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Okay, maybe I’m approaching this from a position of privilege. One of my earliest memories is of tagging along to my mother’s former grammar school when she voted. Social Studies was … more
Possibly no one had more influence on American foreign policy in the late 20th century than Henry Kissinger, who died last month at age 100. In his long and active career, he advised presidents, … more
INDIANAPOLIS — In 1868, three years after the Civil War ended, the 14th Amendment was enshrined in the United States Constitution. It was aimed at hundreds of thousands of officials of the … more
On Christmas, 2017, Isaac Weliver’s mother died. Already a fraught holiday for him, that Christmas sealed itself as a disaster. This year, as he chairs the annual community Christmas Dinner for … more

I can’t be the only person wondering where all the workers went. Immediately following the pandemic, it made sense that the economy would take time to stabilize and settle again. But … more
INDIANAPOLIS — Two years after the American Continental Congress had declared independence, George Washington’s army settled in for its third bitterly cold winter encampment at Valley … more
One favorite holiday tradition across the U.S. is Christmas cookie baking and decorating, something we’ll do here in another two weeks. A small crowd of kids will gather in the kitchen to cut … more
INDIANAPOLIS — On Tuesday evening, Fox News host Sean Hannity lobbed a softball question at Donald J. Trump. He tried to get Trump to tamp down fears he would install an authoritarian … more
Ronald Reagan may be one of the most beloved presidents in modern history, but he spurred distrust in the government with soundbites like “The nine most terrifying words in the English language … more

Each Sunday children gather in worship at First Christian Church for a story based on biblical wisdom. They are delightful, attentive and responsive. Their elders also learn valuable lessons, simply … more
INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana became a state 207 years ago. All of our governors and U.S. senators have been white guys. So have all our House speakers, Senate presidents, House Ways & Means and … more
Welcome mats have been spread at academic and public libraries around the world, from Crawfordsville to Madras, India to Cambridge, England to Bergen, Norway and many places in between. A life in the … more
In 2016, the science podcast Radiolab ran an episode called “From Tree to Shining Tree” about the mysterious, secret world of trees. With a jeweler’s magnifying glass, Roy Halling, … more
Americans are fed up with politics. That’s the obvious conclusion of a recent survey by the Pew Research Center, which found many of us have “unrelentingly negative” views of … more

  JASPER, Ind. — About a week after U.S. Sen. Mike Braun picked up former president Donald Trump’s endorsement of his bid for Indiana’s Republican gubernatorial … more
Two maples along Dry Branch Drive scream, “Red in the morning” for anyone up and driving or walking nearby. Their blood red leaves cling to branches when autumn’s wind and rain have … more
JASPER, Ind. — About a week after U.S. Sen. Mike Braun picked up former president Donald Trump’s endorsement of his bid for Indiana’s Republican gubernatorial nomination, I asked … more
Fun fact for this week’s cheap hook. Charles Ingalls, “Pa” in Little House on the Prairie, was in real life, a justice of the peace. ln Pioneer Girl, the account upon which the … more
EVANSVILLE — Across the Hoosier prairies, hills and hollers, as the cornfields morphed into city limits and neighborhoods, something beautiful occurred Tuesday night. There were elections … more

As noted in the first LWVMC column of October, the petroleum industry knew in 1959 that oil and coal were radically altering the environment. The effect on the climate came clear in the mid-sixties … more
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