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Letters

Orderly transfer of power

One of the reasons our democracy has endured for over 200 years is that our constitution and traditions provide for on orderly transfer of power. One can observe around the world what happens when this is not in place. It leads to coups and civil wars. In many such countries the purpose of the ...

Driving people away

In the May 7 edition, I read an article titled, “Lycoming County still needs employees.” As someone who grew up in Williamsport, went to Pennsylvania College of Technology in Williamsport, and earned almost every academic achievement possible in my program at Penn College, I couldn’t even ...

Dependence on fossil fuels risky

If there is anything the Ukrainian conflict should teach us, it is that it is sheer folly for the world to continue depending on fossil fuels for energy. No less a bastion of conservatism than our military strongly supports getting off fossil fuels. A 2009 report prepared by 12 retired ...

No real voice

Once upon a time, a Pennsylvanian highly concerned about an issue felt compelled to take action. So he decided to reach out to his elected representatives in Harrisburg. He made a bunch of phone calls and wrote several letters to his state representatives in the Pennsylvania House and Senate. ...

A better climate through lawsuits

While the world’s attention has been focused on the Coronavirus pandemic and, recently, Russia’s murderous invasion of Ukraine, something important is happening in the fight for climate change accountability: climate lawsuits are advancing through legal systems here and around the ...

Why is anyone surprised?

According to a leaked draft of the upcoming Supreme Court decision regarding Roe v. Wade, all three of President Donald Trump's appointees (Justices Gorsuch, Kavanaugh, and Coney Barrett) will be voting to overturn it. They were asked about this specifically at their Senate confirmation ...