Commentary

The Rant for July 25, 2018

Why on earth would you argue with a request from a flight attendant. Sounds like a deliberate try to make trouble to me and I saw nothing menacing about the flight attendant in the video that apparently went viral. Being civil goes both ways and I see so little civility. I wonder if being ...

NEWS-SENTINEL EDITORIAL: We hope administration knows value of Coats

Dan Coats is between a rock and a hard place. Will he continue as President Trump’s national security director, will he retire or will he be fired? We hope he stays where he is. Indiana’s presence in the Trump administration has been strong through Vice President Mike Pence and now Coats, ...

MARK FRANKE: Hamilton — not the musical, but the American Dream

I am conflicted. I love history. One of my historical heroes is Alexander Hamilton. I wrote what was the equivalent of my senior thesis as an undergraduate major in economics on Hamilton’s plan to put the new nation on a sound financial footing. Needless to say, I have looked up to ...

KERRY HUBARTT: Let’s hope that wounds can continue to heal with arrest

The story of the arrest of 59-year-old John D. Miller in the abduction and murder of 8-year-old April Tinsley 30 years ago has not only been the hot topic of conversation throughout Allen County and Indiana this week, it has received national and international exposure in the media. Miller, of ...

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Baseball diamonds are not dog parks

The attached picture is of two animals and their owner in the Hamilton Park Little League baseball diamond on Sunday July 8, 2018, 2 p.m. with animals off the leash. The owner did not clean up after the animals but I did get a picture of the repugnant treatment of a public park by an ...

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Sign wasn’t hate, rather expression of concern

I write in response to the editorial on July 14 about the Auburn church that has the sign out front which reads: “LGBTQ IS A HATE CRIME AGAINST GOD, REPENT” This sign is an expression of love and concern for the eternal souls of those caught in the sinful and destructive LGBTQ ...

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Good deed doesn’t go unnoticed

I would like to thank the gentleman that took care of our bill (Covington Commons) at Nine Mile Restaurant on July 13. It made our day! We appreciate it so much. It was very thoughtful and we all thank him very much. — Bernice Berning, Fort Wayne To submit a letter to the editor, email ...

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Hypocricy with outrage over meeting with Putin?

Re: The summit meeting with Putin. Trump’s critics are absolutely correct – he needs to be much more assertive with Putin, perhaps he could have done something really substantive and memorable at the joint news conference, like introduce and push a big red “Reset” button. On the ...

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: ‘Phantom’ letter rings hollow for pet owners

This letter is in response to Phantom Fireworks vice-president William Weimer’s letter, printed in the News-Sentinel pages of the June 30th paper. First of all Mr.Weimer, don’t patronize me with suggestions on how to spare my pet trauma from the noise of fireworks. My wife and I have ...

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: A public thank you to Rep. Banks

I would like to personally thank Congressman Jim Banks for standing with the dedicated men and women of ICE. We are lucky to have this agency that protects us from sex traffickers, drugs, and violent gangs. We need politicians like you that stand with our law enforcement agencies and ...

GALLERY: Political cartoons for the week of July 15

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 ...

BEN SHAPIRO: Meet the face of Democratic Socialism — whatever that is

The new rising star of the Democratic Party is Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. The 28-year-old former bartender doesn’t know much about politics — this week, she bungled her way through an interview answer by referring to Israeli “occupation” of Palestine and citing her lack of expertise on ...

NEWS-SENTINEL EDITORIAL: OSU allegations tear open not-so-old wounds

Our colleges and universities need to do their due diligence to guard and protect their students and athletes from sexual abuse. It seems some aren’t doing a very good job. Certainly, we remember the Penn State University scandal that sent assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky to prison. ...

The Rant for July 18, 2018

I dread the 4th of July and the weeks around it. The lack of sleep and frustration comes with neighborhood fireworks. It seems to get worse every year. A few of my neighbors could care less about when and where to set off fireworks. Every night it goes on and on. I hardly think this is what ...

BETTY STEIN: More quizes . . . how well do you communicate?

I’m so glad you enjoy the quizzes; I enjoy making them up. In this one there usually is some communication taking place. But maybe there isn’t. Anyway, enjoy. And score at least 80, with 5 points for each correct answer. Let’s begin. 1. Who wrote, “How do I love thee? Let me count the ...

NEWS-SENTINEL EDITORIAL: ‘Black cloud’ lifted from Tinsley family

Allen County may let out a collective sigh of relief following the arrest Sunday of a man who confessed to the 1988 murder of April Marie Tinsley. That the Grabill man is being held without bond in the Allen County Jail, if proved guilty, should lift a black cloud from the Tinsley family as ...

KERRY HUBARTT: Amendment allows faith-based agencies more freedom

Discrimination seems to be in the eye of the beholder. An amendment to the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services and Education spending bill passed Wednesday by the House Appropriations Committee in a 29-23 vote says the federal government cannot discriminate against faith-based ...

GALLERY: Political cartoons for the week of July 9

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 ...

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Rep. Cummings’ outrage seems to be selective

Congressman Elijah Cummings of Maryland chastised Republicans in hearings in Washington on June 19, urging them to pressure President Trump to reverse course and remove immigrant children from “internment camps” at the border. Upon examining the websites, “On the Issues” and “Vote ...