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POLITICAL CARTOONS: They ran on News-Sentinel pages the week of June 4

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: We should ‘manage expectations’ on Electric Works

The euphoria surrounding the Electric Works project is unprecedented in our community. The public has spoken and inspite of how few details are known, there is a sense that while risky, we should commit substantial taxpayer dollars to this private enterprise. As we approach the next few hurdles ...

NEWS-SENTINEL EDITORIAL: SCOTUS ruling helps, but it can go further

Many are celebrating the Supreme Court’s 7-2 decision this week in favor of a Colorado baker who wouldn’t make a wedding cake for a same-sex couple in 2012. Monday’s ruling, however, was limited to baker Dave Phillips’ case, leaving open the possibility that in future cases a service ...

LEO MORRIS: Is there gastronomic egalitarianism with school lunches?

There is no such thing as a free lunch. Yeah, well, about that. According to news reports, students in Fort Wayne Community Schools (FWCS) will receive both free lunches and free breakfasts starting next year. Not just middle and elementary students, as it has been since 2014, but high school ...

BETTY STEIN: There is nothing quite like opera

A few weeks before the end of this school year, our vocalists had a treat. Heartland Sings performed an opera workshop for them. This was their introduction to the world of grand opera and they loved it. The young guest artists not only discussed what the arias were about but acted as well, so ...

KERRY HUBARTT: So many great memories from Cedar Creek Golf Course

I am already mourning what could be the impending doom of Cedar Creek Golf Course. Recently an application was filed with the Allen County Plan Commission by Tullymore Run, LLC to rezone the course property into a 126-lot development. Cedar Creek owner Dave Gilbert told me this week that ...

NEWS-SENTINEL EDITORIAL: Building a wall isn’t all about the people

The principle behind building a wall along the Mexican border is not only to prevent people from entering the U.S. illegally, it is also to reduce the more than $200 billion in illegal drugs that pour into our country each year. A New York Times report last year said drug overdose deaths in ...

BOB RINEARSON: School security is challenging, no matter the precautions

Santa Fe High School had it all. Their staff had been trained what to do in case of an active shooter. At all times there were two armed police officers roaming, interacting with students and watching out for potential threats. And according to reports the school district had been entertaining ...

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Help for addiction lies in awareness

It is no secret that people do drugs. However, people still find ways to keep their secret from friends, family, and society. When you picture a stereotypical drug addict, your mind probably goes straight to someone in raggedy clothes, sitting in the corner between two storefronts, with grown ...

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Domestic abuse and the lack of publicity

What if you could speak for those who are silent? What would you say? A recent statistic shows that black women are more likely to become victims of domestic abuse but less likely to be noticed by the public. I realize that talking about abuse isn’t a conversation many are comfortable with ...

CAL THOMAS: NFL isn’t through with problems, but it’s making steps

It took two years, boycotts by fans, declining TV ratings, growing alarm among advertisers, a drop in the sale of gear and especially a public shaming by President Trump, but the owners of NFL teams have finally decided their players will not be allowed to kneel or make other protests during ...

The Rant for May 30, 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. Why is it so many people don't know the meaning of the word "Yield”? Every day, I get on I-69 and people come roaring up the ...

STAR PARKER: White House took an important first step in prison reform

Recently, I attended the White House Prison Reform Summit. The fact that both the president and the vice president were at the event indicates the importance that the Trump administration ascribes to this issue. And statistics quoted by Vice President Pence explain why our existing prison ...

KERRY HUBARTT: Strengthing partnership between players/owners is answer

After the NFL approved a new policy Wednesday to prevent players from kneeling during the national anthem, Golden State Warriors basketball Coach Steve Kerr called it “idiotic” and proceeded to praise the way the NBA handles such matters. “I’m proud to be in a league that understands ...

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Reader questions health insurance options

Would someone please explain to me why we cannot buy Blue Cross/Blue Shield or Anthem health insurance in Indiana? My wife and I were on my company’s plan until I went to Medicare in 2012. Since she was not a member of a group (usually company insurance) or on Medicare, she was forced into ...

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Rep. Jim Banks is a hero to consumers

Last week, the sugar cartels won in their latest attempt to enrich themselves at the cost of the American consumer. Fortunately, not every member of Congress acted like a puppet! Congressman Jim Banks (R-IN-3) voted for reform and continues to be a hero for Sugar Reform. He is a stalwart ...

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Schools should spend time teaching about mental health

In the United States, an estimated 12.8 percent of teens between the ages of 12 and 17 have suffered from adolescent depression. That is about 3.1 million American teens. It is common knowledge that treatments are available through antidepressant medications, cognitive behavioral therapy, or ...