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Today's Opinions

  • Column: We should not treat SCOTUS rulings like the law of the land

    Chief Justice John Roberts, disagreeing with President Trump’s statement, said we do not have Obama judges or Trump judges.
    I believe Justice Roberts is delusional. The courts today are highly political and have gotten worse lately. And Roberts needs to do something about it.
    In my study of U.S. Supreme Court rulings, it is easy to see that we have way too many case opinions where the unelected judges have become independent of our Constitution.

  • Column: Thanks to the young man who found my lost purse

    I would like to tell a story about a Good Samaritan who was an angel to me.
    On Monday, Nov. 12, Veterans Day, I was getting ready to pick up my husband from the airport at 5 a.m. He was coming from California, where he was visiting a friend who has cancer.
    Out of excitement to see my husband, I went to the car, put my purse on top and my service dog inside and drove away. In the rush, I forgot my purse. 

  • Column: City, county should study other options on recycling

    This is a response to the Lancaster City Council meeting of Nov. 13, where a majority of the council voted to suspend the recycling program.
    The council members other than Mayor Alston DeVenny - the only one who voted against the change - did not adequately consider the current and long-term repercussions of this action. It is my opinion that the council should have considered the following before suspending the recycling program:

  • Letter: Mormon volunteers aid hurricane cleanup

    Approximately 125 members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints living in the Indian Land and Fort Mill area traveled to areas affected by Hurricane Florence the last four weekends and assisted in the cleanup effort.
    Specifically, they assisted residents in Fayetteville, Wallace and Wilmington, N.C. They were asked to report to their assignments on Saturday at 9 a.m., issued yellow “Mormon Helping Hands” T-shirts and worked through Sunday afternoon.

  • Letter: Mormon volunteers aid hurricane cleanup

    Approximately 125 members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints living in the Indian Land and Fort Mill area traveled to areas affected by Hurricane Florence the last four weekends and assisted in the cleanup effort.
    Specifically, they assisted residents in Fayetteville, Wallace and Wilmington, N.C. They were asked to report to their assignments on Saturday at 9 a.m., issued yellow “Mormon Helping Hands” T-shirts and worked through Sunday afternoon.

  • Column: Proposed limits on White House protests should not be enacted

    The White House. To the world, it’s the image of the United States.
    To Americans, it’s the “us” in U.S. – and the universally recognized metaphor for the president and the administration behind him.
    And for at least 100 years, it’s been the prime spot for demonstrators focused on many of society’s most important issues – war and peace, abortion and gun rights, health care policies and more.

  • Letter: Appreciation for Dennis Straight

    May the good Lord bless the family of Dennis Straight and comfort them in their time of grief.  They are in my prayers, as are the victims of the fires in California. Some of them lost everything, even their lives.
    May the good Lord be with them all.

    Carl M. Miles Sr.
    Lancaster

  • Letter: County should cut pet adoption prices

    Why is the county waiting so long to build the animal shelter that they keep saying they are going to build?
    They keep talking about all the animals that they keep getting and they keep putting a lot of them down because they don’t have enough space to keep them. Well, the price that they charge to adopt one – $100 for dogs and $80 for cats – is ridiculous.