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It’s probably sacrilegious for a Hoosier to admit this, but I find auto racing the dullest of spectator sports. Watching cars go around and around a track endlessly, lap after lap, until a … more
INDIANAPOLIS — This “trend” bubbled up in the homestretch leading into the May 3 Indiana primary in several media quarters: A slate of “Liberty Defense” candidates was … more
INDIANAPOLIS — This “trend” bubbled up in the homestretch leading into the May 3 Indiana primary in several media quarters: A slate of “Liberty Defense” candidates was … more
While sniffing about for story ideas recently, this writer dug up a gem on the Montgomery County website, a listing names of famous natives. Some of these gems need cleaned, cut and polished. For … more

All the pro-choice advocates in my circle are in a “mad as hell and won’t take it anymore” mood, nearly apoplectic with rage at the leaked Supreme Court draft opinion suggesting an … more
A woman pondered an elderly neighbor’s cluttered living room: “Our parents’ generation carried the past memorialized in paint, porcelain and wood; we cast it off. Even our national … more
Having just watched a Supreme Court nominee supported by a comfortable majority of Americans draw just three Republican votes in the Senate, you could be forgiven for thinking bipartisanship in … more
Tied to a board and put on a human back, laid in a box, locked in a parked car, left to run the docks with a warning “to stay away from the water!” — these were just a few childcare … more
INDIANAPOLIS — On Monday, Politico broke the story of a leaked SCOTUS draft opinion that had by a 5-4 margin the termination of Roe v. Wade which has legalized abortion over the past 49 … more

My heartfelt congratulations to President Biden. He is proposing an idea so bad that it replaces the No. 1 choice of worst federal government scheme of my lifetime. My guideline in judging federal … more
I was feeling a bit under the weather this past week, so I ended up spending time at home in front of the television. The thing that really mesmerized me was the Johnny Depp trial on Court TV. I … more
The May primary is here and if national and local trends predict anything, too few people eligible to vote will go to the polls, especially to the primaries in non-Presidential election years. The … more
Res ipsa loquitur. That’s a useful Latin phrase meaning, “The thing speaks for itself.” It’s a legal tactic commonly used in negligence cases. It claims that the guilt … more
The Drug Free Montgomery County Coalition met March 10 to discuss plans for moving forward with the 2022 Comprehensive Community Plan. A comprehensive community plan uses input from the entire … more

Res ipsa loquitur. That’s a useful Latin phrase meaning, “The thing speaks for itself.” It’s a legal tactic commonly used in negligence cases. It claims that the guilt … more
Dave Gerard was Crawfordsville mayor in the 1970s and a Wabash alumnus. He was also a successful political cartoonist. One popular cartoon series was Will-Yum, and another featured Citizen Smith as … more
INDIANAPOLIS — When the 2012 gubernatorial debate turned to the topic of marijuana reform, Libertarian nominee Rupert Boneham decried decades of prohibition that resulted in the jailing of … more
Polls are open in Montgomery County for early voting, and once again it’s time to educate ourselves about voting in the primaries and choosing among the candidates. First a quick reminder … more
Reports of landmines strewn across landscapes saturate our media. Images of soldiers and civilians crippled by exploded mines fill screens and break hearts. Montgomery County is blessedly free from … more

I’m so old that I remember when the Establishment set the rules and rebels tried to break them. Now, we seem to be embarked on a great experiment in which the former rebels are in charge and … more
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