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Opinion

‘Not stable, not a genius’

Letters To Editor

Dear Editor, Donald Trump is no genius. He peddled fear and hate, then took Russian help. A con-man doesn’t have to be smart, just devious. Trump has all the devious intentions any man could ever have. Plain and simple corruption plus an abundant supply of arrogance. He is a ...

‘Tis the Season

Local Commentaries

It is the season for festive decorations. It is the season for Christmas cookies. It is the season for gift shopping and wrapping and giving. It is the season for holiday gatherings. It is the season for anxiety. It is the season for depression. It is the season for grief. It is the ...

Hearings

Letters To Editor

Dear Editor, The House impeachment hearings, in particular, the testimony of Professors Feldman, Karlan and Gerhardt, made it clear that Donald J. Trump committed several crimes that are impeachable and deserve being removed from office. That, of course, will not happen because a majority ...

Favorite pieces of music

Local Commentaries

We learned all types of music from the classical to the current modern ones when I was in the school chorus. We even sang some carols in foreign languages. That was always a challenge. I am not sure if anyone who spoke the language would have understood us. I participated in the chorus ...

Stereotypes

Letters To Editor

Editor, In the Monday, December 2nd edition, the political cartoon featured on page four was not only in bad taste, but projects an unfortunate stereotype that is manifesting in today’s society. In this cartoon, we see a fat, white, Trump-supporting, gun toating person surrounded by two ...

In response to ‘Our Opinion’

Letters To Editor

Dear Editor: I was pleased to see that Friday’s “Our Opinion” addressed the statements, made by Pope Francis, during his visit to Japan, on the nuclear weapons threat we all live under. My take away on his comments is different than yours however. You brush him off as a naive ...

Our Opinion: Just right, for many

Opinion

We don’t get it. Really. Apparently, according to The Associated Press, there is some sort of stigma attached to those who attend two-year colleges. As the AP reported, a Perrysburg, Ohio, college president decided to do something about the stigma. Steve Robinson, of Owens Community ...

Our Opinion: Had to be there

Opinion

The most effective education on world trouble spots requires going there. So, just before Thanksgiving, a group of members of Congress went to Afghanistan. There, they talked with both U.S. forces and officials and Afghans, including that nation’s president, Ashraf Ghani. Making the trip ...

Buck season reboot

Local Commentaries

Sunrise (today) will open the deer season, ending a long custom in Pennsylvania's outdoors. Since at least the early 1960s, the season has begun on the Monday after Thanksgiving. The board of Pennsylvania game commissioners, responsible for establishing hunting seasons and limits, voted for the ...

A guide around Hiroshima

Local Commentaries

The Japanese promote visits by foreigners to their atom-bombed cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, where some 214,000 perished in the final throes of World War II so that those from abroad can bear testimony to the beyond- comprehension happenings that occurred there. I am sure that such was ...

Christmas books

Local Commentaries

I have many Christmas books. In fact, too many to be able to read them all before Christmas. Each year I pick one or two to get me started. Since I have published my own Christmas book, now, I include that. When I read the book that I published, I remember. Each story has a special ...

Different dimension, same trapline

Local Commentaries

This story began about a week ago at a different junction of the space-time continuum when I went by a different byline. Ok, I screwed up, forgot my own name, thought I was someone else when this story began. And can you really blame me? I am a kid again, going from trap to trap, each time ...

That fateful November day

Local Commentaries

As I began to write this on November 23rd, I realized that there was no mention yesterday of President Kennedy’s assassination in Dallas 56 years ago. For the first time since that black November 22, 1963, I did not hear one reference to the day that changed the innocence of my generation. ...

Winter skeletons

Local Commentaries

This is a revealing time of year. Without the leaves on many of the trees and shrubs, sightlines are longer, that which is hidden forms shadowy outlines and lurking forms. Sometimes it is a downed tree, with roots now reaching toward the sky. Other times it’s a gnarled apple tree, the last of ...

Our Opinion: Free Americans

Our Opinion

Too often, we prosperous, free Americans take our many blessings for granted. Nearly all of us enjoy the material wealth that is the envy of billions of people in other lands. We are free to do nearly anything our hearts desire, as long as our actions do not harm others. Our nation itself ...

A sense of wonder

Local Commentaries

I can clearly remember the first time I found myself in a grove of Giant Sequoias. On the first night of a camping trip, a group of us went out on a night hike under an almost full moon. We had the trail to ourselves and the entire experience was overwhelming in the best possible way. I also ...

Autism, for the record

Letters To Editor

Dear Editor, Autism is not a mental disorder. The National Institutes of Health defines it as follows: “Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a developmental disorder that affects communication and behavior.” A developmental disorder is not a mental disorder and a mental disorder is not a ...

Zionest Cal Thomas

Letters To Editor

Dear Editor, The Warren Times Observer carried an article by Fundamentalist Christian Zionist Cal Thomas on Friday in which he once again put forth the tired, thoroughly debunked argument that the Jewish people have some kind of divine right to land in the Middle East. Zionism is part of ...

Witness intimidation

Letters To Editor

Dear Editor, Yesterday, on November 15, 2019, I and millions of others watched in real time as our President tweeted a threat to the ousted Ambassador to Ukraine as she testified to the conspiracy to get her out of the President’s way so he would be free to bribe the new president of ...