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Today's Opinions

  • Letter: School board candidate Couch explains residency situation

    I am a candidate to represent Lancaster County School Board in District 5. There are many reasons for running.
    I’d like to be a voice for teachers in the county. I’d hope to bring some fresh ideas to the board through the eyes of a former teacher, coach and current high school baseball umpire.

  • Column: Disagreeing with Dems’ chair on basic perceptions of reality

    Keith T. Grey Sr., chairman of the Lancaster County Democratic Party, has a strange perception of the world we live in, and his hearing and vision appear to be rather selective.
    In his guest column last Friday, he asserts that Democrats are attempting nothing more than reasonable gun-safety regulations.
    But former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Diane Feinstein have both argued for banning so-called assault weapons, by which they mean garden variety semi-automatic rifles dressed up to look scary.

  • Column: Just disregard Trump’s rants – Journalists not people’s enemy

    Let’s make one thing crystal clear – the press is not the enemy of the American people.
    It is hard to believe any thinking citizen in South Carolina or around the country would actually believe that. Yet some do.
    These attacks against the media by President Trump – mostly against the national press – have gone on far too long and likely won’t stop. But we as citizens must stop believing them and not let community newspapers be tarred by their brush.
    Our founding fathers stood up for a free press, and so should you.

  • 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.