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Letters to the Editor

Democracy is under attack – from the left

To the editor: Article after article, week after week blames everything from world conflict to the end of democracy on President Trump. This is from a Democratic Party who is still reeling from Trump’s victory in 2016. Initially they threw a collective temper tantrum by starting the ...

Previous letter writer answered own question

To the editor: Michael Spahr, on June 1, asked (then answered) the question “Why?” Why do we “blanket it as ‘systemic’” you ask. Well let me explain how your very next sentence, “These types of incidents you cite have been going on for decades,” answers your question. First ...

Why do people still believe Trump won?

To the editor: A present day phenomenon is how anyone could believe former President Trump’s claims that he won the 2020 presidential election by a landslide. He is the least popular president in recent history, having lost the 2016 popular vote by almost 3 million votes. Polls throughout ...

Heartfelt thanks for embracing our daughter

To the editor: Along with many of you, I had the good fortune of being born and raised in Juniata County, graduating from Juniata High School with my twin sister in 1985. After our Penn State graduation in 1989, my husband and I moved to the Lake Charles area of Louisiana where we have made ...

As my dad says, we are beating a dead horse

To the editor: Thank you Mr. Becht for your eloquent yet conflated resignation. If common sense was a commodity I would buy you some. Alas, it is not. In the spirit of decorum and fairness to one’s opponent I hope you can one day see the fault in your delusional reasoning. We are on ...

Thank you for support of recent event

To the editor: Bugles Across America, sponsored by the American Revolution Round Table of Central Pennsylvania, had its inaugural event for the National Moment of Remembrance at 3 p.m. on Memorial Day, May 31, 2021 at the Old Courthouse on Monument Square in Lewistown. Taps were sounded by ...