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Opinion

Our Opinion: Well-intrenched

Our Opinion

It turns out that hating the United States, Britain and Israel is not just a matter of ideological leanings for some Iranians. It is good business, too. In case you missed it, The Associated Press recently answered a burning (pun intended) question: Where do all those U.S., British and ...

‘Abuse of power’

Letters To Editor

Dear Editor, This is “abuse of power.” When Joe Biden was vice-president, he threatened then Ukrainian President Poroshenko. He told him the Obama administration would withhold one billion dollars of loan guarantees unless Poroshenko fired prosecutor General Viktor Shokin. Shokin ...

Impeachment process

Letters To Editor

Dear Editor, The Republicans complain that the House did not do their diligence in pursuing witnesses and subpoenas during the impeachment, despite the fact that it would have drawn the process out thru mid-summer. They then proceeded to do the same thing in the Senate! The function of ...

Trump

Letters To Editor

Dear Editor, The line of “Bohunks” for the Democrat party left a lot to be desired for the Democrat voters. The fiasco in Iowa proves it. Still trying to guess out Bernie Sanders. Even his followers are on to it. Sanders, Warren and Biden all know to spend money. Together they want ...

Our Opinion: Testing, testing

Our Opinion

These days, it seems as if there is an “app” for everything. But the fiasco last week with the Iowa Democratic Party’s presidential nominating caucuses is a reminder that the appeal of new technology needs to be tempered by concern over reliability. Iowa’s caucus process is the ...

Our Opinion: You may want that shot

Our Opinion

So ... getting more worried by the day about the coronavirus epidemic center in China? Officials report more than 560 deaths among the approximately 28,000 patients with the disease, which has spread to 25 countries. Indeed, a few cases of panic have been reported. In one case, a man ...

I’m the new girl in town

Local Commentaries

I may have been born here, but now I’m the new girl in town. Just a couple months ago, the thought of moving back to Warren had never crossed my mind, but here I am. It’s been 18 years since attending St. Joseph catholic school and running around these streets. There is a sense of ...

Heart Month

Local Commentaries

I think of February as “Heart Month.” Everywhere you look, you will see hearts these days. Although the red, white, and pink hearts have little to do with heart function, they are a great reminder to be kind to one of the larger organs of our body, the heart. The jury is still out on ...

Stealing the ink

Local Commentaries

I am a pen thief. I don’t really mean to be, but acquiring pens just sort of happens. I recently came to the conclusion that it’s part of a pattern that began in childhood – not of theft but of irresponsibility and the semi-comatose state that I have been living for lo these many ...

‘Though much is taken, much abides’

Letters To Editor

Dear Editor: Our country is currently divided on many issues including local control vs. central planning, nationalism vs. globalism, free market capitalism vs. socialism, morality vs. moral relativism, shared values vs. diversity, limited immigration vs. open borders, originalism vs. ...

Our Opinion: Not transparent

Our Opinion

We’ve been round and round on this project at the intersection of Market St. and Pennsylvania Ave. Well, technically, city council made a decision — PennDOT’s option of a roundabout beginning in, last we heard, 2021. But we all know that’s not the final word, as council could now ...

‘Integrity’

Letters To Editor

Dear Editor, It’s not only vividly evident, but outrageously disturbing that the impeachment trial of Donald John Trump by the Senate was not an impartial trial, and equally pernicious. Without relevant documents and key witnesses how, may I ask, can any person decide whether or not an ...

How to avoid broken elections

Letters To Editor

Dear Editor, The national elections started yesterday with the chaotic collapse of the Democratic caucus in Iowa, due to a software failure. As of this writing, Iowa has no results whatsoever to declare. Ironically (and predictably) the problem is due to a desire to get tallies as quickly ...

Our Opinion: Keep talking

Our Opinion

Americans frown on excessive regulations that impose years-long — even decades-long — delays in starting and completing badly needed infrastructure-improvement projects. According to a Jan. 10 Wall Street Journal report, business groups say lengthy mandatory reviews under the National ...

If you can keep it

Letters To Editor

Dear Editor, This was, as you likely know, part of Benjamin Franklin’s response when he was asked “What kind of a government do we have?” at the close of the Constitutional Convention in 1787, at which point he answered “A Republic, if you can keep it.” Oh, well. It was sure ...

Our Opinion: Another Agent Orange?

Our Opinion

The military used open burn pits in Iraq and Afghanistan for years to get rid of all sorts of waste amid warfare. They openly burned everything from chemicals, paint, plastics, rubber and wood to discarded food, medical and human waste, metal and aluminum cans, munitions and other unexploded ...

Why did we ever do away with trains?

Local Commentaries

I learned to love trains from little on. Grandma's house was just a short way from the tracks so we heard the trains. Actually, unless we were outdoors, we really did not hear the trains. I guess we just got used to the sound so we never heard it. I do remember when they went from the old ...

Better accommodations

Local Commentaries

When I was growing up in Erie, our family had properties we were concerned with besides our residence on the city's southwest side. As I now look back on those years, I am somewhat dismayed by realizing that one of those properties was shrouded in mystery. The mystery property was my ...

Roundabout

Letters To Editor

Dear Editor, Finally, common sense has returned to our City Council! Thank you to Christian Zavinski, John Wortman and, of course, Paul Giannini for bringing up revisiting the inane idea of the roundabout. Quite honestly, I was surprised when it was approved last year because of all the ...

Our Opinion: Not our dumping ground

Our Opinion

Clearly, the developed world needs to do more about how we dispose of our trash. Just as obviously, the United States, often cited as the chief villain in that regard, is far from alone. For years, much of the plastic waste disposed of by prosperous countries — even much of that officials ...