Letters to the editor

God Bless the U.S.A.

This may never see the printed page, but nonetheless I wish to voice my opinion. The last eight years have been the worst eight years, politically speaking, due to the fact that our country has been represented by a man who I believe apologized for American values and traditions, bowed to ...

Media bias

After reading the latest comments to one of my letters from the conservatives who like to attack letters from liberals, I decide to address “media bias.” Let me start that bias is a perception. It is what one person sees and believes is or is not factual. Every presidential election, ...

Free press?

In regard to recent letters, I will agree that a “free press” is fundamental to a free nation. However, a free press should also be an “honest and unbiased press.” With the exception of Fox News, the main stream press has become the propaganda arm of the hard left, Democratic ...

What Trump said …

There are tears running down the cheeks of the Statue of Liberty. Banning Muslim people from this country is against our Constitution and the Statue of Liberty. We are a nation of immigrants. We are all immigrants to this country. The heart of America is disappearing. President Donald Trump ...

Message from an old childhood neighbor

What a joy it was to open the newspaper on a Wednesday morning and read on the front page such a beautiful article by The Express’ own Lana Muthler! She is such a beautiful person and isn’t ashamed to give God credit for the beauty of winter. She truly has a heart and isn’t afraid to ...

The minimum wage

Can’t get a job because you don’t have experience? Can’t get experience because you don’t have a job? Blame the minimum wage! For years there has been a lot of talk about raising the minimum wage in this country. Some say to $10 an hour, some say to $15 per hour. The latest is ...

On health care: Call your representative now

Take Robin Hood, turn him upside down and you have The American Health Care Plan, “Trumpcare.” In an all too typical Donald Trump maneuver, it robs from the middle class, the disadvantaged, the poor, and the aged, and gives to the rich. Those who benefit most will be the super wealthy. ...

No representation, no credibility

Over the last several weeks, The Express published several front page articles about Keystone Central School Board and the Property Tax Independence Act, HB-SB 76. These articles reported one thing in common: Opposition to HB-SB 76, and the information provided by the school board about HB-SB ...

AP fact check: Irish ‘slavery’ a St. Patty’s Day myth

A story appeared in the March 17 edition of The Express titled, “AP fact check: Irish ‘slavery’ a St. Patty’s Day myth.” The Express should check its stories for accuracy. It is NOT St. Patty’s; it is St. Paddy’s Day. Patty is a female name.

Response to ‘Setting the record straight’

Pride. Tradition. Excellence. Does anyone want to know how I achieved so much success at Lock Haven with a lacrosse program that was 2-34 in the three seasons prior to my arrival? PSAC Championships won over and over again, appearances in the NCAA tournament over eight times, and successful ...

When will it end?

Lately in the news, I see that more and more mothers of our children in this country are endangering the welfare of their own children by exposing them to their live-in boyfriends. Four generations ago, when I was a child, the most treasured and safe place for a child to be was in the care or ...

Academic arguments

The recent spate of letters washing Lock Haven University’s dirty linen in public is disturbing for a number of reasons. First, it is evidence of a house divided against itself; in a properly functioning organization, such arguments would be conducted, respectfully, within its four walls. ...

When will it end?

Lately in the news, I see that more and more mothers of our children in this country are endangering the welfare of their own children by exposing them to their live-in boyfriends. Four generations ago, when I was a child, the most treasured and safe place for a child to be was in the care or ...

To the LHU track and field, cross-country family

MATTHEW SAULS Campbell, Calif. LHU Class of 2002 1999 NCAA Champion (800-meter) Sunday, Aug. 24, 1997 … a date I’ll never forget. For starters, a new World Record was set for the 800-meter run, which has always been my favorite event. It was also the day I moved to Lock Haven, ...

Do the math

KAREN ELIAS Lock Haven The numbers for Republican Majority House Leader Paul Ryan’s health care plan are now out from the Congressional Budget Office (CBO). Let’s see how the new plan would stack up against the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare). Though Obamacare isn’t perfect, the ...

Will Pa. forcibly vaccinate your child?

ROBIN FINK Coudersport The pending Pennsylvania Senate Bill SB217 would eliminate your parental option of the right to refuse vaccines regardless of any moral or ethical conviction to the contrary. If this bill passes, it will be law in a mere 60 days. Your loss of control of what goes ...

Do not repeal ‘Obamacare’

BARBARA HEMMENDINGER Williamsport I strongly disagree with opinions that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) should be repealed. As someone who has spent more than 40 years working and teaching in hospitals, I know that the ACA, also called Obamacare, has saved lives and should not be repealed. ...

Supporting Gorsuch

DAVID BROSS Cogan Station I think Neil Gorsuch should be confirmed as a U.S. Supreme Court Justice for two reasons. First, he is mature, reasonable, and well respected by his peers. Second, I believe that he will end up being somewhat less of a “strict constructionist” than Antonin ...

Applause, Applause!

Each Saturday, The Express community newspaper highlights people, groups and activities our readers deem worthy of applause. On Sunday, March 5, the Liberty-Curtin PTO hosted our 6th annual Vera Bradley Bingo at the Beech Creek-Blanchard Social Hall. We would like to take this opportunity to ...

On setting the record straight

I write to address some of the statements in “Setting the Record Straight,” a letter appearing in last Saturday’s Express from Mr. Rodney Jenkins, vice president for university relations at Lock Haven University. Of most direct interest to me as president of the LHU chapter of APSCUF ...