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Today's Opinions

  • Letter: Praising fact-based, well-made argument

    I am responding to Chandler Norville’s guest column in Friday’s Lancaster News, headlined “I fear that young conservatives will get lost in a sea of liberals.”
    I commend Mr. Norville for his fact-based, well-written, intelligent article. He is identified as a 20-year-old from Kershaw who is serving as chairman of the Lancaster County Young Republicans.
    This is welcomed assurance that, indeed, there are millennials other than those who are Bernie Sanders-driven, entitlement-seeking activists.

  • Letter: Library board member wary of Kershaw move

    I am the District 1 member on the Lancaster County Library Board. My district includes the Del Webb branch in Indian Land.
    Many people utilize the library on a daily basis. Many groups have meetings weekly or monthly. Our facilities are undersized. The board met with the architects last week to see what they came up with for all three libraries.
    Our area of the county is the fastest-growing, and we need a library that can serve those needs.

  • Letter: We lost a great man in Sen. John McCain

    Life teaches us many things. How to take care of our family, raise our children, show them what’s right and wrong. It teaches us to be honest, never bully people, never make fun of people with disabilities, and to treat people with kindness. How to take care of our country and serve it. How to take in and help immigrants. How to defeat bullies and cowards.
    We lost a great man this week. There have been very few like Sen. John McCain. This man put family and country first.

  • Column: Officials sharply cut investment, job targets for Element factory

    Element TV, which announced this month that it will close its television assembly plant in Fairfield County, had to create far fewer jobs than originally promised under a $1.3 million state grant, records obtained by The Nerve show.

    The Minnesota-based company hadn’t maintained even the reduced job target as of last week. But it won’t have to repay any of the grant, according to a state Commerce Department official.

  • Column: I fear that young conservatives will get lost in a sea of liberals

    Recently Chairman Keith Grey Sr. of the Lancaster County Democratic Party had some choice words about Republicans.

    He wrote: “Every vote for a Republican is a vote for the destruction of our constitutional republic.”  

    I’ll give credit where it’s due. He definitely didn’t sugar-coat his beliefs, and I respect that. What I do not respect is a clear disregard for truth, and clear alienation of the majority of Lancaster County, myself included.

  • Column: 18 journalists died in 2017 covering news around world

    The reports came like thunderbolts in late May: Another journalist beaten to death in Mexico. Two S.C. journalists killed while reporting on a dangerous storm. And a Russian journalist assassinated in Ukraine.
    An ongoing outrage. A terrible tragedy. And – as it developed in Kiev – a puzzling farce.

  • Column: Pro-life to me means more than just being pro-birth

    I would like to thank Anna Osterberg for Friday’s beautifully written response to one part of my recent guest column.
    She very poetically described, for the pro-birth side of the abortion discussion, her concerns for the unborn fetuses. I failed, due to space considerations, to fully develop my kind of pro-life, as I was more focused on the post-birth aspect of murdering innocents.

  • Letter: Need protection on pre-existing conditions

    I have one grandchild and five great nieces and nephews, all with medical issues from birth or childhood. This means they have pre-existing conditions.
    A new conservative Supreme Court may do what the president and his party could not get fully accomplished. They might completely rescind the Affordable Care Act. With that goes the protection against insurance companies using pre-existing conditions as a disqualifier for medical coverage or as a reason to assess unaffordable rates.