Opinion

‘Let Freedom Ring’ was simply tremendous

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Wow, they did it again and what a nice way to spend Sunday evening, July 2, sitting with several hundred people on South Main Street in Lewistown in front of the Embassy Theater listening to the Lewistown Community Band present its “Let Freedom Ring” concert. Joining the ...

First Amendment is too critical to be watered down

Editorials

Supreme Court justices, in a long-overdue slap at political correctness, have issued a ruling based so much on common sense and the First Amendment that one wonders why they had to get involved in the first place. First Amendment guarantees of freedom of speech are virtually bulletproof, the ...

Killing businesses one added tax at a time

Editorials

So desperate have some members of Congress become to allow government to continue growing that they are promoting ideas that could kill the very source of federal revenue, the U.S. economy. It had been taken for granted for generations that penalizing businesses for spending money to grow ...

Change to Pell Grants is a good thing — so far

Editorials

Speaking of common sense and the federal government — a topic that sometimes seems all too difficult to discuss with a straight face — a change is being made in the Pell Grant program, which helps low-income college students. Pell Grants now will be available to help with the cost of ...

Compensation, not taxes is what’s unfair

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Many of the 1 percent in America love to complain about the unfair structure of the U.S. tax code. Much of this is a distraction from the realities of executive compensation trends over the past 70 years. According to Bloomberg, in 1950 the average CEO compensation was about ...

It was a great idea at the time

Local Columns

Several months ago I acquired a new hobby. I discovered you could fold the pages of a book to make a neat picture or word. Following the tutorial instructions and making a simple heart led me to believe this new found passion would interest my mother and friend, Barbara. “Really,” I ...

New and popular titles at Juniata County Library

Local Columns

You can find all of these titles at the Juniata County Library. Visit our online card catalog at juniata.sparkpa.org to search today or call 436-6378 to have a helpful library staff member assist you. Take part in our youth and adult summer reading. “Trump: A Graphic Novel” and ...

Something must be done to deal with North Korea problem

Editorials

If there ever was a time when North Korea’s bullying militarism could be curbed without great loss of life, it probably passed decades ago. That should not blind world leaders to the reality that the regime’s lethality grows by the week — and cannot be ignored forever. A new North ...

GOP redistricting is only one piece of the puzzle

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: The June 26 edition of The Sentinel carried a story about redistricting and how the Republican legislature “cooked the books” in their favor resulting in the present Republican edge in congressional seats. There is more involved in redistricting than their statistics show ...

House and Senate Bills 76 are not good for taxpayers

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: The Property Tax Independence Act, House and Senate Bills 76, would eliminate school property taxes by increasing the rates of the state’s personal income and sales taxes. This proposed legislation is not a good idea. Why? This proposed law would send too much tax money to ...