Opinion

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: IU and Purdue helping students limit debt

Commentary

Since college has been a thing, the problem of the debt that is accumulated has been a hot topic. In fact, 70 percent of college graduates have debt of some kind, and when they all owe on average $37,172, it becomes increasingly hard to help these students. So why aren’t more ...

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Differences evident in news reporting

Commentary

You will see a connection between three writings: 1. In a letter to Attorney General William Barr in late March, Special Counsel Robert Mueller wrote that the AG’s memo “did not fully capture the context, nature, and substance” of the Mueller investigation. 2. Former News-Sentinel ...

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Inclusion key to special education

Commentary

More than 41 million Americans, almost 15 percent of our current population ages 5 and older, are affected by a disability, making it extremely important that these students are provided with quality education and opportunity. Children are being put into special classes according to their ...

NEWS-SENTINEL EDITORIAL: Honoring the fallen on Memorial Day

Commentary

In November 1941, just weeks before the attack on Pearl Harbor, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt issued a proclamation celebrating the Bill of Rights. “Those who have long enjoyed such privileges as we enjoy forget in time that men have died to win them,” Roosevelt said in issuing the ...

THE LAST WORD: Journalism keeps the light on in a dark world

Commentary

Throughout my career in journalism I have endured many criticisms of my calling, a profession considered so important by our Founding Fathers that our law prohibits its curtailment in the First Amendment to the Constitution. Certainly there have been many times when individual journalists and ...