Opinion

There’s a big difference between Nazis, opposition

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: A few weeks ago, I wrote you a letter concerning the removal of Confederate statues. As I am both passionate about this subject and given to verbosity, it was, I guess, too long to print. I assumed the subject would quickly lose its currency and my thoughts would no longer be ...

Trump’s ‘brinkmanship’ is actually an ultimatum

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: I take exception with The Sentinel editorial of Aug. 12 — Headline: Brinkmanship with North Korea will lead nowhere positive. This wording, in my estimation, is a veiled insinuation that our government, e.g., President Trump, is engaging in brinkmanship with ...

Our nation must denounce bigotry, unite as one

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Every governmental body, every church, every civic leader must denounce the bigotry, hatred and evil that is strangling our great nation. More importantly, each of us needs to act positively to reunite as one. Marshall Hartman Lewistown

Do your best to experience the eclipse — without your phone

Editorials

A truly rare event is happening Monday afternoon, one that has not taken place in nearly a century. The moon’s orbit will place it directly between the sun and the Earth, causing a total solar eclipse. That alone doesn’t make it such a rarity. The fact that it will be visible from coast to ...

Violence in the name of hate is truly ‘deplorable’

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Recently at the Mifflin County Youth Fair the GOP was identifying itself as “Home of the Deplorables. And at the Huntingdon County Fair they were giving out balloons saying, “I’m a Little Deplorable.” Apparently, this was an attempt at poorly conceived humor and ...

White supremacists have no place in civilized society

Editorials

By now you’ve undoubtedly heard about the horrific events that unfolded this past weekend in Charlottesville, Virginia. Several people were killed or seriously injured as violent clashes occurred when white supremacy groups like the Ku Klux Klan and other so-called “white nationalists” ...

Thank you for making National Night Out great

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: On Tuesday, Aug. 1, the Borough of Lewistown’s Southside Neighborhood Block Watch Group in conjunction with the Lewistown Police Department, held its annual National Night Out event for 2017. The event which was held at Rec Park, brought together numerous representatives ...

Brinksmanship with North Korea will lead nowhere positive

Editorials

Like his father before him, North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un has become an expert at rattling the American tiger’s cage, with seeming impunity. But now, he has ratcheted up his rhetoric to the point that he risks triggering a war. Some analysts say it is all an act, intended to make Kim ...