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State gov’t officials should lose their jobs

March 30, 2016 It is time for us to take back our rights. The current state government officials are not fulfilling their duties that they were were elected to do. more »»

Among politicians, McGinnis is rare breed

March 30, 2016 I am writing this letter to express my thanks to our state Rep. John McGinnis for the promises he made and kept to all his constituents in the 79th District. more »»

Candidates are ‘Wall Street Muppets’

March 30, 2016 Four of five presidential candidates cloak themselves in morality and, in fact, they are neither moral nor patriotic. They are power hungry, warmongering, manipulating, masterminds of malefice. more »»

Shuster has lived up to word, deserves vote

March 29, 2016 Congressman Bill Shuster has earned my vote in the upcoming April primary election. He has earned my vote because of his solid credentials in the areas of job creation and fiscal conservatism. more »»

Law enforcement deference ‘inconceivable’

March 29, 2016 How evil and devastating that judges, district attorneys and law enforcement yielded the rule of law to the Catholic hierarchy on reports of child sex abuse by the clergy. more »»

McGinnis displays admirable qualities

March 28, 2016 Election Day is our chance to continue making a positive impact on our state government. We grumble about politicians. more »»

Public schools can boast, too

March 26, 2016 Over the last several months, the ads in our local area, touting the advantage of private school education over public school education, disturb m. more »»

Re-elect McGinnis

March 26, 2016 John McGinnis has worked relentlessly to cut wasteful spending in Harrisburg in an effort to reduce our tax liability. more »»

‘Praying for victims is no longer enough’

March 25, 2016 I am certain we all share a profound grief for the victims of child sexual abuse in the Altoona-Johnstown Diocese. I grew up in Altoona and was a parishioner at Our Lady of Lourdes. more »»

McGinnis working for the taxpayers

March 25, 2016 In Pennsylvania, we have 203 state representatives. One of these is state Rep. John McGinnis of the 79th District. more »»

Scandal hasn’t shaken belief in higher power

March 24, 2016 This is a reply to the “Blind Faith” letter by Elizabeth Shade, the moral authority of Altoona and surrounding areas. more »»

McGinnis represents 79th District’s interests

March 24, 2016 On April 26, my vote will be for Rep. John McGinnis of the 79th District. I have known McGinnis for many years, and he is a man of his word, a man of integrity. more »»

Sestak has shown he has heart for job

March 24, 2016 Former Gov. Edward Rendell, speaking at the inauguration of PA Supreme Court Justice Dougherty, advised voters to vote for candidates able to do the job who have hear. more »»

Capable leadership doesn’t include Trump

March 24, 2016 Hardly a week goes by without presidential candidate Donald Trump’s provocative antics capturing the headlines for all the wrong reasons. more »»

Student housing offers unique challenges

March 23, 2016 Penn State Altoona and its students are an integral part of the city. The Mirror reported on the efforts of students Austin Fink and Dave Stewart to become involved in city government affairs. more »»

Shuster hasn’t managed immigration problem

March 23, 2016 We are a nation of immigrants. However, immigration must be reasonable. Congressman Bill Shuster has let things get out of control. more »»

Versatile McGinnis ‘rarest of politicians’

March 23, 2016 In this day and age when our political choices appear to be limited to the evils of lessers, when at every election we are seemingly forced to choose between either demagogues or professional... more »»

Sestak shows willingness ‘to fight for what’s right’

March 22, 2016 Since 2009, Joe Sestak has exhibited two characteristics which compel his election to the U.S. Senate, unique knowledge coupled with an unimaginable work ethic. more »»

Gesture appreciated

March 22, 2016 I want to thank the kind lady ahead of me in the drive-through window at the Chestnut Avenue Taco Bell on Saturday, March 5, about 4:30 p.m. who paid for my meal. more »»

McGinnis the choice

March 22, 2016 John McGinnis is an absolute genius when it comes to finance. He is spot on as far as pension reform. When the time comes for him to leave office, he should definitely become a lobbyist for financ. more »»

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