Commentary

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Free market will replace illegal employers

Jail employers who don’t follow immigration laws and trust the free market to replace them with employers who do. When 146 immigrants were arrested at the Fresh Mark meatpacking plant in northeastern Ohio, Fresh Mark’s statement about their membership in the ICE self-policing program said ...

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: MAGA? It starts with the representatives

If our Congress and Senate make laws and the president signs it then we must obey them or we get put in jail or fined, so why are they crying about the law that President Trump is enforcing? I don’t like families separated either, but they know what they are doing or, at least, I think they ...

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Reader not happy with Slocum Pointe plan

Regarding the Slocum Pointe project, I am a father who is fighting for his family of six. We have lived in the ‘05 neighborhood for 16 years. Like others here in this community, we have invested in our homes and our community. It is obvious at this time the project seems to be moving forward. ...

BOB RINEARSON: Remembering the principles of a late, great principal

From 1963 to 1991, Fort Wayne’s South Side High School had only one principal. That was Jack Weicker. The responsibilities that any high school principal faces includes establishing proficient communication with parents, students and staff. In the 21st century they are now responsible for ...

NEWS-SENTINEL EDITORIAL: Suicide problems strike close to home

Who among us is not shocked and dismayed by school shootings, the opioid epidemic and deaths caused by drunken driving? We, like you, demand immediate action to find solutions to stop these scourges in our country. But let’s not look the other way when it comes to the urgent threat of ...

GALLERY: Political cartoons for the week of June 11

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 ...

MICHELLE MALKIN: The far left and NYC’s war on academic excellence

“I also have a dream.” This rallying cry, handwritten on a simple white placard held up by an Asian-American mom at a protest this week against liberal New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s plan to radically transform New York City’s public schools, says it all. A new civil rights ...

KERRY HUBARTT: Know the laws and procedures for when you hit a deer

On a trip to Indianapolis last Saturday traveling on I-69, my wife and I counted eight deer carcasses on the side of the highway — four going down and four coming back. I wondered why these animals that were struck by vehicles were all left to rot. The Indiana Department of Natural ...

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Are the opioids the problem, or is it the abusers?

There must be something wrong with me. All I read and hear about in the news is the opioid epidemic, as well as all the other addictive substances. But I don’t have a problem with any of them; is there something wrong with me? I have never once used pot, heroin, cocaine, meth or any of the ...

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Reader would rather wait to go ‘adrift’ for free

“Adrift” depicts the “true story” of a couple of people stranded after their boat capsizes in a hurricane. Its co-stars are Shailene Woodley and Sam Claflin. Woodley supported Bernie Sanders for president, was arrested during a protest of the Dakota Pipeline project and is on the board ...

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Only God offers up true security

One of mankind’s basic needs is security, and people will do almost anything to feel secure. Eventually, however, our money, possessions, knowledge and relationships will fail or be gone. Only God can give lasting security. The question we have to ask ourselves is; what things are we trusting ...

The Rant for June 13, 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. Hope the new hotels downtown have their own water purification systems. Fort Wayne water has a bunch of stink weeks. ...

NEWS-SENTINEL EDITORIAL: We should applaud state GOP for marriage language

We thank the Indiana Republican Party for an overwhelming vote Saturday to reaffirm language in their platform that defines marriage as a union “between a man and a woman.” State GOP Chairman Kyle Hupfer had proposed a new draft of a portion of the party platform that would have removed ...