor’s note: Sen. Lindsey Graham appeared Sunday on CBS News to talk about President Trump’s trade policy with China, which included a tweet last week ordering U.S. companies to prepare to leave China. Here are excerpts of Graham’s interview with “Face the Nation” host Margaret Brennan, just after White House adviser Larry Kudlow told Brennan the president has statutory authority to stop U.S. business activity in China.