Letters

Where credit is due

This letter pertains to the speech given by Oprah Winfrey at the Golden Globes Award Ceremony. Her speech has Democrats buzzing and crying out Oprah for President. What a laugh. This is to cast a slick talking woman into the limelight of American Politics, which is nothing short of a strong ...

Disheartened

I've just been looking at the governor's budget proposal and I'm disheartened to see that Wolf still hasn't got a good idea how the economy works. Don't get me wrong, I did see some things I liked, but there are a couple of things that trouble me. First, the things I like are that the ...

The only path

Hard cases" on abortion focused on game changing historical figures. I must assume that it is an easy case for the likes of Hitler, Stalin, or someone just as cruel. However, the real point in the argument is that women should not have the right to choose their own path in life; they only have ...

What tariff means

I'm responding to Glenda Heyde letter on February 10th criticizing the 30 percent tariff on solar panel components. Her main point is that this tariff proves that the congressmen don't care about the planet. She wrote that we lost the race to manufacture this new tech. In reality, the tariff ...

Cowardice

Rod Porter, the prominent assistant in President Trump’s White House recently resigned his position. The day after he left Trump leveled this praise on Porter: “He worked very hard.” “He did a very good job while he was here.” “We hope he has a wonderful career and he will ...

About the midterms

Our country's midterm will be here soon. Historically, whichever party has a majority of seats in Congress at that time will lose some, or all, of that majority. However, I don't think that will happen this year. Trump's approval rating is now 50 percent in some circles. He has now done ...

District is fair

I am writing in response to the article “Outraged” published on February 10th, regarding redistricting and Congressman Tom Marino. First, although it is true that District 10 is large and encompasses many counties, districts are not based on size, but on population. For example, if you ...

One more time

It has been suggested that to believe that the rich should not be taxed at higher rates so others can enjoy a better standing of living means that you think wealth should be concentrated to a very few people. Nowhere did that thought or comment appear in anything that has been ...

It won’t hurt

So Trump wants the people like me on food stamps to accept government issued food (that if you look at the list most people would consider) taking one half of my benefits. This overlooks people on special diets, diabetics, elderly on soft foods...plus nothing fresh in the boxes. Look at ...

Romance of legislatures

And the dreamers. I have searched what I learned in public school, college and learning from my legal immigrant grand parents. This is my conclusion to this romance. First, it is creating another minority group; further reducing majority rule. Second, this group is indebted to federal ...

Why is USA bankrupt?

This country is trillions of dollars in debt and slowly going bankrupt. We have been force fed the propaganda that the cause is everything from our involvement in the Middle East conflicts and the war on terror, to the aid we provide to other countries. But I submit that the following 11 ...

Vote No!

Last year the Pennsylvania General Assembly approved legislation that would cut the member of State House members from 203 to 151, a decrease of 52 representatives. If that legislation is approved by the General Assembly again this year, it could appear on the ballot in the November election as ...

The ultimate irony

The ultimate irony is Devin Nunes is chairman of the Intelligence Committee of the House of Representatives. Jay D. Myers Hughesville Submitted by Virtual Newsroom

Are we dumb enough?

Gov. Wolf wants to put a tax on natural gas. Are the people dumb enough to think gas companies are not going to raise natural gas prices to cover the added tax? Don Lowe South Williamsport Submitted by Virtual Newsroom

Government shutdowns

What a joke. These politicians should be fired and all their benefits taken away. Our politicians should be working for the American people, not fighting amongst themselves. They only show up for work, 100 days a year, if that. The rest of the times they are on speaking engagements, raising ...

Press has become weaponized

The FISA-gate scandal is reminiscent of the Watergate and Iran-Contra scandals in that they all involved abuse of power by weaponizing government factions against political rivals. The main differences are that Watergate was relentlessly covered by a Nixon-hating media and Iran-Contra and was ...

Shame on you

To all those people who passed that lady up who was crying for help while trying to protect her puppy from other dogs, how do you sleep at night? Here is a lady who was a native of Virginia and who has lived in this city this past year. What does that say about Williamsport natives, especially ...

High salary

In the Jan. 24 edition of the Lock Haven Express, Keystone Central School District set to hire a substitute superintendent. You’ve got to be kidding me – $500 a day for a school superintendent that totals to $62.50/hour. You talk about cutting school programs and are now thinking about ...

Hugs are free

In this present day of running here and there, getting this and that done, everyone is trying to get the impossible accomplishment. BP’s rusing, tempers flare, nerves are frayed — try this idea on for size. Hugging is the perfect cure for what ails you and it’s free and safe. No ...

Evaluating GEO

Recently a "proposal" from GEO, a re-entry services program for probationers in Lycoming County, was approved by the county commissioners. Have any of the commissioners or judges visited or spent even part of a day observing that program? A proposal is only words on paper. Also, have any ...