Opinion

Published on February 17, 2020 - Page 6
This year, in addition to decisions about candidates, voters will be making a decision about the future of our society. The question we face is...
Published on February 17, 2020 - Page 6
After another brief, icy blast this weekend, the high temperature today is expected to climb back into the 40s as our exceptionally mild winter rolls...
Published on February 16, 2020 - Page 11
Long before we had a president who sent out funny Twitter memes to score political points, another president was particularly effective at using...
Published on February 16, 2020 - Page 11
ROSE: Bloomsburg’s town leaders are going through one of those rough patches, the kind where it seems if it weren’t for bad luck they’d have no luck...
Published on February 16, 2020 - Page 11
I would like to rebut some comments that have been showing up in your newspaper’s “opinion” sections. In 2019, the Bloomsburg Fire Department had...
Published on February 16, 2020 - Page 11
As a 65-year member of the NRA, a benefactor member, I think anyone that has any guns should start thinking about what is being done in some other...
Published on February 16, 2020 - Page 11
Almost dominating the news these days is discussion about the “Trump dossier” and the FISA Court. It is not difficult to think about the definition...
Published on February 16, 2020 - Page 11
I am writing to voice my opposition to Gov. Tom Wolf’s proposed new energy tax, a severance tax. I applauded the efforts of Rep. David Millard and...
Published on February 15, 2020 - Page 8
In the aftermath of President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial and in light of the scathing attacks on both Trump and potential Democratic candidates...
Published on February 15, 2020 - Page 8
ROSE: Roses all around to Alan Wolfe, his family, the passersby and two Bloomsburg policemen who saved his life after he suffered a near-fatal heart...
Published on February 15, 2020 - Page 8
Sens. Mike Lee, R-Utah, and Rand Paul, R-Ky., expressed grave disappointment with the answers they received when they questioned the Trump...
Published on February 15, 2020 - Page 8
“Neo-fascism is a post–World War II ideology that includes significant elements of fascism. Neo-fascism usually includes ultranationalism, racial...
Published on February 15, 2020 - Page 8
I don’t like to think before I speak. I like to be just as surprised as everyone else about what comes out of my mouth.
Published on February 14, 2020 - Page 8
In response to three letters published Tuesday: Ginny Mazzei, please ask questions of all elected representatives, not just Republicans. I agree our...
Published on February 14, 2020 - Page 8
ROSE: Montour County District Attorney Angela Mattis more than lived up to a prosecutor’s highest calling by securing the conviction at trial of a...
Published on February 14, 2020 - Page 8
EDITOR’S NOTE: Excerpts from a column by Kelsey Yule of OtherWords. I have spent the past seven years studying the rich biological communities of...
Published on February 14, 2020 - Page 8
Is he a disease or a cure? Like him or hate him, there’s tons of spilled ink trying to assess President Trump’s governing style. To me, the key to...
Published on February 14, 2020 - Page 8
I’m not a organ donor, but I’d be happy to give you my heart. Happy Valentine’s Day.
Published on February 13, 2020 - Page 10
I recently received a surprising response to my Oct. 24 Daily Item editorial about a CBS news segment explaining how universities are spending money...
Published on February 13, 2020 - Page 10
EDITOR’S NOTE: Excerpts from a Feb. 7 interview with the always outspoken Democratic political consultant James Carville at Vox.com: We have...
Published on February 13, 2020 - Page 10
The headline above says it all. The rest of this editorial is probably superfluous. But just in case you didn’t get a chance to read yesterday’s...
Published on February 13, 2020 - Page 10
In response to Feb. 9 30 Seconds comment from “Charity Begins at Home Berwick Man”: Referring to the Berwick Area United Way as another “fraud...
Published on February 13, 2020 - Page 10
The controversy over the suspension and rapid reinstatement of a Washington Post reporter after a social media firestorm over coverage of Kobe Bryant...
Published on February 13, 2020 - Page 10
Sometimes I shock myself with the smart stuff I say and do. Then there are times when I try to get out of my car with my seat belt on.
Published on February 12, 2020 - Page 6
Diamond-studded? Spring-loaded? Enabling you to leap tall buildings in a single bound? Not one of those things can describe a $2,200 pair of “...
Published on February 12, 2020 - Page 6
EDITOR’S NOTE: Excerpts from a column by Joel Mathis for The Week. All of a sudden, we have to take Mike Bloomberg’s presidential candidacy...
Published on February 12, 2020 - Page 6
It’s hard to see how Bloomsburg Town Council can stand pat on its year-round street sweeping policy. To its credit, council held a special meeting...
Published on February 12, 2020 - Page 6
Hydrogen as a clean fuel is back with a new mission and better ways of producing it. Jan Vrins, a partner in Guidehouse (formerly Navigant), a...
Published on February 12, 2020 - Page 6
Heard on a public transportation vehicle in Orlando: “When you exit this vehicle, please be sure to lower your head and watch your step. If you fail...
Published on February 11, 2020 - Page 6
EDITOR’S NOTE: Excerpts from Dan Lewis’s excellent blog, Now I Know (NowIKnow.com) The 92nd Academy Awards took place (Sunday) at the Dolby Theatre...