Just a generation or two ago, Tom Wolfe described the mettle of test pilots turned astronauts as “The Right Stuff.” Now, all one needs to get to outer space is a big pile of green stuff, or perhaps gold.

During the Nixon administration’s Watergate unraveling, Henry Kissinger’s mordant jest was, “The illegal we do immediately, the unconstitutional takes a little longer.” But not long, say today’s congressional Democrats. Their “For the People Act” (FTP) is 800-plus pages of provisions conveni…

This past week, a group of 19 Indiana House members — including local Rep. Denny Zent, R-Angola — signed on to a letter asking Gov. Eric Holcomb to use executive action to ban Indiana University from requiring students be vaccinated against COVID-19 for the start of the 2021-22 school year.

Three times already in his brief tenure, President Biden has rolled out a far-reaching and extraordinarily expensive proposal to address large-scale problems in this country. First there was a $1.9-trillion plan to help individuals and businesses cope with the surging COVID-19 pandemic. Then…

Blood clots in veins that drain blood from the brain can lead to alarming strokelike results. The symptoms can be severe headaches, abdominal pain, leg pain and shortness of breath.

There is something strange going on in Washington. The American president has an approval rating that is so lopsided to the positive, it almost feels heroic. So, how popular is Joe Biden? His numbers are so good, one might think the alleged election “irregularities” were all schemed and skew…

Those who know best are in agreement about the 2020 general election. It was free, secure and safe. The results were fair and accurate. There was no significant voter fraud. Anywhere.

The first witness the prosecution called in the trial of the former Minneapolis police officer charged with the murder of George Floyd was a 911 dispatcher who watched the arrest unfold in real time on a surveillance camera. So long did the restraint go on that she wondered if the camera fee…

Indiana will go down in history as the first state to play host to an NCAA men’s basketball tournament from beginning to end. From all indications, the event has been a huge success.

The grocery store shooting that killed 10 people in Boulder last week has driven home what we’ve long suspected: Today America is a country where every resident must be prepared at all times for a deadly assault.

North Korea has come under criticism last week for repeating its outdated hostile rhetoric against South Korea and the United States. While denouncing the springtime joint military drill between Seoul and Washington, Kim Yo-jong, the sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, warned of the p…

While COVID-19 restrictions have loosened, the dockets for some of the state’s busiest courtrooms are already filling up for 2022.

Cass County farmers planted 97,300 acres of corn and 80,200 acres of soybeans in 2020, the National Agricultural Statistics Service reports. Howard County farmers planted 62,500 acres of corn and 65,700 acres of soybeans.

Indiana ranks worst in the nation in toxic chemicals and pollution released per square mile, posing grave danger to the health of Hoosiers.

This week is Sunshine Week 2021. This highlighting of open government was established in 2005 by the American Society of News Editors.

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Obituaries

Flora, Ronald Paul, 67, of Flora, a celebration of life will be at 10 a.m. today at Northview Church, 687 E. 50 North, Flora. Wheeler Family Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.