Opinion

My sister is fed up!

Letters to the editor

CARLA PEARCE Milesburg I am writing this word for word as my sister’s tablet crashed and she is dictating this article in hopes that you will print it. It goes, after watching a documentary on Teddy Roosevelt in revising the English language because he was too illiterate to comprehend ...

Commissioner Snyder appreciated

Letters to the editor

PAUL W. HEIMEL Coudersport Earlier this week, I ran into my friend and colleague, Jeff Snyder, at a statewide criminal justice task force meeting and learned that he is a candidate for re-election as a Clinton County commissioner. I have worked side-by-side with Jeff on several matters ...

Vote for Vicki Wedler

Letters to the editor

BOB and DONNA MILLER Milesburg We are writing in support of Vicki Wedler for Centre County commissioner. Being from Milesburg, we know Vicki as our hometown girl. We can speak to her character and respected reputation. As fellow members of the Milesburg Baptist Church, she taught a ...

Reducing mass shootings by recognizing red flags

Columns

Want to reduce the number of mass shootings in the United States? Then let’s ramp up efforts to stop domestic abuse. Just as a red flag is raised when a child tortures animals, often a precursor to later criminal behavior, there is plenty of evidence that mass shooters display red-flag ...

Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders’ felon voter rights flop

Columns

Just when you thought the Democrat Party couldn't get any more radical, 2020 presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders declared at a CNN town hall recently that — so far as I can determined — he wants to give voting rights to murderers, terrorists, rapists and other incarcerated felons. This ...

Bible digest

Columns

“Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised; and his greatness is unsearchable.” (Psalms 145:3 AKJV) This says it all. God is worthy to be worshipped.

Dear Annie: Assessing expectations in a relationship

Columns

Dear Annie: My boyfriend and I have been together for seven years. We have lived together for nearly five years and been engaged for the past three years. We are both in our late 50s. He has never been married and had no children. He has been very successful in his business. I have been ...

Dairy farmers continue to defy the odds

Letters to the editor

ARDEN TEWKSBURY Harrisburg Recent figures released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture illustrate that from 2008 to 2018, 19,659 dairy farmers left their farms across the United States. However, the remaining 37,468 dairy farmers produced 27,593 billion pounds more of milk in 2018 than ...

Critical limits on human power

Columns

The brilliance of our country’s founders is revealed in many things but especially the checks on power built into our system of government. The Constitution is grounded in the natural-law principle that human beings derive their rights from God, not from government. On a more temporal ...

OUR POLICY ON ELECTION LETTERS

Letters to the editor

Letters endorsing candidates for Pennsylvania’s May 21 Primary Election must be received in The Express’ newsroom by 5 p.m. Wednesday, May 8, to be considered for publication through Saturday, May 11. The Express reserves the right to edit or reject any letter.

Why Facebook belongs in the math classroom

Columns

By Jonathan Hulgan Take a close look at your Facebook friends. Some of your friends are also friends with each other, while others are not. It’s quite likely that you can find a “clique” who are all friends with each other. It’s also possible you may have a group of Facebook ...

Dear Annie: Loving from afar

Columns

Dear Annie: I had my 14th birthday two weeks before I gave birth to my son. The hardest thing I have ever done was to sign the paper for him to be adopted. The entire time I was pregnant, I tried to think of any way I would be able to keep and raise my son. At 14, I completed my first semester ...

Great like that again

Letters to the editor

GAVIN T. FERRINGER Lock Haven There once was a time when any sort of meddling in our elections by a foreign Government would have brought near-unanimous condemnation. Alas, those days are no more. I wish America was great like that again.

Sharing to win: The redesign of PASSHE

Columns

Innovation. In today’s higher education landscape, embracing innovation is essential for sustainability and growth. Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) is in the midst of a System Redesign — a transformation — and Chancellor Daniel Greenstein is committed to ...

Stephanie: The right person!

Letters to the editor

ALAN COHICK Cogan Station It was not by accident that state Rep. Stephanie Borowicz, R-Clinton-Centre, was asked to say the opening prayer March 25 before the state House. You, Stephanie Borowicz, were the right person to ask. They didn’t know you don’t say a prayer, you pray to Jesus ...

Amusing

Letters to the editor

GALEN W. SEAMAN Williamsport It amuses me how most democratic politicians keep talking about Social Security when it is they who have raided it over the years. When it was first introduced by President Franklin Roosevelt, a person would only pay in a small percent of their income, and that ...

Christianity vs. ISIS

Letters to the editor

IDA TEMPLE Mansfield Below is one definition of Sharia Law, it was taken from Andrew McCarthy’s article on a recent Fox New website. “Sharia supremacism” teaches that Muslims have a duty to impose and spread Islamic law throughout the world. It fuels violent jihadism and other ...

So, it pays 100%?

Letters to the editor

KATHERINE SHIPE Old Lycoming Twp. Once again maybe, maybe not, so now you tell us that Medicare pays 100% of all approved hospital expenses and 80% of all approved medical costs for eligible seniors. Well, most seniors pay no monthly costs, but others pay $135.50, plus $75 a month for ...

Dear Annie: Furry foes and floppy friends

Columns

Dear Annie: My friend Jess and I recently moved into a three-bedroom apartment together. We each have one cat. We knew it would be challenging to integrate the cats at first, but we figured that it wouldn’t be too difficult in such a spacious place. Boy were we wrong. Every night is fight ...