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In this year marking the centennial of the passage of the 19th Amendment and in this month (February) marking Black History Month, it is important to note that when “women” got the vote … more
Sometimes, you just need to step back. The political conversations I hear these days are strikingly negative, dominated by what’s amiss in Washington, by the deep divisions in the country, by … more
A few years after my 1983 move to Fort Wayne, I was sitting in a restaurant on the south side of town when the dishes on all the tables rattled, as if the floor had suddenly shifted beneath us. The … more
INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Supreme Court faces a “political” decision that will be known in the next three weeks: What to do about Attorney General Curtis Hill? Former justice … more

Every time I bite into a Clark Bar, I become 10 years old again. Irish immigrant D.L. Clark created the legendary chocolate-coated peanut-butter-crunch confection in Pittsburgh in 1917. … more
  A concurrent resolution honoring the League of Women Voters on the 100th anniversary of its founding: On Feb. 13, the Indiana Senate and Indiana House of Representatives passed … more
You’re a Hoosier. That’s not the biggest insult that can be hurled at us, to humble us with who we are. Apparently, to cut us to the quick, you have to sneer at who we are … more
INDIANAPOLIS — Before Sen. Bernie Sanders’ narrow New Hampshire primary victory Tuesday night over Pete Buttigieg, Notre Dame Prof. Robert Schmuhl questioned the viability of the two … more
This week, the commissioners invited me to write about the Tax Refund Exchange and Compliance System. I am pleased to have the opportunity to share the program information with you, so let’s … more

In less than a month now all of us will be receiving a postcard in the mail from Census 2020 preparing us to fill out our once-a-decade Census forms. It is vital we all do so. To complete the Census … more
When he was just a young teenage schoolboy, George Washington sat down and copied out 110 “Rules of Civility & Decent Behavior.” Many of these had to do with simple manners. … more
How about those kids today, huh? Don’t ask members of the Indiana General Assembly. They’re still trying to figure it out. In every legislative session, issues come up that the most … more
INDIANAPOLIS — When you factor in where Pete Buttigieg was a year ago — poised as a potential Dennis Kucinich or Alan Keyes of presidential politics – and where he is today, poised … more
Jon Meacham’s “Soul of America: The Battle for Our Better Angels” (973 Mea) gets right at the heart of the matter of what it means to keep our country focused on its best ideas and … more

Bob Vollmer is my new hero. He is retiring from the Indiana Department of Natural Resources because, he says, his body is telling him it’s time to go. His job requires a lot of physical … more
When you need help, especially emergency help, can we find you? An often overlooked city ordinance that is of great value for our citizens is $98.011 the “Numbering of … more
INDIANAPOLIS — With closing arguments completed and Senate jurors in Q&A mode in President Trump’s impeachment trial, we find this a cleaved nation, with the We Ask America Poll in … more
In my last article, I reviewed five main goals for the commissioners from the state of the community address. Today, I want to highlight some of the impactful work we are doing with our Montgomery … more
Active Voters Service Committee of the League of Women Voters encourages all registered voters to vote. The voter participation campaign, chaired by Myra Dunn Abbott, is divided into three … more

At the time of the American Revolution, the future United States was a small, colonial backwater on the world stage. There were an estimated 2-3 million people living here. Yet it somehow produced an … more
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