Opinion

Published on August 17, 2022 - Page 6
Here are excerpts of a column recently published by Jarrett Stepman in The Daily Caller: Since 1953, the AP Stylebook has been a go-to manual for...
Published on August 17, 2022 - Page 6
Over the past two months, there’s been a lot of debate over how we should care for our creekside parks in Columbia County, which in hot months have...
Published on August 17, 2022 - Page 6
It truly is remarkable how the Republican party line relies so heavily  on the far-too-often willful ignorance of the base, which, together with its...
Published on August 17, 2022 - Page 6
Pathetic for the likes of Hock and Kinn (Aug. 11 Letters to the Editor) to shift blame in order to deflect from the truth that their idol Donald...
Published on August 17, 2022 - Page 6
Today at the coffee shop, I gave the name “Spartacus” as a joke when I placed my order.  When they called my name to pick up my order, I stood up and...
Published on August 16, 2022 - Page 6
How hard is it to deliver a newspaper? I am asked this question daily. Sometimes, in a sarcastic and demeaning way, most times out of genuine...
Published on August 16, 2022 - Page 6
As good as the intentions behind it may be, a “buy American” effort by the state of New York may end up unfairly biting taxpayers. The Buy American...
Published on August 16, 2022 - Page 6
Grief upon grief has piled on to the Berwick-area community over the past two weeks. To lose 10 people in a house fire, to lose at least two more to...
Published on August 16, 2022 - Page 6
Mass casualty incidents are tragic. Any incident that involves the loss of life is heartbreaking. I express my condolences to the families who lost a...
Published on August 16, 2022 - Page 6
I write this sitting at a cafe in front of the Italian Parliament, waiting for the president to resign. After two years of watching my own...
Published on August 15, 2022 - Page 6
The FBI’s search of and seizure of documents from Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida is not only dramatic and serious, but unprecedented: no...
Published on August 15, 2022 - Page 6
I bought my first lottery ticket recently. It was a $20 scratch-off that paid me a $40 prize. Winning produced a nice little thrill, so I bought...
Published on August 14, 2022 - Page 21
A group of Democratic Pennsylvania lawmakers announced a bill Friday that would require price transparency from health care providers. It’s a good...
Published on August 14, 2022 - Page 21
ROSE: The courageous firefighters who fought the house fire in Nescopeck Aug. 5 did all they could, but the killer blaze spread too quickly to spare...
Published on August 14, 2022 - Page 21
Pete, I agree with you that we should love our neighbors as ourselves. I think this should include a warning of God’s judgment on sin. God loved us...
Published on August 14, 2022 - Page 21
If you weren’t fearful of government before this week, you should be scared to death by now. This is the United States of America. Not Venezuela. Or...
Published on August 14, 2022 - Page 21
Two factory workers are talking. The woman says, “I can make the boss give me the day off.” The man replies, “And how would you do that?” The woman...
Published on August 13, 2022 - Page 6
You probably didn’t treat your local state lawmaker to a lavish holiday dinner in December, beginning with appetizers of seared crab cakes, grilled...
Published on August 13, 2022 - Page 6
THORN: The Montour County Commissioners agreed to spend almost $10,000 on a survey comparing the salaries of employees in 13 counties. But they won’t...
Published on August 13, 2022 - Page 6
Imagine trying to run a small business that requires you to travel extensively every week, while paying hundreds of extra dollars for gas. Imagine...
Published on August 13, 2022 - Page 6
In their Letters on August 11, both Jim Hock and Joseph Edward Kinn over-dramatically misrepresented what happened with the FBI at Mar-a-Lago. The...
Published on August 12, 2022 - Page 6
Donald Trump now has the Senate nominees he wanted to win Republican primaries. We’ll soon learn if they can win in November, or if candidates with...
Published on August 12, 2022 - Page 6
ROSE: Some guys arrive at mid-life and suddenly decide they need to buy a Corvette. Luther Jones decided instead to buy school backpacks. “When I...
Published on August 12, 2022 - Page 6
Fifteen years ago, in 2007, Marshall Saunders founded the Citizens’ Climate Lobby, a nonpartisan, grassroots organization committed to halting...
Published on August 12, 2022 - Page 6
Fire escape ladders could save lives. We have all seen and heard about house fires that have taken lives due to entrapment. Fire escape ladders are...
Published on August 12, 2022 - Page 6
What does a piece of pizza say when they want to cuddle? Fold me close! ••• What type of people don’t like pizza? Weirdoughs. ••• Waiter! Will my...
Published on August 11, 2022 - Page 6
As the new school year quickly approaches, it’s sad that many of us with children or grandchildren in local school buildings will suffer fear,...
Published on August 11, 2022 - Page 6
Pennsylvania recently made a small but significant change in its regulation of registered nurses in order to address a shortage that is bad and...
Published on August 11, 2022 - Page 6
Hypocrisy? Let’s talk. Richard Whitmire continues to call out the Republican party as not being the party our parents knew. Can you honestly tell me...
Published on August 11, 2022 - Page 6
The tragic fire in Nescopeck was a horrifying accident. Having 10 people perish in one event was a community alarm. While the investigation into the...