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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
INDIANAPOLIS — The pandemic has spun off a number of curve balls, from missing workers, to supply change disruptions and angry school board confrontations over masking, but if you’re a … more
Preparing an upcoming lecture provided the opportunity for musings about many young adults — a morphing subject, rapidly changing, more diverse, varied life experiences and visions for the … more
Question: How is zoning affecting Crawfordsville’s housing and diversity? All good columns begin with a question, and one on Crawfordsville’s growth, as it intersects with our housing … more

I’ve got a secret. Bet you do, too. As a matter of fact, don’t we all? Isn’t it time we brought them out into the open so we can shine the light of truth on the shame hiding in … more
INDIANAPOLIS — Sen. Todd Young seems to have it all these days. He raised a record $1.6 million for his first Senate reelection campaign this past quarter, sitting on a lofty $5.6 million cash. … more
In the spring of 2018, crowds gathered around the Montgomery County courthouse in downtown Crawfordsville to see a 22-year effort come to fruition. On May 17, an enormous crane lifted the 86-foot, … more
If a group of parents request that certain material be removed from the classroom, that is not censorship or “book banning,” Is that a provocative statement? I don’t think it should … more
Despite the many blessings of living in America, why aren’t more Americans happy? According to World Population Review, the 2021 World Happiness Report ranks America as the 19th happiest out … more

It’s not until you leave the United States that you realize how angry Americans are. Earlier this month my wife the travel agent and I took a cruise in the Mediterranean from Athens to … more
INDIANAPOLIS — As a prelude to Donald Trump’s presidency, his adviser Steve Bannon said in 2016, “Lenin wanted to destroy the state, and that’s my goal too. I want to bring … more
Our Montgomery County Administrator Tom Klein is quick to remind citizens that the new Montgomery County Government Center (currently under construction) is not simply a “courthouse … more
Here’s the remarkable opening sentence of one of the many stories about the Hoosier GOP’s “disputed” and “contentious” redistricting plan: “Two … more
INDIANAPOLIS — This column is dedicated to the hundreds of Hoosiers who attended redistricting hearings across the state as well as the House and Senate chambers. I’ll leave you with this … more

The “Power of Positive Thinking” sold five million copies and was translated into 40 languages half a century ago. Even though I have not read the book, the title is appropriated for this … more
Eviction is humiliating, frightening and stigma-bearing. Sometimes, it’s a slow process of utilities shut off by authorities, belongings shoveled onto the street for all to see, hastily renting … more
One of the great privileges of teaching and working on a university campus is the chance to be in regular touch with young people. Even better, I sometimes get asked to give talks elsewhere and to … more
At the conclusion of a recent Allen County Commission meeting, the commission president became annoyed with a woman who refused to shut up when her allotted time expired under the public speaking … more
INDIANAPOLIS — Hail to the victors, the undefeated among us: Frank O’Bannon, Julia and André Carson, Dan Coats, Mitch Daniels, Robert Orr, Lee Hamilton, Todd Young, Bob … more

“People need to understand that all children need a place to grow up,” a landlord told Stacey Doty. He’d been urged to evict a particular tenant, but she had two little children. … more
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