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“Breast is best,” midwives and OBGYNs began to say in the 1990s. Infant formula had for decades been touted as the way to nourish newborns, but new evidence supported nature’s tried … more
INDIANAPOLIS — This Democrat was considered an “accidental” president. His approval rating was an abysmal 36% just months before a crucial election. Polls indicated he had little … more
Happy New Year! This may be an election year with more high drama than most years. As various outlets report on polls, we will hear leads like, “It’s the top issue for Americans, one that … more
Latchkey kids. Slackers. Caffeine lovers. Grunge. That’s how a lot of people have referred to Generation X, the 46 million Americans, like myself, who were born between 1965 and 1980. We … more

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
  On Aug. 26 — the 100th anniversary of the adoption of the 19th Amendment into the United States Constitution, granting women the right to vote, the League of Women Voters will have a … more
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