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CARMEL — For the past half-century, the state’s two Big 10 universities shared the Indianapolis market with a Frankenstein approach that yielded “IUPUI.” Last month, Indiana … more
The Supreme Court handed down a flurry of decisions in June, a few coming with eyebrow-raising reactions. You could almost hear teachers and nurses sighing at the lost chance to reduce their student … more
A recent drive north of Crawfordsville took us past waves of winter grain almost ready for harvest, straight rows of knee-high corn filling huge fields, healthy soybean plants blowing in the wind, … more
I dream of the day I will be 100% debt free! I took on debt fairly early in life, when I borrowed money to help cover the cost of my Penn State degree. That turned out to be a terrific … more

Leo Morris, columnist for The Indiana Policy Review these last six years, died last week the owner of a distinguished 50-year career in journalism, most of it with the Fort Wayne News-Sentinel. His … more
EVANSVILLE — More than a dozen years ago during the 2010 election cycle, Eric Holcomb was a key cog on Gov. Mitch Daniels’ Aiming Higher PAC built to create a durable House Republican … more
Last tax year, Indiana went past go with a tax surplus. The state is now set to collect a $1.5 billion surplus, part of which legislators earmarked for the teacher retirement fund, a blessing. Yet it … more
The National Assessment of Educational Progress, the most trusted barometer of children’s classroom progress, has just delivered bad but expected news. Post COVID-19 lockdown testing found that … more
EVANSVILLE — In 1968, former vice president Richard Nixon pulled off what no other modern candidate for the White House had done, which was to win the presidency without carrying his home state … more

Several members of the community gathered June 21 to watch the League of Women Voters/Wabash College Green Issues movie Reflection: A Walk with Water (Bullfrog Films). The narrative of the film was a … more
The Fourth of July has always held a special power over me. I love the hot dogs and burgers and my mother’s delicious potato salad. Mostly, though, I’ve always cherished the … more
INDIANAPOLIS — Since Donald Trump descended the escalator in 2015 to kick off this political era, I’ve sought a historic parallel, a similar personality who captured the hearts and minds … more
The little blue booklet looks so modest and so unassuming. It is anything but. What you hold in your hand is a powerhouse of Montgomery County and City of Crawfordsville governance. This little … more
In 1982, my wife Barbara and I were expecting our first child. We were both apprehensive and excited.   Our excitement, however, was closely matched by the obstetrician’s excitement. … more

“The evil that men do lives after them; the good is oft interred with their bones” (Mark Anthony in Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar). True about the evil! What about the good? One … more
INDIANAPOLIS — When I was a young American — age five — we were guided by the words of a soon-to-be slain president. At his inauguration in 1961, President John F. Kennedy instilled … more
For several days last week, Indiana woke to the kind of haze we don’t usually see until the sweat-thick humidity of July in spite of mild temps, the poor air quality from smoke particles … more
INDIANAPOLIS — Throughout nearly two and a half centuries, more than a dozen Hoosier men have looked into a mirror and beheld a future president. Only two — grandfather and grandson … more
I’m noticing that a fair number of Americans think it’s clever to “identify” themselves in various ways to get some cheap laughs at the expense of others. Well, I decided to … more

Curiosity is a gift. Pausing long enough to observe a common symbol, trope, or even pattern and asking, “why?” or “how?” marks a keen mind, one willing to learn. One might … more
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