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  • OUR VIEW: Corporations are now Average Joes? Do corporations have souls? Can corporations go to church? Can they fast?These aren’t questions one might expect serious adults to pose. But with its earth-shattering pronouncement June 30 in the case of Burwell v. Hobby Lobby, the U.S. Supreme Court

    July 13, 2014

  • CEPEDA: How polarized? Not that much America is growing more polarized — or so we’ve read in what seems like a zillion headlines in the weeks since the Pew Research Center for the People and the Press released “Political Polarization in the American Public.”This is the report that spurr

    July 13, 2014

  • HOWEY: Adopting Indiana? Or a ‘deadbeat parent’ This past week we’ve learned that the state of Indiana has essentially stiffed 1,400 families who have adopted special needs children. The subsidies they were promised to raise kids in the state’s foster child program have been denied, prompting one

    July 13, 2014

  • FREY: Creating an environment of love in which to learn

    For as long as I can remember, my daughter Bernadette wanted to be an elementary school teacher.And not just any elementary school teacher, a kindergarten teacher, because, as Bernadette has always said, “The little ones! I want to teach the little o

    July 11, 2014

  • WOLFSIE: Calling for an update According to a national research firm, most people over 75 do not own a cell phone. This is in contrast to the millennials who admit that the first thing they do in the morning and the last thing they do each night is check their mobile phone. It mus

    July 11, 2014

  • THEIR VIEW: More crime means we have to care more This has been another rough, hectic week for law enforcement.An early morning chase ended Wednesday with an arrest in Pendleton. Elwood police were faced with investigating a death, termed “suspicious” of a 66-year-old woman. A reportedly drunken dri

    July 11, 2014

  • By Stephen M. King, Ph.D. KING: The polarization of ideas and of action Do the recent Supreme Court decisions in Citizens’ United and McCutcheon, both regarding campaign-finance reform, contribute to political polarization? Or do they enhance the opportunity for greater political speech and thus encourage greater civic e

    July 10, 2014 1 Photo

  • 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

  • THEIR VIEW: Students' battery of exams leaves little time for learning Across the country, the backlash grows against standardized tests, with parents, educators, state officials and students proclaiming they’ve had enough.• In May, Oklahoma legislators overturned the governor’s veto of a bill that allows exceptions 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

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