Letters to the editor

Millennial voters

BRYCE DUHAIME Sycaway, N.Y. Since the election, we have been hearing quite a lot about why Hillary Clinton did so much worse than professional pundits told us she would. Many now say that she underperformed with the working class, but there was another group where her support was overrated: ...

Pa. electors need to help stop Trump

MAX BLASKA Madison, WI This month, 20 men and women from your state will cast their electoral votes for Donald Trump. They should not. The electoral college is a stopgap preventing an extremist from taking the presidency. There are several reasons why they should cast their vote for ...

Applause, Applause!

Each Saturday, The Express community newspaper highlights people, groups and activities our readers deem worthy of applause. On a Wednesday in October, five of us older folks went to Creekside Restaurant for breakfast. When it came time for us to pay our bill, the waitress asked us if we ...

Trump’s promise

In last month’s presidential election, the electorate of Clinton and Lycoming counties voted overwhelmingly for Donald Trump over Hillary Clinton. On the campaign trail, Trump repeatedly attacked Clinton for her close ties to Wall Street, and, to the apparent delight of his supporters, ...

Penn State Board leadership trying to limit transparency

Is it really any surprise that the leadership of the board of trustees at Penn State University is looking to rewrite its governing charter to silence dissenting viewpoints from board members and the public? Remember, these are the same board leaders who agreed to crippling NCAA sanctions ...

Honoring our veterans begins with better health care

When it comes to our veterans, we can do more. Our nation can and should honor America’s heroes by fulfilling our promise to provide them timely access to the health care they have earned and deserve through their service to our country. The well-documented challenges plaguing the U.S. ...

Semi-automatic weapons for hunting

I would like to understand the reasoning behind legislation allowing the use of semi-automatic weapons while hunting animals, with just what type of such weapons yet to be determined by the Pennsylvania Game Commission. I would also like to know what legislators pushed for this and why ...

Wire Rope Works Inc. layoffs

Recently, I and many others were laid off or forced to retire from our positions at Wire Rope Works Inc. on Maynard Street in Williamsport. The reason offered was a “lack of work,” but I’m told that Wire Rope Works, led by Lamar Richards, turned around and hired back retired workers as ...

Please stop Tweeting

The other morning I was filling the bird feeders on our deck and I noticed a glorious red cardinal staring at me, intently. I wasn’t late filling the feeders, which is the usual reason for the “hairy” eyeball. “Why the look?” I asked him, “I’m not late.” “You’ve got to ...

Learning from challenges

Congratulations to the Williamsport Millionaires on an excellent football season. I was disappointed to see this amazing team lose in the state quarterfinals last Saturday, but the season was incredible for the fans, and between the coaches, players, and the school supporting them, I think the ...

Political correctness

The notion of political correctness came into use among Communists in the 1930s as a semi-humorous reminder that the party’s interest is to be treated as a reality that ranks above reality itself, according to a study by Boston University professor emeritus, Angelo M. Codevilla. He goes on ...

My medical insurance odyssey

This letter is purely informational and is not attempting to focus on any person, organization or government program. Its sole purpose is to let readers know (via my situation) about the current cost and complexities of acquiring medical insurance. When working full time, I was paying $126 ...

Some things aren’t worth the win

President Barack Obama nailed it when he pegged Donald J. Trump as a pragmatist rather than an ideologist. Trump showed us early on who he was. He favored not one particular political theory over another. As a matter of fact, he didn’t even know one particular theory over another. He went ...

Good luck with Trump

What is wrong with President Barack Obama? I’m left here watching what is happening in Standing Rock knowing that he holds the power in his hands to stop the use of military-grade weaponry against unarmed civilians. He has no political capital left to worry about. The only rational conclusion ...

Myron Ebell a seriously bad choice for EPA transition

Donald Trump ran on the campaign pledge to “drain the swamp.” However, the past two weeks have shown him to be anything but anti-establishment. Within days of being elected, Trump named a notorious climate denier and the ultimate Washington insider, Myron Ebell, to lead his ...

We hear more about homicides, but gun suicides outnumber murders in Pa.

By Jeffrey Benzing www.PublicSource.org Ken Bacha is no foe of the Second Amendment. As coroner for Westmoreland County, he carries a Glock 23 pistol in a protective hip holster, almost casually, like an oversized smartphone. He’s fond of hunting. He enjoys shooting sports, gun bash ...

Running for Recovery: Help me celebrate life!

In 2009, I left prison as a 233-pound alcoholic and running was the furthest thing from my mind. I was at rock bottom in every possible way, dealing with mental health issues from my combat deployments to Afghanistan and attempting to cope with many other issues. I needed to make some radical ...

Political paraphrase

To paraphrase a common saying: “Better to be thought of as a crazy, left-wing loon, than to protest a fair and democratic election, especially when you did not vote, thinking that your protest would change the results and remove all doubt!”

Great again

What egotistical maniac wants to make his country great again? What egotistical maniac knows more than his generals? What egotistical maniac hates minorities? Your first two guesses don’t count.

Airport

Eighty-seven years ago the Williamsport- Lycoming County Airport officially opened with over 30,000 celebrants in attendance, including Amelia Earhart. The limited fuel range of passenger planes made this new airport a vital link in national air travel. Now, due to modern planes’ longer ...