Opinion

COMMENTARY: Mike Pence predictable and paradoxical

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Making sense of Mike Pence. That was the task I faced during the past year in writing “Pence — The Path to Power,” the first comprehensive biography of the Hoosier vice president. He is a man of both predictability and paradox. Since first running for Congress in 1988, he has never ...

EDITORIAL: “Fake News” rhetoric needs to stop

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For more than 185 years, The News-Sentinel has been Fort Wayne’s source of trusted news. We are not “fake news.” President Donald Trump’s ongoing battle with several national media outlets through use of the terms “fake news” and “enemy of the people” needs to end. Using a ...

The Rant for August 8, 2018

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I thought deregulation of energy was to lower fuel cost to Americans and offset rising costs? Now, gasoline has hit $3.06 a gallon! Someone isn't playing by the rules! Yet fuel companies are willing to ship our resources overseas! The reason this country is in such a mess is because the people ...

MARK FRANKE: Of course the customer is always right, but which one?

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I took a class on business policy during my undergraduate days, back when Richard Nixon was still in his first term. My professor emphasized this key to business success: Serve the public. The point was that your business must always think about your customers’ needs and wants, and to use ...

GALLERY: Political cartoons for the week of July 29

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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 ...

KERRY HUBARTT: Memory of Ernie Pyle endures through honor

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Friday was “National Ernie Pyle Day,” the 118th anniversary of the day the World War II news correspondent was born. The day was not set aside just to recognize Pyle’s birthday, but to celebrate his legacy. The idea was proposed by the Ernie Pyle Legacy Foundation, and the U.S. Senate ...

GUEST COLUMN: Fort Wayne is optimal location for F-16s

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Dear Secretary Wilson: As the Air Force fields F-35As in the coming months and F-16s become available for stationing elsewhere, we write to urge you to consider transitioning Fort Wayne Air National Guard Base’s 122nd Fighter Wing to F-16s in fiscal year (FY) 2019. We believe the 122nd and ...

MICHELLE MALKIN: Free Valentino Dixon

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"If it wasn't for my artwork and God, there's no way we'd be having this conversation right now." I'm in Colorado on a three-way phone call with Valentino Dixon, inmate No. 91B1615 at New York's Wende Correctional Facility, and his 27-year-old daughter, Tina Dixon, a first-grade teacher in ...

STAR PARKER: The Trump, GOP economic recovery

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When I read that the economy is growing strongly, it makes me happy. But in politics, good news is not enough. You have to decide who gets credit for it. President Ronald Reagan, no ordinary politician, kept a plaque on his desk that said, "There is no limit to what a man can do or where ...

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Here we go again

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Here we go again. The yearly call for “hate crime” legislation is upon us (News-Sentinel editorial, 8/2/18). This was a stupid idea last year, the year before last, and every year before those. Why should it be any more desirable now? Indiana should steer clear of all attempts at social ...