Commentary

COMMENTARY: Mike Pence predictable and paradoxical

Making sense of Mike Pence. That was the task I faced during the past year in writing “Pence — The Path to Power,” the first comprehensive biography of the Hoosier vice president. He is a man of both predictability and paradox. Since first running for Congress in 1988, he has never ...

EDITORIAL: “Fake News” rhetoric needs to stop

For more than 185 years, The News-Sentinel has been Fort Wayne’s source of trusted news. We are not “fake news.” President Donald Trump’s ongoing battle with several national media outlets through use of the terms “fake news” and “enemy of the people” needs to end. Using a ...

ROBERT GRABOYES: The unintended elitism of current health care policies

The biggest problem with health care policy may be that those who design health care policy mostly design it for people who design health care policy. We policy folk reside in a variety of institutions: medical facilities, corporations, universities, think tanks, legislative offices, ...

The Rant for August 8, 2018

I thought deregulation of energy was to lower fuel cost to Americans and offset rising costs? Now, gasoline has hit $3.06 a gallon! Someone isn't playing by the rules! Yet fuel companies are willing to ship our resources overseas! The reason this country is in such a mess is because the people ...

MARK FRANKE: Of course the customer is always right, but which one?

I took a class on business policy during my undergraduate days, back when Richard Nixon was still in his first term. My professor emphasized this key to business success: Serve the public. The point was that your business must always think about your customers’ needs and wants, and to use ...

GALLERY: Political cartoons for the week of July 29

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 ...

KERRY HUBARTT: Memory of Ernie Pyle endures through honor

Friday was “National Ernie Pyle Day,” the 118th anniversary of the day the World War II news correspondent was born. The day was not set aside just to recognize Pyle’s birthday, but to celebrate his legacy. The idea was proposed by the Ernie Pyle Legacy Foundation, and the U.S. Senate ...

GUEST COLUMN: Fort Wayne is optimal location for F-16s

Dear Secretary Wilson: As the Air Force fields F-35As in the coming months and F-16s become available for stationing elsewhere, we write to urge you to consider transitioning Fort Wayne Air National Guard Base’s 122nd Fighter Wing to F-16s in fiscal year (FY) 2019. We believe the 122nd and ...

MICHELLE MALKIN: Free Valentino Dixon

"If it wasn't for my artwork and God, there's no way we'd be having this conversation right now." I'm in Colorado on a three-way phone call with Valentino Dixon, inmate No. 91B1615 at New York's Wende Correctional Facility, and his 27-year-old daughter, Tina Dixon, a first-grade teacher in ...

STAR PARKER: The Trump, GOP economic recovery

When I read that the economy is growing strongly, it makes me happy. But in politics, good news is not enough. You have to decide who gets credit for it. President Ronald Reagan, no ordinary politician, kept a plaque on his desk that said, "There is no limit to what a man can do or where ...

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Evans Toyota should be commended for customer service

Friday, July 20, we were caught in a torrential downpour driving to Evans Toyota on West Coliseum Boulevard. The new windshield wiper had become dislodged. When we drove up to the service department, Assistant Service Manager Steve Geiger noticed the problem right away and had my 94-year-old ...

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Reader feels LGBTQ opponents’ argument is flawed

First of all, LGBTQ is not a crime against anyone. If you believe a god made you and everyone else, then it follows he made all the LGBTQ folks as well. If you believe your god is infallible, and you obviously do since everything in the Bible is the “absolute truth,” how and why would he ...

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Is enough really being done to solve homicides?

In August of 2017, my grandson became the 22nd homicide of the year — a title no one wants. Since then, I have been seeking justice for Spencer. My life changed on the 19th of August, I became an advocate for justice. Not just for Spencer but for all the homicide victims in the last three ...

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Here we go again

Here we go again. The yearly call for “hate crime” legislation is upon us (News-Sentinel editorial, 8/2/18). This was a stupid idea last year, the year before last, and every year before those. Why should it be any more desirable now? Indiana should steer clear of all attempts at social ...