Letters

Laughable

I just finished reading Charles Reeder's ' letter ''Who is really pro-life?'' and I had to laugh. Mr. Reeder just like the rest of the left-wing liberals who tries to paint a negative picture of the conservatives efforts by twisting the facts and issues to suit their agenda. Yes, Mr. Reeder, ...

It’s all about control!

Socialism seems to be the preferred political and economic system of young people today. That can only mean 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 most expensive stuff you will ever ...

Holes

The beginnings of life, evolution, and man-made climate change all have something in common. A lot of what is called settled science is full of unprovable presumptions, suppositions, and conjecture. There are large holes in each theory that need to be filled to complete the sequence. Those ...

Blood bank partner

UPMC Susquehanna continues to provide life-saving care to residents of our community and we formed an important partnership with the Community Blood Bank. This partnership has been a critical resource in strengthening blood supplies in our communities. Founded in 1961, Community Blood Bank is ...

Undeserving

Rudolph Giuliani, termed "America's mayor" by Oprah Winfrey during a 9/11 memorial service on September 23, 2001, hardly deserved such praise. Despite the abject failure of phone communications between the NYPD and the NYFD during the 1993 terrorist attack on the North Tower of the World ...

Opening the doors

This is a letter to citizens of the Commonwealth, our elected leaders, leaders of faith and medicine and members of the media. My interest in writing is because of our son Joey, age 27, and because in the coming years, there will be a flood of autistic young adults leaving high school, who will ...

Greed

I retired in 1985. My pension is $1,433 a month. I have received two raises over the past years. Wow, we oldies are greedy. No, we don’t receive free stuff. Yes, we need a raise. Sorry to be a greedy mess. Oldie ex-teacher. Matilda Houseknecht Williamsport

Fair and equal

I appreciate the fairmindedness of the Sun-Gazette in its treatment of articles submitted by both conservatives and liberals. I especially agree with the article published in the Aug. 19 edition under the heading “Need Changes.” I personally was involved in one aspect of this article, ...

Mail problems

I agree with Carl Nolan 100 percent in his article, “Postal Chaos” on 8/18, about sending our mail, Williamsport, instead of going to Harrisburg first was so much easier and more reliable. Now when you send it and get it, god knows how long it will take. The elected officials should get on ...

Wolf’s ‘special’ interest

Gov. Wolf can claim to not owe any special interests, but the truth paints a different story. Gov. Wolf's cozy relationship with Planned Parenthood is the most apparent example of how connected he is with corporate interests, and proves him an enemy of the unborn child. Beholden to special ...

Trump and McCarthy

President Trump recently encouraged Americans to "Study the late Joseph McCarthy, because we are now in period with Mueller and his gang that make Joseph McCarthy look like a baby! Rigged Witch Hunt!" It is the president who has been carrying on the legacy of McCarthy. For example, McCarthy ...

The ‘Greatest Generation’ – Really?

I don't want to disparage the men and women who fought or participated in World War II, but calling them the greatest in essence puts down all other servicemen and women. George Washington's rag-tag army of volunteers fought without benefit of military armament, clothing, or shelter. But they ...

A real hero

The death of Sen. John McCain should focus every American's mind on the meaning of patriotism and service to one's country. I know how a great American conducts himself and it is not our president. John McCain is a hero! Jay D. Myers Hughesville Submitted by Virtual Newsroom

Where socialist dreams come true

I am amazed fully-grown adults on the left are so fixated on overthrowing a duly elected president – then electing a Socialist government that will eviscerate the Constitution, disarm law-abiding Americans and, once in power, attempt to take over the country. Apparently they like the idea ...

Education

All of these school districts in Pennsylvania are complaining about running deficits in their education budgets. Well, here are the reasons: Spending millions of dollars on new school buildings we don’t need. Fix up or renovate the old ones, it’s cheaper and just as good; Outlandish high ...

Mold gets needed spotlight

Horray! Mold is finally being recognized (and treated) as the important health issue it is! My wish is that, after treatment, but before the schools send the kids back, they change all their air filters. Muriel Hykes Cogan Station Submitted by E-Mail

World Series coverage fantastic

This past 10-day period, ushered in the 2018 Little League World Series here in Williamsport. And it was fantastic. For more than 40 years, I have attend the series in South Williamsport and on West Fourth Street, and never have I witnessed anything like what we saw this ...

Making his own mess

A recent writer decried a lack of respect for the presidency on the part of the president's detractors. In fact, President Trump has befouled his own nest time and again with word and deed. His tweets alone from the revolving-door White House have enlightened none, confounded many, and made his ...

Making education dollars count

You hear the phrase "value of a good education" from those who would like us to believe 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 education to everyone. Here is the problem ...

What, again?

nother year, another group of athletes showing the same old tired show of disrespect for “their” country, flag and once again kneeling or staying seated or putting a fist up. All I can say is, I feel sorry for these people. What kind of values are they teaching their children. I have seen ...