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INDIANAPOLIS — For the past four decades, I’ve covered the Indiana General Assembly as a reporter and monitored it as a columnist and publisher. What occurred on the House floor and out … more
Simple question. The officials who wanted zoning to take control over residents’ decisions over their property are upset that the state wants to do the same to them? Ray … more
I am responding to the column you published from the League of Women Voters on Feb. 19 entitled, “For the love of democracy.” Sadly, this column contains several factual errors that … more

Profound apologies to my brother. It was just a couple of weeks ago that I wrote of hating him for basking in 70-something sunshine in Texas while hapless Hoosiers were shoveling through several … more
When I was young and under the scourge of thinking I knew it all now, I made an argument with my father claiming that the will of the majority ought to prevail, such was the crux of democracy. My … more

INDIANAPOLIS — There’s a reason that President Truman had a sign on his desk reading “The Buck Stops Here” that became ingrained in American culture. There’s a reason … more
An ancient proverb teaches, “A gentle answer turns away wrath, but harsh words stir up anger” (Proverbs 15:1). After two and a half millennium we have still not learned. Fighting words … more
By 21 years old, Frederick Douglass declared himself free, sailed to New Bedford, Massechuttsets, paid the $1.50 poll tax and voted for the first time. He voted again the following year, 1841. … more

The remaining environmentally essential wetlands in Indiana are gravely threatened. The Indiana General Assembly is considering a bill, Senate Bill 389, that, “Repeals state regulated wetlands … more
As with the beginning of each session of the state legislature, there’s always a multitude of bills introduced on just about any subject or issue. The vast majority never move forward and even … more

Is U.S. citizenship still worth something? That is such a grimly disheartening question because of where it came from. I did not hear it from the usual “America is awful” crowd, the … more
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