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INDIANAPOLIS – Call it Mitch envy. Shortly after the university announced last Friday he was stepping away from the job he truly loved for the past decade, Purdue President Mitch … more
Bold headlines scream that only 53% of 2020 Indiana high school graduates were in college in 2021. Indeed, that percentage has dropped consistently over the past few years to a dangerous low. One in … more
On Saturday, everyone reading this column is invited to our Carnegie Musueum in  downtown Crawfordsville from 1-4 p.m. to celebrate nothing less than the natural world. To top it off, visitors … more
I just came across a statement so indefensibly foolish that it is hard to fathom how it showed up in print. “Readers don’t want us to tell them what to think. They don’t believe … more

INDIANAPOLIS — Diego Morales has probably attended more Indiana Republican Lincoln Dinners than any living human being, a process he began in 2006. His campaign Facebook page is full of … more
A Houston pharmacist returned to India to select a bride from ten women chosen by his parents. He gathered friends to prepare ten questions he would ask of each prospect. One question was, “Why … more
Ivy Tech Community College is a shining example of Crawfordsville Montgomery County’s commitment to education. Ivy Tech’s presence has grown from a twice-a-week night class in the … more
In the wake of the leaked draft opinion by Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito overturning Roe v. Wade and holding that there is no constitutional right to an abortion, there’s been a tidal wave … more
I did not go to college because I wanted to. I went first of all because it was expected of me. I had good grades in high school, and that meant, according to the prevailing custom, you were … more

WASHINGTON — “Every teacher you know has thought about it. Every teacher you know has a plan for an active shooter. Every teacher you know has weighed their point of fight or flight. … more
The Wabash chapel tower is a distinctive feature of the college, dear to the heart of many Wabash people. Every student begins and ends his Wabash studies at the Chapel — the Ringing In … more
On the economy, there’s good news, and there’s bad news. The good news is a historically low unemployment rate, at 3.6%. While we saw similar unemployment rates immediately before the … more
Vietnam was the first war brought to our living rooms by television, so I always thought it interesting that the movie about the war moving me most was a made-for-TV film. “Friendly … more
INDIANAPOLIS — Merriam-Webster defines “atrocity” as a “a shockingly bad or atrocious act, object, or situation.” In a different era, the word “atrocity” was … more

“I was expecting to hear stories of isolation, alienation, tokenism, loneliness. I’m really troubled by the number of stories about threats to personal safety and the sense of not being … more
Let you in on a little secret: Non-European, non-white voters are flooding the polls, boosting prospects for the Democratic Party and relegating Republicans to permanent minority status. That is … more
Recently, a couple of reporters at The New York Times published an intriguing story about conversations between House Republican leader Kevin McCarthy and other members of his leadership team. It was … more
On and on it goes. Another lone wacko, a white 18-year-old, went on a well-planned killing spree in a supermarket in a Black neighborhood of Buffalo. It was a terrible, tragic, evil, obviously … more
INDIANAPOLIS — When the Indiana General Assembly reconvenes Tuesday for “Technical Corrections Day” it will almost certainly override Gov. Eric Holcomb’s veto of HEA1041, the … more

We Americans tend to think our democracy is exceptional, it’s a bulwark, it’s resilient, and perhaps indestructible. But a democracy is an enormous institution based on human … more
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