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US officials rank saving face over defeating terrorists

December 17, 2015 More than 50 military intelligence analysts have said their conclusions about battling terrorists in Syria and Iraq were altered by U.S. more »»

Congress must demand it gets say on Paris climate change agreement

December 16, 2015 It probably will require weeks of examining and analyzing the Paris climate change agreement for Americans to understand fully what it means to us. more »»

Reforms must be made to fix problems within Secret Service

December 15, 2015 It should not surprise Americans that they have heard little recently about shortcomings at the Secret Service. more »»

Climate change is more about favored industries

December 14, 2015 Are liberals in Congress focused on battling climate change — or giving big tax breaks to wind and solar energy companies??There is a difference. Reports about negotiations on a $1. more »»

Trump’s plan to ban Muslims is ethically and practically wrong

December 12, 2015 Criticism of presidential candidate Donald Trump’s proposal to ban Muslims from entering the United States is absolutely right on ethical grounds. As Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, R-Wis. more »»

All Americans must unite to defeat threat of terrorism

December 11, 2015 If they had planned to do so, the man and woman who slaughtered 14 people in San Bernardino, Calif. more »»

Obama’s plan to combat terrorism is not working, despite what he says

December 10, 2015 Before Sunday night, President Barack Obama had used the Oval Office as a backdrop for televised speeches just twice. more »»

If Obama does not learn from terrorist attack history, US is doomed to repeat it

December 9, 2015 Never again would we allow ourselves to be victimized by a sneak attack like the one Japan carried out 74 years ago Monday, many Americans vowed after the day of infamy at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. more »»

What is liberals’ true motivation for proposed gun measures?

December 8, 2015 Led by President Barack Obama, liberals reacted predictably to the massacre Wednesday in California. more »»

Most of Congress rejects Obama’s emissions plan, no matter what he says

December 4, 2015 It has been suggested President Barack Obama wants to secure his place in the history books by forcing a draconian, harmful regime of environmental regulations on Americans. more »»

Federal officials seem to have learned lesson from NCLB

December 4, 2015 U.S. public schools have left millions of children behind during the nearly 13 years since then-President George W.?Bush signed into law a measure he and many in Congress hoped would reform education. more »»

Just a small bit of giving helps ‘keep the Christ in Christmas’

December 3, 2015 It can be easy during the hustle and bustle of the Christmas season to overlook the fact that for the less fortunate among us, there will be no holiday from need. more »»

Gates needs to use clout to push for ‘bridge’ energy technologies

December 2, 2015 If billionaire Bill Gates is as serious about clean, economical energy as he claims, he will direct much of the $7 billion research and development fund he announced this week toward finding better... more »»

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 »»



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