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Opinion

Trump is giving us exact opposite of what we need

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: At times like these it would be nice to have a leader that is not a narcissistic, pathological liar that does not read. I do not say this as a partisan, but as an observation of fact. It is shameful that our government wasted valuable weeks or months of preparation, ...

Travel online from home

Local Columns

I’ve waited until the very last minute to write my column this week, hoping that I could share information about the Library’s reopening. Unfortunately, we have received no new word regarding our operating hours or when we may be able to be open again. What have you been doing during ...

Our legacy: Capitalism, not socialism, is our basis

Local Columns

The title of a great book by Todd Andrlik: “Reporting the Revolutionary War; Before it was History, it was News”, has a lot of truth embedded in it, much like the adage, “it’s too good to be true.” But what about when today’s news is history? “History repeats itself.” ...

It is increasingly clear Trump is in over his head

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: President Trump on Sunday rejected calls from governors, hospitals and others to direct companies to ramp up production of critical supplies for the coronavirus fight through the use of the Defense Production Act. Trump argued that he has used the Defense Production Act as ...

Efforts to stop virus are not socialist takeover

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: This is in response to Diane Logan’s March 21 letter to the editor and her ilk. I highly suggest you do some research on the 1918 Influenza pandemic. This is a pandemic. It is not the seasonal flu. It is unlike anything any human under the age of 103 has ever ...

Spending money we don’t have must be the exception, not the rule

Editorials

No doubt some members of Congress had to hold their noses while they were voting for the $2.2 trillion Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act. CARES includes a ton of money for initiatives that have nothing to do with COVID-19. Why on earth did anyone think it was important to cough ...

Services are still here to help senior citizens

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: While all citizens must be concerned about the COVID-19 virus, senior citizens may be the most greatly affected. Mifflin-Juniata Regional Service, Mifflin-Juniata Area Agency on Aging and Call-A-Ride Services (The Care Network) share the concern for ensuring needs of local ...