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Mark Franke: Prudence is needed now more than ever

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“O, Wisdom, proceeding from the mouth of the Most High, pervading and permeating all creation, mightily ordering all things. Come, and teach us the way of prudence.”

Larry DeBoer: Inflation could come down in 2023

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The holidays are here. Time for good cheer and happy thoughts, even if candy canes and sugar plums cost 7.8% more this year than last.

Lee Hamilton: Why do politicians run for office?

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If you followed this year’s elections, at some point the question probably occurred to you: Why do people do this? The endless campaign events, the constant scrutiny … and increasingly, the very real and alarming threat of political violence. What drives someone to put up with it all?

Niki Kelly: Study committees often a study in pointlessness

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A recent prosecutorial oversight committee could be the poster child for why Indiana doesn’t need Legislative Interim Study Committees.

Ivy Tech Op-ed: What’s so great about college?

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November 7-13 was recognized as National Nontraditional Students Week, which gives us an opportunity to reflect on how the college experience has changed over the years, and how college can bring value to a wide array of students who may not have considered it a viable option for them.

Larry DeBoer: COLA is no joke

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First, I congratulate myself for not making a COLA joke. I’m a serious economist. Also, I couldn’t think of one.

Deadline for election letters is Oct. 17

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Paid political letters to be submitted for publication in the Daily Journal before the Nov. 8 general election must be received by 5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 26. The Daily Journal publishes letters to the editor during campaign seasons in support of or in opposition to political candidates and/or parties only after a $25 fee is received.

Mark Franke: A 12-year-old tackles inflation

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“I hate inflation.”

Michael Leppert: In secretary of state race, commitment to service matters

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I find myself teaching this simple lesson with more enthusiasm lately: elected positions in American government exist as opportunities to serve. “Yea, yea, old man, we know that” is often the expression I see on the faces of my students when I start. Occasionally, one of them might actually say it out loud.

GPL Column: Looking to the stars

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I spent my whole life in cities and suburbs where there is so much light pollution that you’re lucky to see Orion’s Belt. I grew up in Grand Rapids, Michigan. I thought I knew what the night sky looked like.