Opinion

Without merit

Letters to the editor

U.S. Rep. John Lewis is a highly respected civil rights leader. He is also a political partisan of the Democratic Party. To say that he cannot be criticized for his partisan comments and actions simply because is a respected civil rights leader is without merit.

Protect our heritage

Letters to the editor

On Jan. 31, I will be attending a free event called, “Make America Pray Again.” This event will be hosted by Social Conservatives of Pennsylvania and the speaker is David Barton, founder and president of Wall Builders, a national pro-family organization that presents America’s forgotten ...

His peace

Letters to the editor

I agree with you, Mr. Timothy Havener. “Religious faith” is the wall that encloses and seeks no further research as it is inwardly and selfishly satisfied. What a world of difference when we have met the Lord Jesus personally and maintain an ongoing, ever-growing and closer relationship ...

Facts on opioids

Letters to the editor

Heroin addiction is a major problem, I agree. Ongoing articles on the heroin epidemic make it sound like everyone will become addicted to prescription painkillers and end up hooked on heroin. I tried to find statistics on the number of people who use opiates but who do not become addicted ...

Don’t be foolish

Letters to the editor

Sometimes, a majority just means all of the fools are on the same side. And so it is with the fools that advocate the religion of man-made climate change! I say religion, because true science encourages skeptics and deniers. True science promotes those to ask questions and to never stop ...

To ‘three rights’ and ‘humiliating’

Letters to the editor

Yes, we are the masters of Congress and the courts. We are not to overthrow the Constitution but the men and/or women who try to change it to fit their views of what is just and right for all people of the U.S.A. You seem to think that our nation should be overthrown of liberals and taken ...

Information inaccurate

Letters to the editor

LYNN GOLDFARB Lancaster It is inaccurate to say that 98 percent of climate scientists agree on what’s known as the Anthropogenic Global Warming theory, when - in fact - 100 percent of climate science papers published in the past two years in peer-reviewed science journals who that the ...

Is America’s death penalty dying?

Columns

(Editor’s Note: This column was written before Dylan Roof was sentenced to death earlast week for killing nine people at a church in South Carolina.) Upon the birth of a new year, let's talk about death, shall we? Or the death penalty, to be precise. The topic loomed over a courtroom ...

The dream lost

Letters to the editor

TIMOTHY HAVENER Mill Hall Isn’t it kind of funny how most of the influential heroes of the working class have been considered domestic terrorists by the government of their time? Martin Luther King Jr. will soon be the subject of classroom lessons all over America. I wonder if they will ...

Paying our bills

Letters to the editor

GLENN BERRYMAN McVeytown The State of Pennsylvania is closing prisons to save money and reflect less need while Mifflin County has a major tax increase to - wait for it - spend on prisons. Supposedly a one time thing but we have all been there and know how that goes. There is always ...

Applause, Applause!

Letters to the editor

Each Saturday, The Express community newspaper highlights people, groups and activities our readers deem worthy of applause. On behalf of Mill Hall Kiwanis and Connie Peiffer, I want to sincerely THANK Wendy Stiver and The Express for the no cost articles published in the newspaper ...

Dear Hollywood

Letters to the editor

So you are now cutting up a man who has not yet taken the oath of office. Are you not the same people who said if Mr. Donald Trump won you were leaving the U.S.? Why then are you still here? He won! Yeah! How about we go back 20 to 25 years and see if you ever once said something you ...

On safe spaces

Letters to the editor

Over the last year, as the political climate in our country has intensified, I have observed a growing number of complaints featuring buzzwords such as “millennials,” “sensitive,” and “safe spaces.” People seem to have grown very comfortable mocking the experiences of trauma and ...

A morning after pill

Letters to the editor

Like many Americans, I awoke the morning after the 2016 presidential election depressed and dejected, wondering what needs to be done next. Rose and I live on a wooded mountain. I went outside and my spirit drank in the quiet, brooding beauty of the Pennsylvania forest, the golden sunlight, ...

Invasive species

Letters to the editor

A new species of fish is infesting the nation’s waterways. It is a very aggressive fish that dominates its habitat by thrashing about violently and gulping air from surface to puff itself up. Some anglers have taken to calling it the “Tantrum Trout.” Physical characteristics include a ...

Investment in education reaches new heights here

Editorials

It’s certainly no secret that teacher salaries in the Keystone Central School District are higher than average as this rural district offers more compensation as incentive to attract good, qualified teachers. Did you read our extensive stories on the five new employee contracts in ...

Decision on prisons very disappointing

Letters to the editor

It’s very disappointing Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf and his administration has already made a decision to close two state prisons without any public input whatsoever and is now strangely leaving five communities twisting in the wind for several weeks. Closing these prisons will uproot ...

A radicalized Don Quixote

Columns

In one of my previous articles, I reached back into my childhood for an image. It was of a barefoot boy, with his cow chasing stick, following livestock paths to adventure. My cow stick, at times, could be magically transformed into a sword, which I would slash and stab at any villains I met. ...

Highest of all

Letters to the editor

Congratulations Pennsylvanians, you made history! You’re the highest gasoline taxed state in the entire country. Jan. 1, 2017, was the last increase of the 2013 Act 89 Transportation Act, which allowed a total 27-cents-per-gallon state tax for the repair of roads, bridges and transit ...