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Letters

Kids for cash

Yes, Luzerne County had its “Kids for Cash” deal with corrupt judges. Every county in our state has a “kids for cash” deal also but it’s known as Family Court. My brother-in-law, who is an excellent father, was kept from seeing his kids by the Family Court here in Lycoming County. ...

Pandemic and for profit medicine

The president dismantled the nation’s medical emergency response team and cut funding and staff at the CDC. This is dereliction of duty — and it has left us fighting a deadly pandemic without the proper weapons, in my opinion. But we committed our own dereliction of duty. We accepted a ...

Sen. Toomey failed his constituents

Yes, Donald Trump was acquitted, but clearly he obstructed Congress and used the power of his office to cheat in an American election. Despite Senate Republican intransigence, the House proved those allegations. Trump is guilty as charged — and not for the first time. I wrote to Sen. Pat ...

When will we ever learn?

A Republican administration led us to a major economic crash in 2007, to the brink of a depression. Now, another Republican administration has led us to a political catastrophe in 2020, to the brink of an autocracy. When will the American electorate ever learn that the reactionary Republicans ...

Childish bravado

After the drone strike that killed Iranian Gen. Qasem Soleimani, Trump tweeted, “If Iran strikes any Americans, or American assets Iran itself, WILL BE HIT VERY FAST AND VERY HARD.” Well Iran did strike American assets and around 100 American soldiers suffered Traumatic Brain Injuries ...

Moms, dads, listen up!

You’ll get a call that you’ve been overcharged by your utility company. Those charges will be put back to your account and there will be 30 percent taken off your next bill. Yeah, right. Hang up the phone! It’s a scam? There are others for Amazon Prime and your car’s warranty. Watch ...

Power outage

Has anybody ever tried to call PPL to report a power outage? I did. I never made it. How mixed up can a company get? Holy Moley. CARL F. McDANIEL Williamsport Submitted via email

Out of thin air

The liberal elitist Democrats, who make up things out of thin air (or osmosis), have been sending in a few letters again. Maybe they use material from the CNNs of the media. They didn’t know Russia stopped supplying oil to Belarus Dec. 31. Russia wants Belarus as part of Russia. Some elite ...

Drugs R&D, Part 2

Why should you and I pay for research and development for drugs we need? This is Part 2. Everyone who commented on Part 1 stated it’s how a company survives. Is R&D supported by other nations? I don’t know this answer; do you? Wild guesses will not be acceptable. In our beginning as a ...

Raceway

I love walking the Market Street Bridge. It always seems like I’m on NASCAR, and I love NASCAR. What I don’t understand is why the cops aren’t doing anything about it. The South Side police could get them when they come off and meet their month’s quota in one day. Williamsport police ...

A socialist Trojan Horse named Pete

Last year a Notre Dame professor originally from the island nation of Malta died at the age of 71. By itself that’s only the most local of news, and hardly worth noting here. But when you hear that his name was Buttigieg, that makes it more interesting, especially since Notre Dame is in South ...

Predatory billing practices

People often turn to hospitals in a time of need, and no one should have to worry about financial hardship as a result of seeking the care they need at a hospital. Across the country, consumers are being targeted by hospitals with lawsuits and other predatory actions when hospitals have the ...

Senate Bill 76

Could you imagine $12 billion literally unleashed on the economy of Pennsylvania? New homeowners that would now qualify for mortgages, senior citizens with more at the end of the month, money for enjoying their golden years instead of renting their paid off home from the school district. ...

The truth matters

This evening president Trump will have a news conference about the Covid-19. I will not be reassured no matter what he says. He has lied everyday for three years. He has tried to discredit the press that he will desperately need to reassure us. Those of us that watch or listen to any other news ...

Fair tax cuts

The following is a story to explain why I get upset at the people who complain about the tax cuts for the wealthy, and why raising taxes on the wealthy cannot work like the Democrats want people to believe is true! There was a bar where 10 men went to drink beer once a week. The bill for all ...

Highway robbery

On Friday, Feb. 21, at about 8 p.m., my daughter was traveling westbound on I-180 near the Maynard Street interchange with her 7-month-old son. Her car began to pull really hard to the right. So much so that she determined it was not safe to drive any farther. She pulled the car off the highway ...

To voters warning about socialism

Socialism government will control your life. You will not be able to shop and compare prices for the prices will be set by the government. Wages will be set by the government. Free health care will be given when the government decides to give it and to whom. You will not have freedom, so be ...

Democrats constantly complaining

Every day it seems there are letters from the same few writers telling us how bad Trump is or calling him or his supporters derogatory names. I have one question, why do you never write telling everyone what is so great about the current Democratic Party and what you like about it? I realize ...

Unfair labor practice charges

In the article concerning the stalemate between the teachers union and Jersey Shore School Board, Cary Kurtz, PSEA UniServ representative, conveniently left out several facts about the teachers union. It is the teachers union that is not negotiating in good faith, in my opinion. Jersey Shore ...

Disdain for political commentary

Generally I abstain from, and disdain, most political commentary. However, hypocrite that I am, I now indulge in sharing a view that I have. There are no sides. Should you happen to call yourself a Democrat, Republican, an Independent … whether your flag is green, confederate or bears a ...