Commentary

God had much in store for the life of George H. W. Bush

With all that has already been written following the death of former president George Herbert Walker Bush, there can be little more to say to enhance the scope and gravity of tribute to such a person. But we at News-Sentinel.com are compelled to add our signature to the guestbook of those ...

Government instability sending strong message to the world

In Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar, Mark Antony reasons the way to inflame the crowds against those who murdered Caesar was to “Cry havoc, and let slip the dogs of war!” History has clearly shown Shakespeare’s idiom and its potential has not been lost on Russian tyrants. From the days ...

KERRY HUBARTT COLUMN: Basketball: The game that can “save the world”

Today’s topic is basketball, my favorite sport. I fell in love with the game as a 7th grader — when I transferred from Northwood Junior High to Leo Jr.-Sr. High School midway through the 7th grade, kids asked me to join the team on my first day. It was because I was one of the tallest kids ...

Guest Editorial: College students would be wise to prepare for tests of faith

Perhaps you are a parent(s) who has dedicated your life to raising your children with a focus on preparing them for their future. Along the way, you have stressed the importance of getting a good education. You have taught them to respect the law and those who enforce it. You have shown ...

Don’t let politics steal joy from the holiday season

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

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

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

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 ...