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Opinion

Congressman Keller is complicit

Letters

The violent insurrection that occurred last week was a dark day for our country and will forever be a stain on Donald Trump’s legacy. Donald Trump bears responsibility for what happened, but the dangerous lie that led to the uprising could not have taken hold and been sustained without the ...

It’s Not Over

Letters

So, it has finally come to this. A physical attack on Congress and the democratic process. In the months since the Nov. 3 election and prior to the Jan. 6 electoral vote certification, most Republican officials held back their public acknowledgement of the “real” result. Throughout these ...

Let peace be driving force

Editorials

This weekend would be a good time for some soul searching. It also would be a good time to re-examine our priorities as a free society. Sure, our nation’s not perfect, but there’s ample opportunity to try new ways — peaceful ways respectful of the collection of ideas and opinions — ...

Lycoming County Special Olympics moving forward

Letters

Celebrating the 50th anniversary for Pennsylvania Special Olympics in 2020, little did we expect it to turn out the way it did Like everyone else, Special Olympics athletes, coaches and volunteers had to face and overcome numerous obstacles. COVID-19 caused us to move from in-person training ...

COVID-19 and Riverwalk

Letters

COVID-19 is out of control in Lycoming County. Why aren’t the grocery stores being monitored? Anyone, at any time, walks into these stores with or without masks. Someone has to enforce rules. On another matter. Here we go again! Dog walkers walking their pets on the Riverwalk. If you do not ...

Big tech mutes free speech: Is this who we want to become?

Opinion

“Our election was hijacked.” That’s a tweet. From Rep. Nancy Pelosi. In May 2017. Imagine a world without Twitter, Facebook and Parler. Oops, we don’t have to imagine a world without Parler. A consortium of Amazon, Twitter, Facebook and other non-elected editors of our discourse ...

Throwing fuel on the fire

Letters

Congressmen Fred Keller will be forever linked to the violent assault on the U.S. Capitol and our democracy. It is fitting that his op-ed column of Jan. 6 defending his failed attempt to thwart a free and fair election appeared the same day as the assault. We will now watch the next few ...

A Call to Arms

Opinion

The history of violence in the United States political history is long and sordid. Whether it was the Whiskey Rebellion, whose perpetrators were ultimately tried in Washington DC, or the Bonus March during the Great Depression, the District of Columbia has known its share of violence. In 1968, ...

We’ve come full circle

Letters

It took 245 years but we have come full circle. It is ironic that the birthplace of democracy was in Philadelphia, and the loss of democracy was in the same place, Pennsylvania. In 1776, the Founders declared independence from a King who suppressed individual rights. On the 6th of January, the ...

No thanks to Keller

Letters

Representative Keller, you can have the credit if you really want it. In his Dec. 23 newsletter, Congressman Keller took credit for opposing the COVID-19 Relief Bill — though he wants us to know how much the bill will help us here in Wyoming County. In fact, the newsletter listed all ...

Capitol invasion

Letters

Many young men from our area fought and died in the Civil War to defeat the flag of the Confederacy, and that for which it stood. It was infuriating to see it paraded in the halls of our Capitol on Jan. 6, along with Nazi symbols and statements glorifying the concentration camps. Has anyone ...

What a year so far

Letters

The Inauguration is quickly approaching. Chaos erupts in Washington D.C. President Trump and his supporters spoke to the protesters who are upset because they believe the election was stolen. These misguided protesters march down to Capitol Hill. It was peaceful at first but it took a turn and ...

Where were Capitol Police?

Letters

I was stunned today to read the headline of the Jan. 7, 2021, Sun-Gazette, “CAPITOL CHAOS.” Where were the Capitol Police? Why would any mob freely enter the U.S. Congress building when we have an allegedly adequate Capitol Police force? I would fire every officer on duty when the chaos ...

Prosecution of the CCRC

Letters

This is a copy of the letter I sent to the Pennsylvania Attorney General, Josh Shapiro. I have watched appalled the horrifying scene of the mob laying waste to our nation’s Capitol. These rioters did not come there just because. They were egged on by false claims of vote fraud — claims ...

Capitol debacle

Letters

Some people are saying the problem with the Republican Party is at the top but the local Republican Party is OK. That being said, are you really saying the local Nazi party was sane and good? It was the national Nazi party that was crazy? This is a perfect example of how man/woman does not ...

Habitat puts American dream within reach

Editorials

There’s something to be said for picking up a hammer and going to town on a project, whether it’s putting together something simple or helping to build a home for a young family eager to have a piece of the American dream. That dream, for some, is enabled by Habitat for Humanity, which ...

‘We all are Jews’

Letters

Army Master Sgt. Roddie Edmonds, a Christian (Methodist denomination), said these words. These words coupled with his extraordinary leadership and courage saved the lives of more than 1,200 American WW II soldiers, 200 of which were Jewish-American soldiers, and all prisoners of the ...

Shame

Letters

What a shameful day it was for our nation on Jan. 6! This shameful day was brought on by Donald Trump. He encouraged and incited the insurrection that occurred on that day. He was assisted by the likes of our own representative, Fred Keller, who has fed the flames of “voter fraud” for two ...

Eight legislators should go to jail

Letters

The attack on the U.S. Capitol by the Trump supporters based on the assumption that the election was stolen exposes some important considerations. Given the controversy over the 2016 election, there probably hasn’t been a more closely scrutinized election than the 2020 election. Even though ...

Rhetorical Questions

Letters

In response to the letter from Joanne Santamaria where she asks why our representatives in Pennsylvania choose to silence themselves, I’m hoping you meant that rhetorically. It’s perfectly obvious to the rest of us that their reason is tied to the fact that they don’t get paid based on ...