Your view: A true view of the national debt

I think it is important to understand the complicated nature of our economy. A recent letter stated, “the national debt went from 10.7 trillion to $ 19.6 trillion during the previous administration.” This infers that it was that administrations policies that caused the increase. That figure is correct if you only look at the deficit […]

Comments - 5:50 pm

Your view: Speed cameras, radar a bad deal

The object of speed cameras and radar is not the facilitation of safe, efficient travel but rather the issuance of as many tickets as possible. First, officials impose deliberately unrealistic, under-posted speed limits on most roads in order to frustrate and criminalize virtually all drivers all the time. The law in Pennsylvania requires that posted […]

Comments - 7:02 pm

Your view: Thanks for help with Toys for Tots

This note is to publicly thank all who contributed to the U.S. Marine Corp Reserve Toys for Tots campaign this Christmas season. This year marked the 13th consecutive year that our store participated in this program. The UPS Store at the Midway Shopping Center also took part in the Marine Corp Literacy Program where every […]

Comments - 5:54 pm

Your view: Trump tax cut will help all Americans

I would like to pose a question to those who think that President Donald Trump’s tax plan will only benefit the rich. Why are you so afraid of economic growth for the United States? There were three major tax cuts in American history. In all cases the result was growth in the economy, middle class […]

Comments - 8:52 pm

Their view: Fight Trump on enviromental issues

Donald Trump has spent 2017 fomenting hate, misogyny, climate change denial, xenophobia and fear. And it was only his first year in office. What will the future look like after a full four-year term? From appointing climate change denier Scott Pruitt as head of the EPA, to announcing his intention to pull the U.S. out […]

Comments - 5:28 pm

Your view: Don’t turn a blind eye to abortion

I was born in 1939. Naturally I do not recall any memories of WWII. I can remember, in my very young years, however, questioning, wondering and unable to understand how the Germans and all others near the crematoriums and horrible death camps did not know — did not respond — that more than 6 million […]

Comments - 8:03 pm

Your view: A Christmas season to remember

We have just completed 2017. I have pleasant memories to relate. I have met and talked to the Polish Pope during his last years of pontificate. We have elected Donald Trump as our president. I became friends with our local Mennonites. During this Christmas season our church group had dinner and fellowship. Each person was […]

Comments - 6:35 pm

A heartfelt thanks and suggestions for the future

To the citizens of Luzerne County: First, and most sincerely, I wish to convey my appreciation for all my supporters and those who voted for me to serve on the Luzerne County Council. I have fond memories from knocking on doors throughout Luzerne County. I listened to the citizens and their concerns. I made a […]

Comments - 1:57 pm

Your view: Christmas is a holy day, ‘pure and simple’

Yes, Virginia, there is a Christ Child; although, there are those among us of a worldly mind who would have you believe otherwise; who concede that while Christmas is an occasion of merriment and festivity, it is, after all, that and only that; a holiday, pure and simple. Yet, before there was tinsel or trim, […]

Comments - 11:40 am

Your view: Duo did not represent whole Jewish community

I would like to clear the air and enlighten those who have read the opinions of attorney David Schwager and Dr. Matthew Berger on the front page of the Times Leader. The Middle East is a very complicated political chess game of life and death. Every person killed, every Israeli settlement, every Palestinian rocket, every […]

Comments - 5:57 pm

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