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Today's Opinions

  • Column: It’s crazy to let tiny minority decide who’s on Nov. ballot

    Did you vote for a candidate for president in the 2016 general election – or against one? I voted against one, and I’m still bitter about it.
    Not about who won. Like most Americans, I wasn’t happy with the winner, but that’s not what left me bitter.
    What left me bitter is the fact that my only options were a President Donald Trump or a President Hillary Clinton.

  • Letter: 1st responders quick, helpful, caring folks

    This is an open letter of appreciation to the emergency medical technicians, city police officers and other first responders who came to my aid after I tripped over a utility cap and slammed my head onto the street while attending Lancaster’s Red Rose Festival May 19.
    Their response was almost instantaneous. They seated me in a chair and administered aid in a most efficient, professional and kind manner. When I declined their offer of an ambulance, an officer drove me and my brother in a golf cart to our parked car.

  • Column: 2 simple, cheap ways to protect students, teachers from shooters

    The recent mass shootings at schools in Santa Fe, Texas, Parkland, Fla., and Benton, Ky., have generated a great deal of conjecture about ways to protect students during these outrages.
    Many of the ideas were complex, costly and difficult to implement, and none have received universal acceptance. But there are two ways to protect the students and teachers that are both simple and economical.

  • Letter: Parnell editorial right on target

    Thank you very much for last Sunday’s editorial on Archie Parnell. I’ve met him several times and read just about every piece written on him since spring 2017, and yours is the only one that captures his personality, that goes beyond the humor and the nerdiness to the decency.
    It’s also the only one I’ve read so far that acknowledges what his failure means for our congressional district. Thanks again for a meaningful read.

    Suzanne Penuel
    Lancaster

  • Letter: I am impressed with gubernatorial candidate Catherine Templeton

    On May 15, I attended a “Catherine Templeton for Governor” campaign event at Sun City Carolina Lakes. 
    I never met her before. I had only seen her TV ads. where she unequivocally affirms that she is pro-life and anti-abortion.
    Her event was scheduled for 2:30 p.m and she showed up at 2:30 p.m. She is punctual, an honorable attribute.

  • Letter: Atwater my pick for attorney general

    We need Todd Atwater as the next attorney general in South Carolina.
    I have had the opportunity to meet with Todd and believe he is the only candidate with the leadership, experience and integrity to begin restoring our faith in government and to the office of attorney general.
    Regarding Todd’s leadership, experience and integrity, he has a record of bold, conservative leadership during his eight years in the S.C. House of Representatives and in his work in the private sector. He has 26 years of legal experience and in leading large organizations.

  • Letter: Norman’s stance on nonprofits bad

    Ralph Norman has recently shown that his judgment as a representative of the people is questionable at best.
    His stunt of laying a firearm on the table of a restaurant is indicative of an irresponsible gun owner, placing everyone in that eatery at risk.
    Now Ralph has set his policy sights on defunding all nonprofits. In a recent Facebook post, he stated: “No private organization should be given taxpayer dollars to use.”

  • Column: Shame on the culture that glorifies Stormy Daniels

    Americans have been trashing our culture for over 60 years now. There is a lot of evidence that evil is growing because of the trashing of our culture.
    West Hollywood had a big to-do and clambered all over itself to award porn star Stormy Daniels the key to the city. She was given this award at an adult retail store on May 23, 2018. The faces of the men who encircled her really revealed their great delight at what they ignorantly promoted as an honor.