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ROBERT KELLY: Poetry aficionado reflects on past works that marked him

Speaking of books; more specifically, words written on a paper page, words printed on an electric screen, words inscribed on one’s own memory, words of heft and power: The words of poetry. My first recognition of poetry — and, in time, poets — came with the living room recitation of ...

Kerry Hubartt

KERRY HUBARTT: Honestly, I think the study on swearing is, well, crap

So, the more a person uses profanity, the more honest they are? Really? That’s the conclusion of a study published in the Social Psychological and Personality Science journal in 2017 that I found in a Facebook post this week from an article on Indy100.com, a British news site launched by ...

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Human worth is based on being made in God’s image

In what way are we made in God’s image? God obviously did not create us exactly like himself because God has no physical body. Instead, we are reflections of God’s glory. Some feel that our reason, creativity, speech or self-determination is the image of God. More likely, it is our entire ...

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Christmas is losing its true meaning

My wife went to get a few Christmas cards today and ended up crying. Going to three stores, she found many Christmas cards, but she was unable to find any Christmas cards, even in the “religious section,” with a clear message of what Christmas is all about: the birth of Jesus, the Savior of ...

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Indiana can do better than Joe Donnelly

Indiana, it’s time for Senator Joe Donnelly to go. Joe Donnelly has a very poor voting record. He is not working with the president and he is not representing Indiana values.He is a obstructionist. Leaving a representative in office who is not doing a good job for the people is never a good ...

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: We should force our legislators to protect life

Politicians love to brag. One of their favorite lines to pro-lifers is, “Since I’ve been in office, the abortion rate in Indiana has been on the decline.” This is to make you think the legislators you helped vote into office are actually doing their jobs. After all, we are the ...

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Sanctuary cities should be viewed as dangerous

President Trump was on TV explaining how dangerous these sanctuary cities are and he is absolutely right. Too many violent criminals are allowed to go free because of Democrats and liberals ignoring the law. President Trump is trying to fix it, but the liberal cities are ignoring him. This is ...

Hadley Heath Manning

HADLEY HEATH MANNING: #MeToo isn’t the right answer to sexual misconduct

This fall the #MeToo movement sought to highlight the ubiquity of sexual mistreatment by encouraging victims, mostly women, to speak up. Some women shared harrowing accounts of violent assault. Others recounted workplace harassment or unfairness. Still others, perhaps unready to share details ...

NEWS-SENTINEL EDITORIAL: We can’t afford to lose the opioid fight

“The stories are gut-wrenching,” Gov. Eric Holcomb wrote in an op-ed for the Indianapolis Star in September: “babies born addicted to drugs; high school athletes who get hooked on the pills they’re prescribed for sports injuries; elderly Hoosiers with chronic pain problems. They come ...

Michael Hicks, director of the Bureau of Business Research at Ball State University

MICHAEL HICKS: Hypocrisy About Tax Reform a Bipartisan Matter

There’s nothing like a significant piece of legislation to shed light on the hypocrisy of many who make claims about tax policy. Just nine years ago, the entire Democratic Party made claims in unison about the benefits of fiscal stimulus and a large tax cut, while the GOP voted in lock step ...

NEWS-SENTINEL EDITORIAL: Redistricting reform in Indiana

The Republican majority had a chance during its last legislative session of 2017 to pass redistricting reform in Indiana to take politics out of the process and turn it over to a citizens committee. In the next session of the General Assembly, which begins Wednesday, they have a chance to try ...

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BETSY MCCAUGHEY: Beware, Obamacare penalty could come back into play

The federal tax cut signed into law last week eliminates the federal penalty for not having health insurance, starting in 2019. That’s good news for those who’ve been buying Obamacare to avoid the penalty, and even better news for those who’ve actually been paying the penalty. But don’t ...

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Will cleanup efforts be as aggressive at GE site?

Will Councilman Barranda have the same aggressive stance on the environmental cleanup for the GE project that he has shown for the OmniSource property ? The GE environmental cleanup for the project is still unknown but not a word from the environmental warrior Councilman Barranda? Could ...

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Is bad regulation really ‘divisive’?

It was telling that a headline writer chose the word “divisive” to describe a Fort Wayne councilman’s quoting of the Declaration of Independence. The councilman was explaining why he opposed a resolution declaring his city “inclusive,” saying that he already had done so in taking his ...

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: My prayer for the new year

As I wind down after family time on the day that we celebrate the birth of our savior Jesus Christ, I lift up a prayer that Indiana ends abortion in 2018. A lofty prayer perhaps, but consider that Representative Curt Nisly will re-introduce the Protection at Conception bill to protect all ...

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Trump is trying to fix sanctuary city problem

President Trump was on TV explaining how dangerous these sanctuary cities are, and he is absolutely right. Too many violent criminals are allowed to go free because of Democrats and liberals ignoring the law. President Trump is trying to fix it, but the liberal cities are ignoring him. This is ...

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: How you will be remembered is determined by actions

Each of us is forging a reputation, developing personal qualities by which we will be remembered. How would God summarize your life up to now? Some defiantly claim that how they live is their own business. But Scripture teaches that the way you live today will determine how you will be ...

Kerry Hubartt

KERRY HUBARTT: Loneliness, helplessness felt by nursing home residents

The old man, failing eyes rimmed in red, studied the Christmas card he had just opened. He was moved by its expression of love, and suddenly he began to cry, saying, “I can’t even do this for you.” At age 96, he was in a nursing home room on the dementia ward with two chairs, a TV, a ...