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Shuster isn’t conservative enough

February 19, 2016 Endorsements are not always what they appear to be. I recently received a political mailing from Rep. Bill Shuster stating that he is supported by Congressman Mark Meadows from North Carolina. more »»

More businesses should offer student discounts

February 18, 2016 More businesses in Altoona should consider giving discounts to Penn State Altoona students with the presence of their student ID because it will boost their sales. more »»

Statistics support raising legal smoking age

February 17, 2016 I agree with the Washington Observer-Reporter’s piece, published in the Mirror, on pushing for the increase of the legal smoking age to 21. more »»

Financial consideration shouldn’t guide divorce

February 17, 2016 I believe it is time for a change to the severely outdated laws regarding divorce and spousal support/alimony pendente lite. more »»

FAIRtax program needs implemented

February 15, 2016 We’ve heard it all before. Most of the presidential candidates promise us, “We’re going to reform taxes.” Some flat-tax enthusiasts even promise us, “I’m going to get rid of the IRS. more »»

Keeping an eye on Obama’s future

February 15, 2016 President Obama has sold out Israel in the past, and especially with the Iranian so-called nuclear deal, and has otherwise ignored Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. more »»

Canoe Creek project a community asset

February 13, 2016 Rails to Trails of Central PA would like to thank PennDOT District 9, Blair County commissioners and Frankstown Township supervisors for their recent financial commitments to make the Canoe Creek... more »»

‘Proactive policing’ being taken too far

February 12, 2016 In the article written by Lauren Handley regarding underage drinking off-campus at Penn State Altoona, police claim that since the beginning of the semester, parties have restarted and the drug and... more »»

President’s clout limited by law

February 12, 2016 American Democracy works as dictated by the constitution of the United States. The president cannot make laws. more »»

Guns’ role in violence cannot be sold short

February 11, 2016 This is in response to Shirley Grenoble’s article commenting on the letter submitted by Matthew Stachmus that the government is out to take guns away from individuals. more »»

‘Honor all servicemen’

February 11, 2016 God bless Frank Benfatta for his letter that remembered the heroic chaplains on the USS Dorchester, Feb. 3, 1943, and for remembering Al Mannochio, also. more »»

Low gas prices have a downside

February 10, 2016 I think that gas dropping below $2 per gallon is not a good thing for the following reasons: First, people are going to want to go out and buy cars because they are thinking, “The price of gas is s... more »»

Fatal crash brought heart-breaking lesson

February 10, 2016 The terrible crash that claimed the life of a young local boy should serve as a reminder to all parents. The front seat should never be used for young children. more »»

Hillary’s candidacy is an embarrassment

February 10, 2016 Being a longtime subscriber of the Mirror, I have read many of Elizabeth Shade’s babblings. Her latest rendering (Jan. 25) is ludicrous drivel. more »»

Shuster governs on behalf of unborn

February 9, 2016 Talk is cheap, especially when it comes from Congressman Bill Shuster’s opponent, who seems to spend his every waking moment in the mud, slinging personal attacks and making abortion political. more »»

Thought of Trump at helm frightening

February 9, 2016 It’s frightening to think that a bombastic former reality show celebrity could now be on the precipice of becoming the next leader of the free world. more »»

Halvorson, not Shuster, is friend of the farmers

February 8, 2016 A recent letter supporting Bill Shuster for Congress expressed Shuster’s support for agriculture. I supported Shuster when he first ran for offic. more »»

Clinton not the answer

February 8, 2016 Hillary Clinton should drop out of the race for president. After all, she has a lot of things against her from the start. more »»

Lack of enforcement worse than cats’ meow

February 6, 2016 I’m writing to personally thank three separate entities that have made my life and my neighbors’ lives somewhat of an ongoing major hassl. more »»

Sharing the blame

February 5, 2016 While I concur with Representative McGinnis’ assessment of the pension crisis that looms, I don’t see how he only blames the Rendell administration for fiscal recklessness in his recent letter that... more »»

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