Opinion

Dream on

Local Commentaries

I was having lunch with a friend the other day when another friend approached our table. She said: “I have to tell you about a dream I had! We were having lunch with Viv and Bob in this beautiful garden!” Viv and Bob were my in-laws and they died several years ago. This woman and her ...

You’re from where?

Local Commentaries

I’ve noticed that when young people introduce themselves it’s by their first names only. I’m always waiting to hear their last name. If I ask them the reaction seems like “Why do you want to know?” I guess I want to know because that’s how we grew up, learning who people were by ...

Meritocracy-Not

Letters To Editor

Dear Editor, Talent is distributed evenly but opportunities are not. If an American inherited wealth, was Caucasian, was the product of generations of stable family life, and was male, he would — in the game of life — be born on base or perhaps have runs already on the scoreboard. Can ...

Readers Speak

Letters To Editor

Opportunities not even Dear Editor, Talent is distributed evenly but opportunities are not. If an American inherited wealth, was Caucasian, was the product of generations of stable family life, and was male, he would — in the game of life — be born or perhaps have runs already on the ...

Our Opinion: Wait and see

Our Opinion

Diplomats in many other countries learned the secret to good relations with the United States years ago: Tell the Americans what they want to hear. So the small victory President Donald Trump has won in the so-called “trade war” he initiated needs to be taken with a grain of salt. Time ...

Readers Speak

Letters To Editor

Entitled or rudeness? Dear Editor, Neither. On 3/21/18, I walked in to a local BBQ restaurant and paid for an order that I had called in earlier for pick up. I was a little early so I had to wait for my food when 3 vehicles pulled up with men from the Refinery that are here to work ...

Our Opinion: Priorities

Our Opinion

Federal officials plan to spend $4.6 billion to battle the opioid addiction crisis this year. That represents a substantial new emphasis on dealing with a very real crisis. But is it enough? Drug abuse is killing about 42,000 people a year in the United States. Yet much more federal money ...

Our Opinion: My mistake

Our Opinion

If you want an idea of the magnitude of the privacy scandal involving Facebook, consider this: There are about 117 million households in the United States, according to the Census Bureau. As many as 87 million people, most in this country, had personal data collected by Facebook accessed by ...

Good luck, job seekers

Local Commentaries

Hey, wanna know what turns me into a twitchy, neurotic pile of unnnnnnngh? Sure you do! You’re disturbingly interested in me. We all know it. It’s fine. It seems like every person who’s ever interviewed anyone, for any job, in the history of ever, asks the same six to eight questions, ...

Pleasantly confused

Local Commentaries

I have the opportunity to sit in on the Interdisciplinary Team meeting for Hospice of Warren County. The typical group includes a doctor, a nurse practitioner, a pharmacist, a dietitian, several RN’s, social workers, counselors, chaplains, and administrative staff members including ...

Our elders

Local Commentaries

A couple months ago I mentioned finding some things that I had put away for safe keeping. Today I am back to one of those ideas. My cousin found this and shared it with me. I read it and put it away for future reference. In other countries the old are revered, but in our country, they ...

Always a choice

Local Commentaries

I'm just curious. Just say you had some pretty strong opinions on fashion, say you even considered yourself an expert on the subject. Does that expertise give you the right to walk up to a total stranger and say, “Hey, those pants make your butt look enormous” or “You might not be aware ...

In response

Letters To Editor

Dear Editor, First, I agree with Lou Dussia about another hotel in Warren. Another hotel is most likely not needed. And Warren County should not pay for another hotel; let the owners pay for their hotel! Also, about the prostitute who has been in the news lately. We should investigate how ...

Our Opinion: A reminder

Our Opinion

Officials in Los Alamos, N.M., have turned down an offer to host a traveling exhibit on a subject both disturbing and important. It was near Los Alamos that, in 1945, a nuclear bomb was tested. That led to the U.S. bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan, that ended World War II. Use ...

Gettysburg

Letters To Editor

Dear Editor, I greatly appreciated Josh Cotton’s moving description of the historical sentiment that engulfs Gettysburg (Diversions, March 3). Though I don’t do detailed research, I have read Stars In Their Courses and wept profoundly at the movie, Gettysburg, both gifts from my son’s ...

Our Opinion: We have to do better

Our Opinion

Some who remember the shock and horror of what happened 50 years ago today, the assassination of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., may wonder how he would view the situation today. He would be enormously pleased at one aspect of the relationship between white Americans and ...

Our Opinion: Finding the key

Our Opinion

London, England, is reminding Americans that gun control does not translate automatically to reducing violence. In London, where firearms limits are far stricter than in the United States, there were 37 homicides during February and March. In New York City, the number was 35. Thirty-one ...

Our Opinion: Made to pay

Our Opinion

Larry Nassar deserves all the punishment the courts can pile on him. The former sports doctor is expected to spend the rest of his life in prison. Equally as despicable are those who knew something was amiss but failed to stop Nassar from sexually assaulting hundreds of college and Olympic ...

Tracy Ridge

Letters To Editor

Dear Editor, In the 513,000 acres of the Allegheny National Forest (ANF), nearly 10,000 on Tracy Ridge are among the most suitable for wilderness designation by the U.S. Congress. A 2006 U.S. Forest Service study was completed confirming this. The proposed bicycle use for the Tracy Ridge ...

On the side

Local Commentaries

I caught a few minutes of a Dr. Phil show the other day. He was talking to a seventeen year old girl caught up in a prostitution ring. She had all kinds of crazy ideas about her self worth and her pimp who “cared about her.” That’s a common theme in these deals. But one thing she said ...