Opinion

Published on December 10, 2018 - Page 6
“Oscars host has become a not very desirable job in Hollywood. Very few people see an upside. You put a huge target on your back.” Matthew Belloni...
Published on December 10, 2018 - Page 6
For too long, Congress has abdicated its constitutional obligations with respect to war powers. On Nov. 28, the Senate took an important step toward...
Published on December 10, 2018 - Page 6
A recent MassMutual study suggests one in three of us believe debt and a lack of savings have put the American Dream in danger. The American Dream...
Published on December 9, 2018 - Page 11
ROSE: This rose is for those students in an advanced-placement electromagnetism class at Berwick Area High School who came in second in the...
Published on December 9, 2018 - Page 11
Amazon’s decision on its new HQ2 proves the old song true: “Them who has, gets, and them what don’t, won’t.” And so, the already job-rich regions of...
Published on December 9, 2018 - Page 11
In 1917, a Chicago businessman named Melvin Jones spearheaded the creation of an international service organization in response to social problems...
Published on December 9, 2018 - Page 11
On the 12th day of Catmess my humans gave to me... 12 cardboard boxes 11 tins of tuna 10 lizards leaping 9 lasers dancing 8 mice a squeaking 7...
Published on December 9, 2018 - Page 11
EDITOR’S NOTE : An excerpt from a column by Michael McGrady, a political consultant and executive director of McGrady Policy Research. It is a...
Published on December 8, 2018 - Page 8
I’m pretty sure Adam ate the apple and blamed Eve. You know how men lie... that’s probably why all men have an Adam’s apple stuck in their throat....
Published on December 8, 2018 - Page 8
ROSE: Like most lawmakers, high state officials and judges, Pennsylvania Treasurer Joe Torsella just got an automatic raise; in his case, a bump of $...
Published on December 8, 2018 - Page 8
EDITOR’S NOTE : Excerpts from a column by Greg Grandin in The Nation. George Herbert Walker Bush represented a ruling class in decay. His WASP...
Published on December 8, 2018 - Page 8
1. What did 0 say to 8? Nice belt. 2. Why should I learn subtraction, dad? Well, son, to make a difference. 3. There are three types of people in...
Published on December 8, 2018 - Page 8
EDITOR’S NOTE : An excerpt from Friday’s column by Jim Geraghty of nationalreview.com: Kevin Hart is the latest casualty of old tweets. The...
Published on December 7, 2018 - Page 8
The national media tells us that Nancy Pelosi will be speaker of the House again. She has it wrapped up. She’s close. But the truth is that if the...
Published on December 7, 2018 - Page 8
I am one of the members who have been part of the Peace Vigil in front of the fountain in Bloomsburg since the “wars” began in 2003. Needless to say...
Published on December 7, 2018 - Page 8
THORN: At the chaotic climax of Monday’s Berwick Area school board meeting, head football coach Frank Sheptock must have felt like an NFL quarterback...
Published on December 7, 2018 - Page 8
This is a condensation of a letter I recently emailed to the Montour County Commissioners: Dear Commissioners, ... I want to comment on our...
Published on December 7, 2018 - Page 8
After a tiring day, a commuter settled down in his seat and closed his eyes. As the train rolled out of the station, the young woman sitting next to...
Published on December 7, 2018 - Page 8
When you think about tradition and what Christmas is truly about... the gathering of family and friends celebrating our good fortunes... supporting...
Published on December 6, 2018 - Page 12
Just about everywhere these days, you see signs and banners that feature one word in bigger letters than all the others: HIRING. Mention this to...
Published on December 6, 2018 - Page 12
Mrs. Johnson wrote on the chalk board, “I ain’t had no fun all summer.” “So, George,” she said, “what should I do to correct this?” “Get a...
Published on December 6, 2018 - Page 12
What is going on in the house of God today? Why are fewer and fewer people attending church? Could it be the path the church has taken? Do you go...
Published on December 6, 2018 - Page 12
EDITOR’S NOTE: Excerpts from a column by John Baer of The Daily News and philly.com. Not to rile or depress any taxpayer/citizens during this...
Published on December 6, 2018 - Page 12
TreeFest has been packed away for another year. This was our 30th year and TreeFest, a fundraiser for the Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble, is still going...
Published on December 6, 2018 - Page 12
So it’s official: Amazon HQ2 isn’t coming to Pennsylvania. Don’t let disappointment overshadow the success of our Commonwealth’s technology...
Published on December 5, 2018 - Page 6
In a letter to the editor in Tuesday’s paper, “Ready for life without fossil fuels?,” Joseph Souder mixes science denial with conspiracy theory with...
Published on December 5, 2018 - Page 6
The number one issue with voters in the last election was health care. According to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid, the annual cost of health...
Published on December 5, 2018 - Page 6
EDITOR’S NOTE: Excerpts from The Daily Caller about an on-air dustup. The panel of “The View” women were eulogizing George H.W. Bush, who passed...
Published on December 5, 2018 - Page 6
When four of Santa’s elves got sick, the trainee elves did not produce toys as fast as the regular ones, and Santa was feeling the pre-Christmas...
Published on December 5, 2018 - Page 6
“In the first place, God made idiots. That was for practice. Then he made school boards.” — Mark Twain If only he were still with us, the author of...
Published on December 5, 2018 - Page 6
“I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word.” — Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. When I was growing up in Pittsburgh’s...
Published on December 4, 2018 - Page 6
The final words of President George H.W. Bush tell us a lot about the kind of man he was, and especially the kind of father he was. At 94 years old...
Published on December 4, 2018 - Page 6
On the way back from a Cub Scout meeting, my grandson innocently said to my son, “Dad, I know babies come from mommy’s tummies, but how do they get...
Published on December 4, 2018 - Page 6
People throughout the world are clamoring to do something about global warming. The scientists behind this scheme have all their computers out in...
Published on December 4, 2018 - Page 6
It’s not a new manufacturing plant offering lots of jobs. It’s not a big new store or even a “colonnade.” But the new Northeast Training Institute...
Published on December 3, 2018 - Page 6
This holiday season, the folks at the Dorchester Historical Society in Boston thought they had all the “problematic” bases covered. Instead of a...
Published on December 3, 2018 - Page 6
After a long day on the beach, I stopped in at Hooter’s to see some friends and have some hot wings and ice tea. After being there for a while, one...
Published on December 3, 2018 - Page 6
Bloomsburg Mayor Bill Kreisher and the rest of Town Council demonstrated grace under pressure Tuesday, pinned as they now are at the projected point...
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
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 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 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...