Letters

What a sad state

Without absolute proof (pictures or tapes), Michael Cohen shows no credibility. Anyone with their back against a wall will do or say anything to get out from under any wrong-doing they may have been involved in. Bengazi, Hillary? Destroying 35,000 emails, Hillary? Isn’t that the pot ...

Venezuela’s crisis

Venezuela has the largest oil reserves in the world. Not to speak of minerals like gold, iron and diamonds. Why is it suffering today from an economic and humanitarian crisis? Actually, the crisis was created by our own U.S. government and its Latin American policies. Hugo Chavez was ...

A tepid Trump response

“It’s a shame. I think it’s a very sad thing when a thing like that happens.” This was President Trump’s feeble response to the recent arrest of domestic terrorist Christopher Hasson. A self-proclaimed white nationalist who had accumulated 15 weapons and a hit list of over 20 ...

Climate change evidence overwhelming

The evidence that human activities are causing climate change that may soon be irreversible is overwhelming. We may have barely a decade left before the last tipping point. Yet the United States, once the most powerful and persuasive nation in the world, has failed to exert the leadership we ...

Language and TV

Just now I turned on a CBS show, FBI, Tuesdays at 9pm. Not a cable channel not late at night. But less than 20 minutes in a suspect says," he is a controlling arrogant P - - -K." Really, that is allowed or is it the norm? I'm no prude, I have HBO, but this wasn't HBO. Why do we have movie ...

Dems vs. Trump

Without absolute proof (pictures or tapes), Michael Cohen shows no credibility. Anyone with their back against a wall will do or say anything to get out from under any wrong-doing they may have been involved in. Bengazi, Hillary? Destroying 35,000 emails, Hillary? Isn’t that the pot ...

Where is your heart?

Megan feels abortion is only a religious issue. I feel it goes way beyond religion and is a moral issue. We have laws in place that say it is wrong to murder and wrong to steal. These laws are also in the Bible, but that doesn’t make them religious rules. They are moral rules. Most ...

Past time for change

The PA Human Relations Act of 1955, amended in 1997, prohibits discrimination against individuals or groups by reason of their race, color, familial status, religious creed, ancestry, age, sex, national origin, handicap or disability, in employment, housing and public accommodation. For ...

Crosshairs

Yes, we are talking about China, who engages in product piracy and counterfeiting our gold and silver bullion and ingots. They are doing this all on the internet, often disguising their origin. Their nefarious acts are cheating buyers because the quality is not the standard, i.e., not the gold ...

Perverted by science

Secular scientist’s fallback position on many issues not having naturalistic answers is that they don’t know. Though with global warming/climate change, they know without definitive evidence that it is manmade. The universe had a beginning, when all space, matter, energy, and time came ...

The explanation

As a student of the Bible, I am asked from time to time why God ordered the execution of the Canaanites when Israel took control of the promised land. It seems contradictory to God’s nature to dispossess these people this way, and place the Hebrew nation in that land. However, a study of ...

The myth problem

A recent letter from Mr. Paul Rinker calls 'Gun Show Loopholes' a myth and ends his letter with a warning against “universal background checks” because it will lead to a national gun owner registration list which in turn would lead to the federal government confiscating your guns. Let's ...

‘Big pool of resources’

When I read the front page about Gov. Wolf and his latest effort to get a “severance tax” passed I saw that he indeed has learned his lesson. He has attempted to get a severance tax each year since he was elected in order to “balance the budget”. Now he has figured out that if he can ...

A true emergency

The national security and humanitarian crisis at the southern U.S. border has been an ongoing national emergency for the past three decades since President Ronald Reagan could not impose real border security in exchange for a mass amnesty he arranged with a Democrat controlled Congress at the ...

Speak up, America

President Trump had a great message for America in his State of the Union Speech. He wasn’t just talking to his party. He was asking for unity from both parties to resolve differences and do what is best for our country. But no matter what he said, the Democrats did not want to hear it. ...

Wake Up, America!

Our country is divided just as before the Civil War. Those who were against slavery and those who were for it. Today it is unborn babies who have no rights. There is no denying that with the ultrasound, a baby’s heart beats at 24 days after conception, has brain waves at 43 days, and is ...

Delighted

Just wanted to let you know what a delight Sunday's paper was. Sections were finally A thru G complete, paper quality and picture colors were much improved! It was good to see someone finally got things together. Keep up the fantastic job! Linda Bowen Williamsport Submitted by Virtual ...

Protecting accountability

A recent Sun-Gazette editorial rightly lamented the power of lobbyists whose monetary contributions to political campaigns give those donors ”front row” influence over legislators, and relegate popular needs to the “back row.” However, the proposal to address this by amending the ...

Standing up for the right to life

A recent letter echoed the sentiments of many baby killing politicians like Hillary Clinton and Andrew Cuomo, saying things like, “I’m personally against abortion, but I can’t tell other people what to do.” Since when are any of these people libertarians? The letter writer and all the ...

Supporting Friedenberg

I am glad that we now have another chance to elect Marc Friedenberg. I have met him, and I have been impressed by his dedication, his knowledge of this district and the challenges we face as a nation, and by his willingness to find solutions. After too many years of public officials playing ...