Opinion

Dunkle’s remarks on library were in poor taste

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: I’d like to say I’m not really sure what I witnessed at the April 6 county commissioners meeting, or why it occurred, but I do know the answers to both. Simply put, Steve Dunkle attempted to ruin what was an extremely important occasion for the Mifflin County Library and ...

World War I proved to only be the beginning of an unending fight

Editorials

Terrorism, weapons of mass destruction, concern about Russia and strife in the Middle East are nothing new. Our grandparents and great-grandparents were all too familiar with them, starting on this date 100 years ago. It was on April 6, 1917 that the United States declared war on ...

Recent school board decision is irresponsible

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: As a resident of Walker Township, a parent of Juniata High School graduates and a grandparent of elementary and Tuscarora Junior High School students, I have battled for a comparatively sound educational system for more than 30 years. I am aware of the undesirable condition of ...

You’re so lucky

Local Columns

If I had a nickel for every time I’ve heard, “You’re so lucky to work in a library. You get to read all day and your job is to check out books” I could make a substantial contribution to my favorite charity. Usually, I just laugh. When I have the time I might try to enlighten the ...

Failure to tax unearned income is patently unfair

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: There is nothing sacred about “unearned” income in the form of capital gains or dividends and that income should be taxed at the same rate as “earned” income from labor or other work. During the Eisenhower administration, when the top federal income tax rate was 90 ...

Government’s role is not to maintain happiness

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Mr. George Fisher, in his March 31 letter to The Sentinel, is ready to impeach Donald Trump. Why? Because Trump lies and because “17 intelligence agencies” say he conspired with Russia to influence the election. Yes, lying has been considered grounds for impeachment (let ...