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Historical markers. It’s easy to pass them by without stopping to read the words that unassumingly anchor our city to its story. On the corner of Wabash and Grant avenues, where the colonnade … more
INDIANAPOLIS — Hundreds of Hoosiers showed up at nine hearings scheduled by General Assembly Republican majorities this past week on the once-in-a-decade topic of redistricting. The final … more
My Lab puppy, Thurber, makes me laugh out loud every day. The writing life requires you to sit still for long periods of time, but those days are long gone. As I write this column — … more

I was born and raised in Darlington and lived here most of my married life. I was taught to think of what was best for other people, especially children. I was also taught about common sense. I hope … more
I saw your recent article about Hoosier Heartland State Bank providing the free financial program Banzai to local schools. I want to add that “local schools” includes homeschoolers as … more
I find it incredible that a school board, a group who is highly educated, voted 3-2 not to require masks in schools. This vote goes against not only common sense, but also against public health … more

In 1968, Midwesterner Wendell Berry turned his thoughts to the problem that had ushered in the Civil Rights movement: “It is not, I think, a question of when and how the white people will … more
Three points to ponder if for some reason you have put “diversity” on your list of things to agonize over today. 1. At our weekly bridge game, my friend the Navy veteran was kidding me … more
I haven’t weighed in on the whole “cancel culture” business for a variety of reasons, not the least of which is it’s so stupid. First, they came for Aunt Jemima. Then Dr. … more

INDIANAPOLIS — Alex Azar, the former Eli Lilly executive and Health and Human Services secretary, played a crucial role in the development of the COVID-19 vaccine after President Trump … more
On Aug. 18, 1920, the ratification of the 19th Amendment granted women the right to vote. Not all women, though, because the history of voting rights is not equal to voting access. Nevertheless, it … more

Here we go again. COVID on the rise, more than 615,000 American deaths into the pandemic — with 14,000 of them Hoosiers — and Montgomery County’s schools are choosing to throw any … more
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