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“All over the world, there are so many magazine articles and books telling women what to do, how to be and not to be, in order to attract or please men. There are far fewer guides for men about … more
INDIANAPOLIS ­— The mammoth NFL gridiron sprawling out across this city’s southern flank has long been called “the house that Peyton Manning built,” a tribute to the Hall … more
Imagine no possessions I wonder if you can No need for greed or hunger A brotherhood of man — “Imagine,” 1971 I don’t know if John Lennon was … more
Lush greenery has burst open in the warm spring morning. In the distance, pillars of white clouds contrast against a darker blue, hinting at rain but not quite a storm. At the top of a hill … more

There are several stories about the origin of the three-shot volley fired at military funerals. Some go back to ancient Rome. At the end of the day of battle, one story goes, when the field was … more
INDIANAPOLIS — “Where do I begin?” That was U.S. Sen. Todd Young’s response to a Capitol Hill reporter’s question after he became the first current elected Hoosier … more
Story has a way of worming sideways into a situation, its insights unfold and illuminate what had been confusing or unresolved. Story can unify people, literally. When doctors scanned brains of … more
  People keep saying government should be run like a business. If you are one of them, consider this option. If your company needed a new president, which would you prefer: an outsider … more
  Soul of the nation is prominent in the news. “Soul” is used as though it were a well understood reality when, in fact, it has many connotations depending upon context and … more

INDIANAPOLIS — With Democrat Jennifer McCormick’s official entry into the 2024 Indiana gubernatorial race, Hammond Mayor Thomas McDermott Jr. has ruled out seeking the Democratic … more
“One-third of the energy you pay for probably leaks through holes in your house. Air leaks can also cause moisture and indoor air quality problems,” writes Daniel Morrison for the Green … more
I intended to write something pithy about the just-concluded General Assembly session, since it was full of portentous news: a whopping $44 billion budget; new public health initiatives; an enormous … more
INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana Democrats will be facing an existential election this November. Already purged from rural areas and many small to medium-sized cities, holding no Statehouse … more
Nearly a third of all homes in Montgomery County were built before 1929, rivaling Webster County, Nebraska, where the average age of homes is 91 years, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, where homes are … more

Today, let’ s pay tribute to one of history’s little known but highly influential figures: Quintus Fabius Maximus Verrucosus, a Roman statesman and military commander of the third century … more
PERU, Ind. – “Good day!” That’s how the most popular AM radio host in the nation back in the 1960s and 70s, Paul Harvey, would sign off on his popular mid-day show, before … more
When hazardous waste from the East Palestine train derailment ended up in Roachdale, locals turned to the League of Women Voters for some insight on the decision to import the waste. Since the waste … more
Have you ever wondered what life would be like without bullying, school fights, drama, depression, bad grades, and breakups? Well, if there wasn’t those things then life wouldn’t really … more
  Folk wisdom from centuries of farming is, “Make hay while the sun shines.” The same wisdom arises from blacksmithing, “Strike while the iron is hot.” The broader … more

Today’s entry for the “juxtaposition is everything” file: Indiana lawmakers working on the new state budget have learned that they will have $1.5 billion more to spend than … more
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