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As Washington turns its attention to infrastructure and other matters of policy, the Senate filibuster isn’t commanding quite the same headlines as it did a few weeks back. But that’s … more
INDIANAPOLIS — If there was a silver lining after a horrible year of pandemic, it was that the Hoosier Hoops Holyland and its ancient cathedral (Hinkle Fieldhouse, among other venues) would … more
The presupposition at the beginning of a leadership program was that a strong ego is a predictor of leadership potential. The leader would command respect, overcome obstacles, and get things done. A … more
None of my best friends is black. OK, I apologize. I did that just to get your attention. We have become so race conscious in the last couple of years, I figured that sentence would cause … more

If you take a stroll or a run through Montgomery County, keep your eyes to the ground, You’ll notice what people discard without much thought: vape pods, aluminum cans, plastic bottles (some … more
It’s time to debunk the myth of the financial burden advertising public notices places on local government units. The cost is the No. 1 cited reason given by representatives of local … more
INDIANAPOLIS — During the television age of Indiana politics, the General Assembly had been a pipeline of future governors. Govs. Harold Handley, Matt Welsh, Edgar Whitcomb, Doc Bowen, Robert … more
The National Cherry Blossom festival is underway. Some 3,700 cherry trees, given to America by the Japanese in 1912, will soon be in full bloom. I lived in the D.C. area nearly eight years and … more
March mewled like a kitten as it came in this year. Forecasts called for 70 degree highs at times, leaving us wondering should we plant gardens already? Does March-as-May bode a hotter summer? A … more

He may not be the fastest president on his feet we’ve ever had. He may bore you to death compared to the last president. But I will tell you, if anyone in the NFL is looking for a punter, … more
I’ve been trying to make sense of NFTs, those digital creations called “non-fungible tokens” that can sell for millions of dollars. So, naturally, I thought of the … more
There’s not much question where the Biden administration’s domestic priorities lie. Getting the pandemic health crisis under control and moving past its attendant economic crisis were … more
INDIANAPOLIS — Three days after he was elected chair of the Indiana Democratic Party last weekend, Mike Schmuhl explained, “I feel like a basketball coach who hasn’t been to the … more
Getting bi-partisan support for a major bill feels like a modern miracle, but the Pregnancy Workers Fairness Act might have it in 2021. After eight years and six legislative sessions, it might be the … more

You probably know what you think about murder, rape, arson and all sorts of other abhorrent crimes. But how do you feel about jaywalking and littering? It’s not as trivial a question as it … more
  On Aug. 26 — the 100th anniversary of the adoption of the 19th Amendment into the United States Constitution, granting women the right to vote, the League of Women Voters will have a … more
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