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Today's Opinions

  • Commentary: Memo no vindication for president
  • Column: Luckovich cartoons go too far

    I am disappointed in The Lancaster News for publishing some disrespectful cartoons by Mike Luckovich. I realize this man is a Pulitzer Prize winner and is nationally renowned, but that doesn’t excuse him for crossing the boundary of common decency.
    I’ve research hundreds of his cartoons and found that he predominantly attacks Republicans, Christians and especially the current president of the United States, Donald Trump.

  • Column: Let’s pause and honor our devoted law officers

    We celebrated National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day Jan. 9. The annual observance aims to remind us of the constant dangers facing our police, deputies and other public-safety officers.
    A much more sobering reminder came just one week later, on Jan. 16 when a York County sheriff’s detective was slain while pursuing an armed domestic-violence suspect. Mike Doty, 37, was laid to rest the following Monday. Three other officers were wounded by gunfire during the pursuit but are recovering.

  • Column: Not all details can be released quickly in homicides

    Editor’s note: This is the chief’s response to reporter Hannah Strong’s column in Friday’s paper complaining about how long it took police to release information about the killing of 3-year-old Lilly Schroeder.

    “Hey, have you read the paper this morning?” “No, not yet,” I respond.
    It had been a busy night/morning. I pull my phone out and hit the bookmark. Well, there it is.... I read the column. I don’t know whether to laugh or cuss, so I do both.

  • Letter: Logic questioned on banning guns

    Every time someone is shot and killed, there is a hue and cry to ban guns. But no one ever says anything about banning liquor when someone is killed by a drunk driver.
    On another matter, if they are convicted, the parents of the 13 children tortured in California should be lined up before a firing squad and eliminated.

    Lou Nicholson
    Lancaster

  • Letter: Let’s celebrate progress, plan future

    Since we were first brought to these shores, African-Americans have played a vital role in the history of our nation. There have been incredibly hard times, and there have been giant steps forward.
    Black History Month is no longer simply about where we have been, but also to remind ourselves of where we can go in the future.
    We stand on the shoulders of giants, not just Dr. King or Rosa Parks, but the Friendship Nine, Jo Ann Robinson, and Mary Moultrie as well. In the darkest  times, they taught us all what it truly means to be an American.

  • Column: 71 years seems like yesterday at class reunion

    My classmates in the Lancaster High School class of 1946 held a reunion lunch at the Wagon Wheel Restaurant on Dec. 9.

    As we all talked, 71 years seemed like only yesterday. Our class had over 100 graduates in May 1946. I recall thinking on that day that the ladies looked so nice in their cap-and-gown outfits.

    At our class reunion 71 years later, they still looked very attractive, and even the men didn't look like age had affected them much. Maybe their mustaches had grown a bit since '46.

  • Column: ‘My Black Is...,’ a prelude to Black History Month

    More than 550 people attended “My Black Is…,” a production of original skits, monologues and choreographed dance routines that enlightened the audience on the contributions of African Americans to history.

    Held at the Lancaster High School auditorium last Saturday, it served as the prelude to events the Lancaster community will host in observance of Black History Month.