Editorials

Arming those who serve wherever they work is common sense

It is impossible to say how many members of the armed services would have survived attacks on them during the past few years had they been, well, armed.But Pentagon policy is that service men and women at many facilities, including recruiting stations, cannot carry guns, Americans have been ...

Personal safety is also a matter of personal responsibility

Joshua Newell is lucky his stupidity only cost him $200 instead of an arm or a leg.A certain percentage of idiots like Newell, 35, of Gahanna, Ohio, always have been part of the human race. But use of social media to brag about reckless behavior and to encourage others to take risks is a ...

Action must be taken to save endangered species

An ongoing environmental disaster has not received appropriate attention from world leaders, including both Republican and Democrat presidents and members of Congress in the United States. It is the slaughter of endangered animals. Once they are gone in the wild, many can never be ...

N. Korea could be preview of Iran

A preview of one potential scenario for a Middle East including a nuclear-armed Iran is being provided just a few time zones away, in North Korea.There, U.S. officials, both Democrat and Republican, for decades did little in reaction to North Korean leaders' combination of saber rattling and ...

Open Line

Editor's note: Comments published in the Open Line reflect the views of the caller, and not The Sentinel. Comments are verified when possible, but should be taken as opinion, rather than statements of fact. Comments should be brief and to the point. Longer comments will be shortened. Comments ...

If miners union supports Clinton, it’s voting for its industry’s demise

At the top of the agenda for the United Mine Workers of America's 125th anniversary convention this week ought to be a vow not to get fooled again. Nearly 500 delegates from UMW locals throughout the nation should insist on it."We want to make sure there is a future for coal miners and other ...

Wage hike for fast food workers will lead to fewer fast food workers

It is likely that soon, thousands of fast-food restaurant workers in New York will have a personal understanding of the warning, "Be careful what you wish for. You may get it."State officials have bowed to pressure and agreed that New York's $8.75 an hour minimum wage is not enough for about ...

Kasich a candidate worth considering

For too long, the economy has been the political playground of presidents - of both parties - and many members of Congress. Ohio Gov. John Kasich, in announcing his candidacy for president, proposes to roll up his sleeves and get to work restoring our nation to one where the promise of ...

Attack in Chattanooga proves US lacks defense against ‘lone wolf’

Islamic terrorists in the Middle East may not have an armada of drone aircraft at their disposal, but they kill by remote control just as effectively - perhaps more so - as the U.S. military.How much influence terrorist brainwashers had over the man who killed four Marines and a sailor in ...

Killing coal is the first step down a slippery slope for the EPA

Coal miners and Americans worried about higher electric bills may be wondering when the Environmental Protection Agency will run out of ideas to drive the cost of coal-fired power up. Not yet, the EPA made clear last week.New stream protection rules were announced by the agency, and they target ...