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Most of you have undoubtedly experienced déjà vu, that eerie sense that something you have never encountered before is nonetheless somehow familiar. Most of you have undoubtedly … more
INDIANAPOLIS -— When U.S. Sen. Todd Young debated Democrat nominee Thomas McDermott Jr., and Libertarian James Sceniak last weekend for their only joint appearance, Russia continued to lose in … more
This week I dug up an amazing — and scary — radio commentary my father delivered on Sept. 1, 1976. It was one of about 600 weekly nationally syndicated commentaries he wrote on yellow … more
It’s election season. Early voting in Montgomery County started on Oct. 12. Voters can vote any weekday between now and Nov. 4 on the first floor of the Montgomery County courthouse from 9 a.m. … more

In preparation for the upcoming Primary election, how about an awful political joke? What’s the definition of a presidential pork sandwich? Answer: a slab of Benjamin Harrison between two … more
  It is the season of the year to remove summer clothes from closets and dig out winter clothes. The surprise for some is how much clothing we have — far more than anyone needs. To be … more
INDIANAPOLIS — Once upon a time if you ran a U.S. Senate race in Indiana, you would spend between $4 million and $5 million, like Evan Bayh did in 1998. By the time Republican Dan Coats sought … more
“Were you raised in a barn?” I never had the legendary Mrs. Montgomery as a teacher; but she was a senior class adviser and I needed her input on a school program script, so I made the … more
If you’ve ever walked up to the ballot box, read the names of school board candidates and thought Should I vote for any of these people? I don’t know enough, this column is for you. Early … more

Here’s how it happens. You have a drink with your meal at a favorite restaurant, then drive home with no problem. Then, sometime later, you’re at another restaurant, and you think, … more
There’s a lyric by The National that reads, “I still owe money to the money I owe,” a nod to the slog of ditching debt. Wouldn’t it be nice if we could save serious coin on … more
Suppose I told you I spend a lot of time putting out bids in hopes of winning a contract. You might think I was a construction engineer, planning to cash in on the hefty contribution I made to the … more
INDIANAPOLIS – I ran into Mark Souder at the Fort Wayne City-County Building just days before the 1994 Republican 4th CD primary. I didn’t know him very well. I asked him about his … more
Rarely does an exchange on social media measure up, but League Climate Team member John Smilie’s posts usually educate, prompt thoughtful discussion, and aim toward the common good. His recent … more

Worker burn out is common current experience. Teachers, nurses, doctors, people working in businesses and organizations feel burdened by stresses and pressures. A general malaise results. Many leave … more
When I was a newbie reporter at the Wabash Plain Dealer, I started hearing about a young woman named Brenda Webb, just a few years out of high school and beginning to make a name for herself as a … more
Tom Nichols, staff writer for The Atlantic, penned the piece we at the League should have thought of: “The Joy of Voting.” This leads to the question, have you noticed self-satisfaction … more
Go away, Thomas Benton. We don’t want your kind around here. Welcome, Alfred Kinsey. You are one of us. So it goes in the swamp of 21st century culture. Or perhaps we are just witnessing the … more
WEST LAFAYETTE – During the closing minutes of a podcast with The Bulwark’s Mona Charen last week, Mitch Daniels once again speculated on his tombstone epitaph: “He raised four … more

“No problem.” That is how I used to reply to people who thanked me for holding the door open for them or for offering some other small gesture. I don’t know where I got into … more
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