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Today's Opinions

  • Letter: What life could be more innocent?

    In his guest column last Friday, Keith Grey Sr. wrote: “I am still waiting for a biblical citation specifically forbidding abortion.” His next sentence contradicts his first. “Citations do abound forbidding taking an innocent life….”
    Doesn’t he see it? What could be more innocent than unborn babies who are aborted? They never will see that incredible sunset, the stars, all of nature that is amazing in itself. They will never grow to accomplish marvelous things in life and perhaps contribute to science for all mankind.

  • Column: For small papers, newsprint tariffs might be the end

    It isn’t that easy to drop everything in the middle of the week and fly to Washington.
    If you’re a community newspaper publisher, going anywhere in the middle of the week is a challenge. That is when the newspaper has to be edited, printed and distributed to readers.
    People in Mayville, Wisc., where I publish the Dodge County Pionier, count on my paper. It is how they find out what is happening in town. We don’t have a local TV station. Facebook and Google are here, but the internet has no journalists in my town.

  • 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

  • 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: 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.

  • 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: 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.

  • 6th BBB benefits Lancaster County Habitat for Humanity

    We at Habitat believe we’ve got a great family night out planned for our sixth BBB (Bluegrass, Barbecue & Building) at USC Lancaster’s Bundy Auditorium and Arnold Multi-purpose Room from 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 18.