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Deaths of police in line of duty are often tragically overlooked

January 23, 2015 Much has been written, and rightly so, about freedom of the press and the 10 French journalists killed in the Jan. 7 massacre at the Paris office of the Charlie Hebdo satirical newspape. more »»

Building Keystone XL pipeline would guard against a repeat of 1973

January 22, 2015 An objection to the proposed Keystone XL pipeline being made by some of its liberal opponents may be based on the fact at least 60 percent of Americans are too young to remember the 1973 Arab oil... more »»

Pennsylvania can’t afford discord between Wolf, lawmakers

January 21, 2015 Now that Tom Wolf has been sworn in as Pennsylvania governor, both he and the General Assembly have much to do. more »»

We’ve come a long way, but much work remains to be done

January 20, 2015 During the past year it has become clear race remains an important point of separation for many Americans. more »»

Senate must put America first in Cuban diplomacy

January 19, 2015 Sen. Robert Menendez — a Democrat from New Jersey — said during the weekend it will be difficult for President Barack Obama to gain Senate confirmation of an ambassador to Cub. more »»

White House is right; not sending high-level official to Paris was wrong

January 17, 2015 By the dozens, world leaders flocked to Paris during the weekend to join a march in solidarity with, well, civilization. They joined as many as . more »»

GOP disputes are nothing for Dems to crow about

January 16, 2015 Much is being made in the press — and in Democrat circles trying to ignore the message voters sent in November — about an alleged rebellion among Republicans in the House of Representatives. more »»

Obama is either tone deaf to or uncaring of voters’ wishes

January 15, 2015 American voters sent a clear message last fall. Apparently, President Barack Obama wasn’t paying attention. more »»

NCAA is pot that called Penn State’s kettle black

January 14, 2015 Reports have surfaced that the National Collegiate Athletic Association and Penn State University have been in negotiations to end the lawsuit filed by state Sen. Jake Corman, R-Bellefonte. more »»

Senate needs to overcome Obama’s aversion to Keystone XL

January 13, 2015 Members of the House of Representatives have approved a measure that would force President Barack Obama to allow construction of the proposed Keystone XL pipeline. more »»

Expect heat from natural gas debate

January 12, 2015 Expect the issue of a severance tax for the Marcellus Shale gas-drilling industry to heat up later this month when Tom Wolf replaces Tom Corbett as Pennsylvania’s governor. more »»

Open Line

January 12, 2015 Editor’s note: Comments published in the Open Line reflect the views of the caller, and not The Sentinel. more »»

Terrorist organizations must be eradicated

January 10, 2015 Islamic terrorists’ attack on a French newspaper was, as President Barack Obama stressed Wednesday, an assault on freedom of the press everywhere. Twelve people were slaughtered in the bloodbath. more »»

The pen is always mightier

January 9, 2015 For anyone who has ever worked in the news industry (or even believes in the First Amendment for that matter), the recent story of a county councilman in Maryland who tried to sue a newspaper for... more »»

Free press won’t be silenced by terror

January 8, 2015 Nothing is more difficult for journalists than covering attacks on others who do what we do for a living. more »»

No deadly habit is better than any other

January 6, 2015 Young people have made tremendous progress when it comes to the fight against cigarette smoking. In fact, a recent anti-smoking campaign touts, “We can be the generation that ends smoking ... more »»

Time to cut back private contracts

January 5, 2015 Cutting the size and therefore the cost of government is a promise politicians at all levels make. Reducing the number of people employed by government is a key to the process. more »»

Voters need to force end to wasteful defense spending

January 3, 2015 When he warned Americans about what has come to be called the “military-industrial complex” in 1961, President Dwight Eisenhower left out a vital component — politicians. more »»

This year, U.S. needs to resolve to spend responsibly

January 2, 2015 Most New Year’s resolutions are broken soon after being made. Our national resolution, made several times during the past decade or so, to stop spending beyond our means is an excellent example. more »»

Let’s make the new year nicer than the old one

December 31, 2014 As 2014 ends and 2015 is about to begin, we ask that you reflect on all for which you have to be thankful. Yes, there are problems and issues that we need to discuss to try to resolve. more »»



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