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Letters

Misleader in chief

Instead of providing leadership, President Trump has been misleading America. He is the misleader-in-chief. This was particularly true in the early days of COVID-19. When you consider that the number of confirmed infections in the U.S. is now doubling every three days, all those days of ...

Blinded by bias

Two letters from the same two writers addressing candidate Joe Biden’s fitness for office by claiming that he is clearly senile to them because of his mix-ups in recalling past and present correctly. The same writers of these letters also attack the fitness of Senator Sanders, the DNC media ...

Political rhetoric

A reader (March 12) recently expressed her disappointment with Sen. Pat Toomey’s performance at the Senate impeachment trial. She informed Toomey that Trump had perpetrated “traitorous, deceptive, and undemocratic attacks on our Constitution and elections.” And yet Toomey didn’t vote ...

Perspective

I had an encouraging experience yesterday. A correspondent wrote that her daughter, then in New York City, came down with classic symptoms of COVID-19, self-sequestered for 14 days and is now clear of all. She survived. In fact, the vast majority of folks who contract this virus do! We forget ...

New York to Williamsport

Downtown is pretty quiet these days. It’s easy to find a parking spot. You just have to fight off the New Yorkers. There were four vehicles with New York plates parked on Pine Street for the last two days. TED WILLIAMS Williamsport Submitted via Virtual Newsroom

Let’s be kind to each other

Don’t get me wrong. I am not making any accusations or trying to make anyone feel bad. But my problem is the way seniors, handicapped people, people of color are treated. People feel that they just have to find fault with everything, myself included. I have read articles about how the ...

Too late!

According to a recent article in the Williamsport Sun-Gazette, Wisconsin’s assembly wants to pass legislation to clean up the effects of PFAS. Too late. It is already in the blood of virtually every human being on Earth. DuPont invented PFAS in 1946 when they invented Teflon and other ...

Rest Area Closures

Most people have heard the saying, “If you got it, a truck driver brought it.” This fact is never more noticed than in these times like this world-wide virus, with the effects of quarantines, shutdowns, and closures. While many stores, restaurants, schools and businesses have closed and ...

Blame game

Let’s do a rerun for a moment! About two months ago, the USCDC was aware of the pandemic in China. The Chinese kept this secret from the world for months and didn’t allow us to assist for several weeks! The World Health Organization stated on Jan. 14: “Don’t worry because China says ...

Finally

Harvey Weinstein has terrorized many young women trying to get a start in the film industry far too long. It is sad that this happens to anyone. Too many sad individuals prey on innocent people, men and women, because their own lives leave much to be desired. Finally, as hard and painful as ...

California dreaming

I do not understand why people on the right think California seceding is a good idea. I know that there is a huge political divide in the United States but to actual believe we need to oust specific states to widen the divide even more is ridiculous. Sounds more like envy than getting rid of ...

Understanding Leadership

On March 5, President Trump, when asked if he or his administration bore any responsibility for the government’s tardy response to the Coronavirus, resorted to blaming President Obama for regulations that he claimed made it difficult for his administration to make a viable test kit available ...

Cold hearted

With the rise of the far-right and the radical right, we not only have been experiencing the growth of “the survival-of-the-fittest” social Darwinist ideology in much of today’s national Republican Party featuring their desire to not only cut and reduce spending on all of the federal ...

Facts without fear

The numbers below are taken from official WHO reports as of 6 a.m. March 23, as well as other sources and can easily be verified by anyone wishing to find them. I have rounded them to make them easier to remember. China — Population: 1,600,000,000; COVID Deaths, 3,300 South Korea — ...

Tale of two bills

Legislative trickery has made a comeback. Monday, Senator McConnell urged passage of a bill whose language is being written by lobbyists and withheld from the public. Master of the arcane, McConnell is using a placeholder shell bill while the majority write legislative text without minority ...

Is American patriotism an illusion?

Every sporting event I have attended the past several decades always commenced with spectators standing, removing hats, and singing the National Anthem. This was a tribute not only to those men and women that had served in one of the military branches but also for those who were currently ...

Socialism?

A short time back before this nasty coronavirus ordeal came about and Bernie was still running for president, almost every day in the letters to the editor there was some Trump nut writing in about how terrible and bad any form of socialism was. If we could look back and find the names of these ...

Litterbugs

I’m in agreement with Christine Manny regarding the litter on the walkway on both sides of the river. Dog walkers usually carry a plastic bag, so if you want to eat or drink along the way, carry a plastic bag for your trash. The same goes for the people who drop bags of trash on the Maynard ...

Stupid?

I have a question for our local socialist, communist, progressive sympathizers: How stupid do you think we all are? I read the “Letters to the Editor” and statements like “Too little, too late” accusing President Trump of not acting in time to offset the spread of the “Chinese ...

Trust

Sometimes we weather our storms by what we reason that things should be done, either by experience or our own judgement. How many times do we really use the wisdom of God (His Word) to the full measure of what it was originally made for. This guide was made for our use for today too as much as ...