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INDIANAPOLIS — Pandemic. Wildfires. Floods. Pestilence. Violence. Gridlock. Coup d’etats, Political intrigue. We need a break. It’s time for this former sports writer to bring you … more
On Valentines Day 1977 at Hollandsburg, Indiana, a gang of thugs broke into the home of Keith and Betty Jane Spencer and killed their four sons by tying them up, laying them on the living room floor … more

What is the simplest, most patriotic act one can do for their nation? Vote. Voting is the central act of self-governance, and it should be accessible to all citizens. How can we tell if voting is … more
As a parent of one kid vaccinated against Covid and another who cannot yet be vaccinated, I received the news of unmasked fall in our public schools with disappointment. I was disappointed that a … more
I was very interested, concerned and frightened after reading Brian Howey’s column in the Journal Review on June 12, entitled “When we refuse to accept the verdict … more

Thank you, Simone Biles, for pulling me out of the funk I’d talked myself into over sports. On my best days I am ambivalent about athletes. I respect their prowess but resent them for my own … more
Sometimes, the system works. Last week, a client of mine, an abused woman from El Salvador, was granted asylum. You might not think that’s important or impressive. It won’t change the … more
There is no mistaking how people are enjoying being able to see one another in person, to travel, and to go to local festivals and eateries again after last year’s pandemic restrictions. We … more

Almost 20 years ago, the League of Women Voters of Montgomery County sponsored a town hall with candidates for office including State Rep. Tim Brown. Not yet a member, I went because I was deeply … more
As a correction to paragraph 3 of the July 2 League of Women Voters column on LGBTQ+. Published reports in the Huffington Post state, “The gunman who slaughtered 49 people in an Orlando, … more
Once again, the internet comes through with another silly list that is fun to argue about precisely because it is pointless to do so. Indiana, we are told by the website WalletHub, is the … more
  When hammer-thrower Gwen Berry turned her back on the American flag at the Olympic Trials last weekend, it made me think of Sergeant William Carney. Berry probably doesn’t know who … more

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