Commentary

KERRY HUBARTT: Remembering the man who helped define ‘New Journalism’

When I began my career in journalism, Tom Wolfe had already been redefining what he thought journalism should be. I majored in journalism at Indiana University in Bloomington, graduating in 1971 to begin what became a 46-year career at The News-Sentinel. Wolfe, who died Monday at the age of ...

POLITICAL CARTOONS: They ran on News-Sentinel pages the week of May 13

Didn’t catch our daily pages in print? Well, you missed out on some of our editorial cartoons from syndicated artists who work at newspapers across the country. Here were the ones that made it in print this week, plus a few more for your enjoyment, or ire, depending on which side of the ...

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Too many Dems have short memories about nuclear deal

One of candidate Donald Trump’s strongest promises was to get the U. S. out of the horrendous nuclear deal. It was one of the reasons he was elected. The president has kept that promise. So why are the media so incredulous? Many Democrats in Congress opposed President Obama’s executive ...

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Foreign labor hurts Indiana’s working class

Congress is considering the biggest immigration overhaul in half a century. The Securing America’s Future Act would reduce legal immigration by half and drastically scale back admittances of low-skilled workers. The bill introduced by House Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte and cosponsored ...

NEWS-SENTINEL EDITORIAL: What is the real issue?

The Indiana Legislature’s special session was held Monday as planned, and, no, it didn’t cost Indiana taxpayers $30,000 as Democrats complained it would. The special session at the Statehouse in Indianapolis was ordered by Gov. Eric Holcomb after bickering Republicans couldn’t get their ...

MICHELLE MALKIN: There are two sides to the Melania Trump story

Need more evidence that there are two Americas? Here: Left-wing hatred of Melania Trump is inversely proportional to flyover admiration for the first lady. In just the last month, late-night clown Jimmy Kimmel mocked Trump’s Slovenian accent, CNN contributor April Ryan attacked her as “not ...

CAL THOMAS: Entitlement-driven Clinton leads a tour of bitterness

MELBOURNE, Australia — When you hear “world tour” you usually think of superstars performing concerts in various cities for adoring fans. Not so with the presidentially deprived, entitlement-driven Hillary Clinton. Last week, Clinton came to Melbourne, Australia’s second largest city, ...

KERRY HUBARTT: Sunday can be a day to rehash memories of those lost

It’s been 19 years since the last time I celebrated Mother’s Day with my mom — May 9, 1999. Only 37 days later, Tuesday, June 15, my dad called me at The News-Sentinel shortly after I arrived at work to let me know Mom was being airlifted from Columbia City to Parkview Hospital on ...

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: What makes a city great?

My anecdote: a hometown gal, an architect now living in New York City, I was surprised, embarrassed, and ultimately appalled that I couldn’t find a taxi to take me from the airport to my ailing mother’s home in southwest Fort Wayne. Four other passengers were also stranded; we were ...

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: What really is the ‘elephant in the room’

Several weeks ago Advancing Voices of Women (AVoW) held a “Civil Conversation” about firearms at the Arts United Center. After the initial presentation and toward the end of the Q and A session, several attendees asserted that the “elephant in the room” was the National Rifle ...

POLITICAL CARTOONS: They ran on News-Sentinel pages the week of May 6

Didn’t catch our daily pages in print? Well, you missed out on some of our editorial cartoons from syndicated artists who work at newspapers across the country. Here were the ones that made it in print this week, plus a few more for your enjoyment, or ire, depending on which side of the ...

NEWS-SENTINEL EDITORIAL: Getting out of Iran deal was right move

When President Trump announced Tuesday the U.S. will withdraw from the nuclear accord with Iran, fulfilling a campaign promise he made in 2016, his move was endorsed by Indiana Republicans Sen. Todd Young and 3rd District Congressman Jim Banks, among others. The U.S. joined the United ...

Tip of the Hat for May 9, 2018

Tip of the hat to Lisa Yoquelet and the crew at the line County Line Marathon for providing 4- to 6-piece chicken meals to go with the drinks I already purchased for the four members of the Arcola Volunteer Fire Department who were left to tend to the hot spots at a large barn fire across from ...

The Rant for May 9, 2018

The Rant is The News-Sentinel’s anonymous sound-off forum. The readers’ views expressed here do not necessarily reflect the views or opinions of The News-Sentinel. Democrat Courtney Tritch's campaign is a joke. In order to win a CONGRESSIONAL race, you have to campaign in more than just ...

BETTY STEIN: Going back to where it started — two very important women

This is not what the column was going to be about. I’ve been working on a quiz — based on colors — and I’ve read some pretty good books. But News-Sentinel.com’s Blake Sebring was here to visit a couple of days ago and while we were talking, he said, “You’ve got to write about ...

NEWS-SENTINEL EDITORIAL: We need to turn around dismal primary turnout

If you are a registered voter but have not yet voted today, this editorial is written to you. Depending on when you read this, you may still have time to get to the polls, which are open 6 a.m.-6 p.m. Please exercise your precious, constitutional right to cast your ballot for the candidates ...