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Forty years ago we had a soaring inflation rate, obscene gas prices and interest rates in the teens. Today, thanks to their incredible incompetence, bad policies and serial stupidity, the … more
INDIANAPOLIS — With the advent of war comes great prose. Just as May 1940 found Prime Minister Winston Churchill rallying his nation at the beginning of the blitz in the Battle of Britain, we … more
INDIANAPOLIS — With the advent of war comes great prose. Just as May 1940 found Prime Minister Winston Churchill rallying his nation at the beginning of the blitz in the Battle of Britain, we … more
Everyone wants to belong, and after two years of the pandemic, Humans United for Equality plans to bring together the community with the Celebration of Unity after a two-year hiatus. Volunteers for … more

In the current political context, I am more traditional than progressive, although with a few liberal skeletons in my conservative closet. But in my philosophical soul, I am a libertarian, with a … more
If you could be the proverbial “fly on the wall,” what Biblical event would you most like to witness? I realize some of you don’t accept the Bible in the first place. But if you … more
INDIANAPOLIS — Word out across the Hoosier prairie these days is that many House Republicans are angered about Gov. Eric Holcomb’s veto of the transgender athletic bill last … more
Maybe it’s the perspective a long life brings, but I find myself eyeing with some skepticism the glut of “personal brands” that assault us every day on television, in print, and … more
On one of those rare, warm and sunny afternoons in mid-March a small group of people stood in a circle peering intently down at the ground. At the center of the group was Marian Rodriguez-Soto. She … more

Dan Aleshire, a leader in higher education, coined the phrase “moral and spiritual maturity” during a recent Wabash Center podcast interview. He named those as goals for education. An … more
Here is a fun fact for your amusement, which I just invented: The Grand Canyon is seven miles longer than Indiana. OK, I didn’t “invent” it. I discovered it. You do that by … more
INDIANAPOLIS — There is palpable emotion when American leaders approach the Ukrainian border these days. It’s what is to be expected when they meet with some of the four million people … more
Do you remember being in school and lamenting that history is so boring? While we were all looking for it to come to life, for someone to rediscover a local hero, uncover an untold story, or answer a … more
INDIANAPOLIS – Are you running for governor in 2024? That was the question I had for U.S. Rep. Jim Banks as we had coffee Monday afternoon. Just hours earlier, two Indiana reporters had … more

Who says a science fair project can’t change the world? When middle-schooler Holly Thorpe tested carbon dioxide fumes in Miami-Dade school buses, she found the rates were 10 times higher than … more
  Someone at the gym last week asked me what I thought about Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, and I said, “I’m firmly on the side of those against World War III.” Yes, … more
INDIANAPOLIS – The Russian invasion of Ukraine has once more brought journalists to the front lines, in Kyiv, Odessa, and even Moscow. Freelancer Brent Renaud, Fox News videographer Pierre … more
A tiny portion of my “day job” at a farm-and-home cooperative involves writing radio commercials and on-hold phone messages. More often than I like to admit, I get stuck for a closing … more
The art of dialogue and discussion have been replaced by rhetorics of blame and shame. One group attempts to lay blame on opponents and rival groups by associating their policies or actions with … more

It’s 6 a.m., your shift starts in an hour, and your one-year-old has a fever. You scroll through your contacts wondering who can watch your baby. Why, you wonder, is life never smooth, never … more
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