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The carbon monoxide detector screeched again. The monitor screen read above 400 parts per million so she opened the back door. As she ran upstairs to grab an industrial fan, she shouted to her … more
I wish I had a change of heart, but I still can’t support it. Back in 2009, long before I got my beloved 11-month-old puppy, Thurber, I was critical of a proposed federal bill that sought … more
I’m sitting here still eating turkey three days after Thanksgiving and thinking: Leftovers are food nostalgia By enjoying the dishes again, we can trigger memories of the holiday just … more
  NEW YORK — “How are you doing today, Buddy?” the St. Vincent’s intensive care nurse asked me in late November 2019. To which I replied, “Why do you all call … more

NEW YORK — “How are you doing today, Buddy?” the St. Vincent’s intensive care nurse asked me in late November 2019. To which I replied, “Why do you all call me … more
Before the Indiana legislative branch received census data to redraw districts for the next decade, this League of Women Voters member sat down with State Sen. Phil Boots to discuss how to empower … more
It’s a cliché to say that everything’s connected. But we live in a world where this is clearly true. Ideas, goods, services, workers, tourists, commerce, communications, drugs, … more
  Now that the Kyle Rittenhouse trial has gone into the left-right proxy war history books, a couple of points to reflect on that might have gotten lost in the shuffle: The first point is … more
INDIANAPOLIS — What do Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, industrialist Charles Koch, former House Speaker John Boehner, Sarah Palin and Snoop Dogg have in common? They all back … more

Imagine there’s enough affordable daycare for all ages. It’s easier right now through March 2022, if we give it a try. Thanks to pandemic era funding, both parents and providers can find … more
I bow to no one in my disdain for Governor Holcomb. After all, it is my duty as a political columnist to be a government watchdog, and as the state’s chief executive, the governor should be … more
Colleges founded on the East Coast and later on the westward moving frontier shared a mission to civilize nascent communities. On Nov. 21, 1832, pioneers “knelt in the snow” and founded … more
INDIANAPOLIS — In a week after the Dow crossed 36,000 for the first time ever and 531,000 new jobs were created in October, House Democrats aided by 13 Republicans — though none from the … more
Where do you reside on the “holier than thou” versus “holeyer than thou” spectrum? I make only passing reference to squabbles over “proper” church attire in my … more

New jobs. Millions saved in energy costs. Cleaner communities. A smoother transition to electric vehicles. That’s why the REV Midwest Agreement is great news for all of us. Did you catch … more
“Come on, it’ll be fun. You’ll have a good time, I promise.” How many times have you heard that? And how many times has it turned out to be true? But we think … more
In this short-attention-span era, we’ll read the headline and, perhaps, if we’re not too busy, the first two or three paragraphs. Or we’ll catch the 10-second radio bulletin and, … more
INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana Republicans have dominated state politics over this past generation, holding all Statehouse constitutional offices, super majorities in the General Assembly and all but … more
November has arrived and things are going to really get hairy now. Every November, two charitable organizations I like, Movember and No-Shave November, raise funds by encouraging people to not cut … more

Meet ALICE — she needs help with childcare. She’s Asset-Limited, Income-Constrained, Employed or she was employed until the pandemic shutdown. She’s heard the headlines about … more
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