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Veterans Day is a day when we Americans honor the brave heroes who made the ultimate sacrifice by laying down their lives in order to preserve the freedom we enjoy. We need to focus our thoughts on all veterans, including those who died while serving this country, the prisoners of war, the m…

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November 19th is the American Cancer Society’s Great American Smokeout. This day encourages people to quit smoking cigarettes by starting with day one. As we continue to see the cases of COVID-19 increase both nationally and locally, protecting our health is so important.

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The quasi-end of the election has most of us thinking about what the results mean for the economy. Other than forecasting a recession among political pollsters, there are few certain answers. However, we have to face the fact that bipartisan lawmaking has been absent since about 2002. That l…

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Speaking at a rally in Erie, Pennsylvania, President Donald J. Trump suggested we’d all be bored if Joe Biden won the election.

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In October 2001, just more than a month after we watched the Twin Towers crumble and nearly 3,000 Americans fall to their deaths, President George W. Bush signed into law the Patriot Act in attempt to better secure our nation.

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The Electoral College is a tyranny against a huge majority of the American people. It’s a tyranny against tens of millions of voters who are in their state’s minority, as well.

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The president of the United States — the leader of the free world, arguably the most powerful person on the planet — has contracted a dangerous virus, and I’m not sure how I should act.

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In a year of fighting a global pandemic, historic protests for racial equality, and the rapidly approaching presidential election, America needs journalists to bring them critical reporting.

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From time to time it is helpful to think hard about Indiana’s manufacturing economy—what’s been happening to it, where it is going and what the future may hold. This is an election year, which brings with it a series of sordid untruths that need to be rectified. Moreover, the response to the…

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During the past four weeks, it has been a distinct privilege to tell just a few stories of the men and women who are or have been homeless — people often shoved to the periphery of American life.

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The economic statistics that aid us in understanding the current state of the economy are in the midst of an unusual, if not unprece dented, upheaval. Combined with the equally unparalleled oscillations of the economy through the early months of COVID, economy watchers are naturally confused…

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The recession that began formally in February continues to weaken the economy. While the early burst of layoffs has passed, a more permanent loss of jobs and businesses is settling into a record pace. The call-back of those temporary layoffs is welcomed, but it masks the fact that continuing…

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Hoosiers are, unfortunately, used to politicians who say one thing here and then become someone quite different out of town. They leave their three-piece suits in the condo when they visit home, donning jeans and plaid shirts while chatting with the common folk from the cabs of their shiny p…

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Growing up, I had two things that shaped not only my childhood but much of my adult life as well: asthma and a protective mother.

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The past week has provided a cautionary tale — and confirmed the worst fears of many local residents — about the risks of welcoming college students back to campus in the midst of a pandemic.

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What would my town be without a newspaper? If you haven’t asked yourself that question, perhaps it is time to consider just what the newspaper means to this community.

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Suffragettes overcame decades of obstructionism and violence to secure the right to vote for women a century ago, on Aug. 18, 1920, when the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was ratified.

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As I pen this column, Congress is debating a follow-up to the CARES Act, aimed at mitigating the effects of a worsening economic downturn. There are many points of contention between the parties. Among the most important disagreements is that of economic support for state and local governments.

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In an appearance on the Fox News program “The Story With Martha McCallum,” Vice President Mike Pence insisted voter fraud was common.

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I’ve lost track of the times over the years I’ve heard a politician say, “This is the most important election of my lifetime.” In fact, I’ve said it myself. And I’m sure we all believed it at the time. But in my case, at least, I know I was wrong in the past. Because this year’s election is …

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The return to school also marks the season of fall sports. Many of us had hoped that we’d be back to enjoying sporting events by now, but it seems increasingly unlikely we’ll see anything like a typical season. What we experienced so far, and what is happening now to athletics of all types i…

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In the past five months, Congress has responded to the coronavirus public health crisis with several emergency relief measures, including the stimulus checks sent to individuals and households, payroll protections to small businesses, expanded unemployment payments, fee waivers for borrowing…

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I am writing this in response and seeking more clarity to Ed Gornall’s current situation. The church I was raised in taught us we are all God’s children. My parents gave me one rule for life: I am as good as anyone but better than nobody.

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Sooner or later, every political columnist quotes George Santayana, and this is my week. If you have a problem with that, then go back to Podunk with the other nimrods.

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Except for four years serving in World War II, I’ve lived here for 97 years, and this is my first letter to the editor.

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