Commentary

BETTY STEIN: A little bit of this and a little bit of that

A little bit of this, a little bit of that . . . When I walked outside to pick up the paper, I looked over at the daffodils which had been up for quite some cold time but at least had their heads on now, and lo and behold, there was yellow smiling at me. Ah, Spring — the magical time of the ...

BOB RINEARSON: Conservatives found their voice, and Dems slung mud

What do liberal politicians really think of middle-class, hard-working citizens who tend to lean conservative? Former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton made a splash recently while in India when she was seemingly talking to all of us who voted for Donald Trump. She said “You know, you ...

POLITICAL CARTOONS: They ran on News-Sentinel pages the week of March 25

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 ...

L. BRENT BOZELL III AND TIM GRAHAM: No ‘Facts First’ With Stormy Daniels

The left's brazen double standard on the Stormy Daniels story is apparent to everyone. Suddenly, claims of sexual activity with the president before he became president are relevant. In the years of President Bill Clinton, his critics were told to "grow up about sex" because "libido and ...

BETSY MCCAUGHEY: Do You Have a DNR?

Patients, beware. When you're admitted to a hospital, you're routinely encouraged to sign a Do Not Resuscitate order, also known as a DNR. Don't assume it will be applied only in extreme circumstances. New research shows having those three letters on your chart could put you on course to ...

JUDGE ANDREW P. NAPOLITANO: Hope for the Dead

What is the connection between personal freedom and rising from the dead? When America was in its infancy and struggling to find a culture and frustrated at governance from Great Britain, the word most frequently uttered in speeches and pamphlets and editorials was not "safety" or "taxes" or ...

BEN SHAPIRO: A New Kind of Gridlock

When the Founding Fathers wrote the Constitution of the United States, they feared the possibility of partisanship overtaking rights-based government. To that end, they crafted a system of checks and balances designed to pit interest against interest, promoting gridlock over radical change. The ...

KERRY HUBARTT: From ‘gun control’ to a repeal of the 2nd Amendment?

In grief and outrage over school shootings, the blame repeatedly gets placed on the firearms used. And in needing a human face at which to shout, those wanting to rid the country of guns blame the National Rifle Association for the crimes committed with their use. Last weekend’s “March for ...

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: American’s should work for peace, not a parade

There is criticism of President Trump’s military parade idea from the left and right. People believe it would be a waste of money. Considering how much of life is zen, it might be a good thing. We spend about $1 trillion a year on our military and war. What is $10 or even $20 million if it ...

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: The Courage to end abortion

My favorite childhood movie was the Wizard of Oz. I recall the soliloquy of the Cowardly Lion who traveled to Oz in search of courage. What makes a king out of a slave? What makes the flag on the mast to wave? What makes the elephant charge his tusk in the misty mist, or the dusky dusk? ...

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Legislature needs to look into gerrymandering

According to Citizens for Fair Elections, “On the state legislative level, Republicans received ~58% of the votes in Indiana in the 2016 elections. Yet, they hold 82% of the State Senate seats and 70% of the State House seats. Interestingly enough, Republicans also controlled the process ...

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: We should hold our churches up to scrutiny

At times each individual must evaluate where they attend church to see if its time for a change. Here are some questions to ask in your mind the next time you attend church. Does the church I attend: • Offer and encourage small group study at and away from the church building, where ...

MARK FRANKE: Local retiree laments the death of ‘real’ barbershops

It’s great to be a retired senior citizen. I have plenty of time to spend on my favorite hobby — grousing. Of course, the world has descended to perdition during my lifetime. I’ve got a list of things that have been ruined, eliminated or forgotten by the succeeding generations, all in ...

LEONARD PITTS JR.: Balancing gun rights with common-sense restrictions

So there you are, cowering under your desk. From the hallway, you hear the pop! pop! pop! of gunfire, along with the shrieks of the terrified and moans of the dying. The good guy with a gun? Maybe he's crouched outside the building. Maybe he's dead in the break room. Whichever, he's not there. ...