Editorials

Finding another Nikki Haley to represent us at UN will not be easy

Some in the White House are not especially fond of Nikki Haley, the former South Carolina governor who became this country’s ambassador to the United Nations under President Donald Trump. Still, there is evidence Trump himself understood her great value to Americans. Haley revealed this ...

State’s gambling revenues need a designated home

In the 2 1/2 months since the Supreme Court cleared the way for states to legalize sports betting, the state of New Jersey took in $1.1 million from its 8.5 percent tax on gambling. That came from $153 million spent on bets and $16.5 million lost by gamblers. Pennsylvania is set to become ...

Political hijinks block plan to cut state House size

Pennsylvania has the largest full-time Legislature in the nation. That means it’s larger than the ones that serve California, Texas, Florida and New York state. That should be all you need to know about a multi-year effort to shrink the number of state lawmakers in Pennsylvania. The ...

Celebrate The Sentinel during National Newspaper Week

After reading Tuesday’s editorial celebrating local newspapers, it is only fitting to highlight our own. Waking up each morning and being able to grab a new edition of The Sentinel is part of a routine many of us take for granted. Because it is the area’s only daily newspaper, we have ...

Hopefully, result of Kavanaugh ascent will scrub ugliness

With the confirmation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh, the Supreme Court has taken a conservative turn that tethers rulings to a strict adherence to the Constitution that we have not seen in a few generations. At the end of a torturous confirmation process, that’s the bare, historic result that ...

Celebrate your local newspaper during National Newspaper Week

Newspapers explore many of the topics that affect your senses. The stories we report may get your blood rushing, wrinkle your brow, inspire you to call a friend about an event or simply entice you to relax and read about your favorite team that pulled out a victory that was destined to be a ...

Progress with North Korea’s dictator

North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un insists he is prepared to scrap his nuclear weapons and, presumably, his intercontinental missiles. But he didn’t say anything about cyberwarfare. Whether Kim will keep his promises about military hardware remains to be seen. Indeed, as President Donald ...

FEMA needs to use common sense when enforcing its deadlines

When will the electricity be back on? Is the water safe to drink? Which streets were damaged so badly they need to be closed to the public? Can school buildings be repaired and reopened quickly? Do any municipal employees need time off to ensure their own families are safe? That is just a ...

Pennsylvania voters deserve better than what they got Monday

Political debates often become a valuable tool for evaluating candidates, including on those rare occasions when truly noteworthy moments emerge. Unfortunately, in Monday’s gubernatorial debate between Gov. Tom Wolf and challenger Scott Wagner, those noteworthy moments came from a man who ...

Without proof of allegations, Senate should move to confirm Kavanaugh

Unless the FBI uncovers facts to back up allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, members of the U.S. Senate should vote to confirm him. The situation is that simple. Senate Democrats who oppose Kavanaugh have perfected the art of the moving target. First, they insisted ...