Opinion

Halvorson will add jobs to 9th District

Letters to the Editor

As I sit at my kitchen table so frustrated by not being able to help my children with their Common-Core-based math homework, I wonder, "What will be their future in Northern Cambria or in this country?"Communities in the 9th District are slowly dying, and they don't even know it. Jobs have ...

Halvorson tactics ‘just trying to trick us’

Letters to the Editor

Democrats, please don't be fooled.On Nov. 8, you are going to see Art Halvorson, Democrat, on the ballot in the 9th Congressional District.Don't fall for Halvorson's trick to hijack a party and seat. There's an organized effort by Dems to write in Adam Sedlock, and many, many others will likely ...

Halvorson’s ad timing lacks sensitivity

Letters to the Editor

I am troubled by Art Halvorson's decision to run an extremely hurtful negative ad against Bud Shuster a day after his wife's funeral service.Bud Shuster is not running for office, and since Art Halvorson only recently moved to our community he wouldn't know, but Shuster has done many great ...

Clinton will ‘hasten destruction of country’

Letters to the Editor

This presidential election may be our last opportunity to turn this country around.We don't need a "Mini Mouse" for president, but a person who has a backbone. If you want guns banned for self defense and not have our borders secured, vote Hillary Clinton.She is deeply corrupt, dishonest, ...

Shuster’s stances have earned support

Letters to the Editor

There are some issues that have room for compromise, but in my opinion there are two which don't: abortion and the Second Amendment.I support Congressman Bill Shuster because he has been endorsed by National Right to Life committee and has a 100 percent pro-life voting record.I support Shuster ...

Shuster advertisement shows his ‘true side’

Letters to the Editor

Campaign ads are aplenty right now, but I wanted to say how much I appreciated Congressman Bill Shuster's new ad that focuses on his wonderful relationship with his daughter.His opponent has spent the last three years trying to vilify Shuster so it's good to see the true side.Shuster is a nice ...

Presidential choices do not measure up

Letters to the Editor

At a time when this country needs a top-notch individual of solid moral character to rescue this country from the morass of recent times, it's shameful that this presidential election is similar to playing Russian roulette.We have two six-shooters to choose from.One gun is marked Trump, and it ...

Halvorson will work for people, not party

Letters to the Editor

You ask "Who is Art Halvorson?"Strange, but true, a Republican nominated by Democrats.A conservative Republican who had enough Democrat write-in votes in April that the Democrats chose Halvorson (instead of Bill Shuster or another Democrat) to represent them in November.Halvorson agreed to run ...

Sedlock clear choice in 9th District race

Letters to the Editor

I would like to remind voters to write in Adam Sedlock for the 9th District Congressional race.Art Halvorson, who is listed on the Democratic ballot, is not a Democrat, and if elected, has stated that he will follow and vote along Republican Party lines.Again the only clear choice is to write ...

Campaign has become disgraceful

Editorials

Although polls over the past week were indicating a Republican loss of historic scope on Nov. 8, it's too soon to regard as a foregone conclusion that Donald Trump will be defeated - and like no other GOP standard-bearer before him.Although such an outcome certainly is possible, this ...

America better than latest debate

Other Commentaries

Whatever else it may have been, Sunday's debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump wasn't very presidential.Taunts of how she should be in jail and he's unqualified may thrill the partisan bases, but they do nothing to help the nation move forward.The mutual disgust and enmity was so ...

Smell of victory, and defeat, in air

Other Commentaries

It is all but impossible for you or for me to understand, let alone appreciate, how painfully public and publicly painful it must be for a losing major-party presidential nominee to bear the agony of losing the November general election.The first line of your obituary has now been written.Your ...

Fixing flaw in state casino law should be easy

Editorials

This shouldn't take 120 days.Compared to other problems on the Pennsylvania Legislature's agenda, fixing the constitutional flaw in a casino revenue-sharing law should be an easy fix.Still, Harrisburg is where good intentions turn into partisan crap-outs. Let's hope lawmakers can see the wisdom ...

Reassessment process is more of the issue

Letters to the Editor

In defense of the Blair County commissioners, property reassessment needed to be done.Reassessment is not the issue, but the way it was implemented and is presently being handled. The commissioners repeated numerously the main reason for reassessment was fairness to the citizens and to ensure ...

Rehabilitation facility proud of its fresh start

Letters to the Editor

I am writing in response to the Mirror's recent article on the accusations against the former owners of the facility formerly known as Valley View.The Mirror accurately reported the failure of Reliant, the healthcare company that owned the facility from 2013 until early 2015, to provide ...

Clinton’s actions leave voters with no choice

Letters to the Editor

1. Hillary Clinton faces trial for lying under oath.2. President Barack Obama gave the Muslim Brotherhood (sworn to destroy the U.S.) $3.5 billion. This financed the attack on our embassy in Libya with four Americans murdered.Obama and Clinton by drone watched it, but would not send waiting ...

Include compensation for reassessment fights

Letters to the Editor

I'm waiting on my check from the county.Like most people in Blair County, I received a ridiculous reassessment. Trying to get a reasonable assessment has cost me a small fortune already.I figure the county owes me three hours of annual leave (don't they have weekend or evening hours to ...

Trump has proven he’s not fit to lead country

Letters to the Editor

He ridiculed John McCain for being a P.O.W.He belittled the family of a U.S. soldier who died in combat.He thinks our military is a "disaster ... rubble."He demeans those who serve and sacrifice for our country.As a veteran of the Vietnam war, I know what it means to serve and sacrifice for our ...

Future leaders should act like our forefathers

Letters to the Editor

If we want to make America great again, we need leaders like the leaders who founded this country.They were leaders who sought the wisdom contained in the greatest books.They were familiar with Bible, the histories of the Greek and Roman republics, English history, and the political and ...

More flags raised on NSA faults

Editorials

When Edward Snowden fled from the United States in 2013, bearing with him an enormous amount of secret government information, it became clear the National Security Agency was anything but secure.Members of Congress demanded and President Barack Obama's administration pledged to seal up leaks ...