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Opinion

We must begin to heal our divided nation

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: How to heal a nation divided? We have done it before. Two prior times that come to my mind are the Civil War and the Vietnam War. President Ulysses S. Grant did a good job after the Civil War with reconstruction and was cut down by Jim Crow and Plessy v. Ferguson. Civil ...

Let’s show our community some love!

Local Columns

The month of February is traditionally recognized as a time to celebrate love. Often, our first thoughts turn to the romantic variety where we shower those we love with lavish gifts and grand gestures. It is also a time, however, to stop and show through random acts of kindness and sharing, ...

Schools could use more funding but not by raising taxes

Editorials

On the surface, the budget proposal unveiled Wednesday by Gov. Tom Wolf seems noble enough — raise taxes on people who can “afford” it in order to provide more funding for schools. And while you’ll hear no argument from us that schools could use more funding, the ends of doing so do ...

If Biden wants unity, he isn’t showing it

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: For a president who claims to want to do what is good for the country and bring everyone together, President Joe Biden is doing a lousy job. His executive orders are doing just the opposite. Ending the Keystone Pipeline and eliminating over 1,100 jobs is not going to make ...

America’s energy industry hangs in the balance

Local Columns

In his inauguration address, President Biden spoke of a nation moving forward as one to overcome the many challenges ahead, proclaiming that doing so “requires the most elusive of things in a democracy: unity.” Unfortunately for the hardworking men and women employed in America’s energy ...

Thank you, President Trump, for serving us

Letters to the Editor

Editor’s note: This letter is addressed to former President Donald Trump, and a copy was submitted to The Sentinel for publication. To President Trump: Our family wants to thank you for serving our nation these past four years and making it great again. Everything but the kitchen sink was ...

A new GOP future – beyond Trump

Local Columns

The Congressional Budget Office now projects that economic recovery in 2021 will be faster than it predicted last July. It projects that the economy will be back to its pre-pandemic levels by mid-2021. This very good news reflects the fact that the economic turndown was not as severe as the CBO ...