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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 »»

New defense secretary must keep our missiles secure

December 30, 2014 Nuclear weapons proliferation may mean that, if anything, the United States needs a strong, flexible deterrent force. more »»

Calls to violence carry consequences

December 29, 2014 Peaceful protest seeking political, social and economic change is part of our heritage as a nation. Sadly, inciting others to violence is also a part of that record. more »»

Yet another reason Islamic terrorists must be destroyed

December 27, 2014 If peace-loving people throughout the world needed any more evidence Islamic terrorists must be wiped out, it came last week. more »»

Jeb Bush needs to prove he’s nothing like his brother to be good president

December 26, 2014 Amid a horde of potential republican nominees for president in 2016, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush became the most discussed last week when he revealed he is actively considering runnin. more »»

The magic of Christmas

December 24, 2014 There are many days throughout the year that are special. Your birthday, Thanksgiving, Independence Day, Memorial Day, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day ... the list goes on and on. more »»

Rewarding corruption

December 23, 2014 It is nothing new that the penalty for malfeasance in federal government often is a promotion. Another example of the practice surfaced this wee. more »»

The Pentagon pork barrel

December 22, 2014 While several dozen members of Congress had specific concerns that prompted them to vote against a $1. more »»

Living in fear isn’t really living

December 20, 2014 The reasoning behind major movie theater chains choosing not to show Sony Pictures’ latest film “The Interview” — and Sony’s subsequent decision to not release the film — sounds reasonable when you... more »»

Discussion of CIA’s actions sets America apart

December 19, 2014 Release of a report on CIA use of torture to get information from a few captured Islamic terrorists raises more questions than it provides answer. more »»



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