Letters

Missing the point

I read the editorial Aug. 16, and it completely missed the point of the Boston Globe's protest. President Trump is a big "Joe" fan. Joe Goebbels was a practitioner of the Big Lie expounded by Adolph Hitler in "Mein Kampf". If you are going to lie, lie big, and repeat the lie often and ...

Truth concerns

Reading the article Aug. 11 about the Pre-Release Center use causes me to be quite concerned, about the truthfulness, of the information provided to the readers of the newspaper, and the citizens of Lycoming County. We have our Lycoming County Commissioners, the President Judge Nancy Butts, ...

Cheers and jeers

Cheers to the flag lady with the sunny disposition on Route 45. You helped many-a-motorist spark off their day well, with a nice smile from your animated character. During our morning commutes we looked forward to guessing what your next original act might be and we hoped you would stop us ...

An opportunity

The guilty plea of Donald J. Trump’s former attorney, Michael Cohen, presents a significant opportunity to obtain a constitutional clarification. Although legal scholars disagree about whether a president may, while in office, be indicted for criminal offense, and the Department of Justice ...

There’s no difference

The letter, "Word Games" points out the ways in which we can manipulate synonymous phrases in order to downplay the true meanings, for example adultery vs. marital infidelity, or as in the Korean conflict, war vs. " police action." But, as the old saying goes, "No matter how you slice it, it's ...

What’s the answer?

For years now, many Americans have been asking this question: What does Vladimir Putin have on Donald Trump? In his recently published book, House of Putin, House of Trump, author and journalist Craig Unger makes the case that Russia is holding three things over Trump's head: 1.) Bail-outs: The ...

Marino is busy

If you don't follow Rep. Tom Marino on social media, you should start. I follow him closely to see what he's doing, where he has been, and who he is meeting with. It's clear he's a very busy man! Just in the last few weeks he's met with numerous business owners, attended events with various ...

Seeing through Trump

Well, our self-described genius was at it again recently, calling more than one person of color "low I.Q." Now you have to remember this is coming from the guy who said "Fredrick Douglas is doing really great things" He said that Betsy Devoss (another real gem) told him about Douglas and ...

The truth trap

How would a person avoid a perjury trap? Here's a hint – tell the truth! Donald Trump's lawyers are avoiding an interview with Special Counsel Robert Mueller because they fear a perjury trap. Lawyers for Donald Trump should be worried. Jay D. Myers Hughesville Submitted by Virtual ...

Who is really pro-life?

Republicans state they are pro-life and claim Democrats are 'baby killers' for supporting a woman's right to choose an abortion. But are Republican truly pro-life or are they more pro-fetus? Republicans support cuts in federal programs for children. They support the separation of children and ...

No more modesty

Recently on the news (local and national), the subject matter had to do with the first model walking down the catwalk while breastfeeding. Tonight on the national news, a woman at a public pool was breastfeeding her baby at the shallow end of a public pool, apparently not being very ...

Politics?

For the last month or two we have been reading the Lycoming County Commissioners are cutting salaries. Then at the end of each meeting update is a list of new hires. Now we have the latest hire, an administrative manager, at $40,000 annually plus benefits. According to the ...

They need something

OMG! Gov. Wolf is the most liberal governor in all of America! The liberals and socialists are coming! The local right wing is in a panic. They have to have something to focus on because they cannot deal with the extremism in their own ranks, let alone all of the alleged corruption ...

Pennsylvania U.S. Senate seat

For those who will be voting in this fall election, I wish to bring your attention to some very important facts. The basic salary for a U.S. Senator is $174,000 per year, plus very generous perks. This figures to about $3,346 per week, or a rate of $84 per hour. Our present senator, Bob ...

Pennsylvania’s public schools are being attacked

Should the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) be involved in funding and policymaking decisions for education? NO! That’s why the State has an Education Department. However, the DCED currently administers two State education programs with a total of $210 ...

Border wall

It’s pretty clear to me that Mexico is not going to pay for the wall. So let’s stop sending our jobs down to Mexico and stop all immigration until Mexico agrees to pay, at least half of it. The coal mining jobs are not coming back to what they once were either. The mine owners have ...

Protest something else

Alexander Hamilton said, “If he be asked, what is the most sacred duty and the greatest source of our security in a Republic? The answer would be an inviolable respect for the Constitution and laws.” You Liberals, snowflakes, college professors, Dems have no respect for anything except your ...

Doubly amused

I was doubly amused to see a rebuttal to my letter to you from a regular contributor. His first question was:" How can you tell who is going to be a mass shooter?" I suspect the victims at Parkland, Annapolis, Virginia Tech and Newtown clearly understood who was the mass shooter, as did ...

What could be saved

I have no doubt that our country cannot continue to exist if we do not protect its borders. The Denver Post is acknowledged as a very liberal paper, and I am surprised that they published this, but it shows how the hiring of illegals is a negative economic practice. The author of the ...

Gun owners beware

Gun owners beware of charlatans who try to convince you the Second Amendment was only intended to protect the ability of the people to raise a militia, and private ownership of guns was never addressed by the 2nd Amendment. These anti-rights con-artists who claim expertise on the origins of ...