Opinion

Don’t let politics steal joy from the holiday season

Commentary

With the holiday season upon us, I am left to wonder as to whether the American Family learned anything from last Christmas regarding political civility. As you might recall, during the last holiday season, several news stories reported family gatherings that were ruined because parents and ...

Citizens deserve refund for poor trash, recycling services

Commentary

Fort Wayne citizens have not been happy with the performance of Red River Waste Solutions in picking up their trash — or more often NOT picking up their trash. As the writer in a letter to the editor in The Journal Gazette recently complained, “Week after week, month after month, all we ...

Voters overwhelmingly approve Indiana balanced budget amendment

Commentary

Besides the Republican victories in the Senate, House and Allen County races in Indiana in last week’s election, another encouraging result was the overwhelming vote to approve “Indiana Public Question 1,” an amendment to the Indiana Constitution to require a balanced budget. We wrote ...

The real winner of the midterms? Donald Trump

Commentary

Midterms are usually horrible affairs for the party in power, but Republicans actually emerged victorious in 2018 by historical standards, and it’s all thanks to Donald Trump. If 2018 had been even an average midterm, much less the “blue wave” that Democrats and the media had so ...

Stop arm violations put students’ lives on the line

Commentary

When 6-year-old twins, Xzavier and Mason Ingle, and their 9-year-old sister Alivia Stahl were killed this last October as they attempted to cross Indiana SR 25 to board their school bus, it drew national attention to an issue that has received little notice outside of those who work in school ...

GUEST EDITORIAL: Play to win for Mike Braun

Commentary

In 1992, my Fighting Irish took on the Penn State Nittany Lions in what is known as one of the greatest comebacks in Notre Dame history. I still remember it like it was yesterday. The game was hard fought, the snow was falling heavily, and the atmosphere in South Bend was electric. ...

THE NEWS-SENTINEL EDITORIAL: Following up on recent issues

Commentary

Here are updates on some issues we have addressed in past news-sentinel.com editorials: SHOULD ATTORNEY GENERAL STEP DOWN? A confidential internal legislative memo was leaked to the media, documenting testimony from a state representative and several legislative employees who said ...

Gambling with fellow Hoosiers’ well-being?

Commentary

We have long-warned that an expansion of gambling in Indiana would also be expansion of the exploitation of vulnerable Hoosiers. Gambling entices people to throw away their money, and takes advantage of poor people with the lure of instant wealth. Long ago, Indiana ignored the moral arguments ...

Socialism’s inefficiency well-illustrated in British history

Commentary

For most of my life, the mere thought that socialism would ever gain ground in a country whose Constitution, conceived by some of the greatest minds this world has ever known, all brought together in order to shed the chains of British rule, was unimaginable. This was America. The New World. ...

Proposed hate crimes law put to General Assembly decision

Commentary

A committee that was formed to study hate crimes legislation in Indiana completed its work last week. The result? Let the Indiana General Assembly decide what to do. And although the State Legislature has failed to do anything about the matter in past sessions, we’re not sure that’s a bad ...