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INDIANAPOLIS — On dozens of billboards across Indiana, Right to Life urges folks to “love them both” when it comes to a mother and a fetus. During his recent Republican … more
In January 2022 the Federal Reserve (a.k.a. “the Fed”) faced a challenge: Inflation was 7.5% and the Fed needed to discourage spending to reduce inflation. The Fed has an effective tool … more
INDIANAPOLIS — When Indiana Republican convention delegates gather on June 15, they’ll have an extraordinary assignment they’ve not had since 1996: Selecting a lieutenant governor … more
Americans are more dissatisfied with their government than the citizens of any other major democracy, according to an analysis by the Washington Post. And we seem to be growing more skeptical of … more

A higher education scholar recently recommended that schools at every level specialize in students. Good advice! A South African university president coined the phrase “compassionate … more
JASPER, Ind. — There have been varied breeding grounds for future Indiana governors. After the American Civil War, Govs. Conrad Baker, Isaac Gray, Alvin Hovey, Ira Joy Chase, James Atwell … more
“Counterurbanization,” a term new to me, is the phenomenon that Americans increasingly are moving from large cities to rural areas. This reverses a trend in the other direction, one that … more
Three fine documentary films headline this summer’s Green Film series sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Montgomery County. Mark your calendars now for June 6, July 17 and Aug. 13 and … more
It was an article of faith, through most of my life, that the United States was the world’s dominant power. We had the most powerful military, the biggest and most vibrant economy and the most … more

Karyn Douglas has long deserved the “Making Democracy Work” award, which the League of Women Voters bestowed upon her during the annual meeting on May 14. Douglas worked in the Montgomery … more
The chorus from a folk song came to mind as I looked out over our wooded property. Fortunately, our home is in town south of the Wabash campus. One white oak is over 250 years old. I sat looking out … more
INDIANAPOLIS — With the GOP nomination of U.S. Sen. Mike Braun for governor, we now settle in to watch the lame-duck Holcomb administration depart while the candidate begins to put the pieces … more
In mid-2016, a resident of West Main invited neighbors, friends and family for the first of what she called “front porch politics.” Conditions should have been ideal — comfortable … more
One of the things I enjoyed most, throughout my political career, was the opportunity to meet with young people. Almost without exception, they were curious, thoughtful and eager to face the … more

INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana is not a state where citizens can petition for an issue referendum to appear on the ballot. Voters in neighboring Michigan, Ohio and Kentucky voted to sustain abortion … more
This spring, stories from three different sources covered a topic of urgent interest to Hoosiers. In mid-March, NPR’s Morning Edition picked up a story from Perry County, Indiana, and WNIN … more
INDIANAPOLIS ­— If U.S. Sen. Mike Braun secures the Republican gubernatorial nomination next Tuesday and Noblesville pastor Micah Beckwith prevails in his unorthodox quest for the ticket at … more
April is an unofficial Earth month, not just the month that hosts Earth Day, so topics on the return of life after winter always feel appropriate. This week, we chat about our landscaping and … more
A phrase occasionally jumps off the page and grabs the mind and will not let go — even if the meaning is not clear. "Chaos is a ladder" seems such a phrase for our time. It is timely as we … more

INDIANAPOLIS — Almost 300 feet above the skyline in the center of our state stands Victory, a classic Greek-inspired sculpture envisioned to be the Hoosier version of Nike, the goddess of war. … more
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