- ERIC SCHANSBERG: Nov. 22, 1963 Nov. 22 marks the 50th anniversary of the death of three highly influential people: Aldous Huxley, John F. Kennedy and C.S. Lewis. Although Kennedy in his life and especially in his death is the most famous of the trio, all three had an impressive i
- DOM CARISTI: Americans want limits on government surveillance Call it the straw that broke the camel's back or call it the tipping point, but Americans might finally be annoyed at the level of government surveillance of private communications. Surveys as recent as June showed that the majority of Americans wer
- DAVE BANGERT: Lawmakers not ready to fold on gay marriage ban So much has been made about how Purdue University fits in with a proposed amendment that would stamp a same-sex marriage ban into the Indiana Constitution. What will President Mitch Daniels do? What won't he do? And as other schools follow the lead o
- MARK HEINIG: Class of '63 - reflections on a half-century legacy I recently went home to Terre Haute for my 50-year class reunion (Schulte High School Class of 1963). It was a bitter-sweet experience. We enjoyed renewing old friendships, catching up on each other's lives and reminiscing about days long past. We mi
House of Burgess: For the last time, it's Flavor Aid
Editor’s note: This 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 (Nov. 27.) This is the first in a series of three columns exploring each, in order.
- TERESA LUBBERS: Let's take a closer look at college value in Indiana An invest-ment in higher educa-tion may be the most important purchase Hoosiers ever make. Investing in a college degree pays off in terms of more job opportuni-ties and higher earnings, but the benefits extend far beyond financial returns. The advan
- MAUREEN HAYDEN: VanNess must convince others to restore funding Gov. Mike Pence opened the state's Infant Mortality Summit last week by sharing a personal story: He and his wife had struggled with infertility issues early in their marriage, so the eventual arrival of their three children was met with deep gratitu
- TOM LoBIANCO: For Ind. test score clamor, 'victory' relative Of the many John F. Ken-nedy statements often repeated by both Democrats and Republicans, his declaration that "victory has a hundred fathers and defeat is an orphan" seemed apt for the release last week of national test scores showing solid gains by
- Wolfsie: Not the end of the world The big story this past month is not that one of our big stars (Miley Cyrus) is twerking, but that one of our medium-sized stars may someday stop working. I am talking about our sun, but Miley’s prospects for future employment might also be dimming.
McCall: News audiences shrink and the nation suffers
Audiences for both print and broadcast news have been decreasing for a number of years, and the trends suggest further shrinkage in the years ahead.
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