Opinion

Published on May 26, 2019 - Page 13
A lawyer boarded an airplane in New Orleans with a box of frozen crabs and asked a stewardess to take care of them for him. She took the box and...
Published on May 26, 2019 - Page 13
From the U.S. Capitol’s corridors of legislative power you can walk in a direct line down the length of the National Mall to the Lincoln Memorial,...
Published on May 26, 2019 - Page 13
Around the turn of the last century, the steel magnate Andrew Carnegie paid to build 1,689 libraries across the United States. Many are still in use...
Published on May 26, 2019 - Page 13
EDITOR’S NOTE: Peggy Noonan, who wrote some of President Ronald Reagan’s most memorable speeches, says it’s time for the Republican Party to accept...
Published on May 26, 2019 - Page 13
THORN: Let’s start a look back at Tuesday’s Primary Election with a few thorns, which is sort of like walking across a battlefield littered with...
Published on May 25, 2019 - Page 8
By 2035, seniors are projected to outnumber children in the U.S. population. Maybe then we’ll look back and credit Washington state activists for...
Published on May 25, 2019 - Page 8
EDITOR’S NOTE: Excerpts from a column by John Baer of the Philadelphia Daily News, dean of the Harrisburg press corps. Here’s an odd little...
Published on May 25, 2019 - Page 8
• You never appreciate what you have till it’s gone. Toilet paper is a good example. • During labor, the pain is so great that a woman can almost...
Published on May 25, 2019 - Page 8
Declining divorce rates might lead America to conclude that marital breakdown is no longer a serious problem. That’s hokum. Whether the percentage of...
Published on May 25, 2019 - Page 8
THORN: Even though Bloomsburg University professor John Barrett appears to have won back the job he lost for getting into relationships with students...
Published on May 24, 2019 - Page 8
EDITOR’S NOTE: Excerpts from a column by Matt Vespa at TownHall.com New blood has been ushered into ESPN, a flagship of sports journalism that’s...
Published on May 24, 2019 - Page 8
A dark secret of economics is that there’s no general agreement on why money works. Why, for example, does practically everyone in the world exchange...
Published on May 24, 2019 - Page 8
There is so much controversy these days in America because of the new law Alabama just passed on May 15. According to an online source, the...
Published on May 24, 2019 - Page 8
The board and staff of Columbia Child Development Program thank everyone in our community who has expressed concern about the future of our...
Published on May 24, 2019 - Page 8
ROSE: Those of us who live in this still largely rural area sometimes take for granted the people who keep us safe. But not Robert Visnosky. The...
Published on May 24, 2019 - Page 8
Said the wise man to his son: “My boy, when you accumulate the knowledge and wisdom to understand why a pizza is made round, put in a square box and...
Published on May 23, 2019 - Page 10
There’s a reason we call them first responders. They’re the first people to head into danger and to help their neighbors whenever they are needed....
Published on May 23, 2019 - Page 10
EDITOR’S NOTE: Rep. Brian Sims of Philadelphia is a graduate of Bloomsburg University, where he was captain of the Husky football team that went to...
Published on May 23, 2019 - Page 10
I write to comment upon an article which appeared in today’s edition of the Press Enterprise (21 May 2019). The headline read “Pregnant man’s tragedy...
Published on May 23, 2019 - Page 10
If you follow the news from Washington, you might be under the impression that the resurgent Democratic Party is obsessed with only one thing: taking...
Published on May 23, 2019 - Page 10
EDITOR’S NOTE: Excerpts from a column in The Philadelphia Inquirer by Eszter Kutas, executive director of the Philadelphia Holocaust Remembrance...
Published on May 23, 2019 - Page 10
“There was a gun fight and everybody lost.” DeKalb County Police Capt. A.W. Ford After an attempted robbery at an apartment complex near Atlanta...
Published on May 23, 2019 - Page 10
The Washington Redskins of the NFL have finally dropped their offensive name. Owner Dan Snyder announced that “Washington” is being dropped from the...
Published on May 22, 2019 - Page 21
Nearly a dozen Democrats have announced their 2020 presidential intentions. These hopefuls distinguish themselves by promoting different philosophies...
Published on May 22, 2019 - Page 21
Here are more paraprosdokians, thoughts that start out one way then take a sudden and surprising turn: 9. I didn’t say it was your fault, I said I...
Published on May 22, 2019 - Page 21
“Should any city council be able to refuse me as a vendor in their city simply because I make donations to my church, which holds a biblical view of...
Published on May 22, 2019 - Page 21
EDITOR’S NOTE: An excerpt from a column by Barry Shutt, a retired state employee who has become a minority celebrity in Harrisburg by creating a...
Published on May 22, 2019 - Page 21
Good intentions. Perverse outcome. Why are we spending all our time educating our young only for them to leave for work somewhere else? Why not pay...
Published on May 22, 2019 - Page 21
This is a tale of two recent fires and what they tell us about people, most of them good, a few not so much. The deadly fire Sunday on Fair Street...
Published on May 21, 2019 - Page 6
“Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter!” —...
Published on May 21, 2019 - Page 6
First time I heard about Paraprosdokians, I liked them. Paraprosdokians are figures of speech in which the latter part of a sentence or phrase is...
Published on May 21, 2019 - Page 6
Since the Press Enterprise has not interviewed the Mayor or anyone from Town Council with respect to the Chief of Police search, we are providing...
Published on May 21, 2019 - Page 6
While the number of prosecutions remains small, the trend should have a chilling effect on anyone dealing drugs: More police departments are tracking...
Published on May 21, 2019 - Page 6
Not knowing all the details, we’ll not take sides in the dispute between Bloomsburg Area School District Superintendent Donald Wheeler and Memorial...
Published on May 21, 2019 - Page 6
For the past four decades, Republican voters have followed Reagan’s directives to destroy big government; never questioning, never swerving, zombie-...
Published on May 20, 2019 - Page 21
Salem Township’s supervisors are doing right by their constituents by considering enactment of a homestead exemption for residential property owners...
Published on May 20, 2019 - Page 21
Nature pays no heed to political boundaries. The air and water flow as the wind and gravity dictate, making it folly to attempt to deal with related...
Published on May 20, 2019 - Page 21
“One is too many.” Tanya Keys Kansas Department for Children and Families deputy secretary as the state wrestles with abused and neglected...
Published on May 20, 2019 - Page 21
I went to our VFW last night and saw a BIG woman dancing on a table. “Good legs,” I said. The girl giggled, “Do you really think so?” “Definitely...
Published on May 19, 2019 - Page 11
ROSE: It’s not every day we get to send a 100th birthday rose. This one is for the Sisters of SS. Cyril and Methodius in Danville, who are...
Published on May 19, 2019 - Page 11
Contrary to the adage, a person’s home isn’t always his castle. The government can take a home for non-payment of taxes or if the property is needed...
Published on May 19, 2019 - Page 11
After reading the May 14 article, “Bloom’s acting top cop resigns,” about the hiring of a new police chief, my blood pressure spiked significantly....
Published on May 19, 2019 - Page 11
What makes anyone decide to create a challenge asking folks to give up sugar? A moment of insanity? Or is it about improving health care with small...
Published on May 19, 2019 - Page 11
Our pastor was welcoming visitors and making announcements to begin service. Because it was Palm Sunday, he briefly shared how Jesus rode into town...
Published on May 19, 2019 - Page 11
On Aug. 29, 2018, at the Bloomsburg Hospital, a young lady gave birth to a little boy who was not breathing. At that time, the mother of the child...
Published on May 18, 2019 - Page 9
We went to breakfast at a restaurant where the “senior special” was two eggs, bacon, hash browns and toast for $1.99. “Sounds good,” my wife said, “...
Published on May 18, 2019 - Page 9
Two recent Opinion page articles on the “green–ness” of nuclear energy omitted two important factors. One is the catastrophic accidents which can...
Published on May 18, 2019 - Page 9
ROSE: In a world more filled than ever with diversions, Danville’s League of Voters continues to fan the flickering flame of interest in local...
Published on May 18, 2019 - Page 9
EDITOR’S NOTE: An excerpt from an editorial in the Harrisburg Patriot-News. The cool reception to new rules for state pensions — and the dose of...
Published on May 18, 2019 - Page 9
“Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the...