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Letters to the editor

Ezra Nanes will fight for workers

JAN DONAHUE Boalsburg Walt Disney once said that “teamwork makes the dream work.” As Labor Day approaches, I think back to my own experiences with a union and how much my career and my life were changed because of dedicated people willing to give their time and talent to make things ...

You’re not a skeptic

CHARLES REEDER Montoursville The author of an Aug. 24 letter to the editor defined “normal” and put that into context about climate change. He also emphasized that he is not a climate change denier but a skeptic. I don’t think he is a skeptic but more of a cynic when it comes to ...

Tax cuts are working

JOSH SKOLNICK Doylestown Pennsylvania U.S. Rep. Keith Rothfus recently claimed President Trump’s tax cuts are bolstering a “healthy, dynamic economy.” In his words at a Tax Cuts Work Rally recently put on by the Job Creators Network: “You’re seeing capital come back into this ...

Portrait in smallness

TIM MANNELLO Williamsport Arizona U.S. Sen. John McCain was shot down during the Vietnam War and held prisoner for more than five years in Hanoi. He refused early release even after being repeatedly beaten and tortured. Why? Because an unspoken military rule of honor was to leave in ...

Concerning the deportation of an ex-Nazi

WELDON C. COHICK JR. Linden This letter concerns the brief reunions in Korea that brought tears to hundreds of families separated longer than 60 years. A 92-year-old South Korean woman wept and stroked the wrinkled cheek of her 71-year-old North Korean son. They were driven apart during ...

‘Thank you’ would be nice

ROBERT YOUNGBLOOD Mill Hall The other day I was on break at work reading The Lock Haven Express. I came across an article where the Community Pool at Mill Hall was thanking the Clinton County commissioners for the donation they received to buy supplies for the pool. I was wondering, when ...

Role models

JOHN RAYMOND Williamsport After a valiant struggle, Arizona U.S. Sen. John McCain has succumbed to brain cancer. Most would agree that Sen. McCain is a true American patriot who, whether on the field of battle or in the halls of Congress, consistently placed his comrades and his country ...

What would they say?

ADRIANNA PENA State College I am willing to believe Donald Trump when he says that Omarosa is a lying lowlife. So who was the idiot who hired her to be a senior government official? This is not an administration – it’s a broad, heavy-handed, unfunny farce. Tell me Republicans, ...

The real reason

STEWART B. EPSTEIN Rochester, N.Y. Could it be that ultra-conservative author Ann Coulter has unwittingly told us the REAL reason why President Donald Trump and the conservative-Republicans in the media and the U.S. Congress are so against accepting legal and illegal immigrants into the ...

It’s all about control!

PAUL RINKER Montoursville Socialism seems to be the preferred political and economic system of young people today. That can only mean that they don’t know what socialism is. They think socialism is about getting free stuff. The truth is, the “free” stuff you get under socialism is the ...

Value of education

MIKE KERSTETTER Watsontown You hear the phrase “value of a good education” from those who would like us to believe that the survival of our country hinges on everyone being college educated. Usually following that thought is the suggestion that we ought to be giving a free college ...

What do you think?

The Express welcomes letters to the editor as we encourage our readers to “Express Yourself” in this forum. Letters must be signed using the writer’s legal name with a complete mailing address and home and/or daytime phone number. Letters dealing with private disputes will not be ...

An open letter to parents, grandparents and guardians

DARLENE WILLS North Bend It’s okay. I see the terror, the uncertainty in your eyes as you look up at me for some sign of reassurance. I watch as your fingertips let go of this precious, precious little person you have guarded so well. I see the concern in your eyes as you watch ...

Question

ALAN BLACK Lock Haven What are the Republican candidates afraid of? Stephanie Borowicz and Tom Marino won’t comment on Fair Districts PA!

Nurses should vote for Ezra Nanes

DENELLE WELLER, R.N. Howard As a union nurse in Pennsylvania and a mother of children with advanced healthcare needs, I have seen firsthand the difficulties facing access to healthcare in our region. I have sat with Ezra and talked frankly about the problems facing healthcare, sharing my ...

Letters to the Editor

The Express welcomes letters to the editor as we encourage our readers to “Express Yourself” in this forum. Letters must be signed using the writer’s legal name — no initials are accepted — with a complete mailing address and home and/or daytime phone number included so we can verify ...

Less traveled cheers and jeers

JIM BANHOLZER Centre Hall Cheers to the flag lady with the sunny disposition on Route 45. You helped many-a-motorist spark off their day well, with a nice smile from your animated character. During our morning commutes, we looked forward to guessing what your next original act might be and ...

A champion for health care for all

PATTIE BEEM State College I’ve been a practicing registered nurse for more than 30 years. As a result of the continued dismantling of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), I’ve seen an unprecedented number of people go without the care they need. Like many people looking for answers, I ...

Let socialism die

BRYCE DUNIO Altoona Alexandria Orcasio-Cortez, the 28 year old who will likely be the next congresswoman for New York’s 14th district, is a clear sign of which direction the Democratic Party is heading: Free stuff = free votes. Among her many campaign promises, policies like free ...

The ‘crooked house’

CAROLE MYERS GERST Milesburg As I was walking down Market Street in Milesburg recently, I ran into someone I had met the previous summer: Benjamin Fehl, owner of The Crooked House that was built in 1857 for Abagail Miles, a daughter of one of the founders of Milesburg, Col. Samuel Miles. ...