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National Voter Registration Day is Sept. 22. Since 2012, the fourth Tuesday of September has been celebrated as a holiday to alert voters to get ready for the upcoming November election. From its … more

Sept. 17 is Constitution Day by act of Congress, which passed a law in the hope schools would take the time to teach about the history and the philosophy of that venerable document. I fear the day … more
I have wholeheartedly embraced the Kindle experience. It’s been years since I read an actual bound-between-two covers, ink-on-paper book. I like everything about e-reading, not the least of … more
It is astonishing to me that out world is being turned upside down by the salaries of professional athletes, not to mention the stance of our politicians and national leaders. Phillip Rivers threw 46 … more
What is COVID-19? There are so many things surrounding it that should make us go, hmmm. For instance: Why did the CDC knowingly distribute tainted test kits? Why did China send us tainted test … more

An immigrant engineer from India told me: “You need to understand. Education is the universal passport.” He arrived in New York as part of the post-1965 brain drain with a good education … more
MICHIGAN CITY — I was with a veteran Democratic operative on a wintry night in 1998 when the story of President Clinton’s relationship with a White House intern broke on network news, … more
If there is one thing America has learned as we travel through our pandemic year of 2020, it’s that our schools are more essential for our nation’s and our personal well being than we … more
I was talking to a friend not long ago who was pretty down on politics in all its forms. “I actually find real enjoyment in politics,” I told him. He asked if I was nuts. No, I said, … more

Hoosiers are, unfortunately, used to politicians who say one thing here and then become someone quite different out of town. They leave their three-piece suits in the condo when they visit home, … more
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