Economic data releases last week painted a darkening view of the U.S. economy as it starts its third quarter of contraction. Declines in economic activity from February through June were stark. I pen this column before the release of second quarter GDP growth, but there is little doubt it wi…

Editor’s Note: Gloria will return next week. As a treat, I thought we’d go back and re-read and re-run her first-ever column.


At a time when our Region and nation are starved for a clear track for navigating a global pandemic, and the leadership to propel us along that track, Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb took the pole position this past week.

Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb recently lapsed into the sort of public health double-speak that's been lampooned since the coronavirus pandemic first struck the United States in March.


A recent letter in the Kokomo Tribune told us  the Preamble to the Constitution gives the government the authority to mandate masks because of the phrase “general welfare". I will not bicker with the letter writer or anyone else concerning whether a mask will help or not. I have been told th…

Lots of names are being changed these days because someone or some group is offended. If a name honors something bad, of course it should change, but most names honor a good thing and shouldn't cause offense. Confederate generals, separatists, and supporters of slavery should not be honored;…

Cheers and Jeers

Bret Schreckinghaust of Russiaville sends this Jeer for those who blame guns after every school shooting:

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