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Opinion

Moving on from wrongs of the ACA

Editorials

Little by little, the bright, appealing shell that is Obamacare is being stripped away to reveal a thoroughly rotten core. More of it was being exposed this week. Former President Barack Obama’s administration went to great pains to shield the truth about Obamacare from the American ...

Congress should shift focus to aid education

Letters to the Editor

President Donald Trump claims that the economy is the “best ever.” This statement may be erroneous. A recent Gallop survey, based on job quality, states that less than half of American workers say they have good jobs. Others state that their credit is so bad that their only option is to ...

Trust in FAA still lacking

Editorials

Over the nearly three months since the Mirror’s Sept. 22 editorial “FAA oversight needs total reevaluation,” there have been a number of significant developments in the deeply troubling saga of Boeing Co.’s 737 MAX jet, which has remained grounded since shortly after the second of two ...

Vets have sacrificed to make country great

Letters to the Editor

Recently we celebrated Veteran’s Day, and I began to do some thinking about all of it. I have no problem with my current president or any other head of our country. However, the phrase “Make America Great Again,” in my opinion, should not just be something that the president should ...

County vets director deserved better fate

Letters to the Editor

I am shocked that the Blair County commissioners have fired Patrick Young from his position as the county’s veterans affairs director. Young is the best helper the veterans have ever had. He is a 30-year veteran and a combat veteran of Iraq and Afghanistan. Young should be reinstated. The ...

School bus safety must be priority

Editorials

State and local police and the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation should not have to remind motorists — or spend time and money posting special signs in specific areas — about the commonwealth’s law dealing with school buses stopped for the purpose of picking up or dropping off ...

Left-wing bashers are unfair to Trump

Letters to the Editor

I read a recently posted letter to the editor that focused on excoriating my president with an attitude that displays ignorance and disdain. I have rated, criticized and graded many reports and documents in my past as required. For the latest letter regarding negative grading of President ...

Adequate networks needed for patients

Letters to the Editor

I read recently that some health insurance policy holders pay more for their medical coverage than they pay for their mortgage. Some policies cost families three or four times more than keeping a roof overhead, but they can still get socked with unexpected medical bills. This happens ...

Trump not the answer, but which Democrat is?

Letters to the Editor

After reading Richard Parker’s letter of Nov. 25 and Martin Baronner’s letter on Nov. 26, I have to say I agree 100% with every single word. There have been quite a few anti-Trump editorials in the past few weeks which I find surprising and encouraging. I don’t know if anyone ever did ...

Hollidaysburg concert deserves curtain call

Letters to the Editor

I just got home from a delightful Christmas concert by the Hollidaysburg Community Chorus and Hollidaysburg Community Children’s Chorus on Sunday, Dec. 8. Sandy Harteis, director, had another awesome concert. The first half of the concert is a lovely cantata by composer and arranger Joel ...

Never stop appreciating contribution of veterans

Letters to the Editor

In 1941, America came under attack, and the “Greatest American Generation” to ever live came to our defense with their unselfish heart to protect and defend their families and our way of life. Pilots flew missions knowing their plane did not have enough fuel to make the return flight. ...

President was right to defend Navy SEAL

Letters to the Editor

This is in response to Richard Parker’s recent letter on President Donald Trump. I read the vitriolic letter, and it seems all Parker does is complain about the duly elected president. We in uniform don’t tolerate being toyed with as in the case of Navy SEAL CPO Ed Gallagher. It’s ...

Keep aging relatives in mind over holidays

Letters to the Editor

During the holiday season, many will struggle with increased feelings of loneliness — especially seniors, who spend more time alone than the average adult. According to Meals on Wheels America, one in four U.S. seniors live alone. Isolation can cause detrimental health issues, including ...

Rosa Parks deserving of tribute

Editorials

We Americans have torn down a lot of statues during the past few years. You know the type: Memorials to military and civil leaders of the Confederate States of America. Perhaps it’s time to switch gears and erect a few new statues. Give credit to the people and public officials of ...

Criticism of Trump has been over top

Letters to the Editor

I have read three letters to the editor recently, two from Duncansville and now one from Loretto, all of which have the same thing in common. They are extremely anti-Trump and contain no facts, just their opinions that appear to come directly from the Democratic party line. Here are some ...

‘May God bless the greatest generation’

Letters to the Editor

Today is the 75th anniversary of the start of The Battle of the Bulge. Called “the greatest American battle of the war” by Winston Churchill, the Battle of the Bulge in the Ardennes region of Belgium was Adolf Hitler’s last major offensive in World War II against the western front. ...

Well being of less fortunate should be focus

Editorials

Current opposition in Pennsylvania regarding the proposed closing of two centers for individuals with intellectual disabilities — Polk in Venango County and White Haven in Luzerne County — is not unique. The announcements in 2017 about the closings of the state centers in Norristown, ...

Answers needed in Florida

Editorials

Until they have answers, the top priority for U.S. intelligence and law enforcement agencies needs to be determining whether Mohammed Alshamrani was a lone-wolf terrorist or part of a larger plot. Alshamrani, an officer in the Royal Saudi Air Force, was being trained at a U.S. naval base at ...

Downtown traffic worth studying

Letters to the Editor

We feel that the message of the Mirror’s editorial on Dec. 6 missed the mark. It characterized the study goal as one to “trap” traffic in downtown in an effort to increase revitalization efforts. That is simply not the case. The goal is to examine traffic flows in and out of the city ...

Criticism of Trump’s crudeness hypocritical

Letters to the Editor

This letter is my opinion of those who write about President Donald Trump’s crudeness. Who are the people padding rappers’ pockets when all they know to extreme and crude vulgarity? Who watches music award shows where the latest winners sing their lyrics that praise Satan and demean ...