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Reigning in forfeiture

February 2, 2015 When asset forfeiture power was added to the tools law enforcement agencies have several years ago, some people applauded the move. more »»

Like many other things, Obama does what he wants on NCLB

January 31, 2015 Some members of a U.S. Senate committee have the right idea — reducing federal mandates for public schools — but in the context of President Barack Obama’s administration their approach seems naive. more »»

When it comes to school snow days, it’s better to be safe than sorry

January 30, 2015 Our Open Line has been populated recently (and, as you can plainly see, today is no exception) with people on both sides of the snow day debate, namely whether school districts are canceling or... more »»

To keep prices low, we need a better energy policy

January 29, 2015 Stock markets in several countries, including ours, posted substantial gains last week. Analysts said oil prices were a big reason for that. more »»

Without accounting accountability, debt will keep rising

January 28, 2015 Many Americans are finally waking up to the damage being done by the $18 trillion national debt, both now and to future generation. more »»

‘American Sniper’ reception shows patriotism is alive and well

January 27, 2015 It has been said many Americans no longer revere true heroes and don’t have as much time for patriotism as did our ancestors. more »»

Cybersecurity double standard

January 26, 2015 Even as President Barack Obama was using his State of the Union speech to recommend stronger cybersecurity for Americans, his administration was engaged in perhaps the most massive exchange of... more »»

Obama trying to drive up energy prices, again

January 24, 2015 American ingenuity and hard work have tapped an energy bonanza that is helping to dispel the last vestiges of the “Great Recession” while boosting local and state economies in several areas,... more »»

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 »»



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