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There’s a particularly unforgettable scene in the 1994 movie Reality Bites when the tenderhearted Sammy Gray (played by Steve Zahn) rehearses for a moment he fears. He’s snagged his … more
INDIANAPOLIS — On dozens of billboards across Indiana, Right to Life urges folks to “love them both” when it comes to a mother and a fetus. During his recent Republican … more

In January 2022 the Federal Reserve (a.k.a. “the Fed”) faced a challenge: Inflation was 7.5% and the Fed needed to discourage spending to reduce inflation. The Fed has an effective tool … more
How about Humility Month? We have days/months for many celebrations, so why not one for humility? Why don’t we celebrate being humble or having humility? Many years ago, when the … more
INDIANAPOLIS — When Indiana Republican convention delegates gather on June 15, they’ll have an extraordinary assignment they’ve not had since 1996: Selecting a lieutenant governor … more
Americans are more dissatisfied with their government than the citizens of any other major democracy, according to an analysis by the Washington Post. And we seem to be growing more skeptical of … more

A higher education scholar recently recommended that schools at every level specialize in students. Good advice! A South African university president coined the phrase “compassionate … more
JASPER, Ind. — There have been varied breeding grounds for future Indiana governors. After the American Civil War, Govs. Conrad Baker, Isaac Gray, Alvin Hovey, Ira Joy Chase, James Atwell … more
“Counterurbanization,” a term new to me, is the phenomenon that Americans increasingly are moving from large cities to rural areas. This reverses a trend in the other direction, one that … more

Three fine documentary films headline this summer’s Green Film series sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Montgomery County. Mark your calendars now for June 6, July 17 and Aug. 13 and … more
It was an article of faith, through most of my life, that the United States was the world’s dominant power. We had the most powerful military, the biggest and most vibrant economy and the most … more
Karyn Douglas has long deserved the “Making Democracy Work” award, which the League of Women Voters bestowed upon her during the annual meeting on May 14. Douglas worked in the Montgomery … more
The chorus from a folk song came to mind as I looked out over our wooded property. Fortunately, our home is in town south of the Wabash campus. One white oak is over 250 years old. I sat looking out … more

My five grandchildren are students in Crawfordsville and participate in sports, music and theatre. I am writing to express my dismay and disappointment in the Crawfordsville school system for their … more
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