Opinion

Published on July 11, 2019 - Page 10
Sometimes you have to wonder why Donald Trump spins so many untruths and half-truths and why or whether he thinks he can simply get away with that...
Published on July 11, 2019 - Page 10
Columbia County’s commissioners were among the first to cry “foul” when Gov. Tom Wolf issued his edict that every voting machine in the state must be...
Published on July 11, 2019 - Page 10
From now on, Nike should just stick with its trademark Swoosh, a symbol of nothing except overpriced sneakers. As events last week demonstrated, the...
Published on July 11, 2019 - Page 10
The 1950s were great because companies were paying usury taxes to the government to rebuild Europe from World War II. The Americans, besides losing...
Published on July 10, 2019 - Page 8
Give Bloomsburg Councilman Jim Huber credit for thinking outside the box. His suggestion that the town sell the airport is taking off, so to speak....
Published on July 10, 2019 - Page 8
To start, a bad deal is a bad deal no matter how you sugarcoat it. Matt Zoppetti has no interest in working with this town. In most negotiations, the...
Published on July 10, 2019 - Page 8
On Monday the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released its analysis of options for increasing the federal minimum wage — most notably the $15...
Published on July 10, 2019 - Page 8
An American, a Canadian, and a Russian got together and decided to go on a hunting trip. They arrived at a location deep in the woods and set up camp...
Published on July 10, 2019 - Page 8
The New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox just played a historic series in London... Two of the greatest rivals in the history of sports competed in...
Published on July 9, 2019 - Page 6
There was a telling, three-word phrase in Berwick reporter Susan Schwartz’s story Friday about troubles in the borough fire department: “...
Published on July 9, 2019 - Page 6
In many ways, America was created in the dissonance between freedom and oppression. The words all men are created equal in the Declaration of...
Published on July 9, 2019 - Page 6
Do you remember hearing the story of the frog in a pot of water? The frog is feeling pretty good about his situation. Slowly, very slowly the water...
Published on July 9, 2019 - Page 6
“UP” has more meanings than any other two-letter word; it’s listed in the dictionary as an [adv], [prep], [adj], [n] or [v]. It’s easy to understand...
Published on July 9, 2019 - Page 6
The RADAR information the public gets comes from people who profit from traffic enforcement. Safety does not figure into their RADAR equation – only...
Published on July 9, 2019 - Page 6
For all the great things about Pennsylvania, there is one area where we unfortunately don’t quite stack up: safe driving. According to the annual...
Published on July 8, 2019 - Page 6
“If it wasn’t so expensive, I’d buy one of those big outdoor pools.” Lucy Davidson Anchorage resident saying that even with her air conditioner...
Published on July 8, 2019 - Page 6
Having been dealt a crucial setback in court, Bloomsburg’s government now faces a difficult decision: “Deal or No Deal.” And here’s your host, Matt...
Published on July 8, 2019 - Page 6
Whether you are in a casino or a courtroom or state house, stacking the deck is wrong. You don’t get to load up your hand with aces. You don’t get...
Published on July 7, 2019 - Page 11
Remember the good old days (Obama era) when American concentration camps and FEMA death camps were a crackpot conspiracy theory, as crazy as black...
Published on July 7, 2019 - Page 11
ROSE: Ricketts Glen is one of the most popular destinations in Pennsylvania for hikers, campers and nature lovers. The state Department of...
Published on July 7, 2019 - Page 11
• When I was young I could climb mountains. Now I have to steady myself just to fart. • The mind says “yes” but the body says, “what the heck are...
Published on July 7, 2019 - Page 11
There was little for anyone to be proud of in the Pennsylvania statehouse last Wednesday: Not Republican senators, whose attempts to bully though a...
Published on July 6, 2019 - Page 8
Since the first “Midsummer Classic,” held at Comiskey Park in Chicago in 1933, this is the point in the season when avid baseball fans focus their...
Published on July 6, 2019 - Page 8
While people may disagree on immigration policy, the American public with one voice should condemn the disturbing posts maligning migrants and Latino...
Published on July 6, 2019 - Page 8
When President Eisenhower left office in 1961, the top income tax rate was 91% on ALL income, including the capital gains, dividends and interest of...
Published on July 6, 2019 - Page 8
EDITOR’S NOTE: We cribbed this one from 30 Seconds. Thank you, “Orangeville man.” Q. What do you call the footprints left by the cowboys of...
Published on July 6, 2019 - Page 8
ROSE: It’s been a big week in Millville; it always is when the fire company carnival is underway. But there also came word the other day that the...
Published on July 6, 2019 - Page 8
Unity in the community creates a community and this is what happened this summer. Briar Creek Borough & the Columbia County Commisioners applied...
Published on July 5, 2019 - Page 8
One of Madison Township’s supervisors, Michelle Densberger, has been charged with ethics violations and fined $4,000. Of course, she says she is...
Published on July 5, 2019 - Page 8
Yet again, a Northeast Pennsylvania politician who claimed to offer integrity, transparency and progress has delivered instead bribery, extortion and...
Published on July 5, 2019 - Page 8
Two vampire bats wake up in the middle of the night, thirsty for blood. One says, “Let’s fly out of the cave and get some blood.” “We’re new here,”...
Published on July 5, 2019 - Page 8
If an inexpensive, useful product proves too popular for too long, chances are bureaucrats will try to ban it. Glyphosate (the key ingredient in...
Published on July 5, 2019 - Page 8
THORN: Judging by her most recent arrest, Carolyn L. Whitmire of Berwick has transitioned from shoplifting to porch piracy. According to police, she...
Published on July 4, 2019 - Page 10
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Published on July 4, 2019 - Page 10
IN CONGRESS, JULY 4, 1776 Excerpts from “The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America” When in the Course of human events it...
Published on July 4, 2019 - Page 10
Near the end of his life, Thomas Jefferson described the Declaration of Independence as “an expression of the American mind.” On Independence Day,...
Published on July 4, 2019 - Page 10
We charge you, King George, with “a long train of abuses” designed to “establish an absolute tyranny over these states.” Our 1776 Declaration of...
Published on July 4, 2019 - Page 10
Sixty-six percent of Americans believe that the Fourth of July is one of our nation’s most important holidays. To celebrate, 62% of Americans will...
Published on July 4, 2019 - Page 10
• Whenever I try to eat healthy, a chocolate bar looks at me and snickers. • I want someone who will look at me the same way I look at chocolate...
Published on July 3, 2019 - Page 6
EDITOR’S NOTE: Excerpts from a column by radio talk show host Dennis Prager. If you watched either or both of the two Democratic Party...
Published on July 3, 2019 - Page 6
Pointing, I asked Dan about the source of a rouge red spot at his waist. “What did you get on your new shirt?” I wondered. “Huh,” he said, looking...
Published on July 3, 2019 - Page 6
If you are feeling as helpless as I am when reading about the soul-sickening treatment of migrant children, you will be glad to hear that there are...
Published on July 3, 2019 - Page 6
Pennsylvania’s 500 school districts are sitting on an incredibly plump cash cushion stuffed with $4.6 billion taxpayer dollars. Yet every year our...
Published on July 3, 2019 - Page 6
First-year students at the Purdue School of Veterinarian Medicine were attending their first anatomy class with a real dead cow. They all gathered...
Published on July 2, 2019 - Page 6
Our bitterly partisan national politics, fueled by too much tweeting and too little thinking, could soon cost you and fellow Pennsylvanians somewhere...
Published on July 2, 2019 - Page 6
It’s not every day that Texas conservative Sen. Ted Cruz tweets at progressive millennial darling Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez asking to work...
Published on July 2, 2019 - Page 6
“It is very hard and expensive to live in New York. Governor Andrew Cuomo uses his Attorney General as a bludgeoning tool for his own purposes. They...
Published on July 2, 2019 - Page 6
Addiction threatens our safety and our wallets. We know that people have drug problems. If it isn’t in your family, it’s an other-people problem. If...
Published on July 2, 2019 - Page 6
The Millville Corner Revitalization Committee appreciated the coverage provided by the Press Enterprise on June 28. The project to beautify the...
Published on July 2, 2019 - Page 6
Be decisive. Right or wrong, make a decision. The road of life is paved with flat squirrels who couldn’t make a decision.