Can feminists cure what ails men?

“Boys need feminists’ help too,” declares Feministing.com founder Jessica Valenti. Writing in The New York Times, Valenti worries that while women “protest, run for...

Appalled by health dept. inaction

I am appalled by what I read in the Friday, Aug. 17, News-Banner concerning the two restaurants and bakery cited for violations. The Wells County...

When candidates fear the people they want to lead

Editor’s note: This column was written prior to Friday’s announcement that two debates have been scheduled between incumbent Jim Banks and challenger Courtney Tritch...

CADA event thanks

I would like to take this opportunity to thank the community of Bluffton for their support and participation in the Citizen’s Against Drug Abuse...

Vote ‘Yes’ on Public Question 1

In this year’s election, Hoosiers have the chance to add a Balanced Budget Amendment to the Indiana Constitution. This proposed amendment appears as Public...

The most enduring lesson of soldiering is simple

This Veterans Day was a bit more significant as it was the centenary of the end of World War I. That is meaningful to...

Bush 41’s point of contrast and light

History fascinates me because it is often a juxtaposition of irony. Man claims to build an unsinkable ship and the Titanic cascades to the...

Guidelines, not resolutions, will be part of my life in 2019

New Year’s resolutions are not my thing. I understand the concept — new beginning, new ideas, etc. — but I’m only human. I can’t...

Mutated red-winged blackbird

The Biblical Joseph, son of Jacob and Rachel with his coat of many colors, could not have been any less noticeable than the red-winged...

The state of the union, told with metrics

INDIANAPOLIS — And the State of the Union is …? With President Trump delivering his third State of...