Letters

A striking resemblance

On Dec. 7, 1941, Japan attacked Pearl Harbor with 350 warplanes and within a short period of time 330 of our planes and 29 ships were destroyed or damaged. More than 2,400 people died that day, servicemen and women and civilians. At that time, the United States was engaged in peace talks with ...

Marijuana no-brainer

In regards to the legalization of marijuana, I strongly agree with Terry Madonna's op-ed regarding the legalization of recreational cannabis in PA, especially from an economic viewpoint, knowing full well the struggles of 3rd class cities. The opinion, however, doesn't even touch the lack of ...

Socialism

When you hear the word "socialism", very likely you think of Venezuela and Cuba. And that is no accident. Both countries are used as "boogey men" to scare us away from thinking about policies that are deemed "socialist". Well, you should consider looking at the following countries: ...

Change welfare rules

People collecting welfare, those who are dropping out of school and getting state welfare, should receive it for a year then get a job and work three years before applying again. Girls dropping out of school who are expecting and have no father of the child for support ought not receive ...

Minimum wage thinking

Only in a place like Williamsport with high poverty and low wages would people vote in a newspaper poll not to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour then to raise it to $15 an hour (actually one vote less to raise it at the time I wrote this). Then they wonder why they're poor and live in ...

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. ...