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Medical, recreational pot use should be legal

April 16, 2014 Did you know that cannabis can help against cancer? Cannabis should be legal for medical, as well as, recreational use. According to Arjun Walia from collective-evolution . more »»

K-4 is taxpayer-funded babysitting program

April 16, 2014 Spring Cove School District is thinking about starting a K-4 program. They say it will lead to a higher quality of education. more »»

Toomey posture shows he’s drinking ‘tea’

April 15, 2014 Senator Pat Toomey could not care less about working families in Pennsylvania. As if I needed more reminding of that, he attempted to block an unemployment compensation package in the Senat. more »»

Avoid animal on menu

April 15, 2014 Is the Blockbuster “Noah” pro-animal? TV host Glenn Beck and other stalwarts of the Christian right have attacked the recent blockbuster “Noah” as being pro-animal and unfaithful to the Bibl. more »»

Antiquities Act an important tool

April 13, 2014 Thumbs down to Congressman Bill Shuster for voting to dismantle the Antiquities Act by voting for HR 1549. more »»

Halvorson shows class

April 13, 2014 In the Republican Congressional primary in the ninth district, the incumbent is waging a very narrow campaign against his opponent, Art Halvorson. more »»

Commissioners take anti-union position

April 12, 2014 The Mirror published an article describing the support for paycheck protection recently introduced by Sen. Eichelberge. more »»

Assault weapons protect

April 12, 2014 Do you believe in the right to defend yourself? Then you should be for gun rights because the United States legislature wants to ban some types of assault weapons. more »»

Bill ‘paves the road to election hell’

April 11, 2014 The Government by the People Act (HR 20), and a similar Senate bill, the Fair Elections Now Act, introduced by Sen. Richard Durbin (D-Ill. more »»

Trim foreign support

April 9, 2014 Maybe Blair County commissioners Terry Tomassetti, Diane Meling and Ted Beam could ask the federal government for money. Instead of sending $1.5 billion to Egypt, what if we only sent $1. more »»

Poor representation

April 9, 2014 Having grown up in Altoona, I have to comment on the horrible ad being run by Bill Shuster. more »»

Reassessment brings far-reaching effects

April 8, 2014 County commissioners say property taxes are unfair; many pay less than they should. When they say this, they only mention homes. more »»

Into the abyss

April 7, 2014 In 1973, a futuristic movie came out titled “Soylent Green.” It depicted a dehumanized and dark world where assisted suicide was encouraged. more »»

Seiler hit ‘nail on head’

April 7, 2014 Kudos to Bruce Seiler for his recent letter protesting reassessment. He was most succinct regarding the burden placed on property owners when reassessment is conducted. more »»

Puzzled by Shuster

April 7, 2014 I look at the U.S. House race, and I am puzzled about Bill Shuster’s talking points. more »»

Concerns over reassessment right on

April 5, 2014 I agree with Bruce Seiler’s letter in the Mirror March 21. The commissioners should do what they were elected to do. Tax reassessment is not what they were elected to d. more »»

Expect property taxes to be on the rise

April 5, 2014 What does property tax reassessment really mean? It means that Terry Tomassetti and cronies are going to blow $4 million so they can double or maybe even triple your property taxes. more »»

Sandusky’s wife should take vow of silence

April 5, 2014 There is denial, and then there is Dottie Sandusky. Just when we thought the evil was incarcerated and the healing process was under way, Dottie’s denial resurfaces. more »»

She’s guilty, too

April 5, 2014 After watching her on TV and reading her interviews, why Dottie Sandusky isn’t in jail beside the her husband, the “Tickle Monster,” is beyond me. more »»

Bad choice

April 4, 2014 Shame on the Altoona Mirror for putting the interview with Dottie Sandusky on the front page of the Sunday, March 30, Mirror. more »»

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