Letter: Pelosi’s drug pricing plan will hurt innovation and access

To the Editor: For people living with chronic illness, daily life can be excruciatingly difficult. But if your child is the one suffering, like my daughter who has POTS, gastroparesis, and celiac disease, life is often challenging because you feel useless. No parent wants to feel like they cannot help their child. Fortunately, our medical researchers are finding new treatments every day. Progress is...

Letter: Houlahan puts party over country on impeachment

To The Editor, Congresswomen Chrissy Houlahan has joined all but two of her fellow Democrats by voting yes on the resolution to “formally” start an impeachment inquiry into the President of the United States. Once again, Chrissy Houlahan has placed party over the people by blindly following Congressman Adam Schiff and Speaker Nancy Pelosi down the “impeachment” rabbit hole.   ...

Letter: Energize PA is an oxymoron

To The Editor, Energize PA, an oxymoron: Are we really serious about combating Climate Change? Why would a bill be introduced that would perpetuate the use of fossil fuels? That’s exactly what we would be doing if the Energize PA package of bills (HB 1100) is passed by providing an $800 billion per project tax credit subsidy for any petro-chemical building project in PA for the next 30 years. It...

Letter: Time to move Pa. toward clean energy jobs

To The Editor, The quest for Climate Change action has reached critical mass with the Global Climate Strike which took place last week.  We can’t depend on the federal government to protect our environment; let’s turn to our own state to start moving away from fossil fuels. By supporting clean energy jobs now while cutting pollution, we can empower workers in the fossil fuel industry to be part...

Letter: In support of Eric Roe

To the Editor: As the November 6th election approaches, I want to put in a good word for State Representative Eric Roe.  In an otherwise polarized and partisan election cycle, Eric Roe has proven that he’s willing to put people above politics. That’s why he’ll have my vote. His leadership against unfair gerrymandering is probably the best example of his integrity. In a world where politicians...

Letter: Are we ‘safe’ with John Lawrence?

To the editor: My name is Sue Walker, and I am the Democratic candidate for Pennsylvania House District 13. I read your editorial assessment of the upcoming election on November 6th  (Chescotimes 7/28/18) with great interest.  You encapsulated a number of issues regarding our nation and state, and you predicted how the election will ultimately hurt the Republican party.  Your piece was quite generous...

Letter: Better laws could have preventing shootings

To The Editor, The gun control debate has been torturing the US for months now. The shootings at the Waffle House and Parkland could have been prevented by better laws and restrictions on guns. The Bump Stock should just be plain outlawed and ARs should have heavy restrictions.    Send article as PDF   

Letter: Barrar voted to silence our voices

To The Editor, This past week our current Representative, Stephen Barrar (R-160), voted to silence our voices. Stephen Barrar voted to pick his constituents rather than let the constituents pick their representative. This is not a new strategy to remain in power. This strategy started long ago, and is most glaringly evident by the old 7th district map. In 2011, when Pennsylvania redistricted the Congressional...

Letter: Turzai rebuts column on redistricting fight

To The Editor, Your recent editorial regarding the League of Women Voters v. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania redistricting lawsuit leaves out some important facts, which your readers should know. Please note that the Pennsylvania House of Representatives passed the 2011 Pennsylvania congressional map by a vote of 136-61, with 100 Republicans voting “yes” and 36 Democrats voting “yes.” Passing...

Letter: Thoughts and prayers are not enough

To The Editor, By now you have heard the sad but all too familiar news of another mass school shooting. This is the 18th school shooting of the year and it’s only February. It seems that our politicians only response to these horrific acts of violence is to offer thoughts and prayers to the victims and their families. While thoughts and prayers are well intended, it is action that is needed to...