Opinion

Published on September 19, 2019 - Page 10
The Trump administration is sounding the alarm against vaping products as health officials scramble to determine why some consumers are suddenly...
Published on September 19, 2019 - Page 10
It was in April of this year that I was to look ahead to months of television misery. I had for some time been watching too much cable TV politics,...
Published on September 19, 2019 - Page 10
It’s human nature to take for granted the things most familiar to us. Sometimes it seems the more we get to know something, the more inclined we are...
Published on September 19, 2019 - Page 10
In 2016, voters across the political spectrum took a chance on Donald Trump because they couldn’t stand the idea of voting for someone as corrupt as...
Published on September 19, 2019 - Page 10
A golfer is involved in a terrible car crash and gets rushed to the hospital. Just before he’s put under, the surgeon pops in to see him. “I have...
Published on September 19, 2019 - Page 10
When I was a young girl, attending religious school at Tree of Life synagogue, we were told about the Jewish calendar. We all wondered about the...
Published on September 18, 2019 - Page 6
EDITOR’S NOTE: Excerpts from a column by Kimberly Guilfoyle. The socialist-driven economic and humanitarian crisis ravaging the beautiful country...
Published on September 18, 2019 - Page 6
We have learned many important lessons during the past three years, but one of the most important is how judges are the safety net of our democracy....
Published on September 18, 2019 - Page 6
As the Democrat candidates for president began their three-hour marathon last Thursday night, outside a low-flying airplane had a trailing banner...
Published on September 18, 2019 - Page 6
“A theory that you can’t explain to a bartender is probably no damn good …” — Ernest Rutherford, Nobel Prize winning physicist After reading Eric...
Published on September 18, 2019 - Page 6
A well-documented problem in rural areas is declining interest in the volunteer services that protect the public. Yet here in Columbia County we have...
Published on September 18, 2019 - Page 6
Reagan signed drinking-age law It was President Ronald Reagan who signed the National Minimum Drinking Age Act in 1984, which coerced all states...
Published on September 18, 2019 - Page 6
Somebody once said there are only two kinds of people in the world: Those who wake up and say, “Good morning, Lord,” and those who wake up and say, “...
Published on September 17, 2019 - Page 6
This year marks the 35th anniversary of a law that has had the perverse effect of fostering the very misbehavior it was intended to stop. It’s the...
Published on September 17, 2019 - Page 6
There was a very gracious lady who was mailing an old family Bible to her brother in another part of the country. “Is there anything breakable in...
Published on September 17, 2019 - Page 6
EDITOR’S NOTE: Excerpts from a column by David French of National Review; www.nationalreview.com Yesterday the Kavanaugh Wars erupted again,...
Published on September 17, 2019 - Page 6
and Michael Farren The NFL kicked off its 100th season last Thursday with the 199th game in the league’s longest rivalry when the Green Bay Packers...
Published on September 17, 2019 - Page 6
Recent press coverage regarding the condition of the Interstate 80 interchange at the Danville exit is part of a larger issue facing Montour County...
Published on September 16, 2019 - Page 6
Reporters for Philadelphia magazine recently took on an interesting challenge: reaching out to 100 people who spend more time with kids than anyone:...
Published on September 16, 2019 - Page 6
Advocates of Pennsylvania’s two backdoor voucher programs, which provide public tax credits for private contributions to private schools, say that...
Published on September 15, 2019 - Page 11
EDITOR’S NOTE: Excerpts from a column by Jim Geraghty of the National Review. Thursday, the Democratic presidential primary debates shifted from...
Published on September 15, 2019 - Page 11
ROSE: Although autumn is nigh, the folks working on the Bloomsburg Town Pool Renovation Project have found they have to be volunteers for all seasons...
Published on September 15, 2019 - Page 11
• Why do doctors leave the room while you change? They’re going to see you naked anyway. • If the professor on “Gilligan’s Island” can make a radio...
Published on September 15, 2019 - Page 11
When I see Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf trying to close Pennsylvania’s charter schools, I cannot help but think of what that would have done to my...
Published on September 15, 2019 - Page 11
After attending the Berwick School Board meeting Sept. 9, I left with a feeling of uneasiness. I asked a simple question: “What is the process and...
Published on September 14, 2019 - Page 8
Imagine if a man — a big, international entertainer — pulled up the blouse of a struggling model at a party to show off her breasts to other guests...
Published on September 14, 2019 - Page 8
ROSE: If you still have yesterday’s paper and missed reading the obituary for William “Bill” Van Horn of Millville, it’s worth a look back at a life...
Published on September 14, 2019 - Page 8
• How is it that we put man on the moon before we figured out it would be a good idea to put wheels on luggage? • Why is it that people say they “...
Published on September 14, 2019 - Page 8
EDITOR’S NOTE: An excerpt from a column by Tim Butterworth of OtherWords From single-payer health care to climate change, the 2020 Democrats have...
Published on September 14, 2019 - Page 8
Recent articles in the New York Times (“Do Americans Need Air-Conditioning,” July 3) and the Guardian (“The Air Conditioning Trap: How Cold Air is...
Published on September 14, 2019 - Page 8
“I don’t give them hell, I just tell them the truth and they think it’s hell.” — President Harry S. Truman Communication has broken down because...
Published on September 13, 2019 - Page 23
“The families are dedicated to getting to the truth, and we shouldn’t have to beg for this sort of basic information, or be kept in the dark, about...
Published on September 13, 2019 - Page 23
ROSE: We love publishing stories about people who grew up here and have gone out into the wider world to pursue success in their chosen fields....
Published on September 13, 2019 - Page 23
One Virginia judge just slapped the city of Charlottesville for its attempt to remove the statues of Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson. They fought...
Published on September 13, 2019 - Page 23
• I used to eat a lot of natural foods until I learned that most people die of natural causes. • Can you cry under water? • How important does a...
Published on September 13, 2019 - Page 23
Dr. William Scott Magill’s letter Aug. 29 corrects The New York Times’ “1619 Project” assertions that “America Wasn’t a Democracy Until Black...
Published on September 13, 2019 - Page 23
After reading another month’s worth of editorials from our many local Republican writers, I figured out what was wrong with my life... I was Evil! It...
Published on September 12, 2019 - Page 12
“The president doesn’t have any fixed views on anything, so that people around him are constantly trying to get into his good graces by playing to...
Published on September 12, 2019 - Page 12
John Bolton doesn’t seem like a man who quotes T.S. Eliot in moments of trial, but he might take comfort in these words from Four Quartets: “In my...
Published on September 12, 2019 - Page 12
The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board and its allies in the General Assembly have found a new way to fleece their captive customers. Cleverly, they...
Published on September 12, 2019 - Page 12
CALLER: Is this Gordon’s Pizza? GOOGLE: No sir, it’s Google Pizza. CALLER: I must have dialed a wrong number. Sorry. GOOGLE: No sir, Google bought...
Published on September 12, 2019 - Page 12
While the Trumpistas are presently plowing a multibillion-dollar subsidy into big grain farms, they’re using a tangle of federal red tape to deny a...
Published on September 12, 2019 - Page 12
Remember the days before robocalls? When your landline and cell phone were free from scam artists selling something, threatening you with arrest,...
Published on September 11, 2019 - Page 6
Webster’s Dictionary defines “budget” as a plan adjusting expense to income. The State Constitution, Article VIII Section 12 states that annually,...
Published on September 11, 2019 - Page 6
Nearly three years ago I raised concern about Trump and his penchant for playing fast and loose with the truth. His lies and half-truths now number...
Published on September 11, 2019 - Page 6
Guys, if she punctuates her texts, be careful. She won’t hesitate to put an end to things... a run-on sentence, your relationship, your life.
Published on September 11, 2019 - Page 6
If you live in Berwick — or anywhere, for that matter — and you’re fed up with the explosion (pun intended) of amateur fireworks displays over July 4...
Published on September 11, 2019 - Page 6
EDITOR’S NOTE: Excerpts from a column by talk show host Dennis Prager . Our age loves scientific equations. Here’s one you weren’t taught at...
Published on September 11, 2019 - Page 6
The Comprehensive Annual Report for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2018, provides this data for the past five years: Year Revenue Expenditures...
Published on September 10, 2019 - Page 6
President Trump is condemned daily for lying, but he hardly introduced this concept into American politics himself. Politicians and the media lie for...