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A line from a Bob Dylan song keeps going through my head: “Ah, but I was so much older then, I’m younger than that now.”That describes well my year as a high school sophomore, a member of that … more
INDIANAPOLIS — The Patriot came back home to Indiana on Tuesday. This would be Dan Coats, who began the day of Nov. 8, 2016, planning to retire, bounce grandkids on his knees and go to a Cubs game … more
Two weeks ago, I was fortunate enough to be invited on a tour of several area childcare facilities with the Child Care Task Force. We toured these places in an effort to understand challenges and … more
You’re probably chuckling already. Seriously? “The joy of politics”?That was pretty much the reaction I got the other day when, in the middle of a conversation about how confrontational, … more

On Aug. 26, hundreds of local citizens gathered at the Montgomery County courthouse and then marched to the Crawfordsville District Public Library for a program kicking off a year of events marking … more
Those of us with libertarian instincts who want less from government — less spending, less growth, less meddling with the private sector — are frustrated at every level. We’ve all but given up … more
“If there’s one thing I can’t stand, it’s a perfect kid. And six of ‘em, yecch!” — Ann B. Davis as housekeeper Alice Nelson.No, seriously, speaking as someone just slightly older than … more
INDIANAPOLIS — It took nine months after South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg kicked off his long-shot Democratic presidential campaign before he landed his first spate of Indiana endorsements.Ten … more
I quietly celebrated another year above ground earlier this month and realized I had reached the fourth stage of birthday celebrations.The first stage comes when we are young and yearn to be older. … more

This week, I am switching gears to talk about a difficult topic, substance use in our county. I have the responsibility of serving on the Opioid Council and as an elected official representative on … more
NASHVILLE, Ind. — So there was President Trump in the Oval Office on Wednesday, mocking his most recently departed National Security Adviser John Bolton as a “Mr. Tough Guy.”A few minutes … more
Lunch with the League is a free public program that helps citizens stay abreast of issues shaping our public life. On Sept. 3, we welcomed Steven L Jones, Dean for Professional Development and … more
A wave of protests is roiling Moscow. Millions of people, young and old, have been crowding the streets in Hong Kong. In Britain, members of the Conservative Party took to open revolt over Prime … more
It’s stretched beyond two weeks since the abrupt departure of the Colts quarterback, and so far, we seem to have been spared the awful kind of puns usually favored by newspaper headline writers and … more

MICHIGAN CITY — In the wake of the new terror afflicting our schools, our Walmarts, our malls, our nightclubs, it appears we no longer have members of Congress and senators. In the House, we have … more
Before we get into this week’s topic, I feel like a quick update on a few current projects is warranted:• The adoption of the Thoroughfare Plan is just weeks away. This comprehensive plan is a … more
The League of Women Voters of the United States believes the direct-popular-vote method for electing the President and Vice President is essential to representative government. The LWV believes, … more
Well here we go — another month is in the books. I hope you have enjoyed the summer.The volunteer drivers have escorted four veterans to Roudebush Hospital in Indianapolis and one veteran to … more
We’re All Going to Die!Imagine seeing a headline like that. Naturally you can’t ignore such a story. So, palms sweating and perhaps heart fluttering, you begin to read, dreading news of a ghastly … more

First, some disclaimers.When my son Gideon was in kindergarten and first grade, I indulged him by recording countless hours of hyperactive, unseen-outside-the-family DVDs he called The Gideon … more
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