Opinion

If hell freezes over

Columns

By Glenn Mollette President Donald Trump came through Evansville, Indiana like a roaring locomotive recently, Aug. 30, to be exact. If he had landed on the platform wearing a Superman outfit and cape I would not have been surprised. To the approximate 15,000 cheering fans he might as ...

Power perversion

Letters to the editor

MIKE KERSTETTER Watsontown Nebraska U.S. Sen. Ben Sasse, during the confirmation hearing for Judge Brett Kavanagh, gave a schoolhouse rock speech about the duties of the branches of government. He correctly pointed out that the power and responsibility to run the nation was given solely ...

Constitution Day: What should colleges commemorate?

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By Harold Pease The federal government requires colleges to commemorate Constitution Day, today, Sept. 17, with some kind of a student activity to qualify for Title IV grant monies, which, if people really read the Constitution, they would find no authority for the grant. The requirement ...

Dear Annie

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Dear Annie: I have been at my job for almost 12 years. About three years ago, I met a girl who had recently started working there. I should probably mention that I am a bisexual woman. Well, I kind of developed a wicked big crush on her. I have no clue whether she even likes women, and I’m ...

Parkinson’s disease meds not likely related to cirrhosis

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BY KEITH ROACH, M.D. DEAR DR. ROACH: My dad recently passed away as a result of cirrhosis of the liver. He also had Parkinson’s disease for 10 years. Several other people we know who have Parkinson’s also have cirrhosis. Is it possible that his Parkinson’s medication could have caused ...

The old switchboard method works better

Letters to the editor

SHIRLEY C. MYERS Mill Hall I want to congratulate The Express for their new/old method of answering incoming calls. The caller gets an actual person and not a mechanical voice answering, telling the caller to press one for (editor) or press two for (circulation) etc. The old switchboard ...

Applause, Applause!

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Each Saturday, The Express community newspaper highlights people, groups and activities our readers deem worthy of applause. Hillview Wesleyan Church would like to THANK everyone who helped with our block party on Sept. 7. The Flemington Hi-Neighbor Committee was very supportive in planning ...

Wealth and the worker

Letters to the editor

HENRY HOPPER Williamsport How does it happen that the wealthiest man in the history of the world, Jeff Bezos, is also one of the largest welfare recipients in America? His company, Amazon, makes huge profits by paying their employees wages that are so inadequate that many of them need ...

Why no explanation?

Columns

September is back to business for school children and workers who have burned off their vacation time. Why isn’t it the case for state lawmakers? The House had originally been scheduled to return to Harrisburg for two voting sessions this past week, but Speaker Mike Turzai, R-Allegheny, ...

Deniers

Letters to the editor

TED MAHAFFEY Montoursville The theory of macro-evolution is easily disproven. If life could not have originated from non-living matter, the basis of macro-evolution, then the entire theory is falsified. There is no naturalistic mechanism for life to originate from non-living matter. ...

In Harrisburg

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- State Rep. Mike Hanna (D-76), 570-748-5480; or email: mhanna@pahouse.net - State Rep. Garth Everett (R-84), 570-546-2084, or email: geverett@pahousegop.com - State Rep. Kerry Benninghoff (R-171), 814-355-1300, or email: kbenning@pahousegop.com - State Sen. Joseph Scarnati (R-25), ...

‘Straw Men’

Letters to the editor

TOM MCCAREY Berwyn The straw men of “speeding crisis” and “work zone crisis” are the bases for the push to get speed cameras in Pennsylvania. There is neither a speeding crisis nor a work zone crisis. PennDOT’s own study shows that Pennsylvania’s roads are the safest they ...

Bible digest

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“Pride goes before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall.” (Proverbs 16:18 AKJV) Pride can deceive us and destroy us. Beware. “I will lift up my eyes to the hills, from where comes my help. My help comes from the LORD, which made heaven and earth.” (Psalms 121:1-2 ...

Thank you, first responders and families of 911

Letters to the editor

IDA M. TEMPLE Mansfield I dedicate and thank the first responders who survived the terrorist attacks on our nation on Sept. 11, 2001. They did not hesitate to run toward danger to rescue and save those who were in harm’s way. To the families who lost a loved one that rushed to the Twin ...

We will not forget

Letters to the editor

Troy Allen Houston Sheridan, Wyo. The war on terror has lasted a long time, I will try to tell you why in this rhyme. On 9-11 terrorist came to America to strike a blow, they wanted to kill people they didn’t even know. They flew planes into the Twin Towers, the terror ...

Wrong assumption

Letters to the editor

THOMAS D. MCCAFFREY Hollidaysburg I am writing in response to the letter to the editor submitted by Wendy Geesey entitled, “Elect those who will help protect you.” Aside from the fact that the writer offers no evidence that Democrats support putting anyone in harm’s way, she appears ...

Thank you

Letters to the editor

AMY ERSHLER Loganton As reported in The Express in late July of this year, the Clinton County commissioners proposed imposing a $5 fee on all motorized vehicles registered in the county. The fee was to be used for transportation improvement purposes. However, after listening to the ...

Providing affordable pathways

Columns

Last week, on this page, three university presidents discussed how colleges and universities across the nation today face a crisis of affordability. At public universities, more and more of these costs have shifted to the student to cover state aid reductions and mandatory expense increases. ...

Living in bad conditions

Letters to the editor

COURTNEY GRIMES Lock Haven With regard to the Clinton County Tax Sale article on Aug. 31 edition of The Express and the old “Lawyer’s Row” up for sale due to back taxes, at first I was relieved, having lived there for one year and knowing first-hand how poor the living conditions ...

Point: Conditions ripe for economic crash

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THE ISSUE: Economy Sept. 15 will mark the 10th anniversary of the collapse of Lehman Brothers and near meltdown of Wall Street, followed by the Great Recession. Since hitting bottom in 2009, the economy has grown steadily, the stock market has soared, and corporate profits have ...