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  • MICHAEL HICKS: Forum about fairness Indiana hosted a conference on tax competitiveness and tax simplicity last week. The event will receive a lot of merited attention in the coming months and years as Indiana grapples with some lingering weaknesses in our tax code. I was lucky enough t

    June 29, 2014

  • RAY DAY: Lights on, doors locked What is going on the minds of our young men and women who think they must kill or hurt someone? What can be the reason for so much hate that seems to be floating in the lives of people today?As we read in the newspapers and see on television all the

    June 28, 2014

  • SUE SCIAME-GIESECKE: Study abroad at IUK It has been said, “to understand the world, you have to experience the world.” Traveling abroad may seem unachievable to some, maybe even more so as a college student. After all, places like Italy, Turkey and South Korea seem so far away, not to ment

    June 27, 2014

  • Rob Burgess House of Burgess: 'The Case Against 8' a winner

    Monday “The Case Against 8,” a documentary co-directed by Kokomo native Ben Cotner, premiered on HBO. Two days prior, I was lucky enough to be invited by Sarah Cotner, Ben’s sister, to attend a special screening of the film at Indiana University Kokomo’s Kresge Auditiorium. “We’re all pretty proud of him,” Sarah told the assembled audience of her sibling.

    June 25, 2014 1 Photo

  • CECIL BOHANON: Seven things I enjoy about the World Cup The key to enjoying any sport is to fully embrace the addiction. To a non-golfer watching grown men walk down a fairway to club a small ball towards a green is perverse torture. The true golfer, however, embraces the tension before the hit, observes

    June 25, 2014

  • MAUREEN HAYDEN: Homebrewed spirits return to State Fair Mark Webb is counting on patrons of the Indiana State Fair to be better behaved this summer than they were in 1946, when a celebratory post-war crowd almost trashed the place.The bad behavior of beer drinkers 68 years ago is what led the General Asse

    June 24, 2014

  • TOM LoBIANCO: Haste can result in errors When Indiana’s legislative leaders called the General Assembly back for one day last week, it was because they had discovered a handful of mistakes made earlier this year that just couldn’t wait until the next session to be fixed.Senate President Pro

    June 24, 2014

  • BRIAN HOWEY: Iraq war: Nearly 9 years of valor and malfeasance We should remember Staff Sgt. Richard Blakley of Plainfield. And Lance Cpl. Matthew R. Smith of Anderson, Spc. Gregory Paul Sanders of Hobart and Sgt. Craig A. Boling of Elkhart.These were Hoosiers who answered their nation’s patriotic call to duty,

    June 23, 2014

  • FAITH BRAUTIGAM: Public library plants seeds for the future If you look carefully, you can’t help but notice they are absolutely perfect. The recently sprouted seedlings are tiny replicas of the plant made famous by Jack who climbed a beanstalk and found treasure. Soon they will send out runners and begin cli

    June 23, 2014

  • DICK WOLFSIE: Catalog full of laughs The summer edition of the Hammacher Schlemmer catalog arrived in the mail the other day, just in time for Christmas (or was it too late for Christmas?) All great stuff for me — not to buy, of course, but to make fun of. For example:Fold-away adult bu

    June 23, 2014

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