Opinion

Letters to the Editor

Pruitt unacceptable choice for EPA

Even considering Scott Pruitt for head of the EPA is a travesty. As attorney general, his “leadership” has ripped open Oklahoma land to increasing oil and gas drilling. There has been a 4,000 percent increase in earthquakes in the state over the past eight years with more 900 Richter 3-plus earthquakes in 2015 alone. Should we expand this kind of land use from the “leadership” in Oklahoma to the entire country?

Opinion

A call for being connected with others who are unlike you

In the news as I write this are, among other things, these stories: The Dylann Roof trial for racially motivated murders, the Yazidis being killed in Iraq, the Rohingyas being persecuted in Myanmar and a call to build a wall between the United States and Mexico to keep out immigrants from Mexico and Central America.

Letters to the Editor

Meryl Streep’s embarassing speech

With Inauguration Day fast approaching, I was concerned that my membership in Hillary’s basket of deplorables might be forgotten or at least become irrelevant. But, thankfully, Meryl Streep has refreshed my identity as just another knuckle-dragger with her embarrassing Golden Globes acceptance speech for the Cecil B. DeMille Lifetime Achievement Award.

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Making an educated guess

Congressman Glenn Thompson’s voting record is again laid out in black and white for the public to see. The CDT’s “Roll Call” feature shows a shocking degree of callousness, cruelty and an inability to stand up for ordinary citizens against the orders of his corporate and party bosses.

Letters to the Editor

All hangs in the balance

Any claim that Republicans — who have cheated democracy by gerrymandering their districts to stay in power — have any claim to legitimacy over a duly elected governor who was elected by a majority Democratic state is a lie. Sen. Jake Corman knows this while claiming he speaks for the people.

Letters to the Editor

Discrimination not justified

For several years some business owners and religious groups that own institutions providing services using taxpayer funds (such as hospitals) have claimed that the First Amendment of the Constitution guarantees their right to make decisions based on opposition to behavior prohibited by the owners’ religious beliefs, often calling for laws to protect that right.

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Welcome to fake-news America

On Christmas Eve, Reince Preibus, chief of staff-select, announced the birth of America’s new “king,” metaphorically referencing The Mogul. After blistering criticism, Preibus clarified his reference as Jesus, in the traditionally accepted format.

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Global warming theory ego-driven

To paraphrase, from Michael Lewis’s book “Boomerang,” “The wise man accepts and the unwise man insists.” With the pro-warming theorists now openly calling for imprisonment of anyone who questions them, it is clear that they have veered away from their mission of being impartial arbiters of science who objectively analyze data.

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Police respond to reported shooting

Ferguson and Patton Township police responded to a reported shooting at the Uni-Mart on West Aaron Drive near State College.
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