- 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
- MAUREEN HAYDEN: Financial hardships mount for state's military families Days before the July 4th holiday, Holly Petraeus stood on the steps of the imposing Indiana War Memorial, in front of a bank of cameras, and made a plea to military families: Don't let pride stand in the way of asking for help. It was a striking mes
- TOM LoBIANCO: Pence, Ritz seek federal dollars without strings attached Last week saw two diametrically opposed Indiana politicians go to great lengths to ensure the state wins large sums of federal money without the strings that are normally attached.Last Monday, Schools Superintendent Glenda Ritz, a Democrat, filed a r
- BRIAN HOWEY: Evolving Hoosier marriage and equal protection of laws The last week of June brought extraordinary images to Indiana. With the stroke of a pen, federal Judge Richard Young struck down the state’s marriage laws passed by overwhelming bipartisan majorities. Within hours, hundreds of gay couples flowed into
- DICK WOLFSIE: Mum's selective hearing If my grandmother were alive today, she would be 125, and she would still, no doubt, be walking around in her 6-inch-high heels, the ones she asked to be buried in — and she’d have a Marlboro in her fingers. She demanded to be called Mum Mum because
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