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Up in the mornin’, Out on the job Work like the devil for my pay But that lucky old sun Got nothin’ to do But roll around heaven all day. — Beasley Smith, Haven … more
INDIANAPOLIS – About every 80 years since the American Revolution began in 1776, there have been decisive pivot points or cataclysms in history. It was followed by the Civil War eight decades … more
Since 2020, a number of columnists and pundits have been saying democracy is under siege in the US. Perhaps it is, or maybe this generation is learning for itself the reality of US self-governance. … more
The Indiana Senate recently demonstrated what seemed to be a prime example of legislative thuggery in action. A bill was before senators that would have, among other things, changed the burden of … more

INDIANAPOLIS — There are photos that once seen, will haunt one’s soul in the context of this genocidal Russian invasion of Ukraine. The first was Russian dictator Vladimir Putin … more
If this were an ordinary column, I’d offer some neat prescription or exhort policymakers to take action on the solution to the crisis happening in Ukraine that’s staring them in the … more
What if Bobby Knight’s 1988 words to Connie Chung — “I think that if rape is inevitable, relax and enjoy it” — had been uttered in 2018? Would they have killed his … more
What if Bobby Knight’s 1988 words to Connie Chung — “I think that if rape is inevitable, relax and enjoy it” — had been uttered in 2018? Would they have killed his … more
Francis of Assisi said: “Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.” His roadmap guided him to amazing things that … more

INDIANAPOLIS — The post-Cold War era has essentially ended now that Russian President Vladimir Putin launched the invasion of Ukraine, an independent, democratic nation, on Wednesday. Europe is … more
  The Civil Rights Acts of 1964 might be something of a miracle even with the dynamism of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and the energy of Rev. Ralph Abernathy and the Southern Leadership … more
Justice has different meanings according to context. What specifically do people mean when they say, “We want justice!”? Careful definition of words amidst disagreement might calm … more
I have a new phrase to add to your vocabulary and self-help guide: the Quilhot bid. It comes from Russ Quilhot, who hosted the weekly afternoon card games a group of us old codgers participated … more
I have a new phrase to add to your vocabulary and self-help guide: the Quilhot bid. It comes from Russ Quilhot, who hosted the weekly afternoon card games a group of us old codgers participated … 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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