Someone recently challenged me by stating that I was rather good at pointing out the problems we face, but didn’t offer any solutions. Despite the irony of being given another problem with no solution this response holds within it the answer to its own ...
WILLIAM L. EMICK
A liberal writer questioned Guy Smith’s book, “Gun Facts,” on President Kennedy, vice presidents Walter Mondale and Hubert Humphrey regarding the Second Amendment, but no facts were presented refuting Smith’s quotes.
However, it’s understandable if you ...
Who is really the greedy person?
Is it the person who wants to keep more of his or her own money, or the person who thinks the other person ought to be paying his or her own way?
It’s that time of year when young and old have dreams and hopes of what they would like to get for Christmas. Santa, here’s my wish list of presents for all Pennsylvanians that I think they would like to receive from Harrisburg.
First on the list would be an ...
I’ve been listening to Talkback on WNEP Channel 16. I would like to say people who complain a lot are full of hot air.
I came to believe people who like to complain.
But I’ve since learned that there must be something in the air they breathe or water they ...
As of Dec. 14, 2017, it’s been 547 days since U.S. Rep. Tom Marino had a public meeting.
In 547 days, the congressman has twice been picked as Trump’s drug czar and twice had to decline the position after embarrassing facts were circulated about him. ...
Each Saturday, The Express community newspaper highlights people, groups and activities our readers deem worthy of applause.
Lock Haven Cub Scout Pack 66, Woolrich Troop 66 and Venturing Crew #1701 would like to THANK the Durty Dabbers Motorcycle Club for inviting us to sell food as a ...
Not too long ago, the behavioral standards of our society were largely governed by conventional traditions, customs and moral values.
From early on, boys were taught to respect girls and women.
Everyone was expected to respect their elders and those in a ...
On a recent night my husband and I went to our favorite restaurant, Ichiban on the Golden Strip.
The people there are almost all from other countries. When I go there, they greet me with respect and kindness.
The food is phenomenal, but that is not what ...
CHRISTOPHER VAN STAVOREN
Tax (as a verb): A strain or heavy demand.
The additional greed of the Uber wealthy 1 percent class, and the politicians they have rented, have increasingly taxed working class families.
The Republican tax scheme that is being rammed through ...
Allow me to paraphrase the famous Mark Twain with a slight twist: “There are three kinds of lies: Lies, damned lies, and Republican talking points.”
Anyone who actually believes U.S. Rep. Glenn Thompson, U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey, and President Donald ...
A lot of people are complaining that the rich are the real beneficiaries of the proposed tax cuts.
It stands to reason that the more you make, the more you would save with a tax cut. But here are some numbers from Business Insider:
Under current law, the tax ...
A return to decentralized government and less regulation is very appealing.
Those of us of a certain age fondly remember when times were simpler.
Unfortunately, increased mobility and higher standards of modern living make such a return unwise and ...
WELDON C. COHICK JR.
It seems as though, after reading headlines in the newspapers lately, it is more like reading “Ripley’s Believe It Or Not.”
These headlines are very disturbing.
Here are a few examples: State officials will see a pay raise in 2018 and the chief justice ...
Regarding the right for government reform:
State Sen. John Eichelberger and Jessica Barnett with The Commonwealth Foundation apparently think they should be able to control the paychecks of state employees.
I thought that once money was in a paycheck, it ...
Several syndicated columnists and a recent letter to the editor regularly mention a statistic published by the Non-Partisan Tax Policy Center stating that 47 percent of Americans pay no income tax. It was initially made famous by Mitt Romney when he ran for president ...
For those patriots who do not want the forthcoming federal tax cut, there is a simple solution.
Do not take it.
Send the money to the IRS marked “payment on the national debt.”
This sacrifice should hearten you gentlefolk who stood by the last eight ...
Last Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017, our Fair District Pa. Team held a press conference to celebrate Clinton County, our county commissioners, and our municipal leaders. Our leaders joined together in 100 percent agreement when our Commissioners and our municipal leaders ...
C. BURT FRANCIS
On Monday, I attended breakfast with my grandson Gage Wentzel at the Salladasburg Elementary School.
There were 350 family members there to support their children.
I also understand that Avis Elementary School put on the same event with the same large ...
I watch the news daily, and various sources. I read widely and note with growing and uncomprehending alarm the fact that our elected and appointed representative are in their own world.
No, I did not just realize this, but I fear it has reached a new high. ...