Letters to the editor

Optimism abounds

GEORGE DETHLEFSEN Canonsburg President Donald Trump’s tax cuts are working - in more ways than one. Just take a look at the energy industry. Because of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, more than 100 electric, gas, and water utility providers have slashed their rates, rewarding customers ...

Elect those who will help protect you

WENDY GEESEY Altoona As parents, our most precious asset is our children. To think that I would lose a daughter to a tragedy is awful; to lose her to a criminal evil deed would be even worse. Yet, to know that this could have been completely avoided would move me to unspeakable ...

Truth exposed

MARLIN D. LILLEY JR. Cogan Station If you’ve watched the confirmation hearing of Judge Brett Kavanaugh for the U.s. Supreme Court, it was clear by the questioning of the judge by California U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein that one of the top priorities of the left is to gut the 2nd ...

McCarthyism

GEORGE LOCKETT Morris After just reading the Aug. 25 letter to the editor, “McCarthy’s apprentice’’ by David Bross, I couldn’t help but wonder, does any one else reading these letters see just how twisted liberals like David Bross are to actually accuse our great President Trump ...

Two letters

MIKE KERSTETTER Watsontown Charles Reeder recently attempted to define “skeptic” and “cynic” as it pertained to man-made climate change. He’d like you to believe that a cynic is anyone who doesn’t agree with his position. He says that a skeptic would not question the premise ...

What do you think?

The Express welcomes letters to the editor as we encourage our readers to “Express Yourself” in this forum. Letters must be signed using the writer’s legal name with a complete mailing address and home and/or daytime phone number. Letters dealing with private disputes will not be ...

Misappropriation and misinformation

MARVIN COOPER Avis At the Aug. 27 Clinton County commissioners’ meeting with the public, they were considering imposing a $5 registration fee, that I oppose. Here’s what the commissioners did NOT disclose to the public. In January 2017, Pennsylvania residents saw an ...

Trump should practice what he preaches

GEORGE DEMPSIE Williamsburg Webster’s Dictionary defines a hypocritical act as an action by someone “that is in direct contradiction to his or her stated beliefs or feelings.” Recently on WJAC-TV, I saw a report about President Donald Trump’s new 2020 campaign flags. The new flag ...

Socialism

JAY C. MYERS Hughesville I don’t know why so many people are negative about socialism. You don’t have to look to Venezuela or Cuba, just look at the United States. Why do they call it Social Security? Because socialism security upsets too many people. Where else can a person ...

Time to choose

TIM MANNELLO Williamsport U.S. Sen. John McCain’s passing provides a good occasion to ask ourselves about the future we wish for our nation. Do we want to be a country driven by Sen. McCain’s vision: “Country above all else?” Or do we want a nation driven by President Trump’s ...

Will your taxes fund the fracking industry?

CONSTANCE CUMMINGS Westfield If you live near one of Tioga County’s 160-plus active fracking wells, here is how the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection oversees your health and safety: 5 Reviews well permit applications. 5 Keeps track of fracking well locations. 5 ...

Pro life

GEORGE LOCKETT Morris I just finished reading Charles Reeder’s Sept. 3 letter to the editor, ‘’Who is pro-life?’’ and I had to laugh. Mr. Reeder, just like the rest of the left-wing liberals, tries to paint a negative picture of conservatives’ efforts by twisting the facts ...

Net Neutrality: You need to know the impacts

KAREN MEYERS Wellsboro On June 11, a ruling by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) brought net neutrality to an end. Under previous net neutrality rules, internet service providers were required to treat all online customers the same. Now, for example, this means Comcast could ...

Express Yourself Letters to the Editor

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WHAT DO YOU THINK? EXPRESS YOURSELF

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Pennsylvania wants to ticket safe drivers

JAMES SIKORSKI JR. Wapwallopen News flash! In an election year, the Pennsylvania General Assembly will foolishly try to enact multiple anti-driving bills soon. If this occurs, vote them out! These bills are supported by lobbyists, special-interest groups, and others inside the ...

Misinformation

JOSEPH LAHR Harrisburg Another election cycle, another round of Democrat advertisements trying to scare seniors into believing their opponents will take away their Medicare. The truth is, seniors should be concerned about Medicare, but not because of anything Republicans are ...

Repetition of repetitions

TIM MANNELLO Williamsport There comes a time when one has to dismiss a writer who questions readers’ intelligence by continuing to repeat already answered queries as though they had never been fully addressed. I wrote an article published on Aug. 7 in The Express on the scientific ...

In response to ‘Loving America’

ALISON HOPPER Williamsport In Cliff Rieders’ Aug. 24 opinion column entitled, “Loving America,” he states that Israel “is routinely beaten up at the United Nations, which is controlled by Arabs and Third World interests extremely hostile to the democratic and egalitarian nation that ...

Express Yourself Letters to the Editor

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