Commentary

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Rokita would push for fiscal responsibility

Todd Rokita is right. Unless we have courageous conservatives in the U.S Senate who are willing to stand up to the party and say no when you need to, nothing is going to change. By passing the Omnibus bill, we gave Nancy Pelosi and the Democrats exactly what they wanted. We are continuing to ...

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Indiana’s Luke Messer not all that he says he is

Hoosiers cannot trust Luke Messer. When Congress voted for the $1.3 trillion spending bill, he was right there cheering the disaster on. I believe Luke Messer is a part of the congressional leadership who helped negotiate this Omnibus deal that continued to fund Planned Parenthood and dangerous ...

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Spending a good reason to vote for Todd Rokita

It is ridiculous that the Omnibus bill had a price tag of $1.3 trillion, and with all that spending failed to provide the money needed for President Trump’s wall. Where is the accountability within the Republican Party? Republicans promised during campaign season to reduce the debt and rein ...

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Remembering a good man in the late Tom Evans

The crack of the bat sent a tall popup skyward behind home plate. I was the catcher and staggered beneath that mile-high ball as it rushed earthward. I thrust my mitt up and made a lucky catch, the ball wedging itself between my mitt and my bare hand. That catch wrapped up the city title in a ...

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Taking issue with recent Leo Morris editorial

In a recent column (March 21, 2018), Leo Morris chastises those who hold different views than his to “give me facts, and give me logic. Don’t play on my emotions.” He states that he will either be considered a “heartless monster” or an “inhuman fiend” before he lays out his ...

STAR PARKER: Gun Control Movement Polar Opposite of Civil Rights Movement

Covering the pro-gun control March for Our Lives in Washington, CNN ran a headline that read, "They're marching through the same streets as Martin Luther King Jr. did -- hoping for similar change." The article then quoted a 16-year-old as saying, "The civil rights movement was started by ...

JOE SQUADRITO: Preventing school violence can be managed — at a cost

For two decades now our political leaders and school officials have been attempting to deal with the tragedies which have occurred in our school systems. The senseless slaughter of our children and educators has prompted numerous proposals ranging in firearms legislation to mental health ...

NEWS-SENTINEL EDITORIAL: It’s time to make sure you are registered to vote

If you haven’t guessed yet (political ads have already been appearing on radio and television for weeks), 2018 is an election year. And some Indiana residents face an impending deadline if they want to vote. The deadline to register to vote in the May 8 Indiana primary is Monday. May's ...

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Relationship beyond the digits

I’ve noticed in recent years the marvel many express over the benefits of relationship-building. This is confounding and admittedly paralyzing to me. Why? Because relationship-building for me is a foundational principle in being human. As a proud member of the last generation to be raised ...

Tip of the Hat for April 4, 2018

I want to "tip my hat" to Mr. Wayne Doenges for his recent guest column regarding the incessant attacks on members of the NRA (National Rifle Association) from "clueless" and left-wing individuals who conveniently blame the NRA for all that is wrong in this country. The NRA has no less than 42 ...

The Rant for April 4, 2018

The Rant is The News-Sentinel’s anonymous sound-off forum. The readers’ views expressed here do not necessarily reflect the views or opinions of The News-Sentinel. A friend of mine took a criminal justice class at … (a local for-profit college). After the first semester, she was told she ...

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 ...