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Opinion

Impeachment marks sad day

Letters to the Editor

I had a friend of mine ask me a couple weeks ago why I haven’t written any letters to the editor lately. Well, my response was that the last time I wrote a comment, I received a letter in the mail threatening myself and my family. So much for the party of tolerance. Wednesday, Dec. 18, was ...

Abuse of power dooming Trump

Letters to the Editor

In looking back years from now at the impeachment of President Donald Trump, historians likely will not consider the unemployment rate, the canceling of executive orders that inhibited business growth, the appointment of conservative judges and justices, the stock market, the tax cut, the ...

You shouldn’t be taxed on what you already own

Letters to the Editor

Can somebody please explain to me why I am paying taxes on property that I own free and clear? If someone owns a property that is not being used for profit, then they should not have to pay taxes on this property. Why can’t our politicians figure this out? Someone please give me a good, ...

McConnell, not Trump, is country’s real danger

Letters to the Editor

With all the rage on both sides, there is a simple answer: Vote them all out. From Trump on down, everyone must go. We need a whole new House and Senate. Each member fears the next election, so let’s make it a self-fulfilling prophecy. Vote everyone out so we can get a fresh start. I know ...

New year brings new hope, opportunity

Editorials

In these early hours of 2020, memories of the dismal 12 months of 2019 should be the basis for strong will and incentive by individuals and leaders alike to make this year much better than the one just completed. Whether that will be possible, with the divisive presidential election campaign ...

Let’s hope 2020 makes better year

Editorials

The year that is about to end will be recorded as one of disgust, frustration, sadness and madness — one justifying fear about how it might impact 2020 and beyond in a negative way, both domestically and internationally. Few need to be reminded of all the reasons. Even 10 editorials might be ...

Dems need to stop working vs. Trump

Letters to the Editor

You can’t open your newspaper or turn on the TV without seeing and hearing the far-left liberal socialist Democratic Party still kicking and screaming about the 2016 election. Leading up to Nov. 6, 2016, Hillary Clinton, the Democratic Party and all the far left, fake news media were ...

Trump more than earned impeachment

Letters to the Editor

America has entered another chapter of history that no real American would relish, but this one is necessary for the survival of our Republic/Democracy. It has become apparent that Donald Trump does not know what his limits are. He has said Article II of the constitution means that he can ...

Fire leaves important lessons

Editorials

The blaze that destroyed the residences of at least 12 families on Dec. 13 at Country Club Terrace Apartments on Brush Mountain Road — displacing initially 24 families — garnered the considerable news coverage that the tragic incident merited. True, the fire was a Blair County story. ...

Editorial sells short role of free press

Other Commentaries

By Andrew Leheny I have serious concerns regarding the Mirror’s Dec. 22 editorial “Impeachment doesn’t deter Trump support.” Our Founding Fathers demonstrated clearly the importance of a free press to our nation. Their incorporation of a free press within the First Amendment of the ...

Pope should stay out of political business

Letters to the Editor

Pope Francis will most certainly go down in history as the world’s first “Woke Pope.” When he’s not rambling on about climate change or threatening eternal punishment for “sins against the earth,” he’s railing for open borders and no walls. Most recently, he compared ...

Defining a president

Letters to the Editor

A truly terrible president is concerned only with the next election. A truly great president is concerned with the next generation. Don Sheridan Cresson

Address juvenile system

Editorials

“Revamp” might be too strong of a word for describing the mission of a soon-to-be-formed three-branch task force that will be examining Pennsylvania’s juvenile justice system over the next approximately 11 months. One definition that Webster’s dictionary provides for that word is ...

Impeachment process lacks reason, evidence

Letters to the Editor

Even though loud voices are insisting, is it in the best interests of any democracy to deny the rights of whistleblowers? If so, then it should be applied at all levels: All employers should be entitled to the names of anyone making complaints. And the press deserves strong criticism ...

Dems leaders stirring memories of ‘Popeye’

Letters to the Editor

Well, as we all know by now, the three stooges finally feel good having made fools of themselves. They just couldn’t handle President Trump beating Hillary Clinton. Well, he did, and he would definitely do it again. Those three stooges meaning Nancy Pelosi, Adam Schiff and Jerry Nadler ...

Adding some facts to writer’s opinion

Letters to the Editor

I am responding to the recent letter by Earl Thomas regarding previous letters to the editor that were critical of President Donald Trump. Based on Thomas’ letter, facts are important to him. He touts one of the lowest unemployment rates in history. The fact is that the unemployment ...

Embrace faith, trust today and every day

Editorials

Last evening, while many children were awaiting the news from NORAD that radar and satellites had observed a sleigh-like object leaving the North Pole, their parents or guardians were making final preparations for the most important aspect of today’s Christmas celebration — the ...

‘Open your life, home to goodness’

Editorials

On this Christmas Eve, it is important to remember that the political controversy in which this country is mired should not be permitted to ruin the holiday season that is upon us. During the coming days, be sure that any agitation, bitterness or divisiveness you might harbor, stemming from ...

Sir Skate still holds many fond memories

Letters to the Editor

As of next year, Altoona’s last roller skating rink, Sir Skate, will be closed for 20 years. Yes, you read that right — 20 years. Anyone under 30 at this point has probably never even heard the name, but those of us who have been around since the 1990s and back have very fond memories of ...

Trains chug with enduring appeal

Opinion

There’s an excursion line operated by the Everett Railroad that makes regular runs out of Hollidaysburg. You ride in restored vintage passenger cars pulled by No.11, a coal-fired steam locomotive built in the 1920s. Chugging along on an old track through narrow ravines and deeply wooded ...