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INDIANAPOLIS — Fear. That was the name of Bob Woodward’s first book on the Trump presidency. It’s been a theme of Michael Moore documentaries and a proven Madison Avenue … more
Walking my dog Dorothy a few months ago I didn’t recognize the fellow waving from the white car until he stopped to say hello. Turns out it was Ed, a casual acquaintance, whose wave I … more
While the Primary Election has been postponed to June 2, additional steps have been approved by Government Eric Holcomb, Secretary of State Connie Lawson, Republican Chairman Kyle Hupter and … more
It is worth noting, in the thick of our great national quarantine, that we have gone in a heartbeat from an ordinary civil society to a step short of martial law. That’s something worth … more

INDIANAPOLIS — For more than two centuries, Hoosiers have participated in democracy by going to their local polling place to vote. In normal times they chat with their neighbors as they wait in … more
As stated many times, it is a goal of the commissioners to share as much information as possible, and from many points of view. And keeping current events in the forefront, this week, we asked the … more
The United States system of government is based on the premise that government is a creature of the people and is accountable to them. An open and accountable government is the cornerstone of a … more
This is a time of great testing for Congress. As it considers responses to the nation’s health and economic crises, it faces close scrutiny by ordinary Americans, financial markets, and … more

Some years ago, life as I knew it was put on a sudden and dramatic hiatus in the form of an inattentive driver who attempted to cross U.S. 30 near Plymouth in the path of our car. My left hip was … more
Shortly after President Barack Obama’s first inauguration in 2009, then-White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel got into a bit of hot water when he observed to an interviewer, “You never … more
INDIANAPOLIS — Hoosiers are facing their greatest physical and economic threat since the Great Depression and on the most crucial aspect of this crisis – the availability of coronavirus … more
Voting is the most fundamental right and responsibility of American citizens. To be eligible to vote, you must be registered. Deadline for registration for the May Primary Election is April 4. If … more
After years of Russia, Russia, Russia and a few months of Ukraine, Ukraine, Ukraine we now have another bunch of foreigners interfering in our presidential election. The difference is the Opposition … more

If enough people do something utterly stupid, you have to do it, too. That’s an Immutable Law of the Indifferent Universe that I just made up at the supermarket the other day. Having … more
“The sincere wish to be good is half the battle.” — Marmee, in Louisa May Alcott’s “Little Women.” “The OTHER half of the battle, however, is the part … more
INDIANAPOLIS — Think about where the 2020 presidential race was a month ago: President Trump was acquitted in the Senate impeachment trial and his approval approached the 50% mark that had … more
Editor’s Note: This is the first of a three-part series. As we went through the economic development planning process, we found that the most important thing we can invest in, and give us … more
All three Montgomery County schools will be closed until March 30, while Fountain Central will not resume classes until April 13. This puts a damper on the outlook of spring sports in the area, … more

Seventeen years ago, the Montgomery County Commissioners spent almost $200,000 to demolish several historic structures at the corner of Market and Washington streets (that it had also purchased … more
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