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Are we to blame for Alex Jones?

The behemoths of the internet have shunned Alex Jones, the worm-tongued, often shirtless conspiracy theorist and paranoia monger who hosts a show called "Infowars." The debate over this cartel-like decision to shut him out is much larger than Jones now, and it's taking place mostly on the ...

What can you do about a friend who flaunts her money?

Dear Annie: I have been trying to decipher my recent bad feelings toward a friend who is much wealthier than I am. We have known each other for a decade. Whereas she has been married to the same man for over 30 years, I was usually a single mother. Our daughters are about the same age, and we ...

Mastectomy, scoliosis not likely related

DEAR DR. ROACH: In 2000 (at age 53), I had a mastectomy with a TRAM flap reconstruction. In 2010, I began experiencing lower back pain. I did physical therapy and have continued those exercises since then, but the back pain worsened last year. I began also doing low-impact aerobics classes ...

Rude on the phone

Dear Annie: It’s important to have etiquette on the phone, no matter to whom you are speaking. When you take the time to call someone but the person is preoccupied, talks over you or doesn’t say “excuse me” when someone in the room is speaking to him or her while you’re on the phone, ...

Let’s celebrate our parks!

Let’s say you don’t have time for a vacation this year but you want to take some day-trips without spending a whole lot of money. Here’s my suggestion. Try Pennsylvania’s state parks. Our award-winning network covers 300,000 acres and offers recreational opportunities throughout the ...

Audio recordings: Omarosa, President Trump and Billy Graham

Perfect people will never work in government. People make promises and look good in television advertisements but people are people and that always means human error. A good person can easily say the wrong thing at the right time. Often people say things they meant at the time or didn’t ...

Applause, Applause!

Each Saturday, The Express community newspaper highlights people, groups and activities our readers deem worthy of applause. The Annie Halenbake Ross Library wishes to THANK the community for the support of the annual book sale. Community members purchased a variety of materials from cook ...

Trump roaring against Harley

If you listen to President Donald Trump, it sounds like there is one company in particular that is so anti-American, so far removed from the national mainstream that it deserves not only contempt but loss of business. This company has been an icon — fodder for movies, songs and books, its ...

Bible digest

“I love the LORD, because he has heard my voice and my supplications. Because he has inclined his ear to me, therefore will I call on him as long as I live.” (Psalms 116:1-2 AKJV) God answers prayer. Pray. He can help you. “Jesus said to her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he ...

We can have much safer schools through better communication

Here's an idea: Instead of turning our schools into fortresses to try to prevent the next school shooting, how about we do more? As we contemplate adding metal detectors and bulletproof safe rooms to schools, how about we try an additional approach? How about setting up dedicated lines of ...

Government spending and Republican values

By ROBERT KEPLER I consider myself to be a conservative Republican. I usually vote straight Republican. When I vote for a Republican, I expect them to adhere to Republican values, smaller government, less taxes and unnecessary regulations, standing for private property rights and support for ...

Keystone Central School Board

- Charles Rosamilia, crosamil@kcsd.k12.pa.us - Debbie Smith, dsmith@kcsd.k12.pa.us - Tracy Smith, tsmith2@kcsd.k12.pa.us - Wayne Koch, wkoch@kcsd.k12.pa.us - Roger Elling, relling@kcsd.k12.pa.us - Billie J. Rupert, brupert@kcsd.k12.pa.us - Eric Probert, eprobert@kcsd.k12.pa.us - ...

Bible digest

“My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me: And I give to them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand.” (John 10:27-28 AKJV) Christians gladly hear and follow Jesus. Are you a Christian?

Living in Trump’s kayfabe world

President Trump's demonization of the media as the "enemy of the people" is mostly kayfabe. A professional wrestling term, "kayfabe" means presenting staged events as if they're real. Pro wrestling is theater, not sport. But it thrives on the illusion that it is the latter, not the ...

Help convince Congress to renew the Land and Water Conservation Fund

I was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio, in the 1940s and 1950s, overlooking the steel mills about one quarter mile from where the Cuyahoga River caught on fire. There were no public parks nearby, no playgrounds, no neighborhood swimming pools. My ballfield was an abandoned old field next to ...

Words to Live by

You can only blame fake news so many times before the truth starts to emerge from the newsprint. — Anthony T. Hincks

Bible digest

“But our God is in the heavens: he has done whatever he has pleased.” (Psalms 115:3 AKJV) God is God and God alone. His will ultimately will be done.

No reason to scrap coverage of pre-existing conditions

Pennsylvania U.S. Sen. Bob Casey is absolutely right, and politicians who disagree owe it to their constituents to explain exactly why it is a good thing to eliminate the requirement, enshrined in the Affordable Care Act, that health insurance policies cannot deny coverage of pre-existing ...

Bible digest

“I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd gives his life for the sheep.” (John 10:11 AKJV) Jesus died for us. We should live for Him.

Electric grid hacking more perilous than election hacking

Kremlin-connected cyber criminals are capable of turning off our electric power from afar, while power plant employees watch helplessly. In the last two weeks, the federal Department of Homeland Security held four briefings warning that Russian hackers are already practicing how to throw the ...