Commentary

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 ...

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: May the fireworks fly unabated forever

It was hot and muggy all day. At ten o’clock at night it was still in the 80s. My wife and I had just finished watching a movie, when our attention was directed outdoors. We heard the annual ritual of exploding fireworks. It was the Fourth of July. We stepped outside, and what we could see ...

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Banks leads fight to provide opioid solution

Congressman Jim Banks is right. The opioid crisis is destroying families all across America, including our great state. We are seeing thousands of young people being swept up into this terrifying epidemic with no way out. I am pleased that he is working hard in Congress passing bills like the ...

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: It’s time to put an end to Alzheimer’s disease

One in three seniors dies from Alzheimer’s disease. It is the costliest disease and the only leading cause of death in the U.S. that cannot be prevented, cured or even slowed. It is imperative that we have elected officials who are working to make Alzheimer’s a national priority. As an ...

BEN SHAPIRO: When abortion becomes a sacrament

This week, amid widespread Democratic tumult regarding the selection of a replacement for Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, alleged comedian Michelle Wolf paid tribute to the most important facet of American life: abortion. On her Netflix show Sunday, Wolf dressed up in red, white and ...