Opinion

Published on July 20, 2019 - Page 8
There is no quantifying the great volume of outstanding television I’ve ignored over the years, from “Game of Thrones” to “The Sopranos,” from “...
Published on July 20, 2019 - Page 8
If you’re going to condemn someone else in politics, or any other walk of life, you should have your own house in order. Nancy Pelosi learned that...
Published on July 20, 2019 - Page 8
My family was still living in the Town of Bloomsburg during the summer of 1969 when the moon landing occurred. I turned 12 in early August just...
Published on July 20, 2019 - Page 8
“Be realistic, a century has passed.” Dr. Phoebe Stubblefield Urging realism in hopes for 1921 Tulsa race riot probe ••• “My methods were wrong...
Published on July 20, 2019 - Page 8
ROSE: Berwick Council wisely backed away from the notion that maybe it needs to start appointing the borough’s fire chief. Volunteer firefighters...
Published on July 20, 2019 - Page 8
I’m pretty sure Adam ate the apple and blamed Eve. You know how men lie. That’s probably why all men have an Adam’s apple stuck in their throat. God...
Published on July 19, 2019 - Page 6
ROSE: A slow-growing rose to Miranda Long of Scott Township, who is doing her best to save area turtles — and to PennDOT, which for once isn’t the...
Published on July 19, 2019 - Page 6
“Let me hear you say ‘I condemn them.’” Joe Biden Saying President Donald Trump was exploiting race relations to excite his base and should have...
Published on July 19, 2019 - Page 6
Hospital regulations require a wheelchair for patients being discharged. However, while working as a student nurse, I found one elderly gentleman —...
Published on July 19, 2019 - Page 6
Instead of denouncing the president’s racist rants, our Congressman, Mr. Dan Meuser, defended Trump on the House floor. Instead of exhibiting true...
Published on July 19, 2019 - Page 6
We’re not big believers in public officials being responsible for all the bad things other public officials say or do. It’s become a too-common...
Published on July 19, 2019 - Page 6
EDITOR’S NOTE: Excerpts from a eulogy for Mad magazine by Jeet Heer of The Nation; www.thenation.com In the summer of 1954, almost any American...
Published on July 18, 2019 - Page 10
Let’s play a mental game for a second. Imagine you’re at work. Imagine someone comes out of the restroom and says there’s a hole in the ceiling...
Published on July 18, 2019 - Page 10
EDITOR’S NOTE : Today marks the 50th anniversary of the death of Mary Jo Kopechne, who drowned when a car driven by the late Sen. Edward F. “Teddy”...
Published on July 18, 2019 - Page 10
A couple in their 90s are both having problems remembering things. During a check-up, the doctor tells them that they”re physically okay, but they...
Published on July 18, 2019 - Page 10
Fifty years after Apollo 11, we can still dream big dreams... and accomplish them This week the world celebrates the 50th anniversary of one of...
Published on July 18, 2019 - Page 10
I am writing to share the following statement by the Coalition for Social Equity, which works in Columbia and Montour Counties to promote a community...
Published on July 18, 2019 - Page 10
Ross Perot was not a large man: barely 5 feet, 6 inches tall, and maybe 150 pounds. But he was a giant. Perot died in Dallas (July 9) at age 89. A...
Published on July 17, 2019 - Page 6
The Ten Commandments are arranged differently by Christians and Jews, but the content is the same. For example, the prohibition against taking the...
Published on July 17, 2019 - Page 6
“I don’t really know what I want to do, because my goal all these years was just to be free.” Corey Atchison After a judge freed the 48-year-old...
Published on July 17, 2019 - Page 6
A father buys a lie detector robot that slaps people when they lie. He decides to test it out at dinner one night. The father asks his young son...
Published on July 17, 2019 - Page 6
Weeks of comparing models with all kinds of fancy features. A spreadsheet filled with manufacturer guidelines, specifications, and descriptions of...
Published on July 17, 2019 - Page 6
Today in Pennsylvania, you can buy beer and wine nearly anywhere. Grocery store? Many now carry it locally. Gas station? Quite a few have beer...
Published on July 17, 2019 - Page 6
Early on Sunday morning, when many American families were preparing for church, sleeping in, sipping coffee, or perhaps already hard at work,...
Published on July 16, 2019 - Page 6
InsideSources.com Saturday marks the 50th anniversary of U.S. astronauts Neil Armstrong and Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin’s historic walk on the moon. “That’...
Published on July 16, 2019 - Page 6
While on a road trip, an elderly couple stopped at a roadside restaurant for lunch. After finishing their meal, they left the restaurant, and resumed...
Published on July 16, 2019 - Page 6
In response to Mike Carroll (7/13/19) I am furious with his characterization of detention centers on the southern border. Mike needs to pull his head...
Published on July 16, 2019 - Page 6
News, commentary and academia are all-negative, all-the-time. The latest Gallup poll shows only 36% of Americans are “satisfied with the way things...
Published on July 16, 2019 - Page 6
1-B, 2-D, 3-C, 4-B, 5-A, 6-C, 7-D, 8-C, 9-B, 10-A
Published on July 16, 2019 - Page 6
‘We’re not going to have a huge pipeline running through the Northeast again.” So the marketing director for Tennessee Gas Pipeline told an industry...
Published on July 15, 2019 - Page 6
Gov. Tom Wolf’s veto of legislation that would have made good on his promise to help counties purchase new voting machines is unfortunate. And it’s...
Published on July 15, 2019 - Page 6
EDITOR’S NOTE: It’s mid-summer. It’s hot, the way mid-summer is supposed to be. So let’s dispense with oppressive opinionating for one day and share...
Published on July 14, 2019 - Page 11
ROSE: Easily the biggest news of the week was confirmation that a local businessman, Cristian Foust, has purchased the former Columbia Mall. At the...
Published on July 14, 2019 - Page 11
I don’t know how many of you out there recall a television show from 1960 called “The Outer Limits”, but if you did, you’re not likely to have...
Published on July 14, 2019 - Page 11
July 20, 1969, marks the 50th anniversary of U.S. astronauts Neil Armstrong and Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin’s historic walk on the moon. “That’s one small...
Published on July 14, 2019 - Page 11
I couldn’t get through one episode of “The Crown,’’ I bailed on “Downton Abbey,’’ and if “the royal family” were having a wedding across the street,...
Published on July 13, 2019 - Page 8
With a revolving door suddenly on the secretary of defense’s office and anti-Iran warmonger John Bolton firmly ensconced at the president’s ear as...
Published on July 13, 2019 - Page 8
Sid and Steve are business partners. They make a deal: whoever dies first will contact the living one from the afterlife. Steve dies. Sid doesn’t...
Published on July 13, 2019 - Page 8
We’re Number One —literally. At least when it comes to oil. Domestic production accounted for 98% of global production increase last year, according...
Published on July 13, 2019 - Page 8
ROSE: The hobbit houses that Ray Zajac has built into the sloped front lawn of his Evansville Road property are so faithful to J.R.R. Tolkien’s...
Published on July 13, 2019 - Page 8
A few years ago I visited the Terezin Concentration Camp in what was once Czechoslovakia and is now the Czech Republic. I know it can make for...
Published on July 12, 2019 - Page 8
Donald John Trump was born June 14, 1946, in Queens, N.Y. In 1968 he graduated from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania...
Published on July 12, 2019 - Page 8
One reason the Governor signed the no snow days bill into law was because it means no school makeup days in the spring. The downside is the fact that...
Published on July 12, 2019 - Page 8
“People should be able to tell their stories and defend themselves when they are seeking justice.” Ashley Overbey After a federal appeals court...
Published on July 12, 2019 - Page 8
ROSE: Rylan Fagan was just a sophomore when she got the idea to invite state lawmakers to the Columbia-Montour Vo-Tech School for a tour, hoping to...
Published on July 12, 2019 - Page 8
After a long, amorous night, George notices a photo of another man on her nightstand. He begins to worry. “Your husband?” he asks nervously. “No,...
Published on July 12, 2019 - Page 8
Charges of hypocrisy rarely hit their intended targets — mainly because hypocrites are blind to their own role in irony or injustice. The elected...
Published on July 12, 2019 - Page 8
If Alexander Acosta had done in South Florida what Geoffrey Berman just did in New York, Jeffrey Epstein, a sexual predator, might already be behind...
Published on July 11, 2019 - Page 10
The six best doctors in the world: 1. Sunlight 2. Rest 3. Exercise 4. Diet 5. Self Confidence 6. Friends
Published on July 11, 2019 - Page 10
Sometime between now and September there will be many discussions about the U.S. budget. Many will talk about the need to curtail the so-called...