Columns

Morton Marcus: Reinvigorating Indiana

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My homily last week may have disturbed some loyal Hoosiers. Here was a foreigner, one who did not attend an Indiana high school, challenging a...

David Carlson: Bridging the gulf between us

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“Physician, heal thyself.” “Teacher, teach thyself.” These two phrases came to mind last week after I finished preparing a talk that I’ve been invited to give...

Dick Wolfsie: Tech wreck

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Many technological advances in the world have stumped me over the past couple of decades. In each of the next few weeks, I will revisit...

Kelly Hawes: ‘Academic concept’ makes people mad

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Fox News star Tucker Carlson calls it a cult. Will Cain, co-host of Fox and Friends Weekend, calls it “modern-day Jim Crow.” Newt Gingerich says...

Immigrants chase the American Dream ‘In the Heights’

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Years before “Hamilton” debuted, it was a musical titled “In the Heights” that introduced the world to its creator Lin-Manuel Miranda. It was his...

Celebrating good times sandwiched between hard times

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Although family humor writers primarily write lighthearted stories, surely readers know that our family experiences the same difficulties, setbacks and sorrows as everyone else. We...

Leo Morris: Crime: An outrage or a mere problem?

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One day last week, an 82-year-old woman named Wilma Ball was stabbed to death in her home at Lake James. According to a sheriff’s...

Norman Knight: Goodbye, June

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Goodbye, June. Thirty days hath September, April, November and you, who, after today, must now leave us. Goodbye, June, to your days of sweet, not-yet-sweltering...

Larry DeBoer: What kind of inflation problem do we have?

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We’ve got an inflation problem. What should we do about it? That depends on what kind of inflation problem we’ve got. In May the consumer...

Michael Hicks: School choice, cost savings and educational spending

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My colleague Dagney Faulk and I recently completed an analysis of the fiscal effect of school choice on Indiana taxpayers. The data came from...