Bethlehem Press

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

LETTER

Tuesday, July 30, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

Sense of place, sharing

It was with great excitement that we read this week about several buildings designed by famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright -- including Pennsylvania’s own Fallingwater -- being named World Heritage Sites. Fallingwater joins Independence Hall as Pennsylvania’s two entries on a prestigious global list that includes iconic sites such as The Great Wall of China, the Acropolis in Greece and the Sydney Opera House in Australia.

Another View

Monday, July 15, 2019 by SAMANTHA ANDERSON in Opinion

Women’s soccer team focused on goals, equality

United States women’s national soccer team, USWNT, earned a record fourth title win when they faced off against the Netherlands, the European champions, July 7 for the FIFA Women’s World Cup. This 2-0 win marks the culmination of the immense skill and hard work demonstrated by these athletes over the years.

ANOTHER VIEW

Monday, July 15, 2019 by BERNIE O’HARE in Opinion

Wolf’s end run over voting machines

Last year, Governor Tom Wolf decreed that all 67 counties must have voting systems with voter-verifiable paper trails in time for next year’s presidential election. But on July 5, he vetoed a bill that would help them pay for it because it also eliminated straight-party voting. Now he’s attempting an end run. With no legislative authority, he’s attempting to borrow $90 million through the Pennsylvania Economic Development Financing Authority (PEDFA). Good luck with that!

The Downsizing Decision (nearing 80)

Monday, July 8, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

My house is too heavy –

It’s filled with floors unreached,

rooms unentered;

Closets with doors unclosed

Cover clothes that won’t fit.

My house is too heavy --

It’s filled with books unread,

yet hours of lead,

with shelves that are filled

with the slumber of pills.

My house is too heavy --

It’s filled with settings for eight

when two will do,

with a yard that from inside

seems a mile wide or two.

My house is too heavy --

It’s filled with problems unresolved,

with promises unfulfilled,

EDITOR’S VIEW

Tuesday, June 25, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

With deepfakes on the rise, how will the 2020 election be affected?

“And I will close by reiterating the central allegation of our indictments, that there were multiple, systematic efforts to interfere in our election,” Special Council Robert Mueller said in his now history-making report. “And that allegation deserves the attention of every American.”