- MICHAEL HICKS: Issue belongs in homes It is rumored the Indiana Legislature will soon take up the matter of a constitu-tional amendment to restrict marriage to a man and woman. I have before written that this is a poor use of our legislators' time, but I believe we should have an honest
- RAY DAY: We are here to help As I go back into my memory bank, I compare the old days to today. I think about whether all those memories will mean anything to those who are born in today's surroundings. Does it make sense to use yesterday's training in today's world? Will those
- BILL WALTZ: Keep tax talk in context Reducing the state's depen-dence on the taxation of business machinery and equipment came into the spotlight recently, with legislative leaders and the Indiana Chamber of Commerce announcing it was a top priority for 2014. Since then, some attention
- WICKARD and LEHMKUHLER: Why Indiana agriculture needs a Farm Bill ... now This fall, Congress has an important opportunity to create jobs and grow the economy by passing a long-term, comprehensive Food, Farm and Jobs Bill. The Farm Bill impacts every American every day by providing a wide range of programs that strengthen
- FAITH BRAUTIGAM: Library offers stability A time of crisis has a lot in common with a new pair of glasses. Often when it was time for my regular eye check-up, I never thought I needed new glasses. I'd put them on, though, and suddenly things were crystal clear even though up until that momen
- MARK BENNETT: Words, and what they mean, is what we remember I remember scanning the granite wall at the grave of President John F. Kennedy in Arlington National Cemetery, looking for those words. Each section of stone contained a passage from his 1961 inaugural address. Each etching contained eloquence, but I
- MAUREEN HAYDEN: Indiana Chamber targets 'smoker's bill of rights' When Indi-ana law-makers return for the 2014 session in early January, they'll step into the highly charged issue of marriage equality, as they debate the proposed amendment that would lock a ban on same-sex marriage and civil unions into the state c
House of Burgess: 'You gotta give them hope'
Editor’s Note: November is the 35th anniversary of the Jonestown massacre (Nov. 18), the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy (Nov. 22) and the 35th anniversary of the assassinations of Supervisor Harvey Milk and Mayor George Moscone (today). This is the third in a series of three columns exploring each.
- CECIL BOHANON: The middle class in 'red' and 'blue' states Recent census data indi-cates that although the total number of households in the United States increased between 2008 and 2011, the number reporting earned annual income of $35,000 to $100,000 actually decreased by 676,000. This is significant becau
- TOM LoBIANCO: Economic concerns top lawmakers' upcoming session Indiana lawmakers will be dealing with two broad categories of issues when they reconvene next year: Battles they would gladly take on and those they would rather avoid. Amending Indiana's gay marriage ban into the state constitution and stepping int
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