Columns

On the road to idiocracy

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 ...

Bible digest

“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.

State budget misses key opportunities

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 ……

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

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

“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

(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

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

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.

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

“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.

New legislation benefits electric grid, customers

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 ...

America at 242

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 ...

Applause, Applause!

Each Saturday, The Express community newspaper highlights people, groups and activities our readers deem worthy of applause. I would like to take this opportunity to express my most sincere THANK-YOU to a number of individuals, including the wrestling and football communities, Scott Garman and ...

How many times must we save people who overdose?

A deeply humane friend recently suggested that medics stop saving people on their third opioid overdose. The subject was naloxone, a medication that can yank users from the jaws of death. It can be given via Narcan nasal spray or injection. My friend surprised me. I thought that if a ...

Bible digest

“He that believes on him is not condemned: but he that believes not is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.” (John 3:18 AKJV) You are lost from God until you come to Jesus. Don’t waste another day. Give your life to Jesus now. ...

Toasting the tax cuts

By ED FEULNER We’re used to hearing politicians oversell their accomplishments. But President Trump is absolutely right to brag about the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. “At last, our country finally has a tax system that is pro-job, pro-worker, pro-family, and pro-American,” he said at an ...

Bible digest

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” (John 3:16 AKJV) God loves you. Jesus died for you. He has provided a way for you to go Heaven. Trust Him now.

Fireworks trend: State must reverse its 2017 action to avert tragedy

It feels like the July 4th fireworks display starts about July 1 and doesn’t end til, oh, about today. We are not referring to the sanctioned municipal events. We are speaking of the independent displays that seem to sprout up in just about every neighborhood. And unlike the municipal ...

Bible digest

“Marvel not that I said to you, You must be born again. The wind blows where it wants, and you hear the sound thereof, but can not tell from where it comes, and where it goes: so is every one that is born of the Spirit.” (John 3:7-8 AKJV) Have you been born again? You must be to be a ...