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Kerry Hubartt

KERRY HUBARTT: A little News-Sentinel history, as it pertains to MLK Day

The recognition of Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday Monday gives the nation pause to acknowledge his work in fighting for civil rights. A Fort Wayne man deserves recognition, too, for his crusade against racism here in the early 20th century — the first editor of The News-Sentinel. An ...

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Reader sees a second side to abortion viewpoint

Politicians represent all of us. Even the ones with whom they don’t agree, a fact often lost on people in red Indiana. Per Amy Schlichter, 20 abortions are performed every day in Indiana. She says these children will never toddle or giggle or hear their mother say, I love you, honey. That’s ...

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Babies should be cherished and treasured, not eliminated

Have you ever had the pleasure of watching a baby take their first steps? They wobble and weave; bobble and bounce; stagger and stumble a few precious steps, then take a tumble. Babies should be cherished and treasured, and yet in what can only be called a holocaust of the unborn, more than 60 ...

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Reader takes issue with Kevin Leininger commentary

Reading Kevin Leininger’s January 2nd column I had to respond. His opening line is “critics played Grinch to Trump’s Santa Claus predictably whining how only the rich would benefit”. Most of us who object to this “tax reform” don’t believe that the rich are the only ones to ...

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NEWS-SENTINEL EDITORIAL: It is not acceptable to make suicide more acceptable

A new “death with dignity” bill was proposed in the Indiana Legislature last week, similar to one introduced last year that died in committee. This one must die as well. Rep. Matt Pierce (D-Bloomington) authored both bills. The latest, HB 1157, would enable people with terminal illnesses ...

Brent Bozell

L. BRENT BOZELL III AND TIM GRAHAM: Denying the Clinton foundation baggage

In the midst of the media feeding frenzy over Michael Wolff's gossipy and fact-mangling book on the Trump White House, another piece of news broke. On Jan. 5, it was announced that the FBI has returned to investigating The Clinton Foundation. Yawn. First, the media ignored it. Then, they ...

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BEN SHAPIRO: The virtue-signaling anti-virtue crowd

Imagine it's late 2011. The world just found out about Jerry Sandusky, former assistant Penn State football coach who would be convicted of repeatedly raping children in 2012. Penn State higher-ups, in an attempt to turn the focus of the scandal away from the school, decide to turn an annual ...

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BETSY MCCAUGHEY: Single-payer a danger for cancer patients

Today, breast cancer kills 39 percent fewer women than 25 years ago. Prostate cancer kills 52 percent fewer men, the American Cancer Society announced last week. You can thank new technologies that detect cancer early and defeat it for many of the lives saved. Americans diagnosed with most ...

Michelle Malkin

MICHELLE MALKIN: Time’s up for ‘temporary’ alien protection

Se acabo el tiempo. Seventeen years after granting "temporary protected status" to nearly 200,000 Salvadoran citizens who had fled earthquakes in 2001 or who were already here illegally and claimed they were unable to return to their homeland because of civil strife, America is setting a ...

Star Parker

STAR PARKER: Trump can take credit for black unemployment drop

There's plenty to celebrate in the December Bureau of Labor Statistics report showing black unemployment at 6.8 percent, the lowest ever since they started reporting the data in 1972. President Trump tweeted out his excitement and, of course, took credit for the good news. Has there ever been ...

Leo Morris, NS Editorial Page Editor

LEO MORRIS: It’s time to rise up for offended sports and arts patrons

“How can we know the dancer from the dance?” That sentence has been stuck in my head for as long as I can remember. By making it the last line of his great “Among School Children,” William Butler Yeats was summarizing his belief and the theme of the poem that we cannot understand a ...

Michelle Obama scheduled to speak at Indianapolis event

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Former first lady Michelle Obama is scheduled to visit Indianapolis for an event hosted by the Women's Fund of Central Indiana. "A Moderated Conversation with Former First Lady Michelle Obama" is planned for Feb. 13 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. The Women's Fund hopes to ...

Fiery semitrailer crash shuts down I-65 in southern Indiana

SEYMOUR, Ind. (AP) — Authorities have shut down both lanes of Interstate 65 in southern Indiana after a fiery crash involving three semitrailers spilled hazardous chemicals and prompted evacuations. Indiana Stata Police say the crash occurred about 4:30 a.m. Wednesday about 40 miles north ...

House, Senate committees take up Sunday booze sales bills

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana House and Senate committees are taking up legislation to end the state's ban on Sunday carryout alcohol sales. The House Public Policy committee heard testimony Wednesday morning, but did not take a vote on the measure. The Senate Public Policy committee was ...

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ASK DAVE RAMSEY: Mortgage ratios

Dear Dave, Do you have a guideline ratio for mortgage debt to income? — Levon Dear Levon, When it comes to buying a home, I always tell people to get a 15-year, fixed rate mortgage, with monthly payments that are no more than 25 percent of their take home pay. This type of mortgage is the ...

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BETTY STEIN: Picking your favorite movies is easy, how about your worst?

So in addition to the list of books one should read before going to college, there was another list, too, in the drawer I was cleaning out. This one was of "the bottom 100 movies as voted by YOU!" It went on to say that each title included had received 50 or more votes." Intriguing. I took a ...