Opinion

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 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 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 23, 2018 - Page 8
If you’re a Washington resident who has never heard of National Landing, or thought it was a lesser venue from “Game of Thrones,” guess again: That’s...
Published on November 23, 2018 - Page 8
The day of my big job interview, I woke late. Frantically I threw on a suit. “OH NO!” I thought. “MY TIE!” My Dad was out of town and wasn’t there...
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....
Published on November 23, 2018 - Page 8
ROSE: Long known as an area that punches above its weight in football, Columbia County can now claim to also be a hotbed offutbol. Not one but two...
Published on November 22, 2018 - Page 15
Just a line to say I’m living, that I’m not among the dead, though I’m getting more forgetful and something’s slipping in my head. I got used to...
Published on November 22, 2018 - Page 15
Rising casualties. Aerial assaults. Weary ground forces. The charred desolation of thousands of homes. The most apt metaphor about California’s...
Published on November 22, 2018 - Page 15
On Thanksgiving Day, we recall the courageous and inspiring journey of the Pilgrims who, nearly four centuries ago, ventured across the vast ocean to...
Published on November 22, 2018 - Page 15
Gonnella-Platts Melania Trump notably waded into personnel matters at the White House recently by way of a succinct public statement on former...
Published on November 22, 2018 - Page 15
“The sublime and the ridiculous are often so nearly related, that it is difficult to class them separately.” — Thomas Paine 1795 ‘Progress’ is...
Published on November 21, 2018 - Page 6
At first glance, it may seem odd that the Geisinger Health System is making a loan of $300,000 for a project that aims to bring faster Internet...
Published on November 21, 2018 - Page 6
Did you hear about the undertaker who buried someone in the wrong place? He was fired for making a grave mistake.
Published on November 21, 2018 - Page 6
Montour County Commissioners are tasked with the fiduciary responsibility of developing and adopting an annual budget to provide services to the...
Published on November 21, 2018 - Page 6
The anniversary of the end of the Great War — despite President Donald Trump visiting pan-European ceremonies in France — passed almost unnoticed in...
Published on November 21, 2018 - Page 6
EDITOR’S NOTE: An excerpt from a column by Phil Kerpen at Townhall.com President Trump has hundreds of unfilled presidentially-appointed positions...
Published on November 21, 2018 - Page 6
The holiday season is upon us, it’s a time of joy and good cheer. How many times have we heard that? We of the baby boomer era actually know and...
Published on November 20, 2018 - Page 12
A poodle and a collie are walking together when the poodle suddenly unloads on his friend. “My life is a mess,” he says. “My owner is mean, my...
Published on November 20, 2018 - Page 12
In “1984,” his bleak novel of life in a totalitarian future, George Orwell correctly anticipated a lot of what came to pass, especially in the old...
Published on November 20, 2018 - Page 12
When the Millville boys soccer team won the Pennsylvania State Championship against a heavily favored Avonworth team in Hershey Friday, my faith was...
Published on November 20, 2018 - Page 12
In Pennsylvania, more than 1,200 rape kits with evidence that could solve crimes dating back decades remain untested. State officials have promised...
Published on November 20, 2018 - Page 12
This time of year serves as a reminder to be grateful for the robust freedoms we have in this country. Perhaps none is more important than the...
Published on November 19, 2018 - Page 6
A poll by Axios and SurveyMonkey found 61 percent of Democrats believe Republicans are racist, sexist and bigoted, and 31 percent of Republicans...
Published on November 19, 2018 - Page 6
Although understandable, the decision by Montour County to shut down its recycling program is disappointing. Like their counterparts in Columbia,...
Published on November 18, 2018 - Page 13
‘Do you believe in life after death?” the boss asked one of his employees. “Yes, sir,” the new recruit replied. “Well, then, that makes...
Published on November 18, 2018 - Page 13
For 11 years now, I have had the experience of walking into our house and hearing our precious but peculiar golden doodle howl as he greeted us. It...
Published on November 18, 2018 - Page 13
ROSE: A lot of people have been saddened by the news that the days are numbered for one of the area’s most beloved restaurants, the Brass Pelican...
Published on November 18, 2018 - Page 13
Red and blue both claimed victory last week, but the clear winner was green. In almost every state where it was up for a vote, medical (and...
Published on November 18, 2018 - Page 13
If you had told me how I’d look back with fondness on the time I served as brigade commander during the worst of Diyala Province in 2006-2007, I...
Published on November 17, 2018 - Page 8
An elementary school teacher walks around her classroom in Louisiana asking each of her young students what they want to pray for, they bow their...
Published on November 17, 2018 - Page 8
ROSE: At the tender age of 13, this young lady, Gale Szczepkowski, will take the stage Monday in Carver Hall at Bloomsburg University to perform with...
Published on November 17, 2018 - Page 8
It wasn’t just a voter referendum on President Donald Trump that changed the Pennsylvania landscape in last week’s midterm elections. Solid judicial...
Published on November 17, 2018 - Page 8
Teachers should absolutely discuss religion with their students. A comprehensive education necessarily includes learning and discussing issues of...
Published on November 17, 2018 - Page 8
A prospective husband in a book store: “Do you have a book called, ‘Husband: The Master of the House’?” Saleswoman: “Certainly, sir, you’ll find it...
Published on November 16, 2018 - Page 8
Dear Ms. Lysk: I know nothing about you personally, other than how you present yourself in print through your opinions in the Press Enterprise 30...
Published on November 16, 2018 - Page 8
ROSE: If you love what you do for a living, some people say, you’ll never work a day in your life. That’s the fruitful path Wyatt Mowery has chosen...
Published on November 16, 2018 - Page 8
“I wanted to be free of her hold on me. I talked him into it.” Gypsy Blanchard Taking the blame for encouraging Nicholas Godejohn to kill her...