Opinion

The ‘Maverick’

Letters to the editor

CHARLES M. REEDER Montoursville I was stunned to hear that Republican Arizona U.S. Sen. John McCain has been diagnosed with a form of cancer in the brain that was the cause of the blood clot requiring surgery above his left eye. While I am a member of the opposing party, I do admire and ...

Calling Senate Republicans!

Letters to the editor

STANLEY GOULD Williamsport In the words of that great English philosopher, Mick Jagger, “You can’t always get what you want ... but if you try sometimes, you just might find you get what you need!” Judging from what U.S. Sen. John McCain, R-Arizona, wrote recently while ...

A paradox

Letters to the editor

PHIL UNDERWOOD Montoursville Caitlyn Jenner is considering running for the U.S. Senate. When Bruce Jenner came out as transsexual, he/she became a hero of the social justice warriors. When she came out as a Republican, it put them in a bit of a quandary because the left considers ...

‘Let them eat Rosemary-grilled rib eye’

Letters to the editor

JOSEPH JAGELLA Williamsport “Let them eat Rosemary-grilled Rib Eye,” as billionaire President Donald Trump may have said at his lavish dinner Monday with fellow Republicans whom he hoped would help him repeal and replace Obamacare, thus denying Medicaid to millions of disabled and poor ...

Big change coming to health care here

Editorials

With the recent and sweeping acquisitions of hospitals and offices in Central Pennsylvania by two major health-care networks, rural health advocates across the country are referring to this area as the canary in the coal mine, a local advocate says. In other words, a lot of eyes are on this ...

Forced to pay

Letters to the editor

PHYLLIS WERTS Renovo Over two years ago, Gov. Tom Wolf, some Pennsylvania lawmakers and enforcement officers frequently gave speeches about quality Pre-Kindergarten and child-parent programs. They often used Chicago as an example of what Pennsylvania could do to fight crime. Today, some ...

Do you know them?

Letters to the editor

GREG HANCOCK Woolrich Maj. Caine M. Goyette. Capt. Sean E. Elliot. Gunnery Sgt. Mark A. Hopkins. Gunnery Sgt. Brendan C. Johnson. Staff Sgt Joshua M. Snowden. Sgt Julian M. Kevianna. Sgt. Owen J. Lennon. Cpl. Daniel I. Baldassare. Cpl. Collin J. Schaff. Staff Sgt. Robert ...

Tell Toomey to stop attacking health care

Letters to the editor

LEAH W. WITZIG State College Why is Pennsylvania U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey attacking the health care of rural Pennsylvanians? The National Rural Health Association has called the pending U.S. Senate health-care reform proposal “anti-rural.” Its deep cuts in Medicaid would especially hurt ...

Guiding your children in the age of Trump

Columns

"You could be president some day." As recently as last year, this is what we told America's children. We said this to encourage them to banish those inner voices of doubt and imagine themselves at their fullest potential. See yourself in our first black president, and feel the obstacles ...

Choosing the future

Letters to the editor

By WILSON RICCARDO President Donald Trump said in a recent speech in Poland that the future of the West is under threat because of creeping bureaucracy, terrorism and the erosion of “our traditions.” He is correct that the future of the West is in danger, but not for the reasons he ...

Applause, Applause!

Letters to the editor

Each Saturday, The Express community newspaper highlights people, groups and activities our readers deem worthy of APPLAUSE! We would like to send a huge THANK YOU to everyone involved in the Bressler Family Benefit Ride on Saturday, June 10. To all who donated, who gave their time to ...

KCSD ignores its fiscal responsibilities

Letters to the editor

IVAN and CARLA MCELWAIN Loganton On the front page of the July 13 edition of The Express were two articles concerning the results of a “bleak assessment,” a survey of Pennsylvania’s state-owned university system, the PASSHE. The first article stated that the system is plagued by a ...

Love hurts

Letters to the editor

DEREK KRAUSE Watsontown In times of loss, the pain can easily turn to resentment and bitterness. It is especially hard when the loss comes at a price that seems to make no sense. We have lost so many of our men and women of the Armed Forces, both foreign and domestic, whether they are ...

Budget buffoonery

Letters to the editor

PAUL RINKER Montoursville Reading about the Pennsylvania state budget fiasco in Harrisburg highlights a basic flaw in our government at all levels. When any person or business sits down to create a budget, they must first determine how much money will be coming in, and then decide how best ...

My response to Toomey

Letters to the editor

WALT BEATTY State College Pennsylvania U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey, I received an automated email from your office in which you say that Obamacare is fundamentally wrong in its approach to health care. Your assertion is horse manure when considered in the context of our history of health care ...

A jobless future?

Letters to the editor

(Editor’s Note: The letter below was not published in The Express, but a reaction to it in a letter by Paul Rinker was. The Express apologizes for the mistake. As a result, here is the original letter by Mr. Tim Mannello.) TIM MANNELLO Williamsport It’s hard to read an article on ...

An update on Keystone School Board

Editorials

The political makeup of the Keystone Central School Board is in transition as two members have resigned and two more seats are up in the air. Serving as a volunteer school board member is a tough assignment, often thankless, yet Keystone Central needs committed board members now more than ...

No kidding

Letters to the editor

PHYLLIS WERTS Renovo The ancient London Cathedral of St. Paul was falling apart in the mid-1700s and the strain on the treasury was so great that a decision was made for St. Paul to merge with the diocese of the newer St. Peter’s Cathedral in order to absorb and use their funds to repair ...