Letters to the Editor

At one time, the United States of America was the greatest country on earth when measured by a broad range of metrics; an economic powerhouse, a military powerhouse, a university system the envy of the world, the framer of rights and privileges never before seriously considered, and on.

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I am alarmed by the marked increase of COVID-19 occurrence in Indiana County and lack of universal concern and response commensurate with the seriousness of the situation especially since public and economic health are interdependent. Surveillance data strongly suggest that Indiana is on the…

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The Pennsylvania Office of Open Records states, “(t)he Pennsylvania Sunshine Act, 65 Pa. C.S. 701-716, requires agencies to deliberate and take official action on agency business in an open and public meeting.” The Pennsylvania Newsmedia Association states, “The purpose of the Sunshine Act i…

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Donald Trump hit the wall in his quest to make America great again. A virus that he couldn’t spin to his advantage has gotten in the way. It’s not a surprise that he is not qualified to lead an advanced country, especially a free country that has the Constitution and the “rule of law.”

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In the past couple of weeks, we have had two letters that pose a different challenge to current issues. To one correspondent, I would like to suggest that any comparison of right-to-life marches and civil rights marches are false. I sincerely doubt that her friends in these marches have suff…

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I currently attend Indiana Senior High School as a rising senior. As a student and a citizen, I have witnessed the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. While my upperclassmen lost their final seasons and graduation, this is not the end.

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This letter is in response to professional athletes kneeling during the national anthem. I understand that racism exists. But I believe it goes both ways. Don’t tell me one group can be racist and another group can’t. That’s like saying one group of people can murder or steal but another gro…

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The Sunshine Act requires that meetings of elected officials be open to the public, and the reason for that is to ensure that issues of public concern are not decided behind closed doors and without public participation.

Columnists

We are in a period of post-mortem reflection following the time during which racial justice protests were at their most intense.

I find myself in the odd position of being grateful this summer for both Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Donald Trump.

One pretty good forecasting rule for the coronavirus era has been to take whatever Trump administration officials are saying and assume that the opposite will happen.

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden appears to have painted himself into a corner with his promise to select a woman — and apparently from the candidates on his short list, an African-American woman — to be his running mate.

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