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The Indianapolis Star now has itself a team dedicated to “racial equity,” which includes, thanks to a grant from a nonprofit called Report for America, a reporter who will be tasked with … more
INDIANAPOLIS — U.S. Sen. Todd Young was feeling it at the Kosciusko County Republican Lincoln Dinner, so much so that he coaxed the crowd into doing a stadium-style wave. “I’m in … more
I went to Lilly Library at Wabash College on May 31 to borrow some books and CDs. I had been waiting to go because it was not open on the weekends during summer vacation. However, I was surprised … more
Have you ever wondered why you don’t vote directly for your state’s Electoral College Electors? For most of us, they appear in December, cast their votes, and we never know their names. … more

  I’m basically a lazy person, so I’m not opposed to the government paying me to do something I might otherwise be inclined to forgo. But it seldom works out. Sometimes, … more
INDIANAPOLIS — For the first time in history, the president of the United States promised Americans “free beer.” This isn’t one of those “Free beer … … more
After more than a year of strict COVID mandates, my state has triumphantly reopened. But, some argue, we better think twice before we offer a celebratory handshake. On Memorial Day, … more
We don’t often think that how the United States conducts itself at home has much impact on how we face the world, but it does. You’d be amazed at how closely people in countries all over … more
Why does the USA keep the Electoral College even as we the people question its necessity in the current climate? After all, we’re literate and have access to plenty of information about … more

I was leaving the gym last Wednesday when Tony told me they would be closed on Friday and Monday. “Why?” I asked. “What’s going on?” “Oh, you know, just … more
  Our elders’ clothes closets have much in common. Most are jammed full of old, worn clothes. That’s alright because we don’t need to be fashion plates. Nevertheless, our … more
FANCY GAP, Va. — Georgia was as red a state as Indiana currently is. It took Stacey Abrams a decade of candidate recruitment, an unsuccessful gubernatorial bid, and the creation of Fair Fight … more
Karyn Douglas’ biggest conundrum is not getting people registered to vote. It’s getting them to vote, and more than every four years. “There are so many more important offices … more
When I was just a child, I roamed all over the hills of Eastern Kentucky, sometimes with friends, sometimes alone, recklessly climbing trees, exploring abandoned mines and generally tempting fate to … more

COLUMBIA, Md. — There’s a reason U.S. Sen. Todd Young has been fanning out across Indiana, meeting with policemen and sheriff deputies in recent weeks. He’s up for reelection next … more
COLUMBIA, Md. — There’s a reason U.S. Sen. Todd Young has been fanning out across Indiana, meeting with policemen and sheriff deputies in recent weeks. He’s up for reelection next … more
There is a fight going on over the heart of our democracy, and I worry that democracy is losing. Over the last few months, several states have moved decisively to make it harder for their citizens to … more
  When our state is the fourth worst in the nation for something, it’s a call for change. At present, Indiana is fourth worst in maternal mortality, with 63 pregnancy-related maternal … more
By the time most of you read this, my son Gideon will have marched across the gymnasium floor and received his high school diploma. I have brainstormed some sage advice for Gideon’s next … more

Who’s in charge here? In a constitutional republic, the answer should be obvious. The people are. We have inalienable rights merely by our existence as human beings, and to protect them we … more
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