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A Houston pharmacist returned to India to select a bride from ten women chosen by his parents. He gathered friends to prepare ten questions he would ask of each prospect. One question was, “Why … more
Ivy Tech Community College is a shining example of Crawfordsville Montgomery County’s commitment to education. Ivy Tech’s presence has grown from a twice-a-week night class in the … more
In the wake of the leaked draft opinion by Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito overturning Roe v. Wade and holding that there is no constitutional right to an abortion, there’s been a tidal wave … more
I did not go to college because I wanted to. I went first of all because it was expected of me. I had good grades in high school, and that meant, according to the prevailing custom, you were … more

WASHINGTON — “Every teacher you know has thought about it. Every teacher you know has a plan for an active shooter. Every teacher you know has weighed their point of fight or flight. … more
The Wabash chapel tower is a distinctive feature of the college, dear to the heart of many Wabash people. Every student begins and ends his Wabash studies at the Chapel — the Ringing In … more
On the economy, there’s good news, and there’s bad news. The good news is a historically low unemployment rate, at 3.6%. While we saw similar unemployment rates immediately before the … more
Vietnam was the first war brought to our living rooms by television, so I always thought it interesting that the movie about the war moving me most was a made-for-TV film. “Friendly … more
INDIANAPOLIS — Merriam-Webster defines “atrocity” as a “a shockingly bad or atrocious act, object, or situation.” In a different era, the word “atrocity” was … more

“I was expecting to hear stories of isolation, alienation, tokenism, loneliness. I’m really troubled by the number of stories about threats to personal safety and the sense of not being … more
Let you in on a little secret: Non-European, non-white voters are flooding the polls, boosting prospects for the Democratic Party and relegating Republicans to permanent minority status. That is … more
Recently, a couple of reporters at The New York Times published an intriguing story about conversations between House Republican leader Kevin McCarthy and other members of his leadership team. It was … more
On and on it goes. Another lone wacko, a white 18-year-old, went on a well-planned killing spree in a supermarket in a Black neighborhood of Buffalo. It was a terrible, tragic, evil, obviously … more
INDIANAPOLIS — When the Indiana General Assembly reconvenes Tuesday for “Technical Corrections Day” it will almost certainly override Gov. Eric Holcomb’s veto of HEA1041, the … more

We Americans tend to think our democracy is exceptional, it’s a bulwark, it’s resilient, and perhaps indestructible. But a democracy is an enormous institution based on human … more
It’s probably sacrilegious for a Hoosier to admit this, but I find auto racing the dullest of spectator sports. Watching cars go around and around a track endlessly, lap after lap, until a … more
INDIANAPOLIS — This “trend” bubbled up in the homestretch leading into the May 3 Indiana primary in several media quarters: A slate of “Liberty Defense” candidates was … more
INDIANAPOLIS — This “trend” bubbled up in the homestretch leading into the May 3 Indiana primary in several media quarters: A slate of “Liberty Defense” candidates was … more
While sniffing about for story ideas recently, this writer dug up a gem on the Montgomery County website, a listing names of famous natives. Some of these gems need cleaned, cut and polished. For … more

All the pro-choice advocates in my circle are in a “mad as hell and won’t take it anymore” mood, nearly apoplectic with rage at the leaked Supreme Court draft opinion suggesting an … more
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