Commentary

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Gun rights do not go down party lines

I just joined the NRA thanks to that crazy gun grabbing liberal Courtney Tritch. Who saw her yelling down at the Courthouse a few weeks ago about taking our guns? I don’t know who she thinks she is but this democrat sure won’t be voting for her! — Jim Potter, Huntington

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Reader unhappy with Facebook commenting

When the News-Sentinel moved online, the old private comment system went bye-bye. But deciding on Facebook Comments must have involved thinking such as “Hey, we like the advantage of getting real names of commenters and maybe we can eliminate the need for monitoring posts” — but whatever ...

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Ben Smaltz is no ‘champion’ at all

Representative Ben Smaltz fancies himself a champion for Indiana’s unborn, who has contributed to a dramatic decline in abortions in Indiana. Standing in stark contrast to that claim is the deadly fact that in 2017 and 2018, Smaltz, as chair of the House Public Policy Committee, refused to ...

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Readers commend ‘tough decisions’ made at NACS

We have attended several informational meetings to learn the reasons behind the Northwest Allen County Schools referendum. Several points stood out to us: 1. The leaders of Northwest Allen County Schools used a conservative approach when designing the proposed elementary school by using a ...

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Better schools lead to higher property values

It is now time to build the new elementary school for Northwest Allen County Schools. Like it or not, neighborhoods are popping up and we are a growing community. This is directly related to the excellent education afforded the students who attend Northwest Allen County Schools. Your “Yes” ...

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: The choice is simple for pro-life voters

Representative Curt Nisly is a pro-life hero. His Protection at Conception bill is the strongest piece of life legislation ever to be authored in Indiana, as it would abolish abortion in our state. People throughout Indiana wish they had a legislator like Rep. Nisly—one who represents ...

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: NACS showed trustworthy foresight

Northwest Allen County Schools has a history of being fiscally responsible. I would guess that you did not know that teachers and administrators, including the superintendent, took pay cuts during the 2009 recession and did some layoffs as to avoid coming to you asking for money. They did more ...

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: No one said following God was easy

Believers can expect opposition when they do God’s work. Unbelievers and evil spiritual forces are always working against God and his people. The opposition may offer compromising alliances, attempt to discourage and intimidate us, or accuse us unjustly. If we expect these tactics, we won’t ...

KERRY HUBARTT: A voter’s task? Pick the best opponent for Joe Donnelly

With the Indiana primary election a little over a week away, Hoosier voters hoping to replace Democrat Sen. Joe Donnelly with a Republican may be having a hard time deciding which candidate to vote for. Monday’s third of four scheduled debates between GOP candidates Mike Braun, Luke Messer ...

POLITICAL CARTOONS: They ran on News-Sentinel pages the week of April 22

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: It’s about leadership

When you serve as an elected official, you’re expected to be a leader. Leadership is about working on big issues, and it’s about letting people know where you stand. And today, we’re seeing a void of leadership from Democrat Joe Donnelly. As many out-of-touch Democrats are coming out ...

NEWS-SENTINEL EDITORIAL: Lessons to learn from Nashville shooting

There are at least two important takeaways from the tragic shooting in Nashville, Tenn., early Sunday when a nearly naked gunman stormed a Waffle House restaurant with an assault rifle, shooting four people to death before a customer rushed him and wrestled the weapon away. People who are ...

DAVE RAMSEY: Laptop dilemma and fulfilling commitments

Dear Dave: My husband and I are just starting Baby Step 1 of your plan. Prior to this, we told my two nephews we would buy them laptop computers for college. They don't get a lot of encouragement or support from their immediate family, so we try to help them when we can. Should we go ahead and ...

BOB RINEARSON: President Trump obviously paid attention in history class

Recently a study conducted by Schoen Consulting reported that more than one-fifth of millennials hadn’t heard or weren’t sure if they’d ever heard of the Holocaust. Two definitions are needed before I continue. First, the Holocaust. Taking place from 1939-1945, it was formulated from ...