Columns

Does it really make sense to delay children’s vaccines?

By BERNARD WOLFSON When Elyse Imamura’s son was an infant, she and her husband, Robert, chose to spread out his vaccinations at a more gradual pace than the official schedule recommended. “I was thinking, ‘OK, we’re going to do this,’” says Imamura, 39, of Torrance, Calif. ...

Bible digest

“And they shall teach my people the difference between the holy and profane, and cause them to discern between the unclean and the clean.” (Ezekiel 44:23 AKJV) We need more emphasis on right and wrong in our day. We have become a profane and vulgar people.

Dear Annie: Hostage to talkers

Dear Annie: How do you politely handle “the talkers”? There seem to be a lot of them out there — you know, friends, people you meet at gatherings, etc., who talk nonstop and hardly allow you the time to say anything. Conversation should be a two-way street, not a monologue, but they ...

You need a rescue pet

We've got some good news here in the battleground state of Ohio, and it's from the state legislature, even. This is the same Republican majority who wants to set the cutoff date for an abortion to that moment when a guy looks at you and thinks you should have his baby. We've learned to ...

The stark lessons after Mueller

We are just emerging from a traumatic nearly two-year-long political drama that will surely be written about in history books. It has created a national schism that's left permanent scars with disagreeing family members, political parties and the public's trust of the media. While the ...

Bible digest

“Your word have I hid in my heart, that I might not sin against you.” (Psalms 119:11 AKJV) This is one of the keys to victory over sin.

Pennsylvania’s state-run pension system is not the answer

By WAYNE CAMPBELL Policymakers have identified a problem but not the wisest solution to the established fact that many Pennsylvanians do not adequately plan for their retirement. They suggest that a state-run pension plan be established where employers would be required to participate and ...

Political advertising: Who will turn it down?

Almost any newspaper, television station and social media venue will sell advertising - to anybody. How many media outlets in this nation have the resources to investigate every or any would be advertising purchaser? What if the advertiser wants to spend $1 million through your local ...

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

“This is the day which the LORD has made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.” (Psalms 118:24 AKJV) Today is a gift from God. Use it wisely.

Dear Annie: Already at a good weight

Dear Annie: My employer is conducting a weight-loss incentive program for the month of April. Whoever loses the most weight gets a $250 gift card. I know that obesity is an epidemic in this country. I know losing weight can reduce one’s likelihood of having many chronic health issues. I ...

How it feels to be a political football

I never much thought myself as a political football, but reading all the recent newspaper articles, op-eds and social media, it is now quite clear that indeed I am. As an observant Jew, any kind of Jew really, I find myself caught up in a political maelstrom. Democrats are showing ...

Point: The real scandal

We may never know for sure whether Donald Trump colluded with Vladimir Putin to obtain Russia’s help in the 2016 election, in return for, say, Trump’s help in weakening NATO and not interfering against Russian aggression in Ukraine. Trump and his propaganda machine at Fox News have ...

Counterpoint: No surprise

The saga that is the Mueller Report is a consequence of what happens when you begin with a conclusion and then desperately seek evidence you hope will confirm it. The conclusion: Donald Trump was illegitimately elected and that he and/or his campaign conspired with the Russians to undermine ...

Bible digest

“Therefore to him that knows to do good, and does it not, to him it is sin.” (James 4:17 AKJV) This should get all of our attention. Don’t forget to do good to others.

Baseball, weather and our climate

By Dr. Richard Kaplan It seems there are some misunderstandings swirling amidst the “debates” about climate change. I would like to address one of them in this article—weather vs climate. Consider a baseball team; here in the Southeast part of the state, that would be the Phillies, ...

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, ...

Applause, Applause!

Each Saturday, The Express community newspaper highlights people, groups and activities our readers deem worthy of applause. The Clinton County CleanScapes Advisory Board Members would like to take this opportunity to THANK the Loggia Giosue Carducci Lodge No. 146 Sons and Daughters of Italy ...

Bible digest

“It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in man.” (Psalms 118:8 AKJV) We can always depend on God. “But he gives more grace. Why he said, God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble.” (James 4:6 AKJV) The Lord is gracious to those who humble themselves ...

Dear Annie: Unasked-for tenants

Dear Annie: My husband and I own a second home. Our daughter, her boyfriend and their two small children live in that house and pay us rent. Six months ago, the entire boyfriend’s family (his mom, dad, two grown brothers and brothers’ girlfriends) moved in. They moved from out of state and ...