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  • WILLIAMS: Finally being myself I went to a wedding reception yesterday. It was the first dress-up event I’ve been to since I retired. It called for pantyhose and a bra and real shoes and fitted slacks instead of the stretchy kind. It was a beautiful occasion and I was so happy for

    July 10, 2014

  • KITCHELL: Vanity plates indicative of humor, pride Any Hoosier who has wanted to walk into an Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles branch and plunk down a little extra spendable income to reserve a specialty vanity license plate for the last year has had to deal with this reality: You can’t pay the state

    July 9, 2014

  • Religious witness& public policy Long before anyone had heard of the “religious right” there was a “religious left” using its resources, influence and prestige to lobby the public sector to promote so-called progressive public policies. And it continues to influence; I saw it in ful

    July 9, 2014

  • VILLAGE IDIOT: Looking for a little lawn and order Today was a perfect day to mow the lawn. Bright and sunny, the birds were singing, the bees were busy. Yes, today was the perfect day to mow the lawn. As was every day for the last three weeks. If only my lawnmower weren’t down at Snuffy’s Small Engi

    July 8, 2014

  • MARCUS: Indiana’s small business friendliness It must be the season. Another ranking of the states crossed my desk this week. That’s the second in two weeks. This time it’s from the Kauffman Foundation, the Kansas City organization that promotes entrepreneur development, and its polling affiliat

    July 8, 2014

  • LYONS: The national media vs. Hillary Clinton Exactly why the Washington press clique has always had it in for Hillary Clinton has never been entirely clear. Only that their collective sneer has been the single constant in her political career ever since she and Bill Clinton descended upon the c

    July 7, 2014

  • AMEEN: Lower your risk for heart disease It’s more than just your cholesterol number, although that’s the number that everyone is talking about when we say “Know your Numbers” each year in February. Cholesterol receives a lot of attention as a risk factor for Coronary Artery Disease (CAD),

    July 7, 2014

  • HOWEY: Evolving Hoosier marriage and equal protection The last week of June brought extraordinary images to Indiana. With the stroke of a pen, federal Judge Richard Young stuck down the state’s marriage laws passed by overwhelming bipartisan majorities. Within hours, hundreds of gay couples flowed into

    July 6, 2014

  • ZOELLER: State’s lawyer has duty to represent state in marriage lawsuit appeal Recent federal court actions that first struck down Indiana's statute limiting marriage to the traditional definition, and then stayed that order pending appeal, have left many in our state in legal limbo. As the attorney who represents state governm

    July 6, 2014

  • CEPEDA: For July, let kids be kids We're deep into my family's unprecedented "Summer of Lethargy.'' SOL (for those of you who like acronyms) is progressing as anyone might expect. At present count, my youngest son has been in pajamas for a good 42 hours and counting. My oldest hasn't

    July 6, 2014

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