Letters

Wolf’s choice

I saw an ad on TV for Tom Wolf about puppy mills. What about abortion mills, Mr. Wolf. You are against cruelty to animals, and so am I. What about cruelty to babies in the womb in the abortion mills, that you support. Tom Wolf vetoed every single pro-life bill that came across his desk. ...

Not a believer

Rep. Tom Marino recently met with the editorial board of my local newspaper and expressed sympathy for people with pre-existing conditions. He even said he wouldn’t vote in favor of legislation that would strip protections from people with pre-existing conditions. But he already has voted to ...

Time for change

It was a great disappointment to me when I saw that our Senator Robert Casey joined with other senators in voting “No” when it came to confirming Brett Kavanaugh as an associate justice on the Supreme Court. Sen. Dianne Feinstein and those senators who joined in with her turned the ...

A call for unity

Quotes in the news: From Republicans....you rotten Democrats, have you no shame? Bashing poor innocent Judge Kavanaugh." From the Democrats....you worthless Republicans, you didn't have the decency to even give President O'Bama's nominee an interview!" But who is keeping score? We all are ...

Ducking debate

To date Gov. Tom Wolf has only participated in one debate with his gubernatorial opponents. Why? Is it because of seemingly hyperbolic, aggressive commentary by GOP Senator Wagner? Sen. Wagner was certainly wrong even to suggest violence, as we are a nation of laws and not of vigilantes. It ...

Marino/Friedenberg?

Tom Marino is a good follower, but not much of a leader. I saw him on television present President Trump with a framed picture of an 80-year-old man and a letter to Mr. Marino explaining how the man had never voted in his life but registered to vote just to vote for Trump. Marino was one of the ...

The Barletta answer

As I watched the circus that was the confirmation hearings for the Supreme Court nominee, it was never more apparent why Lou Barletta must be our next Senator. I make no judgement regarding the allegations Dr. Ford presented to the Judiciary Committee. She was earnest, but presented no detail ...

Looming catastrophe

I am 89. I have seen some dirty politics on both sides of the aisle, but what I witnessed at the Brett Kavanaugh hearing was the most despicable, unwarranted character assassination by the Democratic Party that I have ever seen. The left has stooped to the lowest form of political corruption ...

Making a difference

Rep Tom Marino has enthusiastically supported President Trump's "Tax Cut and Jobs Act", claiming that it will "bolster our economy and help middle class families." However, in a recent report by the Congressional Budget Office, we are already seeing the actual effects of this legislation. The ...

A vote for science

WPSU's Anne Danahy recently interviewed Susan Boser and Glenn Thompson, the candidates running for PA's 15th Congressional District. Danahy questioned Thompson on climate change, beginning with a quote from Thompson: “When we stick with science, when we stick with data, then we are able to ...

A demagogue

A demagogue is a leader in a democracy who gains popularity by exploiting prejudice and ignorance and shutting down rational thought. President Trump is preening like a peacock on the current campaign trail. His game is to get people fired up using lies, stoking fear, and pandering to his ...

The Democrats’ game

The game being played by many average Democrats and all of their leadership is called “Bash Trump for what he does and for what he doesn’t do.” They do this in spite of the fact that the economy has not been this good in the past 35 to 40 years. The stock market is higher and setting new ...

GOP failing

Recall the Republican Party of the past that I grew up in, one personified in Pennsylvania and nationally by honorable, competent, and compassionate servants such as Bill Scranton, Raymond Shaffer, Gifford Pinchot, Nelson Rockefeller, Ike Eisenhower. Where is their like today now that John ...

Just say no

Pennsylvania’s newly aligned 12th Congressional District is located in central and northern Pennsylvania, and includes Lock Haven, State College, Towanda and Williamsport. Voters must choose between the incumbent, Tom Marino, and Democrat Marc Friedenberg. Marino has refused to debate ...

A Friedenberg fan

I know I’m not the only resident of our congressional district alarmed by how angry people suddenly seem to be at each other. It can’t be good for us and it seems to be spiraling out of control. Now more than ever we need a leader committed to toning it down. This is one reason I’m ...

The party of more

When Donald Trump was running for president, his slogan was "Make America Great Again." It registered with the voters and he won. I believe that the Socialist, now known as the Democratic Party, needs a new slogan in order to succeed. May I suggest; "The Party of More" – more taxes, more ...

What’s next?

With the Nov. 6 midterm election approaching, let’s take a peek at what’s happened the past two years. The economic recovery, with roots planted in the 2009-1- legislative session, has continued. The unemployment rate continues to all and stock market prices continue to rise. A permanent ...

Three interesting observations

In the Oct. 16 issue of the Sun-Gazette, there were three letters that I would like to comment on. The first one was by John T. Kovich of Williamsport, who stated that after being a lifelong Democrat he has now switched to voting straight Republican. Welcome aboard, John, you are among ...

What real desolation is

In his most recent letter, "Latest Climate Report", Tim Mannello writes: "The most desolating experience as a parent in today’s world is to feel unable in good conscience to bequeath a sense of optimism to our children" Tim must be talking about the current political climate in Washington ...

Questions

Do people who didn’t have jobs during the previous administration want to embrace policies that kept them unemployed? Do businesses once prevented from hiring people because of regulations now wish to have regulations re-imposed and to lay off workers they recently hired? Romuald ...