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Catholics continuing strong support

December 8, 2015 Bad news typically travels the fastest and the farthest. more »»

Next election will tell

December 8, 2015 What are our elected officials doing in Harrisburg? Our governor, senators and representatives cannot come up with a budget, but they can go after Kathleen Kane, and they can look at pay deductio. more »»

Kindness appreciated

December 7, 2015 Recently, on a Sunday, I had lunch at Hoss’s Steak and Sea House in Altoona. To my surprise, when I went to pay, someone had already paid my bill, including the tip. more »»

Syrian refugees could bring conflict

December 7, 2015 Do you know what treason and eminent domain are? Do you know that in some countries evil and hatred is something to be expected and, most likely, will never change? Millions of legal American... more »»

‘Halfbacks’ will help decide GOP race

December 7, 2015 CHARLESTON, S.C. — Sen. more »»

CAIR: See something, do nothing

December 6, 2015 As news of the San Bernardino jihadist shootings blared on airport TVs, I spotted a TSA monitor flashing the now ubiquitous message: “If you SEE something, SAY something. more »»

The more things change in Middle East, the more they don’t don’t

December 6, 2015 JERUSALEM — More than a decade after my 19th trip to Israel and the Middle East, this 20th visit shows how some things have changed, but the important ones remain the same. more »»

It’s vital to keep ‘freedom from fear’

December 5, 2015 In a recent commentary, Kathleen Parker was questioning the fear Americans are experiencing over the possible arrival of Syrian refugees. more »»

Death rate among pedestrians high

December 5, 2015 Tragically, one-fifth of children under age 14 killed in traffic crashes in 2013 were pedestrians. Older adults are also extremely vulnerabl. more »»

Second Amendment has rightful place

December 4, 2015 Thank God that Dennis Minori and John J. Coyle were not members of the founding fathers of this great nation. Both have recently written anti-Second Amendment letters to the Mirror. more »»

Sandusky not worthy

December 3, 2015 Why on earth would the people involved in the voting to reinstate Sandusky’s pension ever agree to give it back? He may have put the years in to earn it, but it seems to me he was using most of hi... more »»

True appreciation for the military

December 3, 2015 I struggle to find the words to explain how the outpouring of support I personally felt this past Veteran’s Day touched me. I served in the Marines from 1971 to 197. more »»

Second Amendment understanding lacking

December 2, 2015 Second Amendment understanding lacking I read with dismay the comments of Dennis Minori contained in a Nov. 23 letter. more »»

Remind Eich, McGinnis of Pennsylvania heritage

December 1, 2015 Our local legislators, John McGinnis and John H. Eichelberger Jr., have joined the rush to exclude certain immigrants from Pennsylvania. They need to be reminded of our heritage. more »»

GOP leading state on road to disaster

December 1, 2015 Thanks to the GOP legislature, our state is looking at fiscal disaster. New York-based Moody’s credit rating agency again gave a negative outlook for Pennsylvania’s $10. more »»

Shuster record not conservative

November 30, 2015 Shouldn’t the rhetoric, “Proven conservative leadership,” be matched with a record? Instead, our incumbent votes to increase spending and boasts of his compromises with Demo­crats to boot. more »»

Governor, unions ‘underperforming’

November 30, 2015 We knew Gov. Tom Wolf was a joke, but now it’s gone beyond that. His holdup of the passing of a budget has a lot to do with his love affair with teachers unions and public schools. more »»

ISIS has nothing to do with Islam

November 28, 2015 I was extremely saddened and hurt when I found out about the attacks in Paris and Beirut, which resulted in the loss of nearly 170 lives. more »»

The Prophet of Islam counted the killing of a soul among the four major sins in the sight of God and further added that a true Muslim is the one from whose hands and tongue others are protected. These two sayings of the Holy Founder of Islam prove beyond

November 28, 2015 I wonder if anyone in their right mind can explain to me what the price of gasoline has to do with not getting a raise in Social Security. Gasoline is going down by pennies while inflation is raging. more »»

‘1-percent’ shouldn’t be taken for granted

November 25, 2015 As many of my friends know, I am a big fan of Neil Cavuto. Cavuto had a young woman protester he was interviewing about her stated right to a free college educatio. more »»

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