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Can the legislative process still work more or less as intended, with lawmakers balancing competing interests and arriving at a solution that the majority of the population can at least live with if … more
Last week members of the community gathered to watch Nausicaa, Staging the Oceans’ Biodiversity, sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Montgomery County and Wabash College. The film … more
Is America, both as a nation and a concept, coming to the end of the road? As a firm believer in the country’s foundations of individual liberty and natural rights, I certainly think not. … more
Is America, both as a nation and a concept, coming to the end of the road? As a firm believer in the country’s foundations of individual liberty and natural rights, I certainly think not. … more

The Crawfordsville Police Departmenthas a rich history dating all the way back to the 1940s and works continuously to keep the City of Crawfordsville a safe place to live, work and play. Becoming … more
INDIANAPOLIS — Mike Pence and I used to compare career notes at Acapulco Joe’s back in the days when he was beginning his radio show and I, Howey Politics Indiana. In 2010, I wrote that … more
Lots of perplexed Americans are asking the question, “How did we get here?” They ask how is it that a rich, powerful and generally happy country that was chugging along so smoothly in … more
Every person in the world needs and wants clean water. Most of us think of this as a universal human right: without water every living creature dies. Here in Indiana, safe urban and rural drinking … more
I went to the Indiana State House Tuesday hoping to provide testimony to our senators regarding Senate Bill 1, a bill that proposes to make abortion illegal, except in the event of rape, incest, or … more

Now that I am old enough to embody a Duke Ellington song — “Don’t Get Around Much Anymore” — I guess I should be grateful that government is willing to expend so much … more
Donald Trump is out there speaking and drawing fired-up crowds in places like Illinois. It’s obvious that he’s still the most popular figure and dominant force in the Republican … more
An interested group of Montgomery County residents gathered at Wabash College last week to view and discuss the Green Issues film “Built to Burn.” The Green Issues 2022 film series is … more
Here’s a trend that may not bode well for the future of our country: According to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, only 40 percent of 16- to 19-year-olds have summer jobs — down … more
Here’s a question: When was the last time at least half of Americans said the government in Washington could be trusted to do the right thing all or most of the time? It was right after … more

Indiana legislators are gearing up for a special session set to begin July 25 and last at least a couple of weeks. We should urge them to reconsider and just stay home. The session will cost … more
Are you a hero? It seems that almost everyone mentioned in digital media headlines is heroic, legendary, iconic, classic, star/superstar/megastar. It is confusing because few have ever seen or heard … more
ANGOLA, Ind. — With the Indiana General Assembly and Gov. Eric Holcomb on the precipice of historic abortion restrictions in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court rendering Roe v. Wade moot with … more
Many years ago, I was in the audience when the Rev. Jesse Jackson, the legendary civil rights activist and election mobilizer, gave a speech. He often used the catchphrase, “Keep hope … more
INDIANAPOLIS — Democracy. Republic. Sedition. Treason. Obstruction. Inflation. Stagflation. Recession. These are the terms that are driving our politics of today. After Indiana Republicans … more

I recently took Amtrak from Chicago to Portland, a 47-hour trip. Space in the dining car was limited, so when eating our meals we were assigned to sit at a booth with another couple, and at each meal … more
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