Editorials

Understanding human tragedy of nuclear warfare is important

Officials in Los Alamos, N.M., have turned down an offer to host a traveling exhibit on a subject both disturbing and important. It was near Los Alamos that, in 1945, a nuclear bomb was tested. That led to the U.S. bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan, that ended World War II. Use of ...

Eliminating Islamic terrorist groups needs to be a top priority

Middle Eastern nations clearly are ground zero for Islamic terrorism. But it is a plague in other regions, too. On Sunday, Boko Haram terrorists staged attacks in two villages in northeast Nigeria. At least 15 people were killed. More than 80 were wounded. It could have been worse. ...

50 years after MLK’s death, we have come far but have long way to go

Some who remember the shock and horror of what happened 50 years ago Wednesday, the assassination of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., may wonder how he would view the situation today. He would be enormously pleased at one aspect of the relationship between white Americans and ...

Sinclair’s message was much better than method used to deliver it

We at The Sentinel know that some of the things you read online are not accurate, perhaps even untrue. We work hard to deliver news that meets a high standard. And if we fail to do so, we encourage you to let us know. Does this seem like a terrible thing to say? The detractors of Sinclair ...

Empowering girls to dream big can change the world

If you’ve never seen the movie “The Right Stuff,” I encourage you to do so. But while you’re watching, take note of one of the most significant aspects of the story. It’s about America’s first corps of astronauts. All seven were men. It wasn’t until recently, via the book ...

Columbine providing real lesson, options for schools nationwide

Regardless of people’s viewpoints regarding last weekend’s March for Our Lives rally in Washington, D.C., as well as similar rallies held in other locales across the United States, it would do well for them not to ignore what’s happening in the school district that was the scene of the ...

Those who knew of Nassar and did nothing allowed him to victimize others

Larry Nassar deserves all the punishment the courts can pile on him. The former sports doctor is expected to spend the rest of his life in prison. Equally as despicable are those who knew something was amiss but failed to stop Nassar from sexually assaulting hundreds of college and Olympic ...

Trump’s trust in Kim Jong Un is misplaced

Diplomacy often is the art of saying things you don’t mean, in order to put an opponent off guard or ingratiate him to you personally. Let us hope President Donald Trump was engaged in such a manipulative technique in a tweet he issued Wednesday. It appears Trump and North Korean dictator ...

Park owners, ride operators must put safety of guests ahead of all else

During the Ohio State Fair in Columbus last year, a thrill ride, the Fire Ball, broke apart. Several people were injured. An 18-year-old man was killed. The previous year, a water park in Kansas unveiled a 17-story water slide. A raft carrying a 10-year-old boy down it went airborne. An ...

Fatality, while tragic, should not mean an end to advancement

One of those “self-driving” cars struck and killed a woman in Tempe, Ariz. last week. She was crossing the street when she was struck by the vehicle, which was traveling at about 40 mph. Police said the vehicle, with a human in the driver’s seat but not operating the controls, did not ...