Letters to the editor

The government shutdown

BRYAN SHADE Flemington It is ridiculous some of these comments that people put in the newspaper about who is to blame for the shutdown. Myself and my significant other are both federal employees and we are deemed essential and have to work without getting paid. Both parties are to ...

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Columnist just plain wrong on ‘Medicare for all’

FRED BUCHEIT Mill Hall “Medicare for all would take most of your paycheck,” according to a Jan. 21 opinion piece columnist Betsy McCaughey. Let’s examine that claim. She likes to frighten us with visions of crushing taxes. She claims, and with some evidence, that Medicare for ...

Separation of church and state: A line in the sand

KAREN ELIAS Lock Haven When John F. Kennedy ran for office in 1960, Protestant Americans had concerns. If he were elected President, would he impose his Catholic beliefs on the American people? Three months before the election, Kennedy delivered a speech in which he addressed these concerns ...

Another way

CAROL MYERS GERST Milesburg As I grow older, I find that I have an overabundance of medication to take. I take four different pills for high blood pressure and it had become so much of a burden, cost wise and actually health-wise, as I never realized the side effects that could become ...

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Russian collusion is real, just not what you think

THOMAS JUSTICE Lock Haven 2019 marks the 100th anniversary of Russian attempts to influence politics and policy in the United States. KGB and GRU defectors and actual KGB archives led to the publication of many books over the years documenting this fact: The Secret History of American ...

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Consider consequences of building a border wall

DAVID MCCOY Hollidaysburg The border wall will affect the natural environment. The national debate about border security doesn’t often focus on the natural environment. Hundreds of miles of public lands, including six national parks, sit along the U.S.-Mexico border. Barriers along ...

For an anonymous Santa

DONNA MITCHELL Lock Haven On Friday, Dec. 11, my friends took me to State College for a doctor’s appointment. On the way home back to Lock Haven, we had lunch at Denny’s. We had Christmas gifts with us because we hadn’t seen each other at Christmas. As we left Denny’s, we stopped to ...

Reality TV?

CAROLE MYERS GERST Milesburg Reality TV seems to be in our lives at every turn. Are our priorities flying out the window when we watch in horror as people on TV repeatedly make fools of themselves? Do you find yourself constantly reaching for your controllers to turn the channel to the ...

Protecting our rights

GEORGE LOCKETT Morris Referring to William L. Emick’s letter to the editor, “Our Red Flag Laws,” published Jan. 5, 2019, I would like to commend him on statements well done. It’s true so far as I’m concerned: Our 2nd, 4th, 5th and 14th Amendments are being abused by our ...

Democrats driving dysfunction in D.C.

HELEN BRENNAN Altoona Could you imagine how powerful the USA could be if the Democrats would just work with President Donald Trump? The Democrats have been upset since Hillary Clinton lost. I don’t have to ask why, the politicians’ paychecks have shrunk because there are no more ...

Rape the earth

DAVID FAUST Selinsgrove On Dec. 11, 1980, the federal government’s $1.6 billion “Superfund” was created to pay for cleaning up environmental messes, such as acid water draining from abandoned coal mines, deteriorating abandoned structures (anthracite coal breakers) and abandoned coal ...

Well, here we are again

GARY L. FISHER Mill Hall I read the recent article about the filing of another lawsuit over taxpapers having to pay for more abortions. This will be through the state Medicaid program. What I want to know is this: Since when do people outside of Pennsylvania get to tell us state ...

Senate dictator

MICHAEL HEYD Montoursville Kentucky Republican U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell is blocking legitimate votes on the Senate floor. By doing so he is obstructing the will of the people as expressed through their elected representative AND he is undermining the principle of veto override. Essentially ...

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Hoax

JON BOGLE Williamsport In 2009, the gas industry paid two professors at Penn State’s mining school $100,000 to write a report wildly exaggerating fracking’s economic potential. The Penn State Reports, brought out in 2009, 2010, 2011, were falsely portrayed as legitimate academic ...

How Trump supporters argue

TIM MANNELLO Williamsport Not long ago I wrote a letter listing the 30 principles that explain Trump’s words and actions. It appeared in another newspaper too. A response to my letter in this newspaper provides an insight into how Trump supporters defend their man. The ...