Opinion

Why we need a new Democratic party

Columns

It is time for a new Democratic Party. The old Democratic Party has become a giant fundraising machine, too often reflecting the goals and values of the moneyed interests. It has been taken over by Washington-based bundlers, analysts and pollsters who have focused on raising campaign money ...

Outdoor cafe seating in city long overdue

Editorials

We’re solidly behind the proposal to allow outdoor seating at restaurants and cafes in Lock Haven’s business district, something Mayor Bill Baney III is pushing. It’s an amenity that has been ignored for far too long here. It used to be that PennDOT wouldn’t allow outdoor seating in ...

Pa. adoptees right to birth certificate restored

Letters to the editor

November is National Adoption Month. November 2016 is especially significant for adopted adults born in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. This past Nov. 3, Gov. Tom Wolf signed House Bill162 into law. Effective Nov. 3, 2017, adoptees at age 18 will have the right to their original birth ...

America’s strong and growing GOP

Columns

Political journalists totally dismissed the possibility of a victory by Donald Trump because they were looking in the wrong direction. Too many of them look to Washington, DC to explain what's happening in America. They've got it backwards. We should all look to America to explain what's ...

Sore loser!

Letters to the editor

For the person who spray painted my Trump sign up Dry Run Road, you are invited to my pity party Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. BYOH - bring your own hanky. Such childish behavior.

Trump vs. the federal bureaucracy

Columns

Donald Trump's triumph over Hillary Clinton presages an even bigger battle against the heart of the Democratic establishment: the federal workforce. This army of bureaucrats — almost 3 million strong — gave Clinton a large majority of their votes and over 90 percent of their campaign ...

Who really won?

Letters to the editor

Hillary Clinton is winning the popular vote by an amount approaching 1 million. Donald Trump has said repeatedly that the electoral college system should be abolished because it is a “disaster.” So do the right thing and concede, Donald.

Exodus

Letters to the editor

In the spirit of helping people, the newspaper should make a public service announcement advising folks who are planning to travel abroad to book early. Because of the election results, the flights will be crowded with the “stars” who vowed to “leave the country if Trump gets ...

Protests?

Letters to the editor

There was a time when protest actually stood for something. When did an “adult” temper tantrum become a protest? OK, your candidate didn’t win the election; your response is a protest. So, when my team doesn’t win the Super Bowl, can I protest, too. Let’s grow up, move on, and ...

We have a new president, so now what?

Letters to the editor

In the heat of the results of our election, I have seen so many negative things. The burning of our nation’s flag on college campuses across the country, rioting taking place in many cities, and many unhappy people broadcasting that Donald Trump is not their president and that they will not ...

Gridlock

Letters to the editor

In comments about gridlock in government and the need for cooperation in the new administration, it is worth remembering that U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell and former U.S. House Speaker John Boehner declared their goal after the inauguration of President Obama was to make sure that his was a failed ...

Clarification

Letters to the editor

The letter (Nov. 10) I submitted, “It’s Over,” quoting the late Gerald Ford saying that the long national nightmare is over was meant to be somewhat ambiguous, but now I want to point out that, rather than the campaign, I was mainly alluding to the Obama administration.

LOL

Letters to the editor

I am sorry, but I cannot help but LOL watching the national media and their pollsters struggle to comprehend how they got the election wrong. First of all, the polls and the media didn’t get it wrong. They just didn’t want to get it right. It didn’t fit their narrative. I had to turn on ...

Let’s help President-elect Trump fix immigration

Columns

Immigration was clearly the issue that galvanized many of Donald Trump's supporters. But if he is to try to unite the nation, he needs to think carefully about how to proceed. If he does it right, he could pleasantly surprise his critics, including me. Trump has repeatedly said he will ...

Moving forward

Letters to the editor

In the wake of the most contentious presidential election in my lifetime, I write hoping in some small way to advance mutual understanding. I grew up in and have spent most of my life in Renovo, but I live today in Washington, D.C. I call both of these places home. Politically, the two ...

We the People

Letters to the editor

We the People have been crying out for a change in our country’s direction. We the People found someone to listen to us. We the People took Donald J. Trump seriously as a candidate for president. We the People elected Donald J. Trump for president. And now, We the People are having a ...

Cut back on the GMOs

Letters to the editor

You are what you eat. We’ve all heard our mothers, health teachers and doctors tell us that for years. Do you want to turn into a raging chicken filled with antibiotics and chemicals? No? Then take control of your diet and learn the risks of eating foods enhanced by genetically modified ...

My ‘mourning’ after the election

Columns

When I opened my front door last Wednesday morning after little sleep and numb from a bad dream that wasn't a dream, a dreary rainfall glazed the sidewalk as two neighbors gazed blankly in my direction. As I leaned down to pick up my newspaper, a Carole King song filtered through my ...

College professors and Trump

Letters to the editor

As the stunning upset by Donald J. Trump for the presidency continues to sink in, one group feeling particularly perplexed consists of those sophisticated professors who teach students across our colleges and universities. They are confused as to how the candidate who ran up a laundry list of ...

The war for the moral soul continues

Letters to the editor

Now that Donald Trump has been elected as president of the United States, we - meaning believers in Christ - need to pray for him even more. Parenthetically, we must pray for all of our leaders regardless if we agree with them or not. I spend a lot of time in the Lewisburg and Selinsgrove area. ...