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How would we react if we had to live in daily fear of terrorist attacks?

December 1, 2015 Terrorism tends to gain attention when single, large-scale attacks claim many victims, as in the Paris massacre of 129 people by Islamic State operatives. more »»

Bureaucracy continues to shield VA officials who should be dismissed

November 30, 2015 Two high-ranking Department of Veterans Affairs officials bullied managers lower on the bureaucratic totem pole into accepting job transfers so they could take the vacated jobs — with less work but... more »»

Obama’s called bluffs have left US with little credibility with Putin

November 28, 2015 President Barack Obama’s bluster toward Russia after one of that country’s warplanes was shot down by Turkish fighters Tuesday will not cause Vladimir Putin to lose any sleep — and that is a proble. more »»

Terrorist watch list needs review before gun law changes are made

November 27, 2015 At first glance, a proposal that Congress ban gun purchases for people on the government’s terrorist watch lists seems to make sens. more »»

Fill up on the good this Thanksgiving

November 25, 2015 You may have noticed (and we know for a fact most of our regular callers did) that our Open Line recently began an experiment, one in which only positive comments would appear in the newspaper. more »»

Will Europe actually man up?

November 25, 2015 If the purpose of terrorism is to terrify, the Islamic State had an extraordinary week. Brussels, capital of the EU and command post of mighty NATO, is still in panic and lockdow. more »»

Wolf’s plan for refugees has no basis in reality

November 25, 2015 To the editor: Gov. Wolf, in an article appearing in the Nov. 18 Sentinel, described, in glowing terms, that the process for vetting Syrian refugees for relocation to the U.S. more »»

Why won’t Obama allow unified air attacks on terrorists?

November 24, 2015 Leaders of both France and Russia want a military alliance against Islamic State terrorists. But thus far, it appears air strikes against IS targets in Syria by those two nations and U.S. more »»

US policy on ISIS remains delusional

November 23, 2015 Islamic terrorists think big and realistically. Their goal is to bring the world to its knees in front of them. more »»

Will America fight the IS or simply wait around to be attacked again?

November 21, 2015 French President Francois Hollande is absolutely correct: Civilized nations, even those with long, sometimes bitter records of rivalry, must unite if we are to destroy Islamic terrorism. more »»

Don’t be fooled; Clinton plans to intensify Obama’s ‘war on coal’

November 20, 2015 Hillary Clinton must be hoping voters will miss the point of her radical environmental agenda. Perhaps a little misdirection will help in that regard, she may have reasoned. more »»

More judges need to check Obama’s abuse of separation of powers

November 19, 2015 It has taken nearly seven years, but finally federal judges seem to be taking the constitutional separation of powers seriously. more »»

Obama could learn a thing or two from France’s reaction to IS attack

November 17, 2015 France’s reaction to terrorist attacks that killed 129 people in Paris was an air strike against Islamic State positions in Raqqa, Syria. more »»

Oversight needed to ensure effective fight against IS

November 16, 2015 Several weeks ago, members of Congress were wise to ask about progress in a half-billion-dollar project to train Syrian rebels to fight Islamic State terrorists. more »»

Missouri professor’s misbehavior is indicative of attitudes of many in academia

November 14, 2015 Many people are annoyed from time to time with journalists. We are viewed as too nosy, sometimes insensitive and occasionally biased. more »»

Climate change discussion must start out with the truth

November 13, 2015 Alarmism over climate change serves no one. While many scientists agree the earth is warming, how much and how fast that will continue to occur is uncertain. So is the cause of the phenomenon. more »»

Kentucky voters send clear message on effectiveness of Obamacare

November 12, 2015 In what many observers viewed as a referendum on Obamacare, Kentucky voters last week elected only the second Republican governor the state has had in four decades. GOP Gov. more »»

Thank you, veterans

November 11, 2015 Our nation was founded July 4, 1776, and every second of every day since the moment John Hancock, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, Samuel Adams and 52 others put quill to paper to sign the... more »»

Congress needs to stand up and stop Obama from closing Gitmo

November 10, 2015 Our system of government uses Congress as a vehicle to both reflect the will of the people and at times provide leadership that may not be reflected in public opinion. more »»

Second thoughts on second chances

November 9, 2015 America has been a land of second chances for many people. For that reason, President Barack Obama’s call for better efforts to integrate ex-convicts into society probably will resonate among many. more »»

Setting limits on children’s ‘screen time’ is more important than ever

November 7, 2015 Many people still remember a time when it was the number of hours children spent in front of “the boob tube” that was worrisome. Technology has made that an old-fashioned concern. more »»



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