Opinion

Justices should toss Democrats’ phony ‘gerrymandering’ lawsuit

Editorials

If you can’t win, change the rules. Democrats and progressive activists are joining forces to urge the U.S. Supreme Court to interfere in how election districts are drawn in all 50 states. In Gill v. Whitford, they’re challenging how Republican lawmakers in Wisconsin drew the state’s ...

Dress code quabble in the state House shows misplaced priorities

Editorials

For those who are keeping score of such things, today is Sept. 15 or 77 days since the fiscal year began on July 1. Why is that significant? Mainly because our state legislature in Harrisburg has yet to figure out how to pay for a spending plan it passed not quite three months ago. And as ...

Recent rebuttal was misguided, distorted

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Mr. Leonard Earnest’s memories of the election are heavily biased and quite faulty whether by his own view or skewed through media distortions. Ms. Clinton did not attack all of Donald Trump’s supporters as deplorable. And the accuracy of her comments has been proven in ...

A better system of granting security clearances is sorely needed

Editorials

Certain positions in government involve handling of sensitive material. To get such a job, one has to obtain security clearance. How deeply investigators look into one’s background depends on the level of clearance required. It can require as long as 10 months to be approved for ...

Volunteers made park improvements possible

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Thank you to all involved with the improvements at the Mifflin County Youth Park. Last year, Jen Fleck, county 4-H agent, applied for a grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture to make improvements to a portion of the livestock barns at the park. We were approved ...

Making sure credit is given where credit is due

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: I am so grateful for all the press that the Lewistown Sentinel has given the Adopt-a-Planter program this year, and last week’s editorial (“Downtown Lewistown planters blooming with civic pride”) is no exception. I am especially pleased by the Jim Tunall mention. He was ...

Equifax hung everyday people out to dry after data breach

Editorials

Financial services companies assure us they will handle the confidential information they often demand from us responsibly and securely. As many Americans have learned from data breaches in the past, those are promises not always kept. Now Equifax, the giant credit reporting agency, has made ...

Those who voted for Trump had many good reasons to

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: I would like to answer Mrs. Cunningham’s letter about why voters supported Trump over Mrs. Clinton in our last election. (Editor’s note: This letter is in response to the letter “When we vote it should be for more than a letter” by Vicki Cunningham, published on Sept. ...

Never take tomorrow for granted

Editorials

Today marks the 16 year anniversary of the tragic events of Sept. 11, 2001. On that day, terrorists used hijacked airplanes to bring down the north and south towers of the World Trade Center in Lower Manhattan, and also heavily damaged the Pentagon outside of Washington D.C. As bad as that ...