Opinion

Appealing to our worst inner-qualities

Letters to the editor

STEWART EPSTEIN Rochester, N.Y. I’d like to add my perspective to the Donald Trump debate. Donald Trump is merely a skillful, manipulative “gaslighter” and con-artist who intentionally appeals to our worst inner qualities because he believes that this is who and what 51 percent of ...

On the road to idiocracy

Columns

Forget about the threat of socialism or even communism; the real threat comes from those who want to foist idiocracy down our throats. Merriam-Webster defines idiocracy as “a form of government in which a country or territory is run by fools.” And, the madness of anti-government ...

Kim Jong-un dumb move

Letters to the editor

HANK MOODY Williamsport How does the United States choose what dictators to take out and what ones to treat like how Trump should treat the leaders of our allied nations? Why isn’t Kim Jong Un hanging from a noose like Saddam Hussein? I guess liberal Hollywood had it right when they ...

Bible digest

Columns

“And said to the woman, Now we believe, not because of your saying: for we have heard him ourselves, and know that this is indeed the Christ, the Savior of the world.” (John 4:42 AKJV) Have you experienced the Lord Jesus in your life? If so, you know that He is the Savior of the world.

Civility problem

Letters to the editor

CHARLES REEDER Montoursville A Trump supporter and voter is complaining about the current state of civility in our country and they did acknowledge that President Trump is a prime example of incivility. People who voted for Trump to be the next president were not voting for civility and ...

Muslims and refugees vs. gun violence

Letters to the editor

RAFIA WARAICH Altoona, Wis. So I ask about the headline to my letter: Which one is a real threat to national security? Throughout his campaign, then candidate Donald Trump asserted on many occasions with statements like “a complete and a total shutdown of Muslims entering the United ...

Starve the schools

Letters to the editor

DAVID L. FAUST Selinsgrove It was local taxation that saved those poorer public schools from closing. Incidentally, Pennsylvania’s funding for public schools is notorious for being inequitable; the rich schools get richer, and the poor schools get poorer. Cyber schools drain money away ...

State budget misses key opportunities

Columns

By NATHAN BENEFIELD For most of Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf’s administration, the state budget process has been contentious at best and downright hostile at worst. His first three years featured months-long impasses, vetoes, and school funding being held hostage. Two unbalanced budgets ...

Point 5 ……

Columns

Yesterday’s fight THE ISSUE: Abortion If the Supreme Court were to overturn Roe vs. Wade, the right to an abortion might no longer be law of the land. But the ability to obtain one would remain a fact of the land. It might be harder to end a pregnancy in some states, but there would be ...

Counterpoint 5

Columns

Aborticrats THE ISSUE: Abortion I thought we had seen it all from radical feminists — and what we've seen is way, way more than anyone other than a gynecologist needs to see. Six years ago, Code Pink zealots traipsed across the fruited plain in giant female reproductive organ costumes ...

Bible digest

Columns

“God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.” (John 4:24 AKJV) Connect the dots in your life. Worship the Lord and He will guide you into all truth.

Letters to our boys

Columns

(Editor’s Note: This is another installment of The Express’ “Letter to Our Boys,” written during World War II to let “our boys” know what was happening back in their home towns. The Express will bring the letters to you occasionally, thanks to the efforts of Fred and Anna Snyder, ...

Litter law’s punishment fits the crime

Columns

We don’t know how effectively Pennsylvania’s new anti-littering law can be enforced. But there certainly is some fitting justice in its intent and method. We’ve never understood the thought process of people who, upon finishing a meal of fast food, simply throw the wrappers out the car ...

In Harrisburg

Columns

State Rep. Mike Hanna (D-76), 29 Bellefonte Ave., Lock Haven, Pa. 17745, phone: 570-748-5480; or 519 Dell St., Bellefonte, Pa., 16823-4839; phone: 814-353-8780. Email: mhanna@ pahouse.net State Rep. Kerry Benninghoff (R-171), 140 West High Street, Bellefonte, Pa., 16823, phone: ...

In Washington, D.C.

Columns

g U.S. Rep. Tom Marino (R), 1020 Commerce Park Drive, Suit 1A, Williamsport, Pa., 17701. Phone: 570-322-3965. Website: https://marino.house.gov. g U.S. Rep. Glenn Thompson (R), Suite 101, 3555 Benner Pike, Bellefonte, Pa. 16823. Phone: 814-827-3985. Website: thompson.house.gov g Sen. ...

Bible digest

Columns

“He that believes on the Son has everlasting life: and he that believes not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God stays on him.” (John 3:36 AKJV) If you reject Jesus, you are subject to the wrath of God forever. Think it over.

Greed

Letters to the editor

MIKE KERSTETTER Watonstown In her July 12 letter to the editor entitled, “What a crock!” Patricia Herr laments not getting a cost of living (COLA) raise for her state pension and complains about what current workers make. The State Employees Retirement System (SERS) and Public School ...

New legislation benefits electric grid, customers

Columns

At mid-morning on Thursday, June 14, approximately 812 residents in the Bloomsburg area were busy with their day when their computers shut off and their air conditioners stopped working. But just two-and-a-half minutes later, 527 customers had their power back, thanks to PPL Electric ...

We can do better

Letters to the editor

JANE TRAVIS State College Central Pennsylvania deserves kinder, more thoughtful leaders. We can do better than imprison children under the guise of strong borders. The U.S. has always welcomed refugees; what has changed? Politics! We can do better to educate and train our workforce to ...

America at 242

Columns

A recent editorial cartoon by artist Gary Varvel features what appears to be a biracial couple at the maitre d' podium at an upscale restaurant. The pompous-looking greeter's line has stuck in my mind ever since I saw the cartoon in my local newspaper: "Dinner for two ... liberal or ...