Opinion

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Published on July 4, 2015 - Page 23
When Thomas Jefferson wrote the Declaration of Independence 239 years ago, he placed equality and liberty at the heart of the American experiment....
Published on July 4, 2015 - Page 23
IN CONGRESS, July 4, 1776. The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America, When in the Course of human events, it becomes...
Published on July 4, 2015 - Page 23
I salute … the editor of a colonial newspaper who shut down his paper rather than pay the Stamp Act tax of 1765; his last edition proclaimed liberty...
Published on July 3, 2015 - Page 8
This is an open letter to all my friends and fellow Bloomsburgians. We all have fond memories of growing up in Bloomsburg and the times we spent on...
Published on July 3, 2015 - Page 8
More often than not, our elected lawmakers seem more interested in gamesmanship than governing. Instead of doing what’s best for the people, each...
Published on July 3, 2015 - Page 8
Some readers might regard it as foolish to editorialize on the long-shot presidential campaign of real estate mogul Donald Trump. They might believe...
Published on July 3, 2015 - Page 8
EDITOR’S NOTE: This is an open letter to Dr. Scott Rifkin, founder and CEO of Mid Atlantic Health Care of Timonium, Md. The author, a retired...
Published on July 3, 2015 - Page 8
While many taxpayers and the media are paying close attention to ongoing state budget negotiations, this weekend the state Department of Human...
Published on July 3, 2015 - Page 8
In these troubled times, isn’t it nice to happen upon an unhappy story with a happy ending? Listen to this: About a week ago, I went to Wal-Mart for...
Published on July 2, 2015 - Page 25
In March, Governor Tom Wolf unveiled a budget proposal that included almost $5 billion in new tax increases for Fiscal Year 2015-16 (which rises to...
Published on July 2, 2015 - Page 25
Fly and return the USA to the Pennsylvania-born Gadsden rattlesnake “DON’T TREAD ON ME” flag for the 4th! Www.gadsden.info and www.foundingfathers....
Published on July 2, 2015 - Page 25
In an 1883 essay, William Graham Sumner, a Yale philosopher, wrote about “The Forgotten Man” that works, votes, and generally prays, but he always...
Published on July 2, 2015 - Page 25
Perhaps you’ve heard or read news stories about misbehaving teachers in big cities who are protected from dismissal by powerful union rules, but also...
Published on July 2, 2015 - Page 25
During the third presidential debate in 2012, Mitt Romney attacked the Obama administration for advocating cuts to the military when some aspects of...
Published on July 2, 2015 - Page 25
Every one of us has a friend or loved one that has been afflicted by cancer. In 2014, more than 1.6 million Americans, including nearly 80,000...
Published on July 1, 2015 - Page 15
The Pennsylvania House has passed a bill that raises the personal income tax and the sales tax to provide school tax relief, but does not eliminate...
Published on July 1, 2015 - Page 15
The following is a response to Richard Whitmire’s 30 Seconds notes of June 28, “SUCKERS SHILLS,” and June 29, “ECONOMIC UPDATE.” Mr. Whitmire, I...
Published on July 1, 2015 - Page 15
Responding to “FCC: Companies can stop robocalls” (June 24), we the people can do a lot to stop these unwanted phone calls. When a computer tells me...
Published on July 1, 2015 - Page 15
‘Very simply, if someone steals your TV, they should not be able to buy themselves a TV in prison before paying you for the TV they stole.” This is...
Published on July 1, 2015 - Page 15
Now is the time for South Carolina to remove the Confederate battle flag from the Statehouse grounds. It should not take a lot of time, because this...

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