- BRIAN HOWEY: Indiana: Pro-adoption or just a 'deadbeat parent' This past week we’ve learned the state of Indiana has essentially stiffed 1,400 families who have adopted special needs children. The subsidies they were promised to raise kids in the state’s foster child program have been denied, prompting one LaPor
- DAN COATS: Rights of conscience must be safeguarded The Supreme Court recently issued a ruling that marked an important development in the ongoing national debate on religious freedom.In a 5-4 decision, the court ruled the contraception coverage mandate, imposed by the Obama administration under the A
- DICK WOLFSIE: Calling for an update According to a national research firm, most people over 65 do not own a cellphone. This is in contrast to the millennials who admit the first thing they do in the morning and the last thing they do each night is check their mobile phone. It must be n
- ED VASICEK: Unofficial 'Hoosierisms' stylebook gets update I am one of these guys who loves to play with language. I love to play Bog (a variation of Boggle) on my computer. When someone uses a different term or pronounces a word differently, I usually pick it up immediately. I find it fascinating. If you en
- MICHAEL HICKS: A small business ranking The Kauffman Foundation recently released a study measuring the friendliness of each state to small businesses. While the study suffered most of the extreme weaknesses of survey research — especially small samples and the bias of opinion over action
- RAY DAY: Listen to your elders My life as a youngster was one that prepared me for today. In my time, the rule was to respect our elders.They had already been through all the hard times, and were able to instruct you on what is the best way to go. They were the best type of people
- MARK HEINIG: Is bipartisan rule possible without compromise? When I taught high school, I was usually called “the German teacher,” although I also taught history. That’s understandable. German teachers were scarce, and history teachers were plentiful. Principals hired me to teach three or four German classes a
- CHELSEA SCHNEIDER: Wanted: A work ethic One of the hardest skills to find in a job applicant is someone with work ethic, according to a survey by the Indiana Chamber of Commerce released last week.The chamber surveyed more than 500 employers and nearly 40 percent said they’ve left jobs unf
House of Burgess: Justices say, 'Get a warrant'
Imagine you’ve just been arrested, and you have your smartphone with you. Think about all the personal information contained on that device. Now, are you comfortable with the arresting officer poking around your cellphone without just cause while you remain handcuffed?
- CECIL BOHANON: Let's not make a false idol out of politics Long before anyone had heard of the "religious right" there was a "religious left" using its resources, influence and prestige to lobby the public sector to promote so-called progressive public policies. And it continues to influence; I saw it in ful
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