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Gov Holcomb: World taking note of Indiana’s energy transition

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Last May, we brought the world to Indiana by hosting our first-ever Global Economic Summit. We accomplished our mission, with more than 800 attendees from two dozen countries around the world. We showcased how Indiana is leading the way in the economy of the future by investing in innovation and entrepreneurship and building out new energy sources that will help feed, fuel and construct the 21st century, worldwide.

JCPL Column: Foundation makes our libraries better

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At public libraries, patrons are empowered to freely learn and broaden their horizons. They are one of the last institutions that everyone in the community from the cradle through retirement can enjoy.

Norman Knight: A whirlwind of yard art

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It is early November, and I find myself swept along by the annual rush and whirl of the holiday season. For the most part, the festivities are pleasant and enjoyable though I admit I sometimes get a kind of whiplash from the rapid flow of events. Maybe it is because so many holidays, celebrations and special times are involved.

Michael Hicks: The timing of economic policy

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A reader recently suggested I write about the speed with which government policy can affect the economy. I’ve only lightly touched on this topic before, but it is both timely and interesting, and rich with theory and empirics.

John Krull: Where are the adults in the room?

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The violent attack on the husband of U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-California, raises two important questions.

Morton Marcus: Zoning on ballot in 2023 election

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Without taking anything away from the 2022 elections, let’s start thinking about next year. The primaries, the absurdities and the virtues of the candidates, the restrained promotional materials of the money-starved candidates, and the flamboyant eructations of the well-financed will again become tedious.

Dick Wolfsie: THEIRS A PRIZE WAITING OR YOU

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Mary Ellen and I promised each other that during our recent vacation we would not check our emails. At dinner each night, we conversed and learned a great deal about each other, things that have happened to each of us since we got our first cell phones in 1990.

Ryan Trares: Reckoning with being behind the times

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It doesn’t take much to make me feel old these days.

David Carlson: Putin is smiling

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Vladimir Putin is smiling, and that isn’t good news. What Putin is smiling about is a recent development in our country during this election season. As he has hoped, both political parties — Democrat and Republican — have factions within them that question the level of support for Ukraine.

Michael Leppert: Documentary tells uncommon stories about killing

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“It’s a hell of a thing, killing a man,” is my favorite quote from my all-time favorite western. “Unforgiven” is the Oscar-winning, 1992 Clint Eastwood movie about William Munny, a has-been killer who learns of a $1000 bounty in Big Whiskey, Wyoming that brings him out of retirement.