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The U.S. Congress is currently considering placing a price on carbon emissions and instituting a border adjustment on carbon intensive imports. What does this mean for Indiana’s 4th district? … more
I’ve been thinking a lot recently about what it means to be an American, to have a shared stake in this country and its fortunes. In some ways, I suppose the question is unanswerable: We are a … more
Who are you going to call if your road needs a sign or a bridge seems to need an inspection? Where can you find court forms asking for a settlement with your landlord? Where are child support … more
Indiana businesses that have achieved widespread vaccination among employees can earn a new designation from the Indiana Chamber of Commerce and its Wellness Council of Indiana. Our “COVID … more

INDIANAPOLIS — I called it “Frankendistrict,” the old 4th Congressional District that existed between 2001 and 2011. “Frankendistrict” was drawn by Indiana House … more
“Age is just a mindset,” Dean and Connie Weir always said. They planned to age in place, as they’d helped Dean’s mom Ruth do. Having remodeled part of their home into a … more
I am pushing 50 years old and even though I cannot predict exact future events, nonetheless, out of my whole life nothing has really truly caught me by surprise. The Great Recession has come and … more
(Somewhere outside of Wimberley, Tex.) — I’m sitting on the deck at the Roadrunner Ranch, my brother’s place in Hill Country, Texas. The good news is that real life still exists … more

A man made a promise to his wife and it’s been Pam’s Promise ever since. I am super grateful for this place. I’m grateful for so many things at this moment. Many people have had … more
MICHIGAN CITY — As we head into a weekend commemorating the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks, ponder this question: Did Osama bin Laden win? He was killed by U.S. … more
False prophets in sheep’s clothing are leading some of us into great danger. False prophets and teachers bear a heavy burden of responsibility for disastrous results of their ignorance or … more

What a surprise, locals might have thought when the Census Bureau confirmed in August that there is a shortage of housing units in Crawfordsville. Home buyers heard of people offering cash and … more
MICHIGAN CITY — The people don’t always get it right. From slavery, to the right of women and minorities to vote, from the way we’ve treated our mentally ill, to Jim Crow laws and … more

In August, Indiana’s legislature received the U.S. Census data, which green lighted the drawing of the district maps for the next decade. Maps will be drawn for national, state and county … more
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