Hanford Sentinel - Opinion

Life on mission

When this article reaches you, I will be on a short-term mission trip to Central America with nine other young people from my church family… Read more

The challenge to keep families together

I am sure that many of you can remember when life was not so demanding and filled with anxiety or at least it seemed that way. I was raised… Read more

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What first-time buyers need to know about homeowners insurance

Ask any real estate agent who has been in business before the Great Recession to describe today’s home buyer, and the chances are good that… Read more

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Do Democrats really want to fix Prop. 13 problems?

If it’s ever to be fixed, only a ballot proposition can repair the largest and most obvious inequity caused by Proposition 13, the landmark… Read more


Commentary: Think about the summer of 1968 as you watch the progress of 50 years evaporate

CHICAGO - From the perspective of Chicago's streets, the old guard seemed on the run in the summer of 1968. My students were dashing off to anti-war protests, and in the face of rallies and marches against the Vietnam War, President Lyndon Johnson had thrown in the towel, announcing he wouldn't run for re-election. Now, in the summer of 2018, it feels like I'm watching 50 years of newsreel ... Read more

Commentary: Dear President Trump, I'm sorry you didn't make it to Annapolis

ANNAPOLIS, Md. - Dear President Trump, I am sorry you didn't make it to Annapolis. We just finished eulogizing our dead friends. Maybe you could have said a few nice words, too. I know you don't read The Capital, but I want to point out a few recent letters - there will be more - that have debated whether you should bear some responsibility for the June 28 deadly assault on my newsroom. Look, ... Read more

Commentary: We've unleashed AI. Now we need a treaty to control it

Fifty years ago this month, in the midst of the Cold War, nations began signing an international treaty to stop the spread of nuclear weapons. Today, as artificial intelligence and machine learning reshape every aspect of our lives, the world confronts a challenge of similar magnitude and it needs a similar response. There is a danger in pushing the parallel between nuclear weapons and AI too ... Read more

Commentary: Google could use a little godliness

I am a rabbi, so social media is not my primary operating system. Nevertheless - like billions of other people on Earth - I'm a Facebook, Twitter and Instagram user. Why shouldn't a sermon reverberate across as many virtual channels as possible? Our globe is interconnected like never before because of such advances in technology, and that is something to be celebrated. Still, the obvious needs ... Read more

Commentary: Comedian Tom Segura gets nostalgic for the R-word and mocks Down syndrome for laughs. That's despicable

Tom Segura's stand-up routine is pretty basic insult comedy, lining up targets and pushing them over, one by one. He's all fake rage and listless aggression, like a guy slumped on a couch playing a shooter video game. This sucks. This is stupid. Don't you hate this? Pew, pew, pew. It's hard to get up the energy to hate his act, with its bits about "midgets" and "cracker-ass inbreds" and other ... Read more

Commentary: Did you hear Brett Kavanaugh is a great dad? And a great coach!

Whatever you think of Brett Kavanaugh as a Supreme Court nominee - brilliant jurist, threat to Roe v. Wade, spawn of the Federalist Society - you can be sure of this: He's a great dad and a great coach. So says Julie O'Brien of Chevy Chase, Md., in an opinion piece in the Washington Post. She writes: "Brett's older daughter and mine have been classmates at Blessed Sacrament School, a small ... Read more

Commentary: Fact-checking starts with you

As news consumers, we're swamped with information. Whether we read newspapers, watch cable news, or get stories from Aunt Judy on Facebook, we must decide which information is trustworthy. Advocacy journalism outlets including Fox News and MSNBC, ideological talk radio, and conspiracy websites like InfoWars make this difficult. Was Trump snookered by North Korea? Will his tariff war hurt the ... Read more

Editorial: In flag-art controversy, University of Kansas crumpled under political pressure

Last week's decision by University of Kansas officials to move a flag-based art exhibit was made hastily under political pressure, and it reflects a betrayal of the university's mission to promote learning and debate. A flag spotted with black paint was first raised on the campus July 5. It was part of a months-long arts project called "Pledges of Allegiance," an exhibition that invites people ... Read more

Birthday: Jon Lovitz


Comedian Jon Lovitz is 61.  Read more



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