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Letters to the Editor

‘It’s cheaper to die than to be healthy’

I just had to send an opinion about health care these days. I remember when I was a kid that doctors actually cared genuinely about a patient’s health instead of the coverage and dollar signs. Here I am, 50 years old, and numerous health problems are more than likely going to kill me ...

Trump picks wrong place to give sermon

Last Thursday morning, the president of our beloved country decided the national prayer breakfast was the appropriate place to criticize how people pray. Not only did he choose to criticize how people pray, but he also chose to say whether individuals actually prayed or not when they claimed ...

Recreational pot is dangerous, too

I agree with the commentary last Friday criticizing the use of recreational marijuana. The writer’s concerns are employer related. Mine are everyday concerns. Politicians are usually disconnected from the real world when they pass legislation. On the same Feb. 7 Opinion page, the ...

Remember, gov’t belongs to the people

The United States is a republic. In fact, the United States is not a Democratic republic, but a representative republic. The United States is not a democracy. We hear this all the time, that we are a democracy. But a democracy means one person, one vote. That is virtually impossible in ...

Result of trial shows Trump’s power

Over the past few weeks we have watched Senate Republicans defy our founding fathers to defend the indefensible. We have seen those who refuse to protect us from gun violence based on their interpretation of an amendment to the constitution ignore that very document to protect the president. ...

County better off with Erb in charge

I am a Democrat who voted for Bruce Erb, who deserves to be the chairman of the Blair County commissioners. Erb has vast knowledge on county affairs, proven leadership experience and is fiscally conservative yet demonstrates a balanced approach to meeting the challenging needs of our county. ...