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Super-enablers Facebook, Twitter should be held accountable

By ROBERT REICH Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook says he'll run political ads even if they are false. Jack Dorsey of Twitter says he'll stop running political ads altogether. Dorsey has the correct approach, but the debate skirts the bigger question: Who is responsible for protecting democracy ...

Peace advocates long found among veterans who fought in America’s wars

By MICHAEL MESSNER If President Donald Trump had gotten his way, the nation would have celebrated the centennial of the World War I armistice last year on Nov. 11 with a massive military parade in Washington, D.C. But that didn’t happen. When the Pentagon announced the president’s ...

Dear Annie: Show a little love

Dear Annie: I am having a problem with my mother-in-law and my husband. She is a control freak who wants to control my husband. His sister died a year ago, and his mother told him she wanted to have a memorial dinner at our house. She never spoke to me about it. In fact, she doesn’t speak to ...

State to blame for perennial fight over charter renewal

The state Legislature and Pennsylvania’s chief executive officer are really to blame for opening the ring to the now 20-year-old boxing match between the Keystone Central School Board and Sugar Valley Rural Charter School. When the state, under then-Gov. Tom Ridge, opened the door to ...

Dear Annie: Understanding narcissism

Dear Annie: I am writing in response to the letter from “Concerned Care-Daughter,” who said she was approaching caregiver burnout. It sounds to me like she is very empathic, and her older sister may have some narcissist traits. Narcissistic traits include being dismissive of other ...

Bible Digest

“And keep the charge of the LORD your God, to walk in his ways, to keep his statutes, and his commandments, and his judgments, and his testimonies, as it is written in the law of Moses, that you may prosper in all that you do, and wherever you turn yourself:” (1 Kings 2:3 AKJV) Blessings ...

A veteran needs you to work at a VA hospital

By SANJAY SAINT Flying home from Florida recently, I was seated across the aisle from an elderly man wearing a hat identifying himself as a Marine. His wife sat next to him and helped him store his cane in the overhead bin. I noticed that at least five of the boarding passengers thanked ...

Letters to our boys

(Editor’s Note: This is another installment of The Express’ “Letter to Our Boys,” written during World War II to let “our boys” know what was happening back in their home towns. The Express will bring the letters to you occasionally, thanks to the efforts of Fred and Anna Snyder, ...

Dear Annie: Wandering eye worrying wife

Dear Annie: I would love to hear your comments on my situation. My husband, “Craig,” is an attentive, considerate and truly loving partner. The one quality that causes me to lose sleep is this: He is in his late 70s, yet he enjoys the attention of young women, ranging in age from their 20s ...

Bleeding problems have reader second-guessing anticoagulant

BY KEITH ROACH, M.D. DEAR DR. ROACH: For the past two years, my husband has been taking Eliquis twice a day as prescribed by his cardiologist for atrial fibrillation. He’s having serious problems with bleeding, especially on his legs when he bumps into furniture or corners. The skin tears ...

Applause, Applause!

Each Saturday, The Express community newspaper highlights people, groups and activities our readers deem worthy of applause. The Friends of the Bald Eagle Valley Trail want to send a big THANK YOU to the many volunteers who came out on Sunday, Oct. 20, for the work detail on Clinton County’s ...

Dear Annie: Sick of living in hoarder house

Dear Annie: My wife does not work outside the home. We have hired help to take care of the house cleaning and yard work. She cooks sometimes but more often she buys prepared food. She does not do my laundry. She does not pay our bills. There are not many demands on her time. My wife is a ...

Bible Digest

“Then Peter and the other apostles answered and said, We ought to obey God rather than men.” (Acts 5:29 AKJV) We are all accountable to God. He is the final bookkeeper. “And daily in the temple, and in every house, they ceased not to teach and preach Jesus Christ.” (Acts 5:42 AKJV) ...

‘Made in Pa.’ is an international enterprise

Alongside traffic and coffee, news radio is a staple of my morning commute. As I flip through the stations, I’ll sometimes hear a pundit lament that “Nothing is made in America anymore.” In reality, there are nearly 13 million manufacturing workers in the United States, including ...

Warren and Trump may have more in common than you think

Culturally, Elizabeth Warren is a lot more like Donald Trump than you might think. Hold on. I know: Going by their personal lives, their demeanors and their ideological agendas, they're apples and oranges. But apples and oranges actually have a lot in common: They're both fruits, they're ...

Grateful and gracious

Dear Annie: Our best friend’s son just got married in July. We gave them a generous check as a gift at the beginning of June when we saw the son and his fiancee at dinner. We were not going to be attending the wedding later in the month due to a prior engagement. The thing is, we have ...

Lack of vitamin D absorption prompts search for cause

BY KEITH ROACH, M.D. DEAR DR. ROACH: I have a severe vitamin D deficiency. My blood test indicates a level of 21. I have severe cramps in my hands, feet and legs caused by this deficiency. I know because when it is normal, I don’t have the cramps. These numbers are after I have been ...

Bible Digest

“Except the LORD build the house, they labor in vain that build it: except the LORD keep the city, the watchman wakes but in vain.” (Psalms 127:1 AKJV) Life is meant to be lived under the direction of the Lord. He knows what is best.

Our gun violence problem: What if … ?

Remember the name Ed Stack. As the CEO of Dick's Sporting Goods, a chain of 727 stores nationwide, he has shown more leadership in trying to solve the nation's gun violence problem than all the politicians in Washington combined. Stack, 65, isn't just talking the talk, he's walking the walk ...