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Editorials

Taking liberty in the name of safety leaves us without liberty or safety

More than a million people in our country are “known or suspected” terrorists, according to the government, in a claim that reaches astronomical heights of imbecility. It makes sense for U.S. intelligence and law enforcement agencies to maintain a list of people who truly pose threats to ...

US should stand ready to help those devastated by Hurricane Dorian

What happened to people in the Bahamas over the past several days is difficult to comprehend. For a full day and a half, Hurricane Dorian parked itself directly over Grand Bahama and Abaco islands. Sustained winds as high as 185 mph, torrential rain and 20-foot storm surges brutalized our ...

Visitors bureau, chamber work hard to make our region a better place

Among the seemingly-more popular pastimes of at least a segment of the local populace is complaining there’s “nothing to do here.” Clearly those people have never seen “The List,” which is published every year in The Sentinel and will be this year on Saturday in our Living ...

Lawmakers need new approach to Pa. road woes

It seems appropriate that the political division responsible for the Pennsylvania government’s inertia often is described relative to Interstate 80, which divides the state roughly in half as it runs from east to west. Political analysts often talk about issues regarding their impact ...

Ryan’s plan to tax retirement income needs to be deep-sixed

State Rep. Frank Ryan, R-Lebanon, does not advocate taxing retirees’ Social Security benefits to help boost Pennsylvania’s coffers. However, he is wrong in advocating that those former workers, who paid taxes that helped keep the state government afloat throughout their employment years, ...

Freedom-loving Americans should support Hong Kong protestors

Let us hope and pray the world is not about to witness something like what happened 30 years ago in Beijing. If it happens again, this time in Hong Kong, there will be absolutely nothing the United States or anyone else can do to stop it. During late spring and early summer in 1989, an ...

Math for Sanders’ version of ‘green new deal’ simply does not add up

One need not be a fan of fossil fuels or of reasonably priced electricity generated by them to roll one’s eyes at Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders’ version of the “green new deal.” Sanders has released his “climate plan.” It envisions spending $16.3 trillion in ...

Message from Trump administration about marijuana use is right on the money

As more and more U.S. states look to decriminalize recreational marijuana use, which also seems to become more socially accepted every day, we are in agreement with an announcement made Thursday by the Trump administration highlighting the dangers of using cannibis, especially adolescents and ...

Racism exists in this nation, yes, but it is not ‘institutional’

Despite comments by Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden this week, racism is not an “institutional” aspect of life in the United States. But it does exist — and that simply is unacceptable. We as a people need to do more to stamp it out. No form of bigotry, including the ...