Opinion

Pope & Obama

Letters To Editor

Dear Editor:P&O (Pope & Obama) equals po, equals poor. It's damned disgusting these two talking down to Americans the very grit of which has made the United States of America the greatest country the history of civilization has ever seen, at least in the last 12,000 years. The ...

N. Warren vandalism

Letters To Editor

Editor,In 2007 the North Warren School was razed using donated funds. The ground was leveled and prepared for a community park.A brick memorial arch built by a church member faces South State Street. The concrete numbers removed from the North Warren School are incorporated into the design. ...

Our Opinion: Get real

Our Opinion

How do you say "get real" in Russian? One wonders whether the answer might have been had Monday, when President Barack Obama met Russian leader Vladimir Putin at the United Nations.Both men delivered speeches before the U.N. General Assembly. Afterward, they met privately to discuss Syria. ...

Our Opinion: Another red line

Our Opinion

Russian leader Vladimir Putin is more than willing to let others take care of business for him. He doesn't even mind if they get credit for doing so.So it should tell Americans something that Putin is sending military hardware and personnel to Syria to help that country's dictator, Bashar ...

That little girl … completely enthralled

Local Commentaries

This column almost ran before I actually went to see Mercyhurst women's hockey play the Buffalo Beauts of the newly formed National Women's Hockey League.I'm glad that it didn't get published.Look, we've already established that I'm a hockey junkie. The guys in the office give me flak because ...

Hooktown thank you

Letters To Editor

Dear Editor:The second annual Hooktown Holidays Inc. Charity Garage Sale was held Sept. 19. In spite of a last-minute change of sale locations and the rain, the sale was a huge success. Thank you very much to those who attended our sale and supported Hooktown Holidays as we continue to reach ...

Our Opinion: Where’s the ‘verify?’

Our Opinion

It is highly doubtful the FBI, on the trail of a terrorist bomb-maker, would ask him to provide samples of the wood from his basement workbench to be tested for traces of explosive materials. He could wipe a little oil and sawdust onto a just-purchased board, hand it in and walk away.But the ...

Whom do you believe?

Letters To Editor

Dear Editor:Responding to the 9-15 "Our Opinion: Keep 'em coming" and the 9-16 "More idle threats," I would say that while Obama sometimes engages in obfuscations like "...political solution that's ultimately needed to bring peace back to Syria," the U.S. government as a whole over the course ...

So-called direction of truth

Letters To Editor

Yesterday, a man taught from the gravestone of philosophy which has been declared dead by a leader of the death cult in science, forcing me into writing this letter. Science is now a practice so politically active that it forgets its own teachings daily. It now hails to something more akin to ...

You are not Forgotten

Letters To Editor

The 3rd Friday in September is a day set aside by congress to honor and remember those Americans who were and still are Prisoners of War or Missing in Action. Although it is not a federal public holiday it is a national observance. It is not only our duty but our responsibility as Americans to ...

Caving in to political correctness

Letters To Editor

Editor,Donald Trump has taken a lot of flak recently for not correcting a man who said the President is a Muslim. I have heard countless pundits, talking heads and other Republican candidates give their opinion of how Trump should have responded. The key word from every one of them is that the ...

Bravo, nurses

Letters To Editor

Dear Editor,About Warren General Hospital Nurses:I am writing to you today for good reasons. It is about the quality of care I received as a patient at Warren General Hospital (WGH). This past July I was very ill and admitted by WGH Staff. I was seen first by the wonderful and caring Emergency ...

Our Opinion: Go get your flu shot

Our Opinion

If you are like most people, you buckle your seatbelt when you get in a car or truck. After all, with about 33,000 traffic deaths each year in the United States, there's no sense taking chances.So ... Gotten your flu shot yet? Why not? Influenza kills about 24,000 Americans every year.If you ...

Our Opinion: Enough already

Our Opinion

The fact that newspapers are even writing articles like "State budget standoff not problem for WCSD yet - Cash-flow problems won't hit until Jan. 1," is ... pathetic.How about this one: "Erie board gives (superintendent) Badams authority to close schools if needed."That was in the Erie ...

Church/state

Letters To Editor

Dear Editor:Voltaire, 18th Century French philosopher, "Anyone fool enough to believe what religions teach should not be surprised when said foolishness comes under attack." Charlie Hebdo, Paris, France, under terrorist attack, 01-18-15, "When faith gets entangled in the political world, expect ...

Our Opinion: ‘Please eliminate three’

Our Opinion

After watching the Republican debate last night, we've found ourselves feeling a little like Abraham Simpson, father of Homer Simpson, and patriarch of the Simpsons, on Fox.During the fourth season of the iconic television series, in an episode called 'the Front,' Bart and Lisa Simpson use ...

Our Opinion: A losing proposition

Our Opinion

For decades, with both Democrats and Republicans in the White House, North Korea's supremely brutal family dictatorship was able to get away with military blackmail. The U.S. response to Pyongyang's saber rattling often was aid to the regime in the name of "engagement."Now, North Korean ...

Our Opinion: More idle threats

Our Opinion

Ho-hum. Another day, another meaningless warning from the American president. That may well have been Russian leader Vladimir Putin's reaction to the most recent complaint from President Barack Obama about Russian involvement in Syria.Moscow is sending new military equipment and troops to ...

9/11 ceremony

Letters To Editor

Dear Editor,We are in big trouble. After seeing 9/11/2001 in the news, the REPEAT of the horror on this 14th anniversary, there is an ongoing threat that we are living under constantly, still of the same... or worse... from the very mouths of the enemy.Last night I went to the most incredible ...

1st Amendment

Letters To Editor

Dear Editor,Two issues on the same page of the 9/14/15 issue of the WTO caught my attention and prompted this letter.The first was the "Our Opinion" editorial criticizing planned "draconian" EPA regulations (which certainly seems to be a recurrent theme here recently) limiting toxic emissions ...