Opinion

New and popular titles at Juniata County Library

Local Columns

With so many good books being released all the time, it can be hard to determine what to check out next. Every week, I offer a run-down of significant releases available here at the library. Visit our online card catalog at juniata.sparkpa.org to search today or call 717-436-6378 to have a ...

Conclusions that have been jumped to are often incorrect

Editorials

So eager have too many Americans become to find people to call evil that we have taken to inventing them. That attitude, a form of aggressive mental laziness, itself is wrong. Thoughtful people — which represents the overwhelming majority of the nation, in our opinion — were reminded this ...

Barring coach from silently praying flies in face of First Amendment

Editorials

The First Amendment states that no law shall be made “respecting the establishment of religion; or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.” It does not say that public school employees are barred from silently practicing their religion just because they happen to be on school grounds and ...

Buchanan gets a lot wrong in recent column

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: I often agree with the commentary of Patrick Buchanan but the editorial that appeared in the Jan. 15 Sentinel contained several statements that I must take issue with. Mr. Buchanan makes the statement that “the Democratic Party is hostile to white men, because the smaller ...

UN’s rotten bureaucracy is to blame for most of its problems

Editorials

Well, surprise, surprise: The World Health Organization is riddled with corruption, racism and sexism, say some United Nations officials. We won’t ask you to pardon us for our sarcasm, because, after decades in which it was obvious some key arms of the UN are rotten to the core, such ...

Santa’s Bookbag is result of hard work of many

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: This year’s Santa’s Bookbag project was very successful due to the hard work and generosity of many people. Working with The Sentinel, the Salvation Army and local Community Christmas Project, we provided books at Christmas for more than 500 children. Each child received ...

Dems deny olive branch during shutdown

Editorials

Once again, Democrat leaders in Congress have made it plain their chief goal is attacking President Donald Trump, not dealing with illegal immigration. Unless reasonable Democrats retake control of their party, that attitude will continue to block progress. During the weekend, President ...

Compromise may be path to progress in Wolf’s second term

Editorials

Gov. Tom Wolf said all the right things at his inaugural address kicking off his second term Tuesday. But the most important words may have come from his political counterpart, Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati, a Republican. Scarnati commented that Wolf has evolved into a governor ...

Meat canning project needs community support

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: On Feb. 11-14, we will hold our 45th Annual Central Pennsylvania Meat Canning Project at the East Derry Fire Company; located at 1800 Glenwood Ave., 2.2 miles north on U.S. 522 from the 322/522 interchange in Lewistown. To date, with your support, we have canned 688,854 cans of ...