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“Indiana” has to go, so we’ll need to come up with a new name for the state. That’s not an outrageous statement. It can be logically inferred from remarks by Gov. Eric … more
BLOOMINGTON — Everyone, from Gov. Eric Holcomb to parents, teachers, students and employers, yearns to reopen schools and universities within the next three to four weeks. But parents are … more
For those of us who live some distance from our nation’s capital, a trip there is a special vacation destination. While there, we visit the headquarters of our federal government and our great … more
I’d like to confess something I feel guilty about. It happened a long time ago, back in high school. One of my classmates — I won’t give his name or even a pseudonym, for … more

I’m getting a whole-house attic fan installed this week — just like the one my father had installed in my childhood home — and I cannot wait to cool my house using his old-time … more
Condemnations of white privilege and whiteness with demands for guilt, shame and contrite confession run hot along virtual networks of our civic square in the news, academy, politics and … more
NASHVILLE, Ind. — Forty-one years ago as the U.S. reeled from oil shocks and long lines of cars just to get gas, the conservative tabloid New York Post editorialized: “Independence Day, … more
A few weeks ago, The New York Times ran an article noting that with the US preoccupied by the coronavirus pandemic, Black Lives Matter protests, and massive unemployment, “its competitors are … more
Independence Day July 4 marks 54 years since the landmark Freedom of Information Act went into effect — yet some Americans are still distrustful of government. The Freedom of Information Act … more

In 1936, Bob Wian sold his car and used the $350 as a down payment on a 10-stool diner in Glendale, California, which he turned into a hamburger joint called Bob’s Pantry. Shortly, … more
All presidents must deal with things they did not expect FDR had the Great Depression and World War II. Kennedy had the Cuban Missile Crisis. George H. W. Bush had Saddam Hussein. And Donald Trump … more
INDIANAPOLIS — With 45,000 COVID-19 cases reported in just one day this week (compared to 5,000 in the European Union), it is becoming clear the United States is flunking its pandemic response … more
What you think about removing Confederate statues has less to do with your opinions about race and more with how you perceive the motivation behind removing them in the first place. Jim … more
The League of Women Voters of the United States is holding its 54th Biennial National Convention June 25-27, celebrating the 100th anniversary of the LWVUS. League members are passionate activists … more

For some reason, many people tend to affix their level of happiness on external factors, people, and sometimes, even material objects. If only ... is usually how these sentences begin. They then … more
“To recognise always that the power of the police to fulfill their functions and duties is dependent on public approval of their existence, actions and behaviour, and on their ability to secure … more
INDIANAPOLIS — Last March 29, President Trump said at one of his coronavirus task force “shows” that “Nothing would be worse than declaring victory before the victory is … more
These are uncertain, divided times for our nation. Unemployment is at mind-boggling levels, a virus we still don’t fully understand is stifling the course of ordinary life, many businesses are … more
Sunday will mark the 47th anniversary of the passage of Title IX, the law that opened up many opportunities for women in the classroom, sports and more. The National Women’s History Projects … more

I would the like for Montgomery County to consider returning to paper ballots. Sounds silly and going back in time, yet, I have been told by the Secretary of State, Voter Division, that there is a … more
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