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Letters to the editor

Why?

WELDON COHICK JR. Linden This pertains to the headline, “CEO pay climbed faster last year, up 8.5 percent.” The AFL-CIO office of investment claims the CEOs for major U.S. companies make 347 times more than average workers in this country. The highest paid executive in this year’s ...

Defeating global heating

NED COATES Cogan Station The President should make a trip to Greenland, instead of to “Marsh-a-Longago,” to see and hear the glaciers melt and crumble into the rising sea; or he might putt into a sink hole in the tundra of Siberia or Alaska, where the thawing permafrost is releasing ...

Solution to Native American mascot problem

CARL SCHLAPPI Muncy I’ve just read where the People’s Republic of Massachusetts is contemplating changing all school sports mascots from those that refer to Native Americans to something else. This state will join many others whose residents (a very few, I might add) find this ...

Fake beheading

DANIEL S. YOXTHEIMER Cogan Station When that silly picture of comedian Kathy Griffin holding a fake bloody head of Donald Trump surfaced, I’ll have to admit I found it a bit humorous, although tasteless. What followed, of course, was the usual orchestrated outrage over the depiction of ...

Remember when?

CHARLES REEDER Montoursville Donald Trump the campaigner said that a president must have great stamina and he had great stamina. On his recemnt “historic” trip, he ended it riding in a golf cart along side the other leaders of NATO nations as they walked together. Would not ...

The cost of health care

SHIRLEY MOORE McElhattan This is in regard to the national health care bill waiting in the wings to be passed or vetoed. Why, oh why can we all not have the same health care? When you are sick and dying, you need health care and not one single person on this planet does not deserve the ...

Cowards

HERSCHEL ROBINSON Avis I’m writing because of the way the cowards of America are getting braver in the way they hurt others. There is this young lady who has ovarian cancer, and the girls who work at the Marriott Residence Inn on Pine Street in Williamsport set out a box to try and ...

Enough of the hate

GAYLON BRICKLEY Blanchard In response to Timothy Havener. So you say Christianity is “a very real threat to us all?” Why is the hatred you spew directed solely toward Christianity? I’m not sure if you’ve seen the news lately, but the beheadings, bombings, stabbings and ...

Give credit where credit is due

GAVIN FERRINGER Lock Haven For all of the things that liberals-progressivess-democrats criticize President Donald Trump about, they should at least give him credit for one of the things that he has accomplished. He finally got liberals-progressivess-democrats to believe in the 10th ...

The environment and America first

PHIL UNDERWOOD Montoursville Recent efforts attempt to portray the U. S. as a major environmental polluter, but according to The World Health Organization, the U. S. is among the cleanest nations on the planet. The air is significantly cleaner than in Germany, Italy, Switzerland, the UK, ...

Happy endings

LOU BERNARD Lock Haven Sometimes, there are happy endings. Not long ago, I wrote a piece about a bad experience that my son and daughter had at one of the local parks. Someone arrived at the park, saw that my daughter was in a wheelchair and my son is black, and behaved very cruelly ...

They’re after our money … again

PAMELA J. DILLETT Lock Haven This week, U.S. House members will vote on the deceptively named Financial Choice Act proposed by Texas Republican Jeb Hensarling. This bill is expressly designed to eliminate protections for working people against the shady, greedy practices that lead to the ...

Fakery

CHARLES REEDER Montoursville Just finished reading a Larry Elder column and found it extremely bias like his previous ones. Every incident he cited of fake news “journalism” was from news outlet deemed “liberal press” by conservatives. The examples given are what the Trump ...

Community support has been overwhelming

(Editor’s Note: The column below was submitted by the author on behalf of himself and George Gerber, controller at Bucktail Medical Center, after both men were recently named “Citizens of the Year” awards by the Renovo Rotary Club.) By TIM REEVES It is our great honor to be recognized ...

Dominion rising

TIMOTHY HAVENER Mill Hall You know the way the rest of the world talked about Adolph Hitler leading up to World War II? That’s how they are talking about President Donald Trump and the United States right now. We have become an existential threat to the world with Trump as president. ...

Addiction conference worth attending

CHRISTIAN VACCARO Indiana, Pa. We are living at the epicenter of a crisis – but also may have a catalyst for its solution. U.S. Centers for Disease Control statistics show that in 2015, Pennsylvania had the second highest number of opioid overdose deaths in the United States. Most ...

Toomey, Marino, and the health-care peril

ANNE STOPPER Clarks Summit On April 11, Pennsylvania U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey met with nine area constituents in Scranton. We were deeply disappointed with the senator’s defensive tone and unwillingness to consider our viewpoints. Sen. Toomey made it clear that he does not support the ...

Rural progressives

CARRIE HEATH Wellsboro Do you know what those long, rectangular buildings are that still dot the countryside in villages and on once-busy corners? They are Grange buildings, the shuttered remnants of rural progressive politics. At the turn of the 20th Century, the Grange was a political ...

Volunteerism is dying

JUDITH CALDWELL Lewistown I just finished reading an article regarding the need for volunteers for a club in our community or it will fold. Unfortunately, this is so typical of all volunteer organizations in our region, such as the Lions, Rotary, Kiwanis Clubs. My husband and I are ...

We’re doomed

GREGORY WEIGLE Williamsport The enemy of freedom is progressivism. Progressivism, like socialism, communism, and Marxism seeks to generate a poverty class to control it’s population. This was demonstrated by the Obama Administration by targeting the economy of the United States by ...