Commentary

BETTY STEIN: More quizes . . . how well do you communicate?

I’m so glad you enjoy the quizzes; I enjoy making them up. In this one there usually is some communication taking place. But maybe there isn’t. Anyway, enjoy. And score at least 80, with 5 points for each correct answer. Let’s begin. 1. Who wrote, “How do I love thee? Let me count the ...

NEWS-SENTINEL EDITORIAL: ‘Black cloud’ lifted from Tinsley family

Allen County may let out a collective sigh of relief following the arrest Sunday of a man who confessed to the 1988 murder of April Marie Tinsley. That the Grabill man is being held without bond in the Allen County Jail, if proved guilty, should lift a black cloud from the Tinsley family as ...

KERRY HUBARTT: Amendment allows faith-based agencies more freedom

Discrimination seems to be in the eye of the beholder. An amendment to the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services and Education spending bill passed Wednesday by the House Appropriations Committee in a 29-23 vote says the federal government cannot discriminate against faith-based ...

GALLERY: Political cartoons for the week of July 9

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: Rep. Cummings’ outrage seems to be selective

Congressman Elijah Cummings of Maryland chastised Republicans in hearings in Washington on June 19, urging them to pressure President Trump to reverse course and remove immigrant children from “internment camps” at the border. Upon examining the websites, “On the Issues” and “Vote ...

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: May the fireworks fly unabated forever

It was hot and muggy all day. At ten o’clock at night it was still in the 80s. My wife and I had just finished watching a movie, when our attention was directed outdoors. We heard the annual ritual of exploding fireworks. It was the Fourth of July. We stepped outside, and what we could see ...

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Banks leads fight to provide opioid solution

Congressman Jim Banks is right. The opioid crisis is destroying families all across America, including our great state. We are seeing thousands of young people being swept up into this terrifying epidemic with no way out. I am pleased that he is working hard in Congress passing bills like the ...

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: It’s time to put an end to Alzheimer’s disease

One in three seniors dies from Alzheimer’s disease. It is the costliest disease and the only leading cause of death in the U.S. that cannot be prevented, cured or even slowed. It is imperative that we have elected officials who are working to make Alzheimer’s a national priority. As an ...

BEN SHAPIRO: When abortion becomes a sacrament

This week, amid widespread Democratic tumult regarding the selection of a replacement for Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, alleged comedian Michelle Wolf paid tribute to the most important facet of American life: abortion. On her Netflix show Sunday, Wolf dressed up in red, white and ...

MICHELLE MALKIN: Ghoulies — A parade of the aborticrats and troubling ideas

I thought we had seen it all from radical feminists — and what we’ve seen is way, way more than anyone other than a gynecologist needs to see. Last January, militant femmes converged on the National Mall donning pink hats, twirling umbrellas, chanting, “Build a uterine wall!” and ...

NEWS-SENTINEL EDITORIAL: Doesn’t accused AG have right to process?

What are we to make of Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill’s continued denial of allegations that he groped several women at a party in an Indianapolis bar in March? The number of accusers who were interviewed by state legislators and the call for his resignation by the governor and top ...

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Reader takes issue with letter writer’s view of NRA

I write in reply to a letter to the editor by Mr. John Beams. Among other things, Mr. Beams referred to the NRA as a hate group. In truth, the NRA is an indispensable, pro-American-values group that defends American citizens’ invaluable Second Amendment rights to defend against tyrannical ...

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: We should take a look at trails law

The new Indiana Trails Liability Law only protects landowners from liability when people access the trail from their property, not when people access their property from the trail. And, in most areas, that's what the big problem is: People getting off the trail. The law only addresses ...

BEN SHAPIRO: What are the courts for? It depends on whom you ask

Democrats are in a state of sheer panic. They’re panicking because Justice Anthony Kennedy — a reliable vote in favor of certain leftist priorities including abortion and same-sex marriage — announced that he will step down from the Supreme Court, leaving President Trump a second ...

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Does Kevin Leininger care about the poor?

I am responding to Kevin Leininger’s editorial “Handing people money for nothing isn’t a good idea.” On the other hand, the top 1 percent have not deserved their great wealth, in my opinion. Yet they are given the big advantage income tax-wise. I believe your opinion is for the poor ...

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: ‘Denouncing evil is a far cry from doing good’

With my two best friends and I going to college, one of us will be raped. This is simple statistics. One in three women enrolled in college will be sexually assaulted, according to statistics on the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network website. Rape runs rampant, plague-like across the ...

GALLERY: Political cartoons for the week of July 2

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 ...