Commentary

KERRY HUBARTT COLUMN: Is opposition becoming a gateway to violence?

Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) initiated a troubling movement toward incivility in June when the congresswoman called on supporters to publicly harass members of President Trump’s administration. Both Democrats and Republicans denounced her inflammatory rhetoric when she told a rally in Los ...

Letters to the editor

Supreme Court issues could have been handled discreetly After carefully following the ‘show trial’ that has been Judge Kavanaugh’s Senate Advise and Consent hearings, I am convinced that Dr. Christine Blasey Ford has been assaulted. Not by Brett Kavanaugh 30+ years ago, but 3 months ago ...

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Everyone is missing the obvious Even if Kavanaugh did grope a girl, at the age of 15 he was a juvenile! Juvenile thieves and murderers have their records purged at the age of 18. A clumsy boy discovering girls can't hold a candle to the horrible crimes that liberals say MUST be forgiven ...

NEWS-SENTINEL EDITORIAL: It’s time for some positive news

So let’s focus on some positive news for a change: A report released last week by the Indiana Department of Child Services shows fatalities from child neglect and abuse fell significantly during the 2016 fiscal year. There were 77 such fatalities during the 12 months ending on June 30, ...

NEWS-SENTINEL EDITORIAL: Catholic Church should stand up and say enough

Who can begin to comprehend the damage done by Catholic priests who have sexually abused children for decades in this country and around the world? A single incident should be immediately reported, prosecuted and held up as a warning from the Church to all priests that nothing so egregious ...

GUEST COLUMN: Favorite Beatle was a complex, controversial person

I was in fifth grade when Beatlemania erupted in America. It’s hard now to describe what an experience that was. The pandemonium, the screaming girls, the change in how people began to view fashion and of course the music. It seemed everyone had a favorite Beatle and I was no different. I ...

KERRY HUBARTT COLUMN: E-cigarettes, vaping, more prevalent among teens

We’ve all seen the emergence of “vapes” stores throughout Fort Wayne. However, the advent of electronic cigarettes, which came about as an alternative to regular cigarettes and a means to help smokers kick the habit, has not convinced me of their value to society. I don’t believe I ...

GUEST COLUMN: “Crazy Friendly Asians” and a ‘crazy’ American woman

Several years ago, it would have been considered racist to refer to a group as “Crazy Rich Asians”, but with the advent of a very successful movie by that title, it’s not only acceptable, but humorous as well. With that mind set, I would like to tell you about some crazy friendly Asians ...

GUEST COLUMN: How the rules of healthy debate have changed

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 ...