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Letters to the editor

Grateful for The Express

I’ve been especially grateful for our community newspaper during these unprecedented times. It is so needed! Many times it has been one of the few links to this community which is currently distanced. It is my link to not only the local communities, but the state, nation and world! THANK ...

Run against her

I read the letter to the editor from George Yarnell on July 24 about 76th state Rep. Stephanie Borowicz. If you don’t like what Stephanie is doing in office you should run against her. I think Stephanie is doing a fine job for what she is doing. Also, I have been reading the papers and ...

Stop the politics

I am writing for all the elderly people who are living in nursing homes and assisted living facilities. I realize they are vulnerable and we need to keep them safe, but they also need their families. It has been four months since I have hugged my mom. We only get to see her through the ...

Draining which swamp?

One consistent theme dating from before Donald Trump’s election to the presidency in 2016 was his promise to “drain the swamp.” We learned of swamps as Trump began his run to the White House with promises to “lock her up” referring to his opponent Hillary Clinton. Republicans chanted ...

Trump: The used car salesman

I find it amusing that President Trump now says it is a good thing to wear face masks and social distance? I guess he has changed his mind because his staff has finally gotten through his thick head that he is behind in all the polls. He hasn’t figured out that the people who voted for him ...

It’s now or never!

My husband, Dave, and I have been farming for 40 years. We originally farmed in Sullivan County, N.Y., and then as our son had decided to come into the business, we decided it was best for our family to relocate to Herkimer, N.Y. We, like most farmers, have gone through many challenges in ...

Joe Waltz will work hard

Have you noticed the condition of the rural and state roads in our area? They are in need of improvements and with winter around the corner, they will only get worse. But do we have anyone in Harrisburg working to get needed infrastructure improvements in our district? I haven’t heard ...

Common sense for 76th District

Many people are frustrated with government in Harrisburg, for many reasons. Remember to vote in November to have your input heard! Consider voting for Joe Waltz. Recently, while I was phone banking for Joe, a gentleman asked me if he was running as a Republican or Democrat. I answered ...

Untrustworthy politicians

Our assembly leaders have shown their true colors, confirming what voters already know: party leaders put party interests ahead of voters’ interests. Since 2017, politicians have heard demands to end gerrymandering. Despite overwhelming public support, including 66 percent of ...

Who would have thought?

Who would have thought going from 2019 to 2020 That we would be fighting an enemy we can’t see. A covid-19 virus from China, Traveling across the world with a vengeance, Tearing families apart, leaving loss of life, Loss of jobs, fear and uncertainty, Not knowing where our future ...

Donald Trump offers proof of his self-proclaimed genius

In a recent interview, Donald Trump offered the results of what he called a “mental acuity” test that he had just taken. He proudly proclaimed that he had been able to correctly repeat five words that the tester had given him — his example was “person, woman, man, camera, TV.” And ...

Time for change

The good people of the 76th Pennsylvania House district have an important choice to make come November. As someone not originally from here, but who now calls this area home, I have been more than appalled and disgusted with my current voice in Harrisburg. The role of a representative is ...

The dysfunction is very real

It’s unreal. Donald Trump became a household name from his “reality” TV show. Americans knew it was “fake reality,” but it did provide mindless entertainment for millions. Now he’s President Trump and he doesn’t understand the reality of his own actions—or, in many cases, ...

Maybe, maybe not

In a recent letter to the editor, the writer infers that some countries were not allowing U.S. travelers to enter due to the poor response our president has had in regard to the coronavirus pandemic. Maybe we should look at some facts as reported by the Johns Hopkins University of Medicine. ...

The Fighting Irish

There is talk about getting rid of the Notre Dame “Fighting Irish” mascot. As an American of Irish descent and a Catholic, I would not support this move. In fact, I think it is outrageous. It makes me angry. Yes, many Irish immigrants were forced into indentured servitude. Yes, Irish ...

New national bird

America’s national bird should be, not the eagle, but the ostrich. From the very beginning, our president has tried to minimize and deny the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. Now he wants to limit testing so the numbers will be smaller. He is trying to stop the Communicable Disease ...

The answer is simple

Not even during the Civil War, when the country was blood-soaked by a conflict involving enormous issues, was it viewed with disdainful condescension as it now is, and not without reason: Last Sunday, Germany (population 80.2 million) had 159 new cases of COVID-19; Florida (population 21.5 ...

She should resign

I did not vote for Stephanie Borowicz in 2016, nor in 2018. Seeing her actions for the past year and a half, I will not be voting for her in 2020. Asked to deliver an opening prayer for the state House of Representatives, she proceeded to give a testimony. This prayer should be for all ...

Out of touch

A person who is suffering from schizophrenia is out of touch with reality. This would explain why President Trump said on July 2, “We’ve done an incredible job” with the coronavirus, and it is “being handled.” He said that when the daily number of new cases in the U.S. surpassed ...

Make America America Again

Since the founding of our great nation we Americans have embraced a set of ideals and principles that have inspired us, and much of the rest of the world. They are: everyone is entitled to the pursuit of happiness; everyone, with reasonable limits, has the right to to vote, the right to ...