Opinion

GUEST COLUMN: How the rules of healthy debate have changed

Commentary

What did you expect when the New Yorker magazine invited noted conservative intellectual and former Trump aide Steve Bannon to speak at a festival along with other noted but liberal invitees? Within moments of the announcement, social media and the New Yorker’s phone lines was set ablaze by ...

NEWS-SENTINEL EDITORIAL: Tips for fighting obesity epidemic

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Obesity is one of the most serious health problems in our country. It leads to such conditions as high blood pressure and high blood sugar that can put people at a higher risk of heart disease and type 2 diabetes than those with normal weight. A nationwide report released Wednesday by the ...

GUEST COLUMN: Love Bourbon? So Does the Tax Man

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I recently completed a three-day tour of the Kentucky Bourbon Trail. It was quite educational as well as introducing me to a few new labels to try now that I am back home. Not everything I learned was blissfully enlightening however. At one of the distillery tours, the guide said that the ...

LEO MORRIS COLUMN: Stamping Out Road Rage

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In the dog days of summer, when the news dries up even as the humidity soars, it can be tough to find a current crisis over which to obsess. So we must turn to our earnest statisticians, always ready to furnish bored journalists with a fresh batch of state-by-state comparisons around which to ...

GUEST COLUMN: John McCain – Courageous Conscience of the US Senate

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“Make us to choose the harder right instead of the easier wrong.” This line from West Point’s Cadet Prayer sums up the career of one of my role models, the late Senator John McCain. While sorting-out the estate of my late father-in-law, in an antique shop in nearby Arcadia, Florida, I ...

LEO MORRIS COLUMN: Legal immigration is political anathema

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Indiana Democratic Sen. Joe Donnelly is a brave politician who went against his party to support President Donald Trump’s demands for billions of dollars to build a border wall. So says one of his campaign ads. No, no, no, insist attack ads aimed against him. Donnelly supported amnesty for ...

KERRY HUBARTT COLUMN: The importance of marital companionship

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I wrote about my dad in this space six years, two months and one week ago — the day before Father’s Day, 2012. He was 90 years old. Dad died last week, less than 11 weeks before his 97th birthday. My column in 2012 was a tribute to the man who helped shape my character and instill in me ...