Opinion

Published on December 15, 2018 - Page 8
Two long-time friends, Sadie and Sandy, are sitting on a bench relaxing in the park. Sadie says, “There’s a rumor going around that your 80-year-old...
Published on December 15, 2018 - Page 8
Today is Bill of Rights Day, commemorating adoption of the first 10 amendments to the Constitution. This quiz by is Gordon Lloyd, senior fellow of...
Published on December 15, 2018 - Page 8
“Richard, (my husband), never really talked a lot about his time in Viet Nam, other than he had been shot by a sniper. However, he had a rather...
Published on December 15, 2018 - Page 8
ROSE: In our headlong rush through busy days, it seems there’s often too little time for paying our respects to those who came before us. So this...
Published on December 15, 2018 - Page 8
Earlier this week the progressive group MoveOn.org released results of a straw poll of its members on the 2020 potential Democratic lineup. The...
Published on December 14, 2018 - Page 8
Before Herbert C. Hoover became the 31st president of the United States and was blamed for the 1929 Great Depression, he was known around the world...
Published on December 14, 2018 - Page 8
Before the Pennsylvania Attorney General grand jury report probing clergy child sexual abuse in six Pennsylvania Roman Catholic dioceses, only a...
Published on December 14, 2018 - Page 8
I am writing this letter as an apology for misspeaking in regards to the decision to disband the 12th Man Football Booster Club being based on the...
Published on December 14, 2018 - Page 8
ROSE: When you offer a service that’s provided by a number of establishments, nothing says “success” like repeat business. By that measure, Penny...
Published on December 14, 2018 - Page 8
While I sat in the reception area of my doctor’s office, a woman rolled an elderly man in a wheelchair into the room. As she went to the receptionist...
Published on December 13, 2018 - Page 10
There is a lesson every law school student learns: Hard cases make bad law. In other words, don’t use extreme cases as models for crafting general...
Published on December 13, 2018 - Page 10
Walmart must be excited by its new crop of janitors. They don’t complain, work diligently for a one-time fee and never need to take a rest. Walmart...
Published on December 13, 2018 - Page 10
It is not exactly a traditional holiday giveaway. Gov. Tom Wolf’s administration is stepping forward not with turkeys or toys, but with a sobering...
Published on December 13, 2018 - Page 10
Q. How do you know Santa has to be a man? A. No woman is going to wear the same outfit year after year. ••• Q. Why is Christmas just like a day at...
Published on December 13, 2018 - Page 10
We have lost another of America’s Greatest Generation, former President George H.W. Bush. He left a legacy of what true patriotism means. During...
Published on December 13, 2018 - Page 10
Children pay attention to the signals sent by adults about what’s important, even when it seems they’re not paying attention at all. So a round of...
Published on December 12, 2018 - Page 8
“It’s like a manhood thing for him. As if manhood could ever be associated with him. This wall thing.” Nancy Pelosi After a combative, on-camera...
Published on December 12, 2018 - Page 8
America continues to stare down a staffing problem when it comes to nurses. According to a nursing trends and salary report released last week, 53...
Published on December 12, 2018 - Page 8
I would like to commend the Bloomsburg Town Council for rejecting the proposed 9 percent hike in property taxation. Conversely, I would like to scold...
Published on December 12, 2018 - Page 8
From the Civil War until the mid-20th century Republicans dominated Pennsylvania politics, gradually giving way to a shared power two-party system by...
Published on December 12, 2018 - Page 8
The proposed expansion of the Columbia Montour Area Vocational Technical School cannot come at a better time. At present, our region is experiencing...
Published on December 12, 2018 - Page 8
Tom was a single guy living at home with his father and working in the family business. He knew he would inherit a fortune once his sickly father...
Published on December 11, 2018 - Page 6
Dec. 14 will mark six years since the Sandy Hook school shooting. Since the deaths of those 26 Americans — 20 of whom were 6- and 7-year-olds — over...
Published on December 11, 2018 - Page 6
I was greatly moved by the photo of the service dog lying next to the former president as he lay in state. People could learn a lot from that dog....
Published on December 11, 2018 - Page 6
Out of options and time, Pennsylvania’s former top criminal prosecutor traded her street clothes for a jail-issued jumpsuit, marking the denouement...
Published on December 11, 2018 - Page 6
The Presbyterian church called a meeting to decide what to do about its squirrel infestation. After much prayer and consideration, the church members...
Published on December 11, 2018 - Page 6
So let’s say you’ve got an older car. It’s paid off. Runs pretty well. With a little luck, you figure it’s good for a couple more years. Then along...
Published on December 11, 2018 - Page 6
The 2002 edition of the Webster’s New World compact Desk Dictionary defines the word “impeach” as (1) to discredit a person’s honor, etc. or (2) to...
Published on December 10, 2018 - Page 6
“Oscars host has become a not very desirable job in Hollywood. Very few people see an upside. You put a huge target on your back.” Matthew Belloni...
Published on December 10, 2018 - Page 6
For too long, Congress has abdicated its constitutional obligations with respect to war powers. On Nov. 28, the Senate took an important step toward...
Published on December 10, 2018 - Page 6
A recent MassMutual study suggests one in three of us believe debt and a lack of savings have put the American Dream in danger. The American Dream...
Published on December 9, 2018 - Page 11
EDITOR’S NOTE : An excerpt from a column by Michael McGrady, a political consultant and executive director of McGrady Policy Research. It is a...
Published on December 9, 2018 - Page 11
ROSE: This rose is for those students in an advanced-placement electromagnetism class at Berwick Area High School who came in second in the...
Published on December 9, 2018 - Page 11
Amazon’s decision on its new HQ2 proves the old song true: “Them who has, gets, and them what don’t, won’t.” And so, the already job-rich regions of...
Published on December 9, 2018 - Page 11
In 1917, a Chicago businessman named Melvin Jones spearheaded the creation of an international service organization in response to social problems...
Published on December 9, 2018 - Page 11
On the 12th day of Catmess my humans gave to me... 12 cardboard boxes 11 tins of tuna 10 lizards leaping 9 lasers dancing 8 mice a squeaking 7...
Published on December 8, 2018 - 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....
Published on December 8, 2018 - Page 8
ROSE: Like most lawmakers, high state officials and judges, Pennsylvania Treasurer Joe Torsella just got an automatic raise; in his case, a bump of $...
Published on December 8, 2018 - Page 8
EDITOR’S NOTE : Excerpts from a column by Greg Grandin in The Nation. George Herbert Walker Bush represented a ruling class in decay. His WASP...
Published on December 8, 2018 - Page 8
1. What did 0 say to 8? Nice belt. 2. Why should I learn subtraction, dad? Well, son, to make a difference. 3. There are three types of people in...
Published on December 8, 2018 - Page 8
EDITOR’S NOTE : An excerpt from Friday’s column by Jim Geraghty of nationalreview.com: Kevin Hart is the latest casualty of old tweets. The...
Published on December 7, 2018 - Page 8
This is a condensation of a letter I recently emailed to the Montour County Commissioners: Dear Commissioners, ... I want to comment on our...
Published on December 7, 2018 - Page 8
After a tiring day, a commuter settled down in his seat and closed his eyes. As the train rolled out of the station, the young woman sitting next to...
Published on December 7, 2018 - Page 8
When you think about tradition and what Christmas is truly about... the gathering of family and friends celebrating our good fortunes... supporting...
Published on December 7, 2018 - Page 8
The national media tells us that Nancy Pelosi will be speaker of the House again. She has it wrapped up. She’s close. But the truth is that if the...
Published on December 7, 2018 - Page 8
I am one of the members who have been part of the Peace Vigil in front of the fountain in Bloomsburg since the “wars” began in 2003. Needless to say...
Published on December 7, 2018 - Page 8
THORN: At the chaotic climax of Monday’s Berwick Area school board meeting, head football coach Frank Sheptock must have felt like an NFL quarterback...
Published on December 6, 2018 - Page 12
So it’s official: Amazon HQ2 isn’t coming to Pennsylvania. Don’t let disappointment overshadow the success of our Commonwealth’s technology...
Published on December 6, 2018 - Page 12
Just about everywhere these days, you see signs and banners that feature one word in bigger letters than all the others: HIRING. Mention this to...
Published on December 6, 2018 - Page 12
Mrs. Johnson wrote on the chalk board, “I ain’t had no fun all summer.” “So, George,” she said, “what should I do to correct this?” “Get a...