Ever since Republican Susan Brooks announced she would not be seeking re-election in the 5th Congressional District, she has been adamant in not backing any of the contenders in the primary election.
It is worth noting, in the thick of our great national quarantine, that we have gone in a heartbeat from an ordinary civil society to a step short of martial law.
For more than two centuries, Hoosiers have participated in democracy by going to their local polling place to vote. In normal times they chat with their neighbors as they wait in line.
No individual human life is possessed of infinite value. At least, none of us actually behave as if it does. No matter how fully each of us wish to live, we inevitably take risks. We ride in automobiles, eat food prepared by unknown hands, trust in medicines and home appliances tested by sci…
I always remember the line, “Nobody knows the future except for God, and he’s usually not telling.” This is certainly true with our current state of affairs. Although we cannot know, we can ponder.
As Mary Ellen and I sit watching the televised news, we are constantly reminded that we are considered “elderly” and therefore at increased risk of the coronavirus. As a result, medical experts are suggesting that we stay at home (together) unless it is absolutely necessary that we go out.
I've always believed that if you want to know a person's real character, give them a lot of money, power, or alcohol, and you really see what they are like.
Some years ago, life as I knew it was put on a sudden and dramatic hiatus in the form of an inattentive driver who attempted to cross U.S. 30 near Plymouth in the path of our car.
I didn’t think that Bernie Sanders would emerge as Joe Biden’s chief rival for the Democratic presidential nomination. Yet he outlasted every realistic Democrat except Biden. So, what’s next? Biden will probably be chosen, but can he be elected?
I got a note from a reader seeking to explain why previous pandemics did not result in the same level of panic brought about by the coronavirus.
My wife became ill. It was on a Friday, just after the first coronavirus case was discovered in Indiana. She took our dog outside. The night was cool, but not cold, yet she felt chilled.
If you are of a certain age, you may remember The Carpenters’ pop hit, “Breaking Up is Hard to Do,” or an earlier, even livelier version recorded by Neil Sedaka. As a teen, I thought the dissonance between the cheery, up-tempo tune and the serious lyrics was extremely odd, and I still agree …
Hoosiers are facing their greatest physical and economic threat since the Great Depression, and on the most crucial aspect of this crisis – the availability of coronavirus testing that would allow health and policy executives to learn of the extent of the spread and contact those in a cluste…
Life in Kokomo is different than it has ever been. I am in my 60s and have never experienced anything like the current quarantine. Folks in their 90s say the same thing.
This is the third column I’ve written this week. The first two were overcome by fast-changing events. So, I will surrender to the deadline and pen a few words about how to think about COVID-19 over the longer term. This should help us formulate and accept the challenges of the coming months.
Cable TV services come with a variety of options, and many of the features are beneficial to people who are challenged in one way or another. There is closed captioning for folks who are hearing impaired. It’s also great for men who have perfectly good hearing but are married to women who li…
When nations face crises, their citizens stand together – supporting each other, sharing the pain and the anxiety, sharing the apprehension and the sadness. They hug … they cry … they touch. They show love and support.
The coronavirus is a world tragedy. Millions will get sick and too many will die. All of us will worry about family and friends. All of us will miss important events in our lives.
Last week I introduced you to an organization called Renewal Neighborhood Ministry, a collaborative effort of two east side Indianapolis churches, Outlook Christian Church and Crossroads Bible Church.
Did the U.S. Supreme Court go too far in its rationale for free speech and press when ruling for the New York Times in a landmark libel case brought by a public official 56 years ago?
This Week's Circulars
- Howard County bars sales of nonessential items at essential businesses
- Police: Kokomo woman confessed to drowning grandson
- UPDATE: GM recalls 1,000 workers to build ventilators at Kokomo plant
- GM hiring local workers to build ventilators in Kokomo
- Howard Co reports 2nd COVID death, extends travel advisory
- Area residents sue insurance agent
- Kokomo woman arrested in child's death
- Gov vetoes landlord-tenant bill
- Schools to be closed for remainder of school year
- Amish muster communities against COVID-19