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Opinion

Keep patience while awaiting your vaccine

Editorials

Williamsport Sun-Gazette Patience is a difficult emotion to manage, but it is what will be needed as we await a widespread distribution plan for the coronavirus. It is an essential next element. It’s difficult, though, when the climbing death count hits ever closer to home. Who ...

Capitol invaders should be jailed

Letters to the Editor

It sickens me every time I still turn TV on and watch President Donald Trump’s supporters breaking into the Capitol. Every one of them who entered the building should get jail time. Like Trump said after the Black Lives Matter march, whoever broke into the stores should get 10 years in ...

Joyce helped sustain election falsehood

Letters to the Editor

Regardless of one’s party affiliation or philosophical leaning, one thing we must all agree on is that seditious and treasonous acts cannot be allowed to inhabit any branch of government at any level. For the better part of two months, more than a dozen members of the U.S. Senate and 140 ...

Animal research playing vital role

Other Commentaries

By Matthew R. Bailey The race to vaccinate the country is on. People are beginning to receive the COVID-19 vaccine developed by Moderna. It’s the second vaccine to receive emergency use authorization from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, closely following the one from Pfizer and ...

In Bucktail, heavy hearts

Editorials

Lock Haven Express We offer heartfelt praise and prayers to Bucktail Medical Center in rural western Clinton County, where the National Guard has come to help fight COVID-19. Of the 24 infected Bucktail residents, three have died due to COVID-19 related complications, its CEO said. In ...

Reject gerrymandering Pennsylvania courts

Letters to the Editor

We Pennsylvanian’s are rightfully proud of our state’s role in birthing democracy. After all, the Declaration of Independence was written and adopted here. But have we become complacent? Have we assumed our democratic governance could be put on autopilot, placing too much trust in ...

Farm Show proves broadband need

Letters to the Editor

As with many events, the Pennsylvania Farm Show was forced to go virtual because of the COVID-19 pandemic. There is a bright spot. Online programs such as the PDA Listening Session, the Agriculture Law Forum, the Grange Broadband Panel and a host of farmer educationwebinars on best ...

Exercising patience with tax returns

Editorials

Frustration continues to mount for many families still wondering when they will receive their badly needed economic stimulus payments from the federal government to help them through the coronavirus pandemic. The seed for that frustration is no secret; the blame rests with Congress’ months ...

There’s consequences to political decisions

Letters to the Editor

My only requirements of those that represent me be it at the federal, state or local levels of government are evidence-based facts and truth. The Republican party, however, has a more than willing component that has supported, accepted or enabled the unfounded conspiracy theories, ...

Armed forces missing at Capitol uprising

Letters to the Editor

Like many fellow Americans, I watched in horror as our nation’s capital was taken over by a mob of terrorists. I was scared that other nations would see how easy it was to do this and may try to do the same thing in the future. What I could not understand, was where were the armed forces? ...

Joyce should focus on important issues

Letters to the Editor

In his opinion article published in the Altoona Mirror on Dec. 29, U.S. Rep. John Joyce argued for protecting U.S. Democracy. But is that what Joyce is really doing? Joyce and other Republican congressmen have been involved in lawsuits to overturn Pennsylvania’s presidential election. ...

Gov’t has succeeded in terrifying country

Letters to the Editor

A wreath should be placed at the Statue of Liberty. In the United States of America, liberty has died. Are we really the “land of the free?” Oh, we do have some liberty, but for the most part, liberty is dead. How can we say we have freedom when the government tells us how much money ...

Capitol invaders need harsh sentences

Letters to the Editor

It sickens me every time I turn TV on and watch the supporters of President Donald Trump breaking into the Capitol. Everyone that entered the building should get jail time. Like Trump said after the Black Lives Matter march, whoever broke into the stores should get 10 years in jail. ...

Pennsylvanians getting anxious about vaccines

Editorials

People want more information about the rollout of coronavirus vaccines in Pennsylvania. And they want it now. Our readers are complaining they don’t know when they will be able to get the vaccine or even how to sign up for it. Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine told PennLive’s ...

Jewish Federation condemns Jan. 6 acts

Letters to the Editor

We know that we are not alone with feelings of horror, disgust, and sadness after witnessing the assault on democracy and human dignity on Jan. 6, 2021 at the Capitol building and in Washington, D.C. And we feel it is of the utmost importance that we acknowledge and condemn this outrageous ...

Don’t hate players; hate game

Opinion

Many Americans are upset that President-elect Joe Biden has replaced President Donald Trump. For most of them, it’s not that they will miss Trump, it’s that they fear that the size and scope of government will grow so fast that it will permanently change the country they love. And this ...

Four years of Trump more than enough

Letters to the Editor

The election is finally over and the winner is Joe Biden. There were some letter writers trying to undermine voters against Biden. One writer from Williamsburg wrote a scathing opinion against the Democrats and Biden that was full of misinformation and lies. I counted at least 20 lies. ...

Here’s hoping Biden equal to challenge

Other Commentaries

Joe Biden faces many challenges as he embarks on his presidency today, after taking the oath of office at noon. Not since Abraham Lincoln has a president faced a nation so deeply divided. While the issues are different from those in the 1860s, the intense split could result in a kind of ...

Democrats share blame in happenings

Letters to the Editor

I read many critical comments from Democrats about President Donald Trump in the Jan. 15 Mirror. Where were they when the Democrats were telling people to beat up and spit on Republicans, along with President Trump’s staff, this past summer? Where were you when Democrats said it was ...

Government urged to revamp expenses

Letters to the Editor

The government does not design, produce or manufacture anything to make money. They spend money that they take from the citizens. The county commissioners want to tax us again for the lack of money coming from Harrisburg. The county must run like a business. If the money is not coming in, one ...