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Letters to the editor

Debates in a digital age

DAVID SCHAITKIN Castanea We are living in a digital age but some ways of doing things are better the old fashion way. One of these “old fashion” things is the political debate. Any candidate can hire people to write their fliers, postcards, even their policy positions, but nothing ...

What has President Trump done? (besides talk)

SHIRLEY OWENS Loganton The answer is in the book by Newt Gingerich, Trump’s America, available at the Ross Library. President Trump started on day one and continues to repeal and deregulate President Obama’s ridiculous and absurd laws. For example, Trump proposed and Congress passed ...

Tom Marino

ED ZYGMUNT Laceyville Not long ago I had the privilege of serving the public as an aide to former congressman Chris Carney. One trait I admired about Carney was his courage to hold a town hall meeting every year in the fourteen counties he represented. Not so for our current congressman, ...

Too many, not enough

JOHN O’DONNELL Mill Hall Pope Francis, you wanted to know what you could do regarding the recent mess. You should start out by allowing women to be priests and priests to marry. This would put a stop to the drain of priests and bring fresh life into the church. Imagine having new ...

Disappointed

KAREN HARVEY Bellefonte I’m expressing deep disappointment with the “Our View” published Oct. 3 entitled, “To confirm or not to confirm.” I expected more on this subject than something that could have been written by Republican Sen. Mitch McConnell. It conveniently overlooks ...

The polarization of America, Sugar Valley style

LUCY HEGGENSTALLER Loganton There are more colors than black or white, more culinary preferences than carnivore or vegan, more nuanced positions than for Nicholas Meats or against it. This past Monday, I stood next to one of the grills on the main street of Loganton filled with juicy ...

What happened to debates?

ALAN D. BLACK Lock Haven Whatever happened to the debates the American Association of University Women (AAUW) used to conduct? I’d like to see a “debate” between Mike Hanna Jr. and Stephanie Borowicz for the 76th House District.

Mike Hanna, shame on you

MICHAEL F. REMICK Pine Creek The dirty politics of lies and personal destruction, sadly, can now be found right here in Clinton County. Just yesterday, I received a political flyer in my mailbox. I suppose that the hard-working citizens throughout our county received the same. While I ...

We should demand debate

WILLIAM MINCER Lock Haven No matter your political leanings, I think we can all agree that being informed about candidates before elections take place is important for the long-term success of our communities, state and country. When the public is informed about the issues and the ...

In response to ‘Wealth and the Worker’

HUGH MCGEE Williamsport I read with interest Henry Hopper’s recent letter to two area newspapers regarding Amazon Founder and CEO Jeff Bezos. I wished Mr. Hopper would have sourced his information as articles I had read regarding Bezos painted quite a different picture. I don’t ...

It’s debate time!

LEIGH-ANNE CONGDON Mill Hall With all the attention on national politics and candidates in the upcoming election this year, it’s easy to lose track of our local representatives. But they are important, and we deserve to hear from them. The League of Women Voters (LWV) hosts candidate ...

What I clearly remember

LEIGH-ANNE CONGDON Mill Hall I do not remember how old I was. I know that I was a teenager. I do not know where it happened. I know it was a house that I was not familiar with. I do not know who was there. I know it was not my usual circle of friends. I do not know the boy’s name. I ...

I disagree

STEWART B. EPSTEIN Rochester, N.Y. I seem to find myself in the minority in today’s national Democratic Party. I disagree with the tendency of most Democrats (including political candidates for Congress and those in the news media) to constantly bash Donald Trump over his obnoxious ...

GOP is GFG

CHARLES F. LEE Washington Township, N.J. The GOP is (and has been) Government for Grownups (GFG)! Historically, the two party system has served America well. Each party has, thus far, served to provide a check on the political influence and power of the other party. The moderates in ...

Impossible

TED MAHAFFEY Montoursville It is impossible for life to have originated by naturalistic means from non-living matter. The existence of the simplest living cell requires all its parts are present and in the right order at the same time. Since a living cell must be complete to exist, it ...

Tom Wolf’s priorities are not Pennsylvania’s priorities

SAMANTHA MEDASIE Claysburg It is reasonable to expect our elected officials to represent the needs and values of their constituents. Pennsylvania has been in an economic rut for the past four years, and that is largely due to the fact that our governor, Tom Wolf, is totally out of step ...

Durty Dabber Cycle Races in Farrandsville 2018

(Editor’s Note: The letter below is republished because The Express inadvertently left out information that was submitted by the letter writer. The Express apologizes for the mistake.) CAROL MCDERMIT Lock Haven The Durty Dabber Cycle Races were held the weekend of Sept. 8 and 9 at the ...

The best of the best

ELEANOR K. BENNER Bellefonte Now retired community editor Wendy Stiver always made sure I sent her a copy of our Fall Service at Christ’s Chapel and also of the Passion Play Christ Lives at Easter time for publication in The Express community newspaper. I really like Wendy and felt she ...

Protecting liberty

WILLIAM L. EMICK Barbours If the Socialistic Democrats win back the U.S. House of Representatives in November with the assistance of their elitists, media, academia, Hollywood cohorts, and Obama’s former henchmen at the FBI, CIA, Justice and Intelligence agencies, they should seriously ...

Protect the rule of law

GEORGE LOCKETT Morris Ida M. Temple once again penned another great letter, “Dirty politics,” published Sept. 20. I could not agreed with her more. As she had quoted in her third paragraph, he ( Judge Brett Kavanaugh ) came across as someone who would work with the Constitution ...