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Today's Opinions

  • Letter: Norman’s tax cut will cost grandkids

    Ralph Norman has his eyes on cutting my Medicare and keeping my Social Security increases below the cost of living, but that is nothing compared to what he has already done to my children and grandchildren.
    We all hear that Congress “kicked the can down the road” and, frankly, too many of us don’t care or really understand what that means. It means that my grandchildren each owe over $50,000 because Ralph voted to increase the national debt more than anyone has in non-wartime history.

  • Letter: No proof Russians put Trump in office

    In his Aug. 8 guest column, Sonny Jim Doyle says we have a fake president.
    The truth is President Trump was elected by the electoral college as per the Constitution by a very large margin.
    Mr. Doyle says Donald Trump “got elected by the Russians.”
    We do know the Russians have been messing around in our political process for years and actually got into the Democratic National Committee’s server. But the DNC would not turn over the server to the FBI for analysis, so that hacking accusation is actually unproven.

  • Letter: Doyle ‘just a Trump hater’

    In response to Sonny Jim Doyle’s column in last week’s paper, I didn’t know The Lancaster News published “fake news.”
    I think it is too late for this guy. He is just a Trump hater.

    Emelia Reppucci
    Indian Land

  • Column: Schmidt’s ideas about Democrats off-base

    I take issue with many of the points in Rudy Schmidt’s Aug. 5 guest column, particularly when he tries to tell readers what Democrats think.
    I wonder if he knows any Democrats or has taken the time to talk to any. Usually when he uses the words “Democrats think,” “Democrats want” or “Democrats believe,” he couldn’t be further from the truth.

  • Column: Tuition, fees used to pay off skyrocketing university IOUs

    If you’re a parent of a student attending a South Carolina public college or university, you probably haven’t been told how a good chunk of rising tuition and fees is being spent.
    Under state law, tuition and other student fees can be used by schools to pay off certain bonds that typically are issued for construction projects. Over the past 10 years at four-year schools, tuition and required fees for undergraduates jumped by about 40 percent on average, state records show.

  • Column: Not ‘veering left,’ just away from the cliff

    While I find it encouraging that the Democratic Party is finally starting to ease back to the left of the Republicans (Google the 1956 Republican platform), my goal is to revitalize the party of Franklin Delano Roosevelt. That is, the Democratic Party that lifted our nation from the economic ashes of the Great Depression that the excesses and corruption of the Republican Party created (sound familiar?), helped win World War II against Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan, and assisted both Allies and the defeated to rebuild from the destruction.

  • Column: Free Press, Free People

    Donald J. Trump is a bully and a thug.  I could tell you he is a liar, but you and everyone else in America – even his Republican minions in Congress, know that already.
    Trump’s political career began on the lie that Barack Obama was born in Kenya. On the second day of his presidency, he sent his press secretary, a public employee, out to lie about the size of the crowd at his inauguration. The lies have become more frequent and more indefensible in the months that have followed.

  • We will all miss Mr. Byrdic

    Mrs. Byrdic, I was so sorry to read that your husband, Chuck, was run over in his yard. I couldn’t believe it.
    I would blow the horn some days when I saw him in the yard. He made it beautiful and gave me ideas on what to plant in my yard. Of course, my yard has bad dirt and too many trees, but I still would try.
    I do not know y’all, but I feel I knew you. I, too, have been crying.
    He made heaven on earth there and I’m sure put smiles on everyone’s face who went by and looked at your beautiful yard and the flowers.