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INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana’s two most competitive congressional districts are both open seats in 2020 and are mirror images of each other. The 1st District being vacated by 18-term U.S. Rep. … more
At this time of year when many of us make resolutions, the League of Women Voters encourages all to include citizen engagement in your goals for 2020. The American governmental system, conceived … more
I love the New Year holiday. Over the years, I’ve celebrated the New Year many different ways. I’ve done it quietly, and sometimes, not so quietly. I’ve done it alone, and sometimes … more
I’m such a cynic sometimes. The superintendent of our school district is retiring, and local education officials are making a big deal about considering public input in the naming of her … more

INDIANAPOLIS — Gov. Eric Holcomb and Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch continued on their historic reelection arc as the Indiana Republican ticket is poised to report a year-end balance of $8.35 million … more
This week, we asked the county council to submit an article from their perspective. It is a goal of ours to share as much information and from many points of view, so were happy when they … more
Joshua Bougie was in Crawfordsville last week to help Montgomery County begin to prepare for Census 2020. Bougie, a native Hoosier, came from the Chicago regional office of Census 2020 to give a … more
Not long ago, I was in a meeting to talk about a public policy issue. It was a little complex, and as we considered the various angles I began to think about what it would take to translate talk into … more
Back in the dark ages when mandatory seat belt use was relatively new in Indiana, I had a colleague who liked to say that she never nagged people about buckling up when they were riding with her. In … more

INDIANAPOLIS — Last Sept. 19 in my publication Howey Politics Indiana, I wrote the cover story “Double Dog Impeachment Dare.” It came just as the whistleblower had surfaced, … more
The 228th anniversary of the signing of the “Bill of Rights” is celebrated this December. Ratified on Dec. 15, 1791, the Bill of Rights guarantees fundamental civil and human rights of … more
Now that December is here, we all know what that means — ready or not Christmas is just around the corner. Are you ready? We’ve talked a lot over the years about the true meaning of … more
Most of my Christmases have become hopelessly blurred together, but Christmas 1969 holds a special place in my heart. In fact, back in 1998 my very first yuletide column took a whimsically … more
In the spirit of Paul Harvey’s “The Rest of the Story” radio segments. Let’s call this the bestseller that never was, adapted from author J. Mark Powell’s version of … more

We could use a good snowstorm right about now. I love a good dusting of snow. I love how it disrupts our routines and throws everything out of whack. I lived in Washington, D.C., for nearly … more
I don’t blame millennials and Gen Z for mocking baby boomers with the trending “OK boomer” meme. I’ve had my issues with baby boomers, too. “OK boomer,” … more
INDIANAPOLIS — To use a well-worn-political phrase, is timing is everything. That may have prompted the latest change of the Republican guard at the Indiana Statehouse this past week where we … more
In years to come, when we look back and ask ourselves questions like: What was the catalyst? What created the environment that businesses, industries and people in general wanted to be a part of? … more
“Christianity now faces the possibility of being wiped-out in parts of the Middle East where its roots go back furthest.” It is a given that American Christians will gather in churches … more

The Legend of the Legendary League program Nov. 25, presented by Nick Hedrick and Shelbi Hoover, addressed the struggle for women to gain support in the national suffrage movement of the right to … more
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