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Letters to the Editor

Trump scoring win for non-politicians

In response to Elizabeth Shade’s continuing anti-President Donald Trump tirade in the Dec. 18 Mirror, I was surprised to see she actually got one thing correct in her rant. The Democrats aren’t offering anything or anyone with any ideas, other than the tired old ones from the last 40 ...

President’s progress should be acknowledged

I understand that a well-known Christian magazine recently published an editorial in favor of the impeachment and removal from office of our president, Donald J. Trump. Other Christians have also called for his removal. I’m a Christian and a supporter of Trump. These calls for ...

Impeachment marks sad day

I had a friend of mine ask me a couple weeks ago why I haven’t written any letters to the editor lately. Well, my response was that the last time I wrote a comment, I received a letter in the mail threatening myself and my family. So much for the party of tolerance. Wednesday, Dec. 18, was ...

Abuse of power dooming Trump

In looking back years from now at the impeachment of President Donald Trump, historians likely will not consider the unemployment rate, the canceling of executive orders that inhibited business growth, the appointment of conservative judges and justices, the stock market, the tax cut, the ...

You shouldn’t be taxed on what you already own

Can somebody please explain to me why I am paying taxes on property that I own free and clear? If someone owns a property that is not being used for profit, then they should not have to pay taxes on this property. Why can’t our politicians figure this out? Someone please give me a good, ...

McConnell, not Trump, is country’s real danger

With all the rage on both sides, there is a simple answer: Vote them all out. From Trump on down, everyone must go. We need a whole new House and Senate. Each member fears the next election, so let’s make it a self-fulfilling prophecy. Vote everyone out so we can get a fresh start. I know ...

Dems need to stop working vs. Trump

You can’t open your newspaper or turn on the TV without seeing and hearing the far-left liberal socialist Democratic Party still kicking and screaming about the 2016 election. Leading up to Nov. 6, 2016, Hillary Clinton, the Democratic Party and all the far left, fake news media were ...

Trump more than earned impeachment

America has entered another chapter of history that no real American would relish, but this one is necessary for the survival of our Republic/Democracy. It has become apparent that Donald Trump does not know what his limits are. He has said Article II of the constitution means that he can ...

Pope should stay out of political business

Pope Francis will most certainly go down in history as the world’s first “Woke Pope.” When he’s not rambling on about climate change or threatening eternal punishment for “sins against the earth,” he’s railing for open borders and no walls. Most recently, he compared ...

Defining a president

A truly terrible president is concerned only with the next election. A truly great president is concerned with the next generation. Don Sheridan Cresson

Impeachment process lacks reason, evidence

Even though loud voices are insisting, is it in the best interests of any democracy to deny the rights of whistleblowers? If so, then it should be applied at all levels: All employers should be entitled to the names of anyone making complaints. And the press deserves strong criticism ...

Dems leaders stirring memories of ‘Popeye’

Well, as we all know by now, the three stooges finally feel good having made fools of themselves. They just couldn’t handle President Trump beating Hillary Clinton. Well, he did, and he would definitely do it again. Those three stooges meaning Nancy Pelosi, Adam Schiff and Jerry Nadler ...

Adding some facts to writer’s opinion

I am responding to the recent letter by Earl Thomas regarding previous letters to the editor that were critical of President Donald Trump. Based on Thomas’ letter, facts are important to him. He touts one of the lowest unemployment rates in history. The fact is that the unemployment ...

Sir Skate still holds many fond memories

As of next year, Altoona’s last roller skating rink, Sir Skate, will be closed for 20 years. Yes, you read that right — 20 years. Anyone under 30 at this point has probably never even heard the name, but those of us who have been around since the 1990s and back have very fond memories of ...

Congress should shift focus to aid education

President Donald Trump claims that the economy is the “best ever.” This statement may be erroneous. A recent Gallop survey, based on job quality, states that less than half of American workers say they have good jobs. Others state that their credit is so bad that their only option is to ...

Vets have sacrificed to make country great

Recently we celebrated Veteran’s Day, and I began to do some thinking about all of it. I have no problem with my current president or any other head of our country. However, the phrase “Make America Great Again,” in my opinion, should not just be something that the president should ...

County vets director deserved better fate

I am shocked that the Blair County commissioners have fired Patrick Young from his position as the county’s veterans affairs director. Young is the best helper the veterans have ever had. He is a 30-year veteran and a combat veteran of Iraq and Afghanistan. Young should be reinstated. The ...

Left-wing bashers are unfair to Trump

I read a recently posted letter to the editor that focused on excoriating my president with an attitude that displays ignorance and disdain. I have rated, criticized and graded many reports and documents in my past as required. For the latest letter regarding negative grading of President ...

Adequate networks needed for patients

I read recently that some health insurance policy holders pay more for their medical coverage than they pay for their mortgage. Some policies cost families three or four times more than keeping a roof overhead, but they can still get socked with unexpected medical bills. This happens ...

Trump not the answer, but which Democrat is?

After reading Richard Parker’s letter of Nov. 25 and Martin Baronner’s letter on Nov. 26, I have to say I agree 100% with every single word. There have been quite a few anti-Trump editorials in the past few weeks which I find surprising and encouraging. I don’t know if anyone ever did ...