The Indiana Civic Health Index group reports that the Hoosier state consistently ranks in the bottom 10 nationally in voter turnout, something the group seeks to remedy and with good reason.
Representative democracy is based on a simple premise. It’s that ordinary citizens can make satisfactory judgments on complex public policy and political issues — or at least grasp them well enough to decide who should be dealing with them.
Community again must engage in the debate on a difficult issue
It's been almost 25 years since the U.S Bureau of Prisons approached business and government leaders in Vigo County about supporting a plan to place a new death row and execution facility on the grounds of the federal prison south of Terre Haute.
I tell you, folks. I am so tired of all this impeachment news, quid pro quos, emoluments, obstruction of justice, with an occasional ‘who’s zoomin’ who?’ thrown in for good measure it’s getting difficult to watch. It would be laughable if it weren’t so funny, so serious.
Today, thousands of acres of forest are ablaze throughout California, Australia, and South America. North Dakota is flooded with hundreds of thousands of gallons of oil from a recent leak in the Keystone Pipeline. In the meantime, the United States edges ever closer to a complete withdrawal from the Paris Climate Accord. Our approach to the prevention of ecological disasters and the promotion of environmental protection fall perilously short.
Inflation lives a tormented existence. We want our homes to appreciate, but yet we want our food cheaper and cable TV for less. Both changes in the price stem from inflation. One side loved, and the other deplored.
There seems to be a great deal of recent romanticizing the 1950s and 1960s. This is particularly the case with a vague vision of a middle class and middle-class neighborhoods. Taken in parts, this is natural reminiscing. Here in the Midwest, these decades were relatively prosperous, and a young man leaving high school could look forward to a job that paid sufficient wages to raise a family. Communities seemed to thrive, churches were full and new housing sprung up in Peoria, Toledo and Detroit.
More than 13,000 people are expected to assemble inside the Indiana Statehouse on Tuesday in support of public schools and teachers.
On Tuesday, Amber Seibert, a teacher at Westlane Middle School in Indianapolis, plans to go to the Statehouse with a simple message for lawmakers: “Enough is enough.”
When news broke that a key adviser to President Donald J. Trump was a white nationalist, conservative commentator Jonah Goldberg captured the reaction of many Americans.
I’m tired of what’s his face, you know, the guy with the orange hair who lives in a White House in Washington sucking the oxygen out of everything.
"A pullover sweater would've turned the opening moments of 'Mister Rogers' Neighborhood' into children's television chaos. Rather than calmly greeting kids watching the show, Fred Rogers would've been tugging at the sweater, wrestling it over his head, and then emerging with wild hair and his shirt disheveled, all the while grunting the muffled melody of "Won't You Be My Neighbor?" Thank goodness, he chose a cardigan."
I had not planned on covering the same topic for two columns in a row, but here we are. Let’s call this one, “Retirement musings, Part 2.”
Congresswoman Susan Brooks, R-5th District, is dodging the issue of whether there should be an impeachment inquiry based on President Donald Trump's alleged quid pro quo ultimatum to Ukraine.
Dear Rep. Bucshon: Keep an open mind
Today, the Intelligence Committee of the U.S. House representatives begins public hearings into allegations that President Donald Trump attempted to extort the vulnerable country of Ukraine by withholding badly needed military aid in exchange for personal political favors ahead of the 2020 election.
This Week's Circulars
Jerry L. Kemp, 89, of Loogootee, passed away at 12:31 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019, at Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center. He was born Dec. 2, 1929, in Velpen, Indiana, to the late Claud Winfield and Lois Cecil (Corn) Kemp. Jerry married Betty (Tempel) Kemp on May 16, 1953, and she surv…
Mary Ellen (Graber) Bateman, 73, of Loogootee, passed away at 9:35 a.m. Monday, Nov. 18, 2019, at Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center in Jasper. She was born Oct. 22, 1946, in Daviess County, Indiana, to the late Mahlon and Mattie (Yutzy) Graber. Mary Ellen was a member of the Loogootee…
Nancy Ann Sims, 77, of Stafford County, passed away Sunday, Nov. 17, 2019, at Mary Washington Hospital. Mrs. Sims was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She was a retired paralegal from Stafford and Spotsylvania County. Mrs. Sims enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. Surviv…
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