Opinion

Published on June 29, 2020 - Page 14
Andrew Abramczyk of the Commonwealth Foundation recently wrote this opinion piece regarding the state’s convoluted method of selling wine: Jason...
Published on June 29, 2020 - Page 14
A doctor examining a woman who had been rushed to the Emergency Room took the husband aside and said, “I don’t like the looks of your wife at all...
Published on June 28, 2020 - Page 11
A price tag is more than just a number on a piece of paper. The cost of an item on a menu isn’t pulled out of a hat. At least, it isn’t if a...
Published on June 28, 2020 - Page 11
ROSE: The Coalition for Social Equity had a virtual meeting this past week that gave members of the community an opportunity to do something a whole...
Published on June 28, 2020 - Page 11
The New Oxford Dictionary defines purpose as the reason something is done, created, or exists. Purpose implies a plan, and planning requires a...
Published on June 28, 2020 - Page 11
Wendy Lee on June 23 presented us with a hypocritical letter to the editor in which she blames all the non mask-wearing directly on Donald Trump and...
Published on June 27, 2020 - Page 9
The Wall Street Journal on the American Museum of Natural History removing an equestrian statue of Theodore Roosevelt flanked by a Native American...
Published on June 27, 2020 - Page 9
ROSE: Bloomsburg’s East Street has been the spot that development plans have gone to die for the past two decades. A plan to demolish Husky Korners...
Published on June 27, 2020 - Page 9
As Americans, we face unprecedented challenges with the public health and economic crises of the coronavirus. Our priority must be to find a vaccine...
Published on June 27, 2020 - Page 9
We have seen gatherings nationwide and locally in support of Black Lives Matter. I believe black lives matter. To those of you that have taken time...
Published on June 27, 2020 - Page 9
“It is possible, if we play our cards badly and make a lot of mistakes, to get back to that level. But if we are smart, there’s no reason to get to 2...
Published on June 26, 2020 - Page 13
THORN: Time waits for no man. In Jennifer Galler’s case, apparently crime doesn’t wait for a woman either. Galler of Bloomsburg was released from...
Published on June 26, 2020 - Page 13
Here are excerpts of a column John Nolte recently wrote for conservative website Breitbart.com: There is no way Mount Rushmore can survive the...
Published on June 26, 2020 - Page 13
COVID-19 heralds some good news for this Independence Day. We won’t be facing heavy traffic. And, the scarcity of meat will keep our outdoor grills...
Published on June 26, 2020 - Page 13
Beginning July 5, Target stores will raise their starting wage from $13 per hour to $15 per hour. That may be good for the big-box retailer and its...
Published on June 26, 2020 - Page 13
A strong young man at the construction site was bragging that he could outdo anyone in feats of strength. He especially made fun of one of the...
Published on June 25, 2020 - Page 13
To the people out and about and unmasked: How dare you! Are you too cool, too important, too invincible to get COVID-19? Or are you out to make a...
Published on June 25, 2020 - Page 13
Can the Bloomsburg Fair be held safely? It’s a question that will be asked weekly from now until the end of September. The answer for Fair...
Published on June 25, 2020 - Page 13
Pennsylvania educators and administrators are putting plans in place to reopen our schools to students in the new school year. We still have a lot of...
Published on June 25, 2020 - Page 13
President Trump and his trade adviser Peter Navarro are considering rolling out what they’re calling a “Buy America” provision in response to the...
Published on June 24, 2020 - Page 14
From civic life to attention spans, social media has had a toxic effect on many facets of our society. But Twitter, one of the chief offenders, is...
Published on June 24, 2020 - Page 14
At a Monday night meeting, Bloomsburg’s town council struck a small blow for individual freedom when it voted down a proposed burning ordinance that...
Published on June 24, 2020 - Page 14
Recently events across this nation have spurred discussion and changes in many aspects of our society. It is important to have these discussions and...
Published on June 24, 2020 - Page 14
We were gratified to read Peter Kendron’s June 18 editorial entitled “Keep it Civil” which discusses the devastating consequences of extreme...
Published on June 24, 2020 - Page 14
Once the grim tally of deaths from COVID-19 is finalized — sometime later this year, we hope — there is little doubt it will be clear that nursing...
Published on June 24, 2020 - Page 14
A guy is walking down the street with his friend. He says to his friend, “I’m just a walking economy.” His friend replies, “What do you mean?” “It’...
Published on June 24, 2020 - Page 14
“Rayshard Brooks is the latest high-profile casualty in the struggle for justice and a battle for the soul of America. This is about him, but it is...
Published on June 23, 2020 - Page 7
The first step in making voting by mail easier in Michigan and elsewhere is to ensure the voting rolls are up to date. The state has a ways to go...
Published on June 23, 2020 - Page 7
Last week, Berwick council was faced with a Black resident demanding the police chief step down because, he alleged, he and his family had been the...
Published on June 23, 2020 - Page 7
A social media post the other day insisted that rather than “Black Lives Matter,” we should be saying “All Lives Matter.” I have heard that tune...