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What does it really mean to be patriotic?

Patriotism has been on a lot of people’s minds lately. French President Emanuel Macron recently criticized President Trump and other world leaders for their “us versus them” view of patriotism. “By putting our own interests first,” he said, “with no regard for others, we erase ...

It’s time to break up Facebook, Google, Apple and Amazon

The New York Times revealed that Facebook executives withheld evidence of Russian activity on the Facebook platform far longer than previously disclosed. They also employed a political opposition research firm to discredit critics. There's a larger story here. America's Gilded Age of the ...

YOU HAVE THE POWER

Each Saturday, The Express community newspaper highlights people, groups and activities our readers deem worthy of applause. If you would like to make a nomination for our weekly Saturday morning round of “Applause” for someone or some group for doing something special, send your ...

Bible digest

“Show me your ways, O LORD; teach me your paths. Lead me in your truth, and teach me: for you are the God of my salvation; on you do I wait all the day.” (Psalms 25:4-5 AKJV) This should be our prayer too.

A highlight of new Pa. laws

The Associated Press Pennsylvania lawmakers wrapped up their session last week, closing the book on two years that produced nearly 250 new laws. Their most high-profile debate, however, ended inconclusively when Senate Republicans blocked a proposal supported by the GOP-controlled House and ...

Bible digest

“So then every one of us shall give account of himself to God. Let us not therefore judge one another any more: but judge this rather, that no man put a stumbling block or an occasion to fall in his brother’s way.” (Romans 14:12-13 AKJV) God is the final Judge of us all. What does He ...

Dear Annie

Dear Annie: My daughter and son-in-law live in another state. He is a doctor, and she is a nurse. They are both 30 and have no student loan debt. They have two kids. I go up and visit whenever I can. I don’t make near the amount of money they do, but when we all go out to eat, I have to pay ...

Two new movies to look for on Netflix this holiday

THE CHRISTMAS CHRONICLES - TV-PG - 102 MINUTES As Christmas approaches, what better way is there to spend a cold evening in with your kids than to watch a wonderfully seasonal movie with fun and excitement mixed in with some socially relevant story ideas, yet full of all the traditions ...

To Your Good Health

BY KEITH ROACH, M.D. DEAR DR. ROACH: Is there such a thing as male menopause, with the associated hot flashes? My problem is hot flashes. I am a 93-year-old male in fairly good health; I am active, but not enough, though I maintain a year-round garden. I’ve beaten prostate cancer with a ...

The bane of birthright citizenship

President Trump’s critics have found something else to rend their garments over: His determination to end so-called “birthright citizenship.” Why, they thunder, it’s unconstitutional? And even if it could be changed, it can’t be by executive order. My opinion is that they’re ...

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: ...

Bible digest

“The hearing ear, and the seeing eye, the LORD has made even both of them.” (Proverbs 20:12 AKJV) God created hearing and seeing. He hears. He sees. He knows. Think it over.

The Silver Lining

Be Thankful Have I been thankful enough As I’ve gone through my years Did I appreciate my blessings Or face my difficulties with tears Did I fret about tomorrow Of things that may not appear And miss out on today Or blessings that were right there. Did circumstances seem so ...

Dear Annie

Dear Annie: What is the etiquette with handicapped stalls in restrooms? When I go into a public restroom and there are multiple stalls to choose from, I like to go with the handicapped one because it’s roomier. I imagine that many other people do, too. Is that wrong? If I ever saw someone ...

To Your Good Health

BY KEITH ROACH, M.D. DEAR DR. ROACH: I just read your column regarding concerns about taking tramadol long term for arthritis pain. I am a 74-year-old female, and I take one or two 50-mg tablets a day, depending on my pain level. Most days, my pain is controlled on that dose. I also take ...

Notable Quotes

Good judgment comes from experience, and a lot of that comes from bad judgment. If you find yourself a hole, stop digging. — Will Rogers

Bible digest

“The earth is the LORD’s, and the fullness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein.” (Psalms 24:1 AKJV) Man did not create the universe. God did. We are on His planet.

A free press: The people’s friend

By TIM MANNELLO On July 24, 2018, President Trump had this to say to an audience of Veterans of Foreign Wars at its national convention in Kansas City. “Just remember, what you are seeing and what you are reading is not what’s happening. JUST STICK WITH US (emphasis added), don’t ...

Protect your online information this Cyber Monday

By JESSICA HALLMAN Today is Cyber Monday, the 24-hour online post-Thanksgiving shopping period during which consumers can snag exclusive deals and bargains. It is one of the busiest days each year for online retail sales. In 2017, Cyber Monday was marked as the largest online retail ...

Applause, Applause!

Each Saturday, The Express community newspaper highlights people, groups and activities our readers deem worthy of applause. The St. Luke’s United Church of Christ Fall Fair Committee would liked to send its sincere APPRECIATION to all of the volunteers who helped with the fair, a big thank ...