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ANOTHER VIEWPOINT: State AG owes Shabazz an explanation or an apology

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Political commentator and journalist Abdul-Hakim Shabazz was denied access to a recent news conference by Indiana Attorney General Todd Rokita, which is troubling when no valid reason is given.

Michael Hicks: Who can fix our supply chain issues?

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Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg received a great deal of criticism lately for taking paternity leave. It is a time of snarled port traffic, understocked grocery shelves and growing worry about supply chains. I think these critiques are in bad faith and unworthy of an intellectually confident political movement. But, that’s where we are now. Congress could spend serious effort to ease logistics problems in any number of ways; the private sector is already at work. Outside of complaints about Mr. Buttigieg, Congress has been silent on the matter. Let me make three points.

ANOTHER VIEWPOINT: The courage to stand up to election misinformation in Florida

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Florida’s supervisors of elections, a bipartisan group of professional public servants who keep their personal politics out of their offices, have issued a strong and timely statement in response to the most serious danger our nation has faced since the Civil War.

John Krull: A tale of the America I love

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So often these days I find myself wishing we could find a way to make our politics and our public life reflect who we Americans really are.

Morton Marcus: Snail’s pace of income progress

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Somehow we learned that Caesar wrote “Gaul is divided into three parts.” So too the United States is divided by the federal Office of Management and Budget (OMB) into three classes of counties.

ANOTHER VIEWPOINT: A last-minute free-for-all is no way to do tax reform

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Under pressure of successive self-imposed deadlines, with a befuddled country looking on, Democrats in Congress continue to wrestle with a supposedly transformative spending plan and the means to pay for it. On Thursday, President Joe Biden announced yet another version of what this might involve. The eventual outcome is still anybody’s guess.

Dick Wolfsie: On a roll at lunchtime

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I never know what to order when I go into one of those trendy new soup and sandwich places. The list of uncommon offerings is endless. The people standing behind me have obviously downloaded a menu at home and given this some previous thought.

David Carlson: Taking time to learn from other faiths

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One of my favorite classes in middle school was geography. I enjoyed reading about countries with exotic names, learning about their histories, languages, exports, types of government and especially religions.

Lance Hamner: Even ‘big kids’ deserve to go trick-or-treating

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Some adults don’t like to see teens trick-or-treating on Halloween. I’m not one of them.