Opinion

Published on February 21, 2019 - Page 10
Dear Mr. Zoppetti, I have lived in Bloomsburg for almost all my life. I went to school and college here and moved back after a few years away to put...
Published on February 21, 2019 - Page 10
Last week’s news regarding the declining health of Hazleton’s YWCA should not be a surprise, especially to those patrons who visit and to those...
Published on February 21, 2019 - Page 10
Since 2013, Danville has had a law that aims to protect the health and welfare of tenants in rental properties. And it does, for the most part. But...
Published on February 21, 2019 - Page 10
This letter is in response to the story that ran in the Press Enterprise Sunday newspaper on Feb. 10, 2019, entitled “Sheriff denies ‘turf war’ on...
Published on February 21, 2019 - Page 10
EDITOR’S NOTE: Excerpts from a column in The New York Times by Virginia L??pez Glass, a journalist who has covered Venezuela for more than a decade...
Published on February 21, 2019 - Page 10
A farmer named Clyde was in a pretty bad highway accident with a truck. In court, the trucking company’s fancy lawyer was questioning Clyde. “Didn’t...
Published on February 20, 2019 - Page 8
In Harrisburg, there is a renewed push by some that Sunday hunting should be permitted. The Pennsylvania State Grange respectfully disagrees. Even...
Published on February 20, 2019 - Page 8
In the words of the great John McEnroe: “You can’t be serious!” The Feb. 17 Cain Velasquez – Francis Ngannou fight was stopped in 26 seconds, when...
Published on February 20, 2019 - Page 8
The combined national debt of the United States is $22 trillion, higher than the annual U.S. Gross Domestic Product of approximately $21 trillion....
Published on February 20, 2019 - Page 8
‘Whichever way you turn to trace the harmful streams of influence that flow through society, you come upon a group of Jews.” So argued “The...
Published on February 20, 2019 - Page 8
When comments started showing up in our 30 Seconds e-mailbox about flood properties being looted in Shickshinny, we were skeptical. After all,...
Published on February 20, 2019 - Page 8
Begin by standing on a comfortable surface with plenty of room at each side. With a 5-lb. potato bag in each hand, extend your arms straight out...
Published on February 20, 2019 - Page 8
Retail Spending Jobs State & Local Taxes Camping $166.9 billion 1.4 million $11.3 billion Fishing $35.6 billion 287,554 $2.4 billion Hunting $...
Published on February 19, 2019 - Page 6
There is too little appreciation in government for the challenges faced by private business. Seldom has that been illustrated more clearly than by...
Published on February 19, 2019 - Page 6
... in a hostage situation you’re likely to be released first. ... you and your teeth don’t sleep together. ... people call at 9 p.m. and ask, “Did I...
Published on February 19, 2019 - Page 6
I was there off Iwo Jima when the Bismarck Sea, aircraft carrier, was sunk by kamikaze planes alongside our ship, many casualties. I was there on...
Published on February 19, 2019 - Page 6
EDITOR’S NOTE: Excerpts from a column by Matt Vespa at Townhall.com. With Amazon nixing a plan to build a headquarters in New York City, Rep....
Published on February 19, 2019 - Page 6
Jeffrey Toobin has moved from the narrow beat of courtroom journalism to the wider world of features in important periodicals and even to an...
Published on February 18, 2019 - Page 6
The national debt hit $22 trillion last week. Almost no one in Washington seems worried, probably because the American public is largely unconcerned...
Published on February 18, 2019 - Page 6
Presidents Day, which became an official holiday in 1971 after an executive order by then President Richard Nixon, is Feb. 18. This quiz from the...
Published on February 17, 2019 - Page 11
A lonely pastor buys a parrot to keep him company. Unfortunately, the parrot curses a blue streak. The pastor yells at it to stop, but this only...
Published on February 17, 2019 - Page 11
ROSE: Julie Rishkofski’s decision to talk publicly about her battle with alcoholism was extremely courageous. If you read her interview with reporter...
Published on February 17, 2019 - Page 11
Ten states and the District of Columbia have legalized recreational marijuana use, and another eight look likely to do so in 2019. I favor the move,...
Published on February 17, 2019 - Page 11
In the struggle to address rising levels of opioid misuse and mortality, an unlikely ally has emerged: marijuana. The relationship between cannabis...
Published on February 17, 2019 - Page 11
I am writing in response to the letter, “Don’t let fear, bias sink Zoppetti D & A plan,” published in the Feb. 10 edition of the Press Enterprise...
Published on February 17, 2019 - Page 11
While I never attended Holy Family School, I was saddened to hear of its announced closing. Small faith-based schools are beacons of light in a world...
Published on February 16, 2019 - Page 8
David Lincoln, an experienced paramedic in Brevard County, Florida, makes about $60,000 a year for a 56-hour workweek. He moonlights at an urgent...
Published on February 16, 2019 - Page 8
“I was just thankful that he had his eyes and his fingers and all his parts, and it didn’t look as bad as I maybe would have thought that it could...
Published on February 16, 2019 - Page 8
I expect our elected officials to resist Trump’s declaration of a national emergency any way they are able. The rational people among us recognize...
Published on February 16, 2019 - Page 8
I met a magical fairy yesterday who said she would grant me one wish. “I wish to live forever,” I said. “Sorry,” said the fairy, “That is the only...
Published on February 16, 2019 - Page 8
ROSE: After veteran Superintendent Harry Mathias decided this school year would be his last at the helm in Central Columbia, the school board...
Published on February 16, 2019 - Page 8
After more than two years of anti-Trump late night “comedy,” pro-Trump viewers may soon be able to turn on TV at 11:30 and laugh again. Comedy...
Published on February 16, 2019 - Page 8
You are at a great ballgame on a beautiful day, the game and the after party lasted a couple of beers longer than it should have, but it was the game...
Published on February 15, 2019 - Page 8
We share the enthusiasm local economic development leaders expressed for Gov. Tom Wolf’s plan to provide more funding for blight removal by taxing...
Published on February 15, 2019 - Page 8
“Ma’am, the reason I asked you for your ID is because I came in here and I saw that you guys are speaking Spanish, which is very unheard of up here...
Published on February 15, 2019 - Page 8
I reference a source below used in aiding me to write the following. To begin, the phenomenon of generational amnesia is historical! The farther a...
Published on February 15, 2019 - Page 8
ROSE: Safe to say that Southern Columbia Area’s Safe to Say Something tip line worked. It led to the arrest recently of an 18-year-old for allegedly...
Published on February 15, 2019 - Page 8
When a visitor to a small town in Georgia came upon a wild dog attacking a young boy, he quickly grabbed the animal and throttled it with his two...
Published on February 15, 2019 - Page 8
I found it profoundly disappointing that your editorial Wednesday regarding the guilty plea of Dr. Abraham Layon gave such short shrift to the...
Published on February 14, 2019 - Page 10
Pennsylvania state troopers accept the dangers of their job. So do our loved ones. It’s the price we pay for seeking to serve our communities. But...
Published on February 14, 2019 - Page 10
“If you’re watching, we’re coming for you.” Doug Carter Indiana State Police superintendent speaking directly to the unknown assailant who killed...
Published on February 14, 2019 - Page 10
In response to Justin Naylor’s letter Tuesday, one of the definitions of the word “enemy” is “opponent.” In political matters my brother Edward looks...
Published on February 14, 2019 - Page 10
A pirate walked into a bar and the bartender said, “Hey, I haven’t seen you in a while. What happened? You look terrible.” “What do you mean,” said...
Published on February 14, 2019 - Page 10
Esquire magazine launched a series of reported essays with an article titled “The Life of an American Boy at 17.” It featured a tall, handsome, but...
Published on February 14, 2019 - Page 10
Valentine’s Day adds a dab of color to an otherwise drab month. Sad to say, this otherwise fun holiday is also now the somber anniversary of a...
Published on February 14, 2019 - Page 10
This is in reply to letter (Sunday, Feb. 10) from the licensed psychologist, who apparently considers it wise to place a Drug and Alcohol Rehab...
Published on February 13, 2019 - Page 6
This is in response to Mr. Edward Letkiewicz Jr.’s Feb. 8 letter to the editor entitled, “This is no time for Better Angels.” As the “Red” organizer...
Published on February 13, 2019 - Page 6
As too often happens with men of rank and privilege, the criminal case against Dr. Abraham Joseph Layon has come to an unsatisfying end. While...
Published on February 13, 2019 - Page 6
The coverage of the Covington Catholic (Kentucky) High School incident during this year’s March for Life may have shown journalism at its worse....
Published on February 13, 2019 - Page 6
The Super Bowl is over, and life moves on. This year’s New England Patriots’ 13-3 victory over the Los Angeles Rams has been bemoaned as lackluster,...