Opinion

Attacks on Kaneshiki have gone too far

Letters to the Editor

The attacks on Lois Kaneshiki are out of hand. Disagreeing with anyone in a position, such as school board member, are not uncommon. Many are upset with our county commissioners over reassessment, but I have yet to see demonstrations at the courthouse. Kaneshiki is a dedicated woman with ...

‘World waiting’ for Stossel’s solutions

Letters to the Editor

After reading columnist John Stossel’s column on Oct. 14, I’d like to ask what he would do to stop terrorism. It’s very easy for a columnist to call a world leader incompetent, but not so easy to come up with a solution. I am sure the entire world is holding its breath for a solution to ...

Mercifully, campaign winds down

Editorials

Now, finally, there is a logic — a strategic and even ideological rationale — for a presidential campaign that has shattered all the assumptions of logic, all the strategic and ideological precedents, of our politics. The final debate now in the swiftly receding past, the final balloting ...

Clinton forgets about Gore

Editorials

A candidate for president unwilling to accept the results on election day? Horrors, cried supporters of Hillary Clinton and many in the news media on Wednesday night. They were reacting to Donald Trump’s answer to a question during the televised debate between him and Clinton. Asked ...

Trump crude, but still the better choice

Letters to the Editor

Donald Trump is not a politician, therefore he doesn’t have a bunch of people checking out his every word. These things he said, or supposedly did, 10, 20 or 30 years ago, could be true. Back then he was a Democrat, and he had role models to follow like John F. Kennedy and his women in the ...

Clinton the obvious choice for president

Letters to the Editor

Never in the history of presidential elections has the choice been so overwhelmingly evident. Hillary Clinton is head and shoulders more qualified and prepared for this office. Her knowledge, experience, compassion, stamina, temperament and ability to communicate, compromise and negotiate far ...

Trump doesn’t demean those who served

Letters to the Editor

The recent letter by Mike Felker of Philadelphia, “Trump not fit,” must be living in a dream world. He did not ridicule John McCain for being a POW, but said he was not a hero, because he was a POW. On belittling a soldier family that was killed in action, he said he would not be dead ...

Trump aspires to get Mussolini-type power

Letters to the Editor

Three quarters of a century ago a swaggering dictator, Benito Mussolini, with his cohorts, plunged the world into turmoil. Now, a personality duplicate, Donald Trump, aspires to a similar level of power. The history and behavior of the two are comparable. Both compiled an early history of ...

Status quo not option for Altoona

Editorials

Altoona Area School District residents are interested in the mounting salvos of the presidential race, like other people across the country. But district residents have an important “distraction” ahead of them next week that they shouldn’t ignore — an opportunity on Monday and Tuesday ...

Shuster addressing problems with VA

Letters to the Editor

This is a beautiful country and you know who is most responsible for it? Our veterans are, but unfortunately the Obama administration has left many of them behind due to a lack of urgency in addressing the problems with the VA across the country. Problems with the VA are all the more reason ...

Halvorson campaign lacks respect

Letters to the Editor

Art Halvorson attacking Bud Shuster with a hurtful TV ad just hours after he buried his wife is really sad. Behavior like this is unacceptable. I wish Halvorson had more respect to do better, but he clearly does not. His ad is a perfect contrast with Bill Shuster, however. While Halvorson ...

Halvorson has been champion of integrity

Letters to the Editor

For years my dear wife, Mary, who passed away in August, and I worked to keep voters informed about pro-life issues and candidates. We distributed hundreds of thousands of pro-life voters’ guides to Indiana County churches and community groups. Take note that Art Halvorson, candidate for ...

Lack of voter turnout benefits politicians

Letters to the Editor

Why should we vote? No president or member of Congress will do everything they can to help Americans. Politicians’ main concern is themselves. Politicians want people to have the “why vote, it won’t make any difference” attitude. If 80 percent of those who could vote did, ...

Halvorson can remove ‘career politician’

Letters to the Editor

In the upcoming election for the 9th Congressional District on Nov. 8, we do have a better choice. We can remove a career politician, Bill Shuster, who does not have a voting record that reflects our conservative values. Art Halvorson will have my vote. He has promised to serve no longer than ...

McGinty supports raising wages agenda

Letters to the Editor

Working people know that the path to prosperity starts with electing candidates like Katie McGinty, who supports a raising wages agenda. We are also on the verge of beating back bad trade deals like the TPP. Voting is a right, and it’s a central part of our democracy. It is critical we ...

Enjoying freedom to work

Opinion

If a person wants to go into business as a taxicab owner, what requirements should be imposed to protect the public? The prospective taxicab owner should show that he is honest and can operate a vehicle safely. His vehicle should pass a safety inspection, and he should have a liability ...

Keeping close eye on Mosul

Editorials

Iraqi officials announced last week that the long-awaited major offensive to liberate Mosul from Islamic State terrorists was getting underway.Good. It is about time.Mosul, in northern Iraq, is the last major bastion of the IS in that country.No doubt the terrorists will fight hard and ...

Mayor endorses several state, local candidates

Letters to the Editor

I am writing to show my support for our Republican U.S. House and Senate candidates and state attorney general candidate.U.S. Rep. Bill Shuster, R-9th, has shown that he cares about Altoona.He was very helpful in getting Altoona's fire department a $290,000 grant for new SCBA breathing ...

Don’t give judges more time in office

Letters to the Editor

I see in election news, that Pennsylvania judges want another million dollars (counting benefits) over the next five years. Why?If they did not save enough for retirement, until age 70, how will they by age 75?My first reason to say no is our forefathers never intended legislators and judges to ...