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You wish the author that wrote it was a lifelong friend

February 20, 2010 When comedian George Carlin died in the summer of 2008, I literally wept. Carlin, through his satire, was teaching the world so many things about its and his own disorder. more »»

What makes a progressive?

February 18, 2010 How can we define a progressive? First, they’re on the wrong side of every social or moral issue. These are the people who defend pornography. They cite the First Amendment regarding free speec. more »»

Give current budget a chance

February 9, 2010 Three things happen each and every year in February. On Feb. 2, the country’s attention is drawn to Punxsutawney for the groundhog’s annual weather forecast. On Feb. more »»

Progressives vs. the Tea Party

February 5, 2010 Nancy Pelosi called the Tea Party movement “astro turf.” She implied that the movement was not a grass roots effort. Her contention was that the movement was created by Fox News. more »»

Reinventing word of mouth

February 5, 2010 It’s just after nine on Monday morning. Kyra Phillips is polluting the CNN newsroom and I think I’ve settled on eggs and Red Bull for breakfast. more »»

State Police fees would do more harm than good

January 28, 2010 Hundreds of pieces of legislation are introduced in Harrisburg each year. While many float by unnoticed, others strike a nerve. more »»

Work ethic is a plus

January 26, 2010 I’ve heard people say, “Well, if they paid me more, maybe I’d work harder.” I never believed them. Work is an ethic. If you won’t work for minimum wage, you won’t work for $10, $20, or $30 an hour. more »»

Let’s give back right to life

January 19, 2010 Call your mother today and tell her “thank you.” If for some reason you can’t tell her directly, send her this message from your heart. Why should you do this? Because she gave you life. more »»

Your choice, others’ pain

January 18, 2010 During the year, weather is always changing and not very predictable. It was a November day years ago that dawned clear and cold. Four brothers decided to go hunting in spite of the cold. more »»

When people are hurting

January 4, 2010 Have you ever been lonely? Ever been sad? Haven’t we all? It seems having something to look forward to keeps our mind active and focused. more »»

The health industry is doing fine

January 2, 2010 Editor’s note: Sentinel Production Manager Jay McCaulley took some time off in October to undergo a medical procedur. more »»

Be sure to practice fire safety with your holiday tree

December 14, 2009 Since the first holiday tree retail lot was set up on the streets of New York City in 1851, Americans have been enjoying the tradition of a live tree to celebrate the holiday season. more »»

Hanukkah ‘Empress’ brings joy to season

December 12, 2009 I know it sounds crazy, but one of my most favorite parts about Hanukkah is the way my hair smells after. Latkes, or potato pancakes, are a traditional Hanukkah favorite. more »»

Why show hand to the enemy?

December 8, 2009 Attention Al Qaeda and Taliban: Here Is Our War Plan for Afghanistan We don't tell the opposing team our game plan. We don't share our strategy across a card table or over a chess gam. more »»

State should release funding for universities

December 7, 2009 There is no need for Penn State to wait one more day for state funding. That simple fact may come as a surprise to administrators, teachers and students. more »»

Restraints need to be kept on Turnpike’s authority

December 3, 2009 On Oct. 29 the Turnpike Commission submitted a third application to toll Interstate 80. more »»

Do what is required in Afghanistan

November 21, 2009 We were winning in Afghanistan. That’s what I saw on the ground during a brief mission there early in the war, when I was director of the Navy’s “Deep Blue” anti-terrorism unit. more »»

When I can be a kid again: Birthday brings back childhood

November 14, 2009 Here is how I knew I was an official adult — my “late nights” officially end at 11 p.. more »»

Remembering Flanders’ Fields

November 11, 2009 Editor’s note: As we pause today to honor members of our military, both past and present, area veteran Ken Schucht has submitted the following piece that tells the story of a long-standing tradition... more »»

A tiny tornado named ... Emma

October 10, 2009 The aftermath of nature’s most violent and destructive storms can be devastating for all persons involved; but what if all of the commotion is coming from an adorable, blue-eyed baby girl ripping... more »»



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