Opinion

‘Editing’ genes in embryos raises several ethical questions

Editorials

Little Charlie Gard has passed away. The 11-month-old British child, center of an international controversy for weeks, was moved to a hospice, where doctors turned off life-support equipment. What if Charlie’s life could have been saved before he was born? Within a few years, it may be ...

America dodged a bullet on health care vote

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Late Thursday night and early Friday morning we as society dodged what would have been a disaster on a multitude of levels as John McCain cast the critical vote to end the GOP attack on the Affordable Care Act. Scores from the Congressional Budget Office indicated the proposed ...

Show these books some love

Local Columns

Here’s a not-so-secret secret. The Mifflin County and Juniata County libraries are running out of shelf space. We only have so many linear feet of shelves and our buildings only have so much square footage. If we don’t manage our collections, print and non-print, we could see ourselves on ...

Trump’s transgender tweet shows he has no clue

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Until military commanders get an order that they can pass down the line of command, they will not be able to implement Trump’s tweet disallowing transgenders in the military. The status quo will remain. This president has no idea how to run a government, no idea how to make ...

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! “Al Franken, Giant of the Senate,” ...

Targeting children with bombs is no way to combat terrorism

Editorials

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s frustration with Maoist terrorists in his country is understandable. When he extends an olive branch, they take bloody advantage of it. Just last week, as peace talks were going on between his government and the rebels, they attacked his presidential ...

Would you rather have subsidies or tax credits?

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: What’s the difference? If you are eligible for a subsidy to help pay for your health care premium, the government pays that amount to the insurer and you pay the difference. If you are eligible for a health care tax credit, it means that you have paid the total health care ...

Conservatives are to blame for decline in values

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: I am writing this letter in response to an article on the Opinion page of Wednesday’s Sentinel titled “Liberal values are bankrupting us.” In the editorial, Star Parker equates liberal values with the decline in the rate of marriage, the decrease in the number of ...

US cannot ignore unrest, turmoil in Venezuela

Editorials

Quite a few countries have shaky economies, with double-digit unemployment, crumbling treasuries and even food shortages. One of them has the largest petroleum reserves in the world. It is Venezuela. Months of demonstrations in the streets have left nearly 100 Venezuelans dead and at least ...

Parade is part of what makes Belleville wonderful

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: The VFW Post 5935 of Belleville has been sponsoring the Memorial Day parade and program in Belleville for 71 years and has celebrated its 71st year of service to the community. The parade and ceremony is the longest, continuous Memorial Day parade and ceremony in Mifflin ...