Letters to the editor

America first

We live in extremely troubling times and once again I am compelled to voice my opinion in an open forum. I am quite troubled by the outrageous actions of some Americans who deem it necessary to publicly protest the banning of possibly dangerous individuals from entering our country. I ...

Health care

We don’t need finger-pointing or gloating at this time. We need Republicans and Democrats to work together to improve the Affordable Care Act. It is time for Congress to function as a governing body as it was elected to do. Providing adequate health care for all, at an affordable ...

Down in flames

Seven years ago, when the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, became law most of the individuals affected had no idea what the terms premium, deductible, co-pay and out-of-pocket maximum meant or how these expenses determined their overall cost of health care. These individuals also became ...

Let’s make sure ‘Trumpcare’ has ‘do not resuscitate’ order

Last Friday, my colleagues and I breathed a deep sigh of relief when President Donald Trump was unable to repeal the “Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act” (ACA). As family nurse practitioners, our patients have greatly benefitted from the ACA. The 2010 law allowed our Pennsylvania ...

Actually read the Constitution

I am a bit confused by Dan Reeder’s comment in his March 27 letter to the editor, “Fie on you, Constitution,” that the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to fill a vacancy on the U.S. Supreme Court is “in violation of a clear constitutional directive.” I am curious what ...

Forgetting our senior citizens

This pertains to a property tax hike possible in the Jersey Shore Area School District. There should be some kind of control over the school boards who grant the teachers a hefty raise every year that amounts to $1,500 — or more — per teacher. For the past four years, we retired citizens ...

Loving because you want to (or are called to)

And we certainly do not want to forget mentioning Margie Fisher and her daughter, Brooke, of Runville in Centre County. This dynamic mother-daughter duo was featured in a very heart-warming, inspirational story on Page A1, also in this past Saturday’s Express community newspaper. The ...

Snow job

It was still snowing when I got up the other day. I was getting the boss (my wife) breakfast so she could get to school on time. A kid knocked on the front door. He was wearing a “Make America Great Again” hat. I stayed calm. He said, “I’ll shovel your walk for ten bucks.” Ten ...

The troublesome threesome

He’ll be coming around the mountain when he comes – Donald Trump. They’ll be following right behind him when he comes – Steve Bannon and Jeff Sessions. They’ll be riding three dark horses - Fear. They’ll be riding three dark horses - Hate. They’ll be riding three dark horses ...

SPCA, what’s up?

I can’t believe that the SPCA International or any organization based in the U.S.A. is spending money on rescuing animal from other countries, especially when we are killing dogs and cats right here in the 50 states, almost on a daily basis and by the hundreds. I am sorry, but if you can ...

What Trump did …

GREGORY HANCOCK Woolrich I read June Gutt’s letter to the editor, “What Trump said,” published on March 23. I could certainly never change her opinion of President Donald Trump, nor will I attempt to do so. I could destroy her arguments in debate with facts, not sound bites from ...

Fie on you, Constitution

DAN REEDER Lock Haven For 10 long months, the Constitution of the United States was held hostage after the passing of Antonin Scalia. Mitch McConnell, Paul Ryan, and the Republicans in Congress spat on the Constitution and on America. The Constitution is the supreme law of the land. ...

Applause, Applause!

Each Saturday, The Express community newspaper highlights people, groups and activities our readers deem worthy of applause. Scripture tells us we encounter angels without being aware of it. On Friday, March 17, I met two guardian angels at Save-A-Lot. Unfortunately, I was so weary that I ...

An ounce of prevention

Ms. Robin Fink was absolutely correct in her letter to the editor, “Will Pa. forcibly vaccinate your child?” published on March 20. Don’t get your child vaccinated against all those diseases because your child might have some discomfort from them — a sore arm or a minor rash. ...

Why was WTAJ taken off the air by Comcast?

Are you happy with Comcast taking WTAJ off the air? It was the only station that had local news on. Wilkes-Barre and Scranton are three hours away, while Altoona is only one hour.

Exhausting cynicism

MICHAEL LUNA Montoursville Paul Rinker alleged in his recent letter entitled, “The real threat,” that the First Amendment is critically endangered due to its habitual abuse by the press, and that the freedom will be lost unless we demand that the free press constrain itself solely to ...

CHIP’s transgender policy

In January, thousands of families across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania received a letter from CHIP — Pennsylvania’s Children’s Health Insurance Program. That letter informed citizens of the Commonwealth that their tax dollars would be funding “gender transition services” and ...

Rules and regulations

All a bunch of guys need to have a friendly game of basketball is a hard surface, a hoop and a ball; you don’t even need a net. You know what the rules are and if someone cheats, you don’t invite him or her back. If there’s more at stake than just bragging rights, like playing in high ...

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, ...