Opinion

Published on December 2, 2018 - Page 11
My heart hurts! My special friend in music, “Big Bill” Zehringer, is gone, I will always remember Bill for being the catalyst for the birth of the...
Published on December 2, 2018 - Page 11
“The word God is for me nothing more than the expression and product of human weaknesses, the Bible a collection of honorable but still primitive...
Published on December 2, 2018 - Page 11
Life isn’t meant to be easy, it’s meant to be lived. Sometimes happy, other times rough, but with every up and down you learn lessons that make you...
Published on December 2, 2018 - Page 11
ROSE: It’s not every meeting that Bloomsburg’s Town Council members look out over a packed room. But that’s what they saw last Tuesday as they met to...
Published on December 2, 2018 - Page 11
Modesty is an essential ingredient of good medicine and good policy. I’ve taught the economics of health to hundreds of physicians, nurses,...
Published on December 2, 2018 - Page 11
Marijuana legalization was among the big winners in this year’s elections. In Michigan, voters approved Proposal 1, legalizing the adult use,...
Published on December 1, 2018 - Page 8
Congresswoman-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) continues her streak of saying just abjectly stupid stuff. She’s a Democrat, which already made...
Published on December 1, 2018 - Page 8
Next week marks the 85th anniversary of the repeal of Prohibition —America’s failed experiment into restricting consumer access to alcohol. But while...
Published on December 1, 2018 - Page 8
You pick up a hitchhiker, a young, sexy, beautiful girl. Suddenly, she faints inside your truck and you take her to the hospital. Now that’s...
Published on December 1, 2018 - Page 8
ROSE: To people who have lived for years in and around Numidia, it will probably always be “Palachick’s,” even though its new name is the Numidia...
Published on December 1, 2018 - Page 8
Today is World AIDS Day, a time to reflect on a disease that has upended the lives of millions of people and their families. There have been marked...
Published on November 30, 2018 - Page 8
“When will this illegal Joseph McCarthy style Witch Hunt, one that has shattered so many innocent lives, ever end — or will it just go on forever...
Published on November 30, 2018 - Page 8
The humanitarian crisis at the California-Mexico border demands thoughtfulness and clear thinking from federal, state and local leaders. With...
Published on November 30, 2018 - Page 8
It has been eight months since the Berwick Area United Way officially merged into the United Way of Wyoming Valley. In addition to the operational...
Published on November 30, 2018 - Page 8
ROSE: She calls herself a “goof,” but you know what they say: If you love what you do, you’ll never work a day in your life. Now Amelia Blackledge...
Published on November 30, 2018 - Page 8
Localism is needed more than now in Bloomsburg. The 11/27/18 town meeting exposed the need for Town Council to really invite and involve town...
Published on November 30, 2018 - Page 8
A sweet grandmother telephoned St. Joseph’s Hospital. She timidly asked, “Is it possible to speak to someone who can tell me how a patient is doing...
Published on November 30, 2018 - Page 8
One of the best parts of living in a community like Bloomsburg is that when tragedy strikes, your neighbors are always there to help you get back on...
Published on November 29, 2018 - Page 10
I learned about “subliminal projection” back in 1968 from a new Civics teacher at Central, Duane Ford. He told us how the Coca-Cola Co. had recently...
Published on November 29, 2018 - Page 10
On Nov. 3, more than 100 friends and neighbors packed our synagogue to join our congregation in mourning those who died in the shooting at the Tree...
Published on November 29, 2018 - Page 10
Dear Mr. Artley (letter, Nov. 16): I know nothing about you personally, other than how you present yourself in print through your opinions in the...
Published on November 29, 2018 - Page 10
Do you realize that the only time in our lives when we like to get old is when we’re kids? If you’re less than 10 years old, you’re so excited about...
Published on November 29, 2018 - Page 10
If Pennsylvania’s revenue total remains in the black for the final eight months of the 2018-19 fiscal year, mimicking the revenue picture of the year...
Published on November 29, 2018 - Page 10
If you want to know what’s really going on in just about any organization, ask the people doing the day-to-day work, but brace yourself for what they...
Published on November 28, 2018 - Page 6
This holiday season kicked off with a number of tremendous events to bring people to Bloomsburg. Holiday traditions continued while some new events...
Published on November 28, 2018 - Page 6
Now that he’s easily won re-election, Gov. Tom Wolf has an opportunity to make some important and lasting changes in Pennsylvania. He can do so by...
Published on November 28, 2018 - Page 6
About a year and a half ago the Press Enterprise ran a front-page article, “THE ROADS OF MADISON TOWNSHIP,” complete with photos. It was about that...
Published on November 28, 2018 - Page 6
Many prisoners with mental health disorders have a difficult time improving their conditions in state prisons. But Allegheny County Common Pleas...
Published on November 28, 2018 - Page 6
The Bakers had twin boys. If one felt it was too hot, the other thought it was too cold. They were opposite in every way, one was an eternal optimist...
Published on November 27, 2018 - Page 6
A man was sitting on the edge of the bed, watching his wife, who was looking at herself in the mirror. Since her birthday was not far off, he asked...
Published on November 27, 2018 - Page 6
U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania has resurrected a cause that becomes more righteous by the day — mandating background checks for people who buy...
Published on November 27, 2018 - Page 6
We appreciate the Press Enterprise efforts on Oct. 9 to draw attention to the hard-fought passage of HB 2060, and the changes to the Protection From...
Published on November 27, 2018 - Page 6
The citizens of Black Creek Township should be appalled and outraged by what happened at the Nov. 13 meeting to Dr. Rohrbach. It’s amazing that our...
Published on November 27, 2018 - Page 6
The 2018 election stands as evidence that Pennsylvanians should never surrender their right to elect judges to the state’s highest courts. Why?...
Published on November 26, 2018 - Page 6
“This is such an underground, secretive, barbaric practice. I think the judge made a major mistake.” George Zarubin The executive director for the...
Published on November 26, 2018 - Page 6
Pat worked for more than three decades as a nurse and educator. First as a school nurse, and then in a state hospital, she took care of the...
Published on November 26, 2018 - Page 6
It’s one thing to throw the book at a convicted criminal. It’s another thing to not let him read. But, a book ban — or something pretty close to...
Published on November 25, 2018 - Page 11
Nearly three dozen administration officials have left or been forced out of key posts since President Donald Trump was sworn in last year. Few, if...
Published on November 25, 2018 - Page 11
Global progressives are having an anxiety attack over the near-triumph Sunday of Brazil’s conservative presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro. After...
Published on November 25, 2018 - Page 11
• Chuck Norris played Russian Roulette with a fully loaded gun... and won. • Chuck Norris doesn’t flush the toilet... he scares the (bleep) out of...
Published on November 25, 2018 - Page 11
Op-ed writer Will Coggin is a front man for industries that profit from confining and slaughtering animals, so it’s not surprising that he’s critical...
Published on November 25, 2018 - Page 11
ROSE: We know you’ve been listening to Christmas carols for a few days already, but let’s hark back to Thanksgiving just for a minute. Paul Seif,...
Published on November 25, 2018 - Page 11
When a U.S. senator asked Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, “Can you define hate speech?” it was arguably the most important question social networks...
Published on November 24, 2018 - Page 8
If I told you that a liberal billionaire couple was spending a small fortune to try to muzzle the National Rifle Association and erode Second...
Published on November 24, 2018 - Page 8
• Chuck Norris can lift up a chair with one hand... while he’s sitting on it. • Before going to bed, the Boogeyman always checks his closet for...
Published on November 24, 2018 - Page 8
As the country transitions from midterm drama to premature 2020 hysteria, the nation has a brief moment to consider how we might make our federal...
Published on November 24, 2018 - Page 8
If the yearly budget of the Department of Veterans Affairs was converted to one dollar bills and placed end to end, those bills would encircle the...
Published on November 24, 2018 - Page 8
ROSE: You’ve heard of news. You’ve heard of fake news. This is about something that wasn’t news. We frequently get tips from people asking us to...
Published on November 23, 2018 - Page 8
Comic book fans know writer and editor Stan Lee like baseball fans know slugger Babe Ruth. Both men were mythic. Their impacts and legacies are...
Published on November 23, 2018 - Page 8
You’d hardly know it from the news, but we’ve been continuously at war in Afghanistan since 2001. The war quietly turned 17 on October 7....