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You’re a Hoosier. That’s not the biggest insult that can be hurled at us, to humble us with who we are. Apparently, to cut us to the quick, you have to sneer at who we are … more
INDIANAPOLIS — Before Sen. Bernie Sanders’ narrow New Hampshire primary victory Tuesday night over Pete Buttigieg, Notre Dame Prof. Robert Schmuhl questioned the viability of the two … more
This week, the commissioners invited me to write about the Tax Refund Exchange and Compliance System. I am pleased to have the opportunity to share the program information with you, so let’s … more
In less than a month now all of us will be receiving a postcard in the mail from Census 2020 preparing us to fill out our once-a-decade Census forms. It is vital we all do so. To complete the Census … more

When he was just a young teenage schoolboy, George Washington sat down and copied out 110 “Rules of Civility & Decent Behavior.” Many of these had to do with simple manners. … more
How about those kids today, huh? Don’t ask members of the Indiana General Assembly. They’re still trying to figure it out. In every legislative session, issues come up that the most … more
INDIANAPOLIS — When you factor in where Pete Buttigieg was a year ago — poised as a potential Dennis Kucinich or Alan Keyes of presidential politics – and where he is today, poised … more
Jon Meacham’s “Soul of America: The Battle for Our Better Angels” (973 Mea) gets right at the heart of the matter of what it means to keep our country focused on its best ideas and … more
Bob Vollmer is my new hero. He is retiring from the Indiana Department of Natural Resources because, he says, his body is telling him it’s time to go. His job requires a lot of physical … more

When you need help, especially emergency help, can we find you? An often overlooked city ordinance that is of great value for our citizens is $98.011 the “Numbering of … more
INDIANAPOLIS — With closing arguments completed and Senate jurors in Q&A mode in President Trump’s impeachment trial, we find this a cleaved nation, with the We Ask America Poll in … more
In my last article, I reviewed five main goals for the commissioners from the state of the community address. Today, I want to highlight some of the impactful work we are doing with our Montgomery … more
Active Voters Service Committee of the League of Women Voters encourages all registered voters to vote. The voter participation campaign, chaired by Myra Dunn Abbott, is divided into three … more
At the time of the American Revolution, the future United States was a small, colonial backwater on the world stage. There were an estimated 2-3 million people living here. Yet it somehow produced an … more

It is my right to say whatever I wish to you. I’m privileged to have this forum in which to do it. Get the difference? A lot of people don’t get the difference and, unfortunately, many … more
More than once, readers have written in, or people have stopped me, to complain about their fellow Americans’ ignorance of the basic functions of government. Incandescent with anger, … more
NASHVILLE, Ind. — President Trump doesn’t look to be in much danger of losing his office this winter. But if history teaches us anything from past 20th Century impeachment efforts, his … more
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Just because a mentor starts unconsciously humming Motown tunes during a heart-to-heart talk with you about temptations, that doesn’t mean his advice is irrelevant. A church in Cottage … more
Founded in 1920, the League of Women Voters has an unique grassroots network of volunteers and activist in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Indiana is home to 24 local Leagues. The … more

I recently came across a few interesting tidbits regarding American money so thought I would share with you today. Prior to the Civil War, banks printed our paper money, not the federal … more
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