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INDIANAPOLIS — Democracy. Republic. Sedition. Treason. Obstruction. Inflation. Stagflation. Recession. These are the terms that are driving our politics of today. After Indiana Republicans … more
I recently took Amtrak from Chicago to Portland, a 47-hour trip. Space in the dining car was limited, so when eating our meals we were assigned to sit at a booth with another couple, and at each meal … more
We are the concerned citizens who live in Montgomery County and we are proud to call it home. We have some concerns of how industrial solar farms would affect our county and community. If … more
  “To Jaw-Jaw is better than to War-War.” This quote by Winston Churchill, British Statesman, opens the door to today’s article — Good communication skills (Jaw-Jaw) … more

In the opening scenes of the documentary “Kiss the Ground,” actor Woody Harrelson says he’s “given up” on climate change solutions. As he narrates this, we are shown all … more
Know what I will miss most about newspapers when they’re finally gone forever? The way people ordered extra copies when a cousin got married or a child made a noteworthy high school sports … more
A difficult, intriguing biblical injunction urges, “Be angry, but sin not!” (Ephesians 4:45-46). Difficulty and confusion increase over the question, “Is it possible to be angry and … more
INDIANAPOLIS — June 24, 2022, should have been the political holy grail for Mike Pence. It was the day he had long strived for, the day Roe v. Wade was consigned to the “ash heap of … more
Since its founding in 1822, Montgomery County has been a place for immigrants. When the squares of land were mapped out and made into the new state of Indiana just a few years prior, European … more

It’s been way too long since I lit a sparkler as the sun goes down on the Fourth of July. I’ve enjoyed many day-long celebrations with friends and family on the Fourth in many … more
The recent Supreme Court decision requires laws passed by state legislatures, including in Indiana. Hence, we face an intense period of debate and discussion. The debate is often posed simply as … more
In the aftermath of two momentous Supreme Court decisions last week on guns and abortion, emotions are running high and, indeed, starting to turn ugly. Perhaps it is a futile suggestion, but could … more
INDIANAPOLIS — Two days before the Indiana Republican Convention gathered, we heard conservative retired federal Judge J. Michael Luttig tell the U.S. House Jan. 6 Select Committee what would … more
After a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic, the Green Issues film series, co-sponsored by Montgomery County League of Women Voters and Wabash College Library, return this summer with four engaging … more

“Not you, Leo.” For a few years, I heard that so much that I proudly adopted the nickname Not You Leo. That was during my tenure as editorial page editor of the News-Sentinel. I was … more
The Crawfordsville Regional Airport is building momentum on its successful 2021 year. The airport here is a local gem for cross-country commuters and local aviation enthusiasts alike that sets … more
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
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