Letters To Editor

America first

Dear Editor, Numerous companies have given bonuses and/or raises to employees, as a reaction to President Trump’s tax reform. Some are Apple, AT&T, Home Depot and WalMart. House minority leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) sneeringly dismissed $1,000 bonuses as “crumbs.” She’s ...

Enough

Dear Editor, Here we go yet again. Another school shooting, resulting in 17 lives lost, many others wounded, and so many more deeply traumatized. And this was the 18th such shooting in the last 45 days. Think about that. On average, one every 60 hours. Innocent lives, most of them ...

Trump’s parade

Dear Editor, I know this isn’t an either/or situation, but I’d prefer to see our Department of Defense, which is so well led by Jim Mattis, focus on planning for war, pushing Veterans Affairs to improve, funding military families with good medical and childcare benefits, and honoring ...

Unsportsmanlike?

Dear Editor, I found myself reading with dismay, the story of Monday night’s Warren high school wrestling match. For those of us who enjoyed our Senior year in high school, graduation was a bitter-sweet event. For high school athletes, I can only imagine the emotion of realizing the ...

Not for a lack of trying

Dear Editor, So it is true. Jared Kushner and Donald Trump, Jr.’s meeting with Natalia Veselnetskya in Trump Tower WAS about Russian adoptions. Seems the US put sanctions on Russia after some funny business in Russia involving a US-based investment firm, Hermitage Capital, owned by US ...

Arts in school

Dear Editor, I want to address the school board’s recent decision to remove a number of music, art and library classes from the WCSD curriculum. I will set aside the fact that I have been trained as a music teacher and strictly give my opinion from the perspective of a Warren citizen. I ...

Not the same world

Dear Editor, As much as I hate to admit it, I think Trump has some good points. Why? Because immigration today is not the same as, say, 80 years ago. Back then I was very young. But I remember, in our neighborhood, Italians-Polish-Irish and many others who came here to not only be free from ...

Gun violence

Dear Editor, As I watch a video clip taken during yesterday’s massacre at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida, listen to the screams of terror from the students, and hear the very distinct sounds of the gunfire, I am sickened to the point of nausea and overcome with sadness ...

School shootings

Dear Editor, I’m watching live on TV the second mass school shooting in two weeks. Kids hauled out in body bags and NOBODY gives a sh*t! No congressional studies of the problem, just the same old bullsh*t! “It’s mental illness!” is the same thing you keep hearing. Well, guess what, ...

Liberal views

Dear Editor, To those in society who hold themselves above the rest as its savior: “Political correctness is a doctrine, fostered by a delusional, illogical minority, and rapidly promoted by mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a turd ...

Respect the Presidency

Dear Editor, Now that we have heard from all the Trump bashers, I would like to give a shout to our President, Mr. Donald Trump. He has done more for our country, our military and economy, in one year than any previous President in recent history. Scaling back or eliminating burdensome ...

Foundation

Dear Editor, Is the glass half full or half empty? Democrats say, “empty.” The reason these snot-nose kids can not see beyond the end of their nose, they are Pinochio. Worse, their non-allegiant acts denegrade the Founding Fathers; puzzling, more so, their Father being Thomas ...

Real facts about Nunes Memo

The 2/7 editorial falsely claims the FBI and DOJ lied to the FISA courts to get a surveillance warrant for Carter Page, a known Russian operative. It also falsely claims that the FBI and DOJ concealed from the court where the Christopher Steele dossier originated. Republican representative Trey ...

The Presidency

Dear Editor, The office of president of the U.S. is one of the most recognized positions around the world. It is supposed to be a position of honor, diplomacy, and leadership, among other things. Sadly, the current occupant of the position is probably the most destructive, most unqualified, ...

Duty to warn

Dear Editor, As a retired clinical psychologist with over 30 years of experience, it is truly harrowing to watch our nation struggling to hold together following the election of a man to our nation’s highest office who is so obviously a textbook narcissistic sociopath, and who managed to ...

DAV office move/drivers needed

Dear Editor, I read with interest the news item concerning the suggestion that the “DAV” move to Clarendon. As the Office Manager of the Warren Volunteer Driver Association, doing business as the “DAV Transportation Office,” please allow me to set the record straight. Contrary to what ...

NO

Dear Editor, “I will eliminate two old regulations for every new regulation” was the GOP candidate’s campaign promise, and such was boasted as one of his major accomplishments in the State of the Union Speech. In February 2017, the President signed the order to eliminate Obama’s ...

Torture

Dear Editor, An old fashion torture technique was to have water drip unceasingly on a restrained victims head. We have a current victim, the Republican Party, which is being tortured by the drip, drip, drip of lies from the White House. Perhaps telling the truth would curtail the source ...

Symptom vs. disease

Dear Editor, I was heartened by the letters to the editor in today’s Warren Times Observer (Thursday, 2/1/18), specifically, those written by Dale Buonocore, James McDunn, Michael Casey and Carl Rozelle). So often in the news, residents of Western PA are cited as particularly staunch ...

Dumber

Dear Editor, How much dumber can the USA get? Our infrastructure is a mess, veterans living on the street, our governments are broke, seniors can’t afford medical due to the taxes, and a lot of other people can’t even afford medical care that they need. I pay my bills first then give to ...