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  • DAN COATS: Solving border crisis is a moral obligation More than 60,000 unaccompanied alien children — mostly from Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador — have been apprehended on America’s southern border during this fiscal year. Another 40,000 family members — one or both parents traveling with their chi

    July 18, 2014

  • MICHAEL HICKS: Simplify government to increase 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

    July 17, 2014

  • EDITORIAL: IU, Purdue have stepped up in student loan crisis One of the potential drags on the nation’s economy is burgeoning student debt, which now totals more than $1.2 trillion.Recent graduates, even those in good-paying positions, find themselves struggling to meet loan payments.Purdue University has resp

    July 17, 2014

  • When will Republicans stop wasting tax dollars fighting Obamacare?

    House Republicans find themselves completely incapable of completing the one goal they set for themselves four years ago: repealing and replacing Obamacare. But they’ve still got a crazy, rabid base that hasn’t lost any of its fervor hate for the law

    July 17, 2014

  • Five steps to solving the Southern border crisis Putting aside politics is the key to stabilizing the U.S.-Southern border with Mexico. There are key national interests at stake.In addition to concerns over security, public health and sovereignty, the disruption of illegal migration flows at the bo

    July 17, 2014

  • Feedback: Turbines would hinder emergency services; comments on Supreme Court ruling Turbines would hinder rescuersLast week during the Howard County fair, there was a terrible accident in eastern Howard County where two people had to be Life Lined out after the accident. Thank God the wind turbines were not there yet, or this wouldn

    July 16, 2014

  • Rob Burgess House of Burgess: Hobby Lobby's lobbying hobby

    Whilst hacking through the dense underbrush of emotional court battles, it’s easy to miss the forest for the trees. This has proven especially true in the wake of the June 30 Supreme Court decision in the case of Burwell v. Hobby Lobby.

    July 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • Loopholes a mile wide At least Indiana House Speaker Brian Bosma agrees that it’s time to close the loopholes in the ethics policies for state employees.Just how gaping some of those holes are became clear last week, as the State Ethics Commission sorted through the cases

    July 16, 2014

  • MAUREEN HAYDEN: Road to funding Ind. highways is jammed If you’ve driven on either of Indiana’s two busiest interstates recently, you’ll understand why a blue-ribbon commission last week called for adding traffic lanes to those harrowing highways.The report, issued by the Governor’s Blue Ribbon Panel on T

    July 15, 2014

  • The joy of havingguests Some people like having lots of company. They like having plenty to do. They like big breakfasts and hearty lunches and specially prepared dinners. They are called houseguests, and as they also like to travel, they will be coming to your house soon -

    July 15, 2014

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