Opinion

Published on November 16, 2018 - Page 8
Dear Justice Ginsburg, I hope you don’t find this “get well” card too forward. We don’t know each other, after all, but I was distraught to hear...
Published on November 16, 2018 - Page 8
As has become increasingly evident in recent years, the utopian hope of early Internet proponents has sometimes led to surprising reversals in...
Published on November 16, 2018 - Page 8
Three sons left home, went out on their own and prospered. They discussed the gifts they were able to give their elderly mother. The first said: “I...
Published on November 15, 2018 - Page 12
1 medium-sized elephant 2 rabbits salt & pepper Cut the elephant into small bite-size pieces. Add enough brown gravy to cover. Cook over low...
Published on November 15, 2018 - Page 12
“Obviously, we are pleased that the arrests have been made and that, if the evidence is there, the people will be brought to justice. But it’s a...
Published on November 15, 2018 - Page 12
On Sunday, French President Emmanuel Macron spoke at a ceremony marking the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I. There, he took the...
Published on November 15, 2018 - Page 12
Columbia County is not alone in its opposition to a gubernatorial order that all Pennsylvania counties must make an expensive investment in new...
Published on November 15, 2018 - Page 12
The answer to the question above depends on how good a driver you are. Some people think traveling by plane is inherently more dangerous. According...
Published on November 15, 2018 - Page 12
How many times have we read this headline in the last five years: “A man wielding a handgun opened fire...” We feel the shock waves and sickness in...
Published on November 14, 2018 - Page 10
Once upon a time a honeybee fell in love with a butterfly he met in a tulip tree. He said, “I love you madly and want to share your life. Let’s fly...
Published on November 14, 2018 - Page 10
EDITOR’S NOTE: Excerpts from Jim Geraghty’s column at nationreview.com What a difference a week makes, huh? With Arizona’s Senate seat lost,...
Published on November 14, 2018 - Page 10
Without question, the biggest news in the past week was Geisinger’s announcement that Dr. David Feinberg is departing as CEO to join Google. Why is...
Published on November 14, 2018 - Page 10
I welcome Daniel Greenstein as the new chancellor of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. I have several suggestions for him. William...
Published on November 14, 2018 - Page 10
The Columbia County Historical and Genealogical Society’s Museum Committee would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge the following for...
Published on November 14, 2018 - Page 10
Today is National Education Support Professionals Day, it honors and recognizes the contributions education support professionals (ESPs) make to...
Published on November 14, 2018 - Page 10
While President Trump is pardoning two turkeys for Thanksgiving, every one of us can exercise that same presidential power by choosing a non-violent...
Published on November 13, 2018 - Page 6
If you thought fake news was bad, better hold on to your hat. It’s only going to get worse. The New York Times reports that technology has advanced...
Published on November 13, 2018 - Page 6
“To bury the dead is one of the great acts of mercy and the final act of charity that we can give to our brothers today. Now, may they rest in peace...
Published on November 13, 2018 - Page 6
If some enterprising Hollywood comedy writers were in search of inspiration to resurrect the Keystone Cops franchise, they could do worse than read...
Published on November 13, 2018 - Page 6
A White House in open warfare with the press. A president insulting a reporter to his face. Journalists denied access to press room. The White House...
Published on November 13, 2018 - Page 6
Letter to my Boss, I have enjoyed working here these past several years. You have paid me very well, given me benefits beyond belief. I have 3-4...
Published on November 13, 2018 - Page 6
and Brendan Coughlin A recent study shows that while many young people understand the need for education beyond high school to help achieve their...
Published on November 12, 2018 - Page 6
Paranoia. Tooth decay. Facial scratches and lesions. Weight loss and frailty. Convulsions. These are some of the physical signs and symptoms that...
Published on November 12, 2018 - Page 6
On June 24, 2006, then Sgt. 1st Class Brendan O’Connor was on a mission to kill or capture Taliban leadership. But his Special Forces unit was...
Published on November 11, 2018 - Page 13
ROSE: Today is a very special Veterans Day. It’s the 100th anniversary of the cease-fire that brought an end to the fighting in what is now known as...
Published on November 11, 2018 - Page 13
An email concerning the developer’s proposed and so-called “homeless” shelter was forwarded to me yesterday. I know the author to be very credible...
Published on November 11, 2018 - Page 13
I’ve waited 40 years to write this article. For it was in 1978 when I first came across my Uncle Carroll Hosbrook’s WW I letters, including one...
Published on November 11, 2018 - Page 13
Today marks the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I. Test your knowledge of the history and background of the United States’ role in the “...
Published on November 10, 2018 - Page 8
ROSE: The owners of the new Caithness Freedom Generating Station are making it rain in Salem Township. Not literally, of course, but they’re making...
Published on November 10, 2018 - Page 8
Being residents of Bloomsburg for 54 years and having served in different capacities as educators, coaches, recreational leaders (Kiwanis Playground...
Published on November 10, 2018 - Page 8
In a far-reaching special report on Sunday, journalists from the Philadelphia Inquirer and Boston Globe found that the leaders of the U.S. Catholic...
Published on November 10, 2018 - Page 8
Lots of talk and discussion about the latest high-level conversations with the North Korean despot. The USA is attempting to convince the North...
Published on November 10, 2018 - Page 8
The government is taking Social Security money —$150 million in one recent year — from people who failed to pay student loans. Social Security is...
Published on November 10, 2018 - Page 8
Jake was dying and his wife Becky was maintaining a vigil by his side. She held his fragile hand in the weak light, tears running down his face. Her...
Published on November 10, 2018 - Page 8
I was raised that when someone does something for you, time should be taken to extend a simple “thank you.” This simple gesture goes a long way, and...
Published on November 9, 2018 - Page 18
“To argue with a man who has renounced the use and authority of reason, and whose philosophy consists in holding humanity in contempt, is like...
Published on November 9, 2018 - Page 18
We know what we Americans, together, are capable of. We see the unity, selflessness and compassion after every natural disaster — volunteers texting...
Published on November 9, 2018 - Page 18
ROSE: Berwick’s Ron Robsock is right: Bulldog teams should be competing in the Heartland Conference, not the Wyoming Valley Conference. The move to...
Published on November 9, 2018 - Page 18
• Lord, grant me the strength to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the friends to post my bail when I...
Published on November 9, 2018 - Page 18
A few days after an uncomfortable confrontation, I invariably wish I had explained things differently. The most recent example: I was to be...
Published on November 8, 2018 - Page 10
Turning and turning in the widening gyre The falcon cannot hear the falconer; Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold; Mere anarchy is loosed upon...
Published on November 8, 2018 - Page 10
Most of us have seen the Verizon commercial with the question, “Can you hear me now?” In fact, if you saw it enough times you may have started to use...
Published on November 8, 2018 - Page 10
• The biggest lie I tell myself: “I don’t need to write that down, I’ll remember it.” • Wouldn’t it be great if we could put ourselves in the dryer...
Published on November 8, 2018 - Page 10
EDITOR’S NOTE: We require that letters be published with the author’s name, except in rare circumstances when the message is important and the...
Published on November 8, 2018 - Page 10
“But, mom, I’m too busy.” How many of us have said that to our mothers at one time or another? Probably almost every one of us. Maybe, your mom...
Published on November 8, 2018 - Page 10
Pennsylvania has done its part to help Democrats retake control of the U.S. House, with vote counts here likely reflecting a confluence of factors:...
Published on November 7, 2018 - Page 10
Two great tsunamis are hurtling toward us. Change Agent Tsunami One is being driven by science. The Internet of Things is on the march and nothing...
Published on November 7, 2018 - Page 10
“I don’t want anyone to vote for me because I’m black. And no one on the ballot needs a vote because we’re women. And I don’t even want you to vote...
Published on November 7, 2018 - Page 10
Last week a passenger in a taxi heading for Midway Airport in Chicago leaned over to ask the driver a question, gently tapping him on the shoulder to...
Published on November 7, 2018 - Page 10
This letter began as message of rage. I was enraged but after I read what I had written I realized that I was lashing out; seeking revenge for...