Editorials

Don’t take your freedom for granted

As we do every July 4, today, we as a nation stop to celebrate the anniversary of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence. The words written on that single sheet of parchment paper in 1776 in Philadelphia declared this nation free from the tyranny of the British monarchy and brought ...

Senate is right to end August recess early to help clear logjam of issues

While the rest of us may be thinking of getting in a few last-of-summer days off in August, our U.S. senators will be chained to their workplace, the Capitol building. Normally, members of Congress are in recess during August. But this year, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., has ...

Calls to abolish ICE grow louder from Democrats

After taking on and winning her first race against fellow Democrat and 4th ranking member of the House of Representatives, Joe Crowley, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is giving voice to a growing movement that is seeking to abolish the branch of the Department of Homeland Security Immigration and ...

We are not ‘the media;’ we are human beings, just like each of you

Thursday’s senseless killing of five people at the offices of the Capital Gazette, a newspaper in Annapolis, Maryland, was the latest stop along a dangerous road for the perception of journalism over the past few years. Many folks, with the encouragement of high-profile people including ...

Newsprint tariffs a threat to anyone who enjoys a printed newspaper

Since October 1903, The Sentinel has printed a daily newspaper. That’s nearly 115 years of providing this area with hundreds of editions each year, all designed to keep you, our readers, informed as to what is happening in our corner of the world. And while it’s no secret the newspaper ...

Removal of North’s artillery from DMZ would be major breakthrough

If — and this may be the most critical “if” to occur in diplomacy for many years — North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un is serious about a proposal being discussed now, it could represent a true breakthrough. While most attention during recent months has focused on North Korea’s ...

Getting info from FBI employee on involvement in Clinton case

Among the more intriguing and disturbing bits of information uncovered by the Justice Department inspector general looking into questions about political bias was a revelation — to the public, at least — regarding an FBI attorney. Much of the attention focused on the IG’s report has ...

State budget increase in school safety warranted if focus is correct

Pennsylvania appears to be well on the road to election year budget peace. While we are under no illusions that this goes very far beyond political necessity for both major political parties, we are heartened by one aspect of the 2018-19 state budget. It calls for increased spending on ...

Newspapers remain most credible source of real news

Newspaper staffs across the commonwealth work tirelessly, day in and day out, to deliver fact-based news and information. It is the pledge of dedicated journalists, who are also fellow members of the community, to report real, honest and credible news. In an era of misinformation and fake ...