Letters

So what?

I can’t see beyond the stop sign on the corner let alone down the street at the rest of my life. I talk a very good story; it’s only a story but people believe me; it’s their problem with reality. But wait, I’m going to college or technical school; a great start; it’s only a start. ...

The pardoning crisis

President Trump's recent statement about his "complete" pardon power is the harbinger of a constitutional crisis the likes of which this country has never endured. Can Trump issue a pardon to his family members or staffers for any crimes they may have committed against the United States in ...

Little boy president

A day hardly goes by that President Trump does not do or say something that is "unpredictable, impulsive, immature and that straddles the world between reality and make-believe." When he does, some of us are shocked; others, bewilderingly pleased – but none of us ever surprised. Why? The ...

Decriminalization of marijuana

Of course contacts between Russian officials attempting to influence last year’s presidential election and those around President Donald Trump need to be investigated. That would be a perfect opportunity to explore other aspects of Moscow’s meddling in our affairs. So many liberal ...

Why?

We shake our heads and ask our reps Yaw, Wheeland and Everett why they voted yes for a referendum that is actually a worthless distraction that accomplishes nothing and only delays true school property tax elimination. How can anyone believe that this will solve our property tax problem. ...

Deeply concerned

As a federal [employee/retiree] who has served our country for years, I am deeply concerned with a provision in the president's budget which would eliminate cost-of-living adjustments (COLAs) for current and future federal retirees. I ask that Representatives and Senators oppose any ...

Handling the truth

In response to Mr Reeder’s recent comments on fellow patriots posts, I will spell it out for him and his party: "You Can't Handle The Truth": We are not the flag burners. We are the flag wavers. We have respect for our president (and the office he represents) and who we proudly elected. In ...

Not ‘America First’

Today, approximately 5 million Americans have Alzheimer's disease. Those with the misfortune of seeing a friend or family member succumb to a neurodegenerative disease know not only the emotional toll it takes, but the financial one as well. As medical advances prolong the average life ...

Beautiful noise

I just read this mornings headline in today’s (7/12) paper, “Ssshh, locals sleeping.” I wrote a letter awhile back about the train noise in Newberry. Personally, I feel bad that the people had to complain about the most “beautiful noise in the world.” I was born when my parents ...

Stunned

I was stunned to hear that Senator John McCain has been diagnosed with a form of cancer in the brain which was the cause of the blood clot requiring surgery above his left eye. While I am a member of the opposing party, I do admire and greatly respect Sen. McCain and his family. My thoughts ...

Getting used to trains

When my first husband and I got married, we had the opportunity to move to a beautiful second floor apartment, reasonably priced, big rooms and a wonderful landlady. Location was South Side on Riverside Drive next to the train tracks. Soon after moving in, in bed, in the summer, windows ...

How it’s accomplished is the key

In response to Verna Caruso's letter in defense of Democratic Party beliefs, I'll say that we all want our society to provide the same things, but the difference lies in how it's accomplished. Some believe government should provide them and others believe government should be limited to ...

Susquehanna Park

We all love Susquehanna Park but why couldn’t they have placed a couple porto potties along the way? I have seen people leave their picnic because they couldn’t get into the one bathroom. I have seen people jumping off the boat docks just to get wet, and then when a high speed came in they ...

Careful, Democrats

Democrats are happy about the apparent failure of Republican efforts to repeal or replace Obamacare, but they should be careful what they wish for. If Republican efforts become successful, Republicans can be blamed for the eventual failure of government provided health care/insurance. Senate ...

The current system

Democrats do win elections. There are governors, senators and representatives who are Democrats. The people who are protesting today are not only from the left wing of the Democratic Party. There are people from the GOP covered by government programs under the axe being swung by the GOP that ...

Don’t put this on Trump

Responding to the letter from Mr. Beach concerning the Monarch Butterfly, the writer starts with a concern for the butterfly and builds to slamming President Trump. If the butterflies have been in decline over the past several years and dropped 30 percent last year, to what administration do we ...

In response

This letter is in response to the depressing comments made regarding a recent letter titled “Two levels” by Charles M. Reeder. To quote from the book “Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them” by Senator Al Franken, “Liberals love America just as much as conservatives do. But in a ...

Terrorism

Columns by Charles Krauthammer are always read with great interest. CK knows the Middle East very well, however, I am dismayed that Turkey and the Kurds who are scattered throughout 5 Middle Eastern countries are not mentioned in his article. Perhaps space did not allow him to include these two ...

Freedom

Where can it be found, the freest nation on planet earth? Well, it has to be the United States, just ask anyone. Why are we the freest nation? Not because we are the wealthiest. Long before we became not only the richest, but also the greediest nation, we still regarded this country as the ...

The prize of love

In times of loss, the pain can easily turn to resentment; turn to bitterness. It is especially hard when the loss comes at a price that seems to make no sense. We have lost so many of our men and women of the armed forces, both foreign and domestic, whether they are protecting our own ...