Opinion

Climate change is not disproven by daily weather

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: I guess it was inevitable that we would see comments in the Open Line that cast doubt on the science of global warming because of the record breaking cold snap that covered most of the nation for a prolonged period. Despite these freezing temperatures, global warming and ...

Tax cuts for rich will lead only to negative outcome

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: The George W. Bush administration passed two tax cuts for the rich, started two wars, saw the stock market crash, doubled the national debt in two terms and left during the Great Recession when the unemployment rate was nearly 10 percent. Did those two tax cuts grow the ...

Thank you to those who cared for me on Christmas

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: This letter is first of all to say thank you and secondly for the people whom are skeptical about health care at Geisinger-Lewistown Hospital. I am 49 years old and at 49, never in a million years would I have thought this story would happen to me. It happened on Christmas ...

Iran’s leaders are to blame for Iranian protests

Editorials

Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad may have enjoyed a good chuckle over an Iranian official’s warning on Monday. Others familiar with the situation may have thought it less humorous. Iran has been wracked by anti-government demonstrations during recent weeks. On Monday, Foreign Minister ...

Thank you for helping friend through hard time

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: I would like to take this time to thank members of our community and local businesses that recently came together to help a family in need during this holiday season. I work at Country Village Restaurant and Lounge, in Yeagertown with Aly Byler. Aly, a beloved bartender and ...

Talking with North Korea is better than going to nuclear war

Editorials

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has threatened to attack the United States with nuclear missiles, and is testing rockets meant for that purpose. U.S. President Donald Trump has vowed to retaliate, should such an assault occur. So, who’s the bad guy? Who’s the dangerous, unhinged threat to ...

Trump should stand firmly with the people of Iran

Editorials

Iranians demanding both social and economic reform in their country have taken to the streets again. This time, U.S. leaders should not let them down. Massive demonstrations in Tehran and many other cities have been in progress for several days. In some ways, they appear to be a repeat of ...