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Sadly, church scandal is not something new

March 12, 2016 People are aghast that priests in the Altoona-Johnstown Diocese have been molesting children for 50 years. more »»

Parties beware: Trip Sanders, Trump at peril

March 12, 2016 So much for the party elites. So much for the super PACs. So much for the pollsters. So much for (many in) the media. more »»

Libertarians need to be realistic

March 12, 2016 In this year’s Republican presidential primaries, Sen. Rand Paul got little traction. In 2012, his father failed. That year, the Libertarian Party candidate, former New Mexico Gov. more »»

Letters to the editor

March 11, 2016 Like Sandusky case, storyline ‘sickening’ It’s taken me two weeks to write this short letter, and it has been gut wrenching to say the least. more »»

Accelerate bill

March 10, 2016 I am writing to request support for Pa. House Bill No. 1041, an act providing legal protections from abusive work environments and for remedies. more »»

Trust in Halvorson too much of a risk

March 10, 2016 Rep. Bill Shuster has earned my respect because he takes action, instead of giving lip service to important issues. more »»

Statute of limitations should be lifted for all

March 10, 2016 I agree that the statute of limitations needs to be abolished, but not just for victims of priests. more »»

Shuster going to bat on health care reform

March 9, 2016 All of us have been impacted one way or another from the devastating impact of Obamacar. more »»

Shuster doesn’t act like true conservative

March 9, 2016 Congressman Bill Shuster’s plan to “privatize” air traffic control by handing it over to the four remaining airlines was a horrid idea even before it was tainted by his dalliances and pleasure jaunt... more »»

So far, Halvorson focusing on attacks

March 9, 2016 Retired landlord and property tycoon Art Halvorson wants to be our congressman, but he has yet to decide what kind of campaign he wants to run. more »»

Sestak has right idea on national security

March 9, 2016 Joe Sestak recently brought his U.S. Senate campaign to Altoona during a statewide tour on foreign policy. As a retired Navy admiral, he is very knowledgeable about national security. more »»

Former coworker believes in McGinnis

March 9, 2016 In a recent letter to the Mirror, Ms. Beth Ann Andrews accused state Rep. John McGinnis of arrogance. more »»

Drivers should go slower on Dunnings Highway

March 9, 2016 I was wondering how to go about getting a speed limit changed? The stretch of Dunnings Highway from Newry to the Duncansville intersection is 45 mph. So that means people are going 50 or more. more »»

McGinnis brings rare combination

March 8, 2016 I’m envious of people living in Pennsylvania’s 79th Legislative District. more »»

McGinnis brings rare combination

March 8, 2016 I’m envious of people living in Pennsylvania’s 79th Legislative District. more »»

Re-elect McGinnis, budgetary expert

March 8, 2016 I have known John McGinnis for six years and have worked with him for the last four years. He is an honest, principled, God-fearing man who does not waiver on issues. more »»

Diocese must work with its parishes

March 7, 2016 I want to thank Bishop Mark Bartchak for addressing the important task of keeping Catholic schools open. more »»

Mental illness must be addressed

March 5, 2016 Another day, another mass murder from a deranged shooter, so now the headlines scream “Gunman hits six.” Well, we have Ronald Reagan to thank. more »»

Preserve right to bear arms

March 5, 2016 I am deeply worried about the attempts to take the Second Amendment right out of the U.S. Constitution (the right to bear arms). Not only am I a member of the National Rifle Association, I am a U.. more »»

Vatican should reconsider finances

March 5, 2016 The current controversy over closing a number of local Catholic schools is interesting to me since part of the reason is monetary. My question is three-fold: 1. more »»

 
 
 

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