Opinion

Boo … socialism, socialism!

Letters to the editor

TIM MANNELLO Williamsport For Republicans, election time is Halloween season: time to dress up their opponents in terrifying costumes to scare voters over to their side. In order to get elected in 2016, Donald J. Trump scared enough people by portraying illegal aliens as a threat to our ...

What China wants from U.S.

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By PENELOPE PRIME Relations between the U.S. and China have deteriorated sharply recently after trade negotiations broke down, leading some to suggest we are on the cusp of a new “cold war.” President Donald Trump blames the resumption of hostilities on China. Specifically, he and his ...

What does inclusion look like?

Letters to the editor

KAREN KOCH Williamsport Much is fresh and thriving with the arrival of spring. If only the concept of inclusion could be so easily renewed. I say this as I am both shocked and horrified at the lack of inclusion that I recently learned of on behalf of UPMC. In March the UPMC ...

Freedom is not free

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I watched the flag pass one day, It fluttered in the breeze A young airman saluted it, And then, he stood at ease. I looked at him in uniform, So young, so tall, so proud, With hair cut square and eye alert, He’d stand out in any crowd. I thought, how many men like him Had ...

Both sides of their mouth

Letters to the editor

GALEN W. SEAMAN Williamsport I see the Democratic socialists are still trying to destroy the country. They still cannot believe that Hillary lost the election. For the past two years, they were spreading the lie about collusion between President Trump and Russia. They were praising Mr. ...

Homes of friendly women

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By LOU BERNARD A few years ago, I was giving a tour of Bellefonte Avenue. I pointed out the corner where a sort of homeless and abuse shelter used to stand, donated by Mayor Charles Sperring. I talked about it, and mentioned that it was called the “Sperring Home For Friendless Women.” But ...

Applause, Applause!

Letters to the editor

Each Saturday, The Express community newspaper highlights people, groups and activities our readers deem worthy of applause. To the person or persons who replaced the flag at the home of George Young, THANK YOU from the bottom of our hearts! The Road Hawgs would like to THANK everyone who ...

Small and backyard poultry online courses

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By EMILY LHAMON Keeping poultry is the fastest growing animal-related hobby in the United States. People all over the world keep chickens, ducks, geese, turkeys, guinea fowl, game birds, and countless other birds for meat, eggs, pets, and other poultry products. The Penn State Extension ...

A tax on trade

Letters to the editor

PAUL RINKER Montoursville The political left is all upset about President Trump’s tariffs. They are complaining about how these tariffs raise prices on consumers. Isn’t it ironic how leftists can see that tariffs increase the price of foreign produced goods, but they can’t comprehend ...

Time to throw safety line to public employees

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By PAT HARKINS On the day he died, Jake Schwab went to work like he did on any other morning, looking forward to tackling the projects ahead of him. The 48-year-old Erie Metropolitan Transit Authority mechanic and avid motorcycle enthusiast was assigned to work on a bus from a different ...

The road runs out about 2024

Letters to the editor

ROMUALD ANDRAKA Trout Run It now appears that kick the U.S. debt can down the road each year by our legislators will soon be coming to an end when they run out of road. According to the U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Debt Management, the U.S. government is just five years away ...

Allowing prisoners to vote:  Let’s think this through

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So Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders wants to give all prisoners the right to vote. He said so during a recent campaign speech, much to the surprise of many. I was among them. Sanders believes that "the right to vote is inherent to our democracy" and even "terrible ...

Bible Digest

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“And it shall come to pass, that whoever will not listen to my words which he shall speak in my name, I will require it of him.” (Deuteronomy 18:19 AKJV) When God speaks, we need to pay attention.

Dear Annie: Notes on college admissions scandals II

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Dear Readers: We were overwhelmed with letters about the college admissions scandal, and this is a continuation of yesterday’s column, filled with questions, criticism and praise from my many talented and brilliant readers. Dear Annie: I usually feel quite comfortable letting other people ...

Hydrogen peroxide is too harsh for at-home use in ears

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BY KEITH ROACH, M.D. DEAR DR. ROACH: In a recent column, you said that using peroxide in the ear is a bad home remedy. Would you please expand on this subject? My children grew up with me using peroxide to clean excessive wax from their ears, and they now use the same remedy on my ...

Express Yourself

Letters to the editor

The biggest American lie ROBERT JACQUES And JAMES STUCHELL Williamsport We’re living in a time of endless public lies. If public officials aren’t caught lying, they’re accused of lying. If those accusations don’t stick, the officials are accused of lying about their lying. And ...

Student debt is delaying progress for an entire generation

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By JENNIFER O’MARA Student debt can destroy credit, delay marriage and children, make buying a home impossible, and turn hopes of career success and financial stability into a nightmare of struggling for decades just to catch up. It can become a vicious cycle that spills across ...

No one fears a silent majority

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The first bullet hit 21-year-old Riley Howell in the torso. He kept going. So the gunman shot him again. Riley continued to rush toward him, and wrestled him to the ground. Before or after they hit the floor, the gunman shot Riley in the head. Riley’s father, Thomas Howell, is a ...

Bible Digest

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“When I thought to know this, it was too painful for me; Until I went into the sanctuary of God; then understood I their end.” (Psalms 73:16-17 AKJV) When we go to church we get a clear look at reality. Be in church this Sunday.

Dear Annie: Notes on a College Admissions Scandal I

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Dear Readers: Many of you have strong opinions about the college admissions scandal, and because there were so many thoughtful replies, I am devoting a few columns to reprinting some of the feedback to my proposed solution of fining the parents to pay for scholarships: Dear Annie: Loved your ...