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Opinion

Social media censorship: Fact checking your news sources

Columns

There are no laws to shield people from misinformation. So, as the nation chugs toward the final stretch of the presidential campaign season, Americans need to take a good look at where they gathered the information that forms their political opinions. If your news flows primarily from ...

What happened?

Letters to the editor

GRETCHEN KENNEDY Williamsport I never thought that Shop-Vac Corp. would just up and leave their faithful workers stranded. I’ve noticed that over the years, people who are in “charge” have no feelings for those who depend on them. President, governors, mayors, employers, etc., can ...

Dear Annie: New love doesn’t replace old

Columns

Dear Annie: I was troubled by one particular sentence in the letter from “Missing Love,” who wanted another relationship after his wife died. He said, “My problem is that I still love her.” My husband died four years ago, and I can assure Missing Love that he will continue to love his ...

Minority presidents

Letters to the editor

LOREN NOWAK Wellsboro The last two Republican presidents, Donald J. Trump and George W. Bush, were elected legally but neither of them had the support of a majority of American voters. That’s not news as it is a part of the way we elect presidents. As a matter of fact, it has happened ...

Trump economy

Letters to the editor

RICHARD TOBIN Wellsboro Republicans keep talking about the “Trump Economy” complaining that it was ruined by the pandemic but it will be back very soon. They point to the continuing rise of the stock market as a sign that the worst is over. The “Trump Economy” was just a ...

Trump puts America first

Letters to the editor

DENNIS KELLER Altoona You may not like President Trump’s personality or his “tweets,” however, despite media bias, his accomplishments are endless, in my opinion. Examples: Rebuilt military; established opportunity zones for minorities; passed criminal justice reform; put ban on ...

Misinformation about the VA and Trump

Letters to the editor

CAM HIRONIMUS White Hall Recently, a woman wrote a letter to the editor to The Express saying how President Trump was instrumental in helping her brother and veterans with the Veterans Administration (VA).. I wish the lady would know the truth: President Obama was the one who put the ...

Why friendships are falling apart over politics

Columns

Former U.S. Supreme Court Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Antonin Scalia were on opposite sides of the political spectrum. Yet despite their obvious legal disagreements, the liberal Ginsburg once described herself and the conservative Scalia as “best buddies.” This connection across ...

Out of the mud

Letters to the editor

DAN REEDER Lock Haven Many years ago Gifford Pinchot became knows as the governor who liberated the Pennsylvania farmer from the mud by paving many of our rural country roads. This brought Pennsylvania into the 20th century, making life better and more convenient for Pennsylvanians. ...

Dear Annie: Lead with compassion

Columns

Dear Annie: My son and daughter-in-law have been married for about three years. She used to be a very nice girl when dating my son. When they told me they were getting married, it was just so that she could be put on my son’s health insurance because she couldn’t work anymore. I was still ...

Seeing Trump from both sides

Letters to the editor

CRAIG BOYER Bayport, Va. Sometimes we look at a picture and see two different images like the Rubin vase. I thought about how Trump has been viewed by Democrats and portrayed by the media. You see Trump as a racist, I see him helping blacks with opportunity zones and criminal justice ...

Ocular migraine involves vision but not necessarily pain

Columns

DEAR DR. ROACH: In a recent column, you wrote that migraine of any kind starting in a person’s 60s is uncommon. I am a 66-year-old male in relatively decent health. I have controlled blood pressure and cholesterol. In the past six months I have started following a “plant-centric” diet and ...

Why vote for Joe Biden

Letters to the editor

TIM MANNELLO Williamsport This is what it comes down to. Joe Biden cares for everyone, including those of you who support President Trump. President Trump does not care for anyone except himself, including those of you who support him.

Biden is true pro-life candidate

Letters to the editor

JAY REEVES Altoona When Donald Trump asked us “what do you have to lose?” by voting for him, we finally learned the answer: everything. Under Donald Trump, Central Pennsylvania has lost good jobs and innocent lives. Even after he was briefed on just how catastrophic COVID-19 could ...

Election meddling

Letters to the editor

MICHAEL GOHRIG Bastress We don’t have to go to Russia to find election meddling. We only have to go to Harrisburg. With its latest decision our Pennsylvania Supreme Court has established itself as one of the most corrupt, politically bought and paid for and activist appellate courts in ...

Supreme Court vacancy

Letters to the editor

MARK RALSTON Centre Hall Donald Trump was impeached by the House of Representatives for abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. The Mueller investigation found instances of obstruction of justice by Trump, but found that criminal charges could not be brought against a sitting President ...

Stop House Resolution 1032

Letters to the editor

VICKI FONG State College Our Pennsylvania state House representatives will be voting on a shameful proposal aimed at hijacking our legitimate votes. House Resolution 1032 would create a Select Committee on Election Integrity to Investigate, make reviews and recommendations on the ...

Americans must come together, it’s what we do best

Columns

America is divided. We see and feel it every day, and one can become discouraged. Then, when we recently marked the 19th remembrance of 9/11, something happened: Americans from all across the nation put politics aside and honored the brave people we lost. We were reminded of an earlier ...