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People sure can be funny sometimes, intentionally or, as is more-often the case, unintentionally by just being themselves.

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In 1949, the Soviet Armed Forces put a new, deadly assault rifle into general use, the AK-47. The Mikhail Kalashnikov design was soon disseminated around the world as a cheap, effective, durable military and police weapon.

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A turbulent week in the economy is a very good time to write about fundamentals. Trade, its origins and its benefits are a timely topic. I must warn readers that these ideas aren’t very hard, but rather shockingly simple. They will challenge what you’ve heard in the media and on the campaign trail.

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Small cities and towns have been the worst-hit victims of the property-tax caps. In the decade since their introduction, the caps have forced such communities to either reduce or eliminate services, or burden residents by raising taxes and adopting new user fees in an effort to maintain thos…

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Indianapolis officials have announced they will no longer provide tax abatements to companies paying any worker less than $18 an hour. This welcome news coincided with announcements by Kansas City and Austin to suspend tax incentives. Perhaps the incentive fiasco surrounding the Amazon and F…

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Out of respect for some families, not talking about child abuse or neglect might seem like the right thing to do. Unfortunately, it clearly is not the right thing to do if a child is endangered. Neighbors, teachers, relatives and passers-by all have a stake in raising a child in a safe environment.

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On this there seems to be agreement, that no resident of Oaktown likes the changes (or “improvements”) the Indiana Department of Transportation is making to the section of U.S. 41 that runs along the town's east side.

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A cliché about violent offenders is that someone often will say what a nice, quiet neighbor the person was before the eruption. A new study of mass attacks in America suggests quite the opposite — and that perhaps more of these rampages can be prevented.

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Directives announced last week from Gov. Eric Holcomb are aimed at improving access to tobacco cessation products for Hoosiers.

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WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Tuesday told young people a number of falsehoods he's been relating to adults for months and took a misleading swipe at the female Democratic lawmakers he's trying to turn into foils.

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We're not big believers in public officials being responsible for all the bad things other public officials say or do. It's become a too-common political weapon to ask lawmakers to condemn members of their own party, even for behavior that's not representative of anything more than one perso…

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Americans' age, education level and religious affiliation matter greatly when it comes to their opinions on a prospective clergy member's sexual orientation, gender, marital status or views on social issues such as same-sex marriage or abortion, a new poll shows.

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The past decade has seen a blossoming of research on the geography of employment and the effect of automation on the demand for workers and skills. These studies benefited from significantly richer data sets on people and skills that enabled substantially more sophisticated labor market analysis.

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Seizing on an opening provided by the Supreme Court, the Trump administration is scrambling to offer a new, legally defensible rationale for adding a citizenship question to the 2020 census. But it's all a charade ordered up by President Trump, who is determined to enlist the decennial censu…

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The Supreme Court’s decision to stay on the sidelines on the issue of partisan gerrymandering is a blow to anyone concerned about fairness in elections.

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Independence Day weekend was an opportune time to reflect on liberty. It was also a good time to note that the father of economics, Adam Smith, published his great "Wealth of Nations" just as Jefferson finalized the Declaration of Independence.

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Gambling has been a part of life in Indiana for decades — slot machines, table games, horse-race parlors and lottery tickets are available to Hoosiers who want to try their luck and risk their money. But soon, anyone in Indiana who is at least 21 years old will be allowed to bet on pro- and …

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WASHINGTON — This was no Trump rally. Ten Democrats kicked off the presidential debate season with a sober rendering of policy that featured a smattering of missteps on climate change, the economy and more but no whoppers.

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The Trump administration continued to nibble away Monday at the problem of high healthcare costs, unveiling a set of proposals to bring more transparency to the industry's byzantine pricing practices. But like just about everything else the administration has done on healthcare affordability…

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NEW YORK — A sizable number of U.S. voters say they'd have some hesitancy about supporting an LGBT candidate for president, according to a new poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. In fact it's an issue for many more than a candidate's race or gender.

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Cities often tout their low cost of living as a tool for attracting new residents. On the face of it, that would make sense. After all, who wouldn’t like to pay less for the things they buy: home, auto, food and recreation? Who would not wish to move to an adjacent neighborhood and pay less …

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Anyone claiming a partisan witch hunt against Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill will have to rethink an inconvenient part of that proposed storyline.

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You may not be ready for next year’s elections, but in political time, they’re coming up fast. Even politicians who aren’t running for president are crafting their stump speeches. Which means that at some point you’re almost certain to hear someone announce, sternly, “I. Will. Not. Compromis…

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