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  • ED VASICEK: Aaron Burr: Dubious patriot of Revolution When I read in the paper last week that same-sex marriages were happening in Indiana — and even Kokomo — I was heartbroken. If you have read my columns over time, you know I embrace traditional family values. Yet this is not personally a good time fo

    July 6, 2014

  • MICHAEL HICKS: Court upholds freedom This past couple of weeks has offered a rare series of court rulings that have implications for both households and businesses, the two building blocks of our economy. I write, of course, about the rejection of Indiana’s marriage rules and the Suprem

    July 6, 2014

  • RAY DAY: Don't let things go to waste The days have been hot but cool at night so we can sleep either with the windows open or closed. But those days when it is so hot during the day, the house has to be cooled down all day and all night.So the electric bill is high each month, and we lo

    July 5, 2014

  • JEFFREY McCALL: Pay TV consumers are fed up with price hikes The pay television industry has become the Rodney Dangerfield of the corporate world. It gets no respect at all. Unlike Rodney’s audiences, however, nobody is laughing. The cable and satellite television industry has well-earned its disrespect by a l

    July 4, 2014

  • DAN COATS: Internal Revenue Service must be held accountable Hoosiers frequently tell me that they are frustrated by the way Washington exempts itself from the same requirements our government puts on hard-working citizens.As a result, a huge trust deficit exists between the American people and Washington. One

    July 4, 2014

  • MIKE PENCE: Healthy Indiana Plan is the change Medicaid needs Wednesday, the State of Indiana submitted its proposal for the Healthy Indiana Plan 2.0 to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. If approved, the Healthy Indiana Plan 2.0 (HIP 2.0) would replace traditional Medicaid for low-income able-bo

    July 3, 2014

  • LEE HAMILTON: Lesson Congress should learn from VA scandal Like other federal scandals before it, the mess involving VA hospitals has followed a well-trod path. First comes the revelation of misdoing. Then comes the reaction: a shocked public, an administration on the defensive, grandstanding members of Cong

    July 3, 2014

  • Rob Burgess House of Burgess: No buffer zones for high court

    Eleanor McCullen is a pro-life crusader who offers “sidewalk counseling” to those entering and exiting abortion providers, including the Planned Parenthood building in Boston. A few years ago, she filed suit against Massachusetts for instituting a “buffer zone” around such establishments.

    July 2, 2014 1 Photo

  • ANDREA NEAL: National Road moved people, mail and goods Editor’s note: This is one in a series of essays leading up to the celebration of the Indiana Bicentennial in December 2016.A drive across Indiana on the National Road is a trip back in time. This was the route taken in the 19th century by pioneers h

    July 2, 2014

  • MAUREEN HAYDEN: Simplifying taxes is not so simple at all Pushing his idea that a simpler tax system can boost Indiana’s economy, Gov. Mike Pence invited prominent conservative economists to a closed-to-the-public conference this past week.Keynote speakers at the daylong Tax Competitiveness and Simplificati

    July 1, 2014

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