Commentary

EXCLUSIVE: Eric Trump–Hoosiers hold the future of our country in their hands

It’s time to vote, Indiana. And with the candidates you have on the ballot this year, that’s an exciting prospect indeed. Vice President Mike Pence has been an invaluable ally to my father in Washington, and after spending some time on the campaign trail with his brother, Greg Pence, I’m ...

GUEST EDITORIAL: Play to win for Mike Braun

In 1992, my Fighting Irish took on the Penn State Nittany Lions in what is known as one of the greatest comebacks in Notre Dame history. I still remember it like it was yesterday. The game was hard fought, the snow was falling heavily, and the atmosphere in South Bend was electric. ...

THE NEWS-SENTINEL EDITORIAL: Following up on recent issues

Here are updates on some issues we have addressed in past news-sentinel.com editorials: SHOULD ATTORNEY GENERAL STEP DOWN? A confidential internal legislative memo was leaked to the media, documenting testimony from a state representative and several legislative employees who said ...

Gambling with fellow Hoosiers’ well-being?

We have long-warned that an expansion of gambling in Indiana would also be expansion of the exploitation of vulnerable Hoosiers. Gambling entices people to throw away their money, and takes advantage of poor people with the lure of instant wealth. Long ago, Indiana ignored the moral arguments ...

Socialism’s inefficiency well-illustrated in British history

For most of my life, the mere thought that socialism would ever gain ground in a country whose Constitution, conceived by some of the greatest minds this world has ever known, all brought together in order to shed the chains of British rule, was unimaginable. This was America. The New World. ...

Proposed hate crimes law put to General Assembly decision

A committee that was formed to study hate crimes legislation in Indiana completed its work last week. The result? Let the Indiana General Assembly decide what to do. And although the State Legislature has failed to do anything about the matter in past sessions, we’re not sure that’s a bad ...

KERRY HUBARTT COLUMN: Is opposition becoming a gateway to violence?

Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) initiated a troubling movement toward incivility in June when the congresswoman called on supporters to publicly harass members of President Trump’s administration. Both Democrats and Republicans denounced her inflammatory rhetoric when she told a rally in Los ...

Letters to the editor

Supreme Court issues could have been handled discreetly After carefully following the ‘show trial’ that has been Judge Kavanaugh’s Senate Advise and Consent hearings, I am convinced that Dr. Christine Blasey Ford has been assaulted. Not by Brett Kavanaugh 30+ years ago, but 3 months ago ...