Letters to the editor

The new refrain

BILL WEIBLE Johnstown The new refrain is ... Free to harass, Free to harass, Thanks to God and Trump, We are free to harass!

Action, not reaction!

REBECCA A. LOGAN Williamsport The negativity in our beautiful United States of America remains a huge waste of energy. We live in a democracy where our strength is in the ballot box. In our lifetime, we will have many Presidents. Some we’ll be thankful to see go. Some will ...

The ‘influx’

MICHAEL F. REMICK Pine Creek Illegals pour into America across our southern border from Mexico. Debate rages over construction of “the wall.” I believe many of these illegals bring with them drugs and violent crimes while gobbling up our nations wealth on the welfare rolls. Here in ...

American Red Cross

SANDRA IRION Trout Run I would like to commend the American Red Cross for continuing to provide medical care and safe shelter throughout the continuing disasters this year. According to their website, 90 percent of the agency’s workforce are volunteers. I am grateful for their blood ...

Fake tolerance

PAUL RINKER Montoursville Oh, the tolerant left. They just love LGBTQ people and persons of color … or do they? During the Kavanaugh hearings, when they needed an insult to put Lindsay Graham in his place, they decided to call him gay with all manner of insinuations and innuendo. These ...

Vote!

JAY C. MYERS Hughesville Abraham Lincoln said that you can fool all of the people some of the time, some of the people all of the time, but you can’t fool all the people all of the time. As near as I can figure based on poll numbers on Donald Trump’s favorability, it seems that the ...

Lasting shock

TIM MANNELLO Williamsport I am no longer shocked at what Donald Trump says at his rallies. I am no longer shocked that his fans dependably go wild over his most offensive statements, however often they are repeated. But there is one thing I don’t think I will never get over. It is ...

Left-wing violence?

CHARLES REEDER Montoursville Somedays it is difficult to believe let alone read another attack letter on Democrats and the comments that usually follow from the local right wing. Most days I just laugh at how ridiculous they are and then other days I just shake my head in total disbelief ...

IT’S TOO LATE to submit endorsement letters

Friday, Oct. 12, at 5 p.m. was the deadline for submitting letters to the editor endorsing candidates for Pennsylvania’s Nov. 6 General Election. You can submit letters about issues of concern to you, but we will not publish letters naming candidates or directly referring to candidates ...

Thank you for your service

WALTER JAMES MYERS Beech Creek Standing on a mountain in the cold alone, with wind blowing freezing clear to the bone. Doing your duty but, letting your mind roam, thinking of your friends and family back home. In the desert with heat that makes you weak, with sweat rolling down ...

Complexity of life

TED MAHAFFEY Montoursville Public schools teach macro-evolution and micro-evolution together under the umbrella of evolution. This is to emphasize the evidence for micro-evolution to cover-up the fiction of macro-evolution. Micro-evolution is defined as changes within a species. An example ...

Americans want free markets and individual choice

JOSEPH SEMPREVIVO Sebastian, Fla. America was founded on the ideals of individual choice and free market capitalism. But these founding principles may seem foreign in the modern era as a tsunami of new government policy proposals-such as Medicare for All, free college tuition, and tight ...

Why is this news?

DENNIS FITZGERALD Melbourne, Australia The statement, “I give him my honest opinion.” The speaker, Melania Trump. Why is this news? Melania Trump continues to indicate that sometimes her opinion is listened to and sometimes it isn’t. The fact that a husband and a wife may have ...

Here we go again: Ticket time!

MARY NETTLES Mill Hall Well what a surprise I received when I left to go to the store recently. Yes, you got it, a $5 ticket for parking in front of my house where I have lived for the past 14 years. I thought it was resolved considering my car has a handicap sign on it. Does that mean ...

Gaps in science

TED MAHAFFEY Montoursville Secular scientists say people of faith use the God-of-the gaps argument to justify belief in a creator. Secular scientists believe all gaps in knowledge will eventually have scientific explanations. But they cannot use their gaps excuse to say they don’t ...

Reaction to CVS-Aetna merger

THEODORE CHRISTOPHER Philadelphia The Pennsylvania Medical Society (PAMED) is disappointed by the U.S. Department of Justice’s decision to approve the CVS-Aetna merger. While requiring Aetna to divest its Medicare Part D drug plan business was a positive development, PAMED still fears ...

Pa. Senate voted the wrong way

TOM MCCAREY Berwyn To all Pennsylvania drivers: Please contact your representatives and tell them to vote no on Senate Bill 1098. In relying on emotion rather than facts, the state Senate recently unanimously voted the wrong way on SB 1098. Where is the need for stop arm cameras when the ...

Easy choice

STEWART EPSTEIN Rochester, N.Y. I recently made a choice which was so easy. 1. Do I continue to be a volunteer for political candidates who will continue to use me, take advantage of me, and never show any sincere appreciation for my free work in the world of politics, which I find to be ...

Letters to the Editor

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IT’S TOO LATE to submit endorsement letters

Friday, Oct. 12, at 5 p.m. was the deadline for submitting letters to the editor endorsing candidates for Pennsylvania’s Nov. 6 General Election. You can submit letters about issues of concern to you, but we will not publish letters naming candidates or referring to candidates running in the ...