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GUEST COMMENTARY: New ads show truth about smoking

GUEST COMMENTARY: New ads show truth about smoking

On July 7, the Tips From Former Smokers campaign from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will begin again across the country. The …

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GUEST COMMENTARY: Are you missing out on interns?

GUEST COMMENTARY: Are you missing out on interns?

Admittedly, we’re a little biased, but the Indiana INTERNnet and Indiana Chamber teams believe your company is not operating at full capacity …

July 28, 2014 12:00 am

GUEST COMMENTARY: There's a better solution than HIP 2.0

GUEST COMMENTARY: There's a better solution than HIP 2.0

As someone who was in on the birth of the Healthy Indiana Plan from the very beginning, I suppose I should feel paternal warmth at the praise …

July 27, 2014 12:00 am

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Education from infancy to longevity

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Education from infancy to longevity

A 21st century comprehensive, public university must be a place for lifelong learning. Governors State University, founded in 1969, is ahead o…

July 27, 2014 12:00 am

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Live United, Northwest Indiana

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Live United, Northwest Indiana

Northwest Indiana is a great place to live, work and raise a family. These facts are sometimes disregarded when we read about high crime rates…

July 27, 2014 12:00 am

TOM SILEO: Fly 24 flags in war hero's honor

TOM SILEO: Fly 24 flags in war hero's honor

Robert and Linda Ollis were on an August 2013 trip to London when they were awoken by a call from back home. Their oldest daughter, Kimberly, …

July 27, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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MICHAEL NEAL: Lake solid waste board misses mark

MICHAEL NEAL: Lake solid waste board misses mark

Call me a nerd, but I have always been interested in the happenings of nearly every aspect of government, even more obscure ones like the Lake…

July 27, 2014 12:00 am

GUEST COMMENTARY: Piketty's capital ideas ring true in Indiana

GUEST COMMENTARY: Piketty's capital ideas ring true in Indiana

Thomas Piketty’s "Capital in the 21st Century" is on the New York Times' bestseller list for a reason. This instant classic provides a cogent …

July 27, 2014 12:00 am

WALTER WILLIAMS: Racial quotas in education abet fraud

WALTER WILLIAMS: Racial quotas in education abet fraud

Earlier this month, the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act was celebrated. During the act's legislative debate, then-Sen. Hubert Humphre…

July 27, 2014 12:00 am

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Gary schools on way to reaching goals

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Gary schools on way to reaching goals

Gary Community School Corp. is moving the finish line from high school graduation to the workforce or completion of a post-secondary education…

July 27, 2014 12:00 am

CHARLES HAYNES: In a world of sectarian violence, what can be done?

CHARLES HAYNES: In a world of sectarian violence, what can be done?

Last week, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria — the extremist movement now occupying large swaths of territory in the region — forced the las…

July 27, 2014 12:00 am

GUEST COMMENTARY: International community shows strength regarding Ukraine air tragedy

GUEST COMMENTARY: International community shows strength regarding Ukraine air tragedy

The criminal destruction of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over Ukraine has been compounded by de facto desecration of the remains of those kille…

July 26, 2014 12:45 am

LEE HAMILTON: Why incumbents keep getting re-elected

LEE HAMILTON: Why incumbents keep getting re-elected

It’s no news that Congress is unpopular. In fact, at times it seems like the only real novelty on Capitol Hill would be a jump in its approval rating.

July 25, 2014 12:00 am

GUEST COMMENTARY: Tiny tax increase might not boost tax bill

GUEST COMMENTARY: Tiny tax increase might not boost tax bill

I know it is an election year and some officeholders are trying to score political points with the voters. But doing so with scare tactics doe…

July 24, 2014 12:00 am

GUEST COMMENTARY: I beseech Ritz to work with state board

GUEST COMMENTARY: I beseech Ritz to work with state board

In 2011,the Indiana State Board of Education directed then Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Bennett to pursue a waiver on the state's…

July 23, 2014 12:00 am

WALTER WILLIAMS: Our unwillingness to defend ourselves

WALTER WILLIAMS: Our unwillingness to defend ourselves

The U.S. Justice Department's Bureau of Justice Statistics reports that 2012 losses because of personal identity theft totaled $24.7 billion. …

July 22, 2014 12:05 am

YOUNG VOICES: Is love a choice or a feeling?

YOUNG VOICES: Is love a choice or a feeling?

What is Love?

July 21, 2014 10:43 am

GUEST COMMENTARY: Twain's truth in statistics shows in GOP-controlled state government

GUEST COMMENTARY: Twain's truth in statistics shows in GOP-controlled state government

Mark Twain once famously said: “There are lies. There are damn lies. And then there are statistics!”

July 20, 2014 12:00 am

GUEST COMMENTARY: Battle between Ritz, state school board not strictly partisan

It has been my pleasure for the past year to serve as the newest member of the Indiana State Board of Education.

July 20, 2014 12:00 am

GUEST COMMENTARY: Stand for religious freedom, protection of beliefs

The Supreme Court recently issued a ruling that marked an important development in the ongoing national debate on religious freedom.

July 20, 2014 12:00 am

GUEST COMMENTARY: Educational choice will defeat poverty

Trying to change a treasured institution is risky. It can bring improvement or disaster. It most certainly will be divisive because entrenched…

July 20, 2014 12:00 am

GUEST COMMENTARY: Quarry concerns of south county residents need to be addressed

As the pastor of Range Line Community Church, I serve not only the members of my immediate congregation but also the wider community of Lake County.

July 20, 2014 12:00 am

GUEST COMMENTARY: Remembering a man who championed freedom

GUEST COMMENTARY: Remembering a man who championed freedom

Freedom of speech has lost one of its most eloquent voices.

July 20, 2014 12:00 am

YOUNG VOICES: Working at camp is a valuable summer experience

YOUNG VOICES: Working at camp is a valuable summer experience

For many of my peers, summer vacation has been made advantageous by summer school, online classes, required reading and educational opportunit…

July 20, 2014 12:00 am

TOM SILEO: The sad, lonely end of an American servicewoman

TOM SILEO: The sad, lonely end of an American servicewoman

It took a long time for Margy Agar to say the word "suicide" after her daughter, U.S. Army Sgt. Kimberly Agar, took her own life. Today, sprea…

July 18, 2014 12:05 am

GUEST COMMENTARY: Quiz of the day: Will next year's insurance rates go up or down?

It’s now the silly season for insurance rates with government agencies, consulting groups and the media all speculating about next year’s prem…

July 17, 2014 12:00 am

GUEST COMMENTARY: Indiana should consider public-private model in meeting CO2 rules

GUEST COMMENTARY: Indiana should consider public-private model in meeting CO2 rules

On June 2, 2014, the Environmental Protection Agency fired the first shot in the war on carbon dioxide. According to the U.S. Energy Informati…

July 15, 2014 12:00 am

YOUNG VOICES: Ignorance, apathy are steering gun-control efforts

YOUNG VOICES: Ignorance, apathy are steering gun-control efforts

Is ignorance worse than apathy, or are they of equal stature?

July 14, 2014 12:00 am

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Invest in Lan-Oak park facilities

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Invest in Lan-Oak park facilities

Nov. 4 is just around the corner for all register voters in the Lan-Oak Park District. The Park Board has decided to ask taxpayers for the fif…

July 13, 2014 12:00 am

GUEST COMMENTARY: Stop finger pointing over South Shore Air Show

GUEST COMMENTARY: Stop finger pointing over South Shore Air Show

July is not the same without the South Shore Air Show, looking, pointing, applauding and craning my neck for the next twist and turn. Funny, t…

July 13, 2014 12:00 am

GUEST COMMENTARY: Beyond the outrage, is Hobby Lobby decision a win-win?

GUEST COMMENTARY: Beyond the outrage, is Hobby Lobby decision a win-win?

Outrage over the Supreme Court's decision in the Hobby Lobby case reached fever pitch recently as congressional Democrats prepared to introduc…

July 13, 2014 12:00 am

YOUNG VOICES: Identification isn't merely skin-deep

YOUNG VOICES: Identification isn't merely skin-deep

Identification — such a simple word for such a complex idea. This nominalization is so important for many people, especially Americans. It def…

July 13, 2014 12:00 am

TOM SILEO: Dog survived, but handler didn't

TOM SILEO: Dog survived, but handler didn't

Before Sgt. Joshua Ashley left for his first combat deployment, his thoughts weren't centered on his own safety. The Marine K-9 handler was pa…

July 13, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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GUEST COMMENTARY: I fight for Hammond, make no apologies

GUEST COMMENTARY: I fight for Hammond, make no apologies

In last Sunday’s Forum section of The Times, former Executive Editor William Nangle wrote a column criticizing my stances on several important…

July 13, 2014 12:00 am

COMMENTARY: Public corruption deters economic growth

COMMENTARY: Public corruption deters economic growth

Northwest Indiana is missing a great economic opportunity.

July 13, 2014 12:00 am

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Protecting the lake, water quality means many things

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Protecting the lake, water quality means many things

Forgive me as this will be a multi-topic column. And with the 500 words limit, it will be quick and to the points. As such, please feel free t…

July 13, 2014 12:00 am

WALTER WILLIAMS: We've become an immoral people

WALTER WILLIAMS: We've become an immoral people

During last year's budget negotiation meetings, President Barack Obama told House Speaker John Boehner, "We don't have a spending problem."

July 13, 2014 12:00 am

GUEST COMMENTARY: Work at all levels to fight drug problem

GUEST COMMENTARY: Work at all levels to fight drug problem

Hoosiers have the right to live in peace. Yet, too many of our friends and neighbors are living in fear.

July 10, 2014 12:00 am

GUEST COMMENTARY: Work toward Indiana-Illinois tax reciprocity

GUEST COMMENTARY: Work toward Indiana-Illinois tax reciprocity

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence recently conducted a conference intended to make our state’s tax code simpler and more competitive.

July 09, 2014 12:00 am

GUEST COMMENTARY: Indiana prison agency working to reduce sexual assaults

GUEST COMMENTARY: Indiana prison agency working to reduce sexual assaults

The Indiana Department of Correction takes seriously its commitment to prevent sexual assault inside our facilities, despite what recent news …

July 08, 2014 12:00 am

YOUNG VOICES: A week to shape a lifetime

YOUNG VOICES: A week to shape a lifetime

Recently, I had the honor of attending Hoosier Boys State at Trine University in Angola. It was a supreme distinction for me to represent Lake…

July 07, 2014 12:00 am

GENE POLICINSKI: Just 45 words protect our core freedoms every day

GENE POLICINSKI: Just 45 words protect our core freedoms every day

C'mon people — it's just 45 words!

July 06, 2014 12:00 am

TOM SILEO: A selfless soldier's heart still beats

TOM SILEO: A selfless soldier's heart still beats

When future U.S. Army Cpl. Ben Kopp was just 8 years old, his heart was set on following in his great-grandfather's footsteps.

July 06, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Stillinoyed or Indynial?

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Stillinoyed or Indynial?

I can remember as a kid dreading the coming school day. Something had happened in the playground the day before which immediately translated i…

July 06, 2014 12:00 am

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Look at Florida’s model for dealing with child abuse

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Look at Florida’s model for dealing with child abuse

“Susie” could have been anyone’s child. When she was lifted into the arms of her mother or father, she was probably looked upon with pride and…

July 06, 2014 12:00 am

WALTER WILLIAMS: Free market brings wealth, freedom

WALTER WILLIAMS: Free market brings wealth, freedom

A couple of years ago, President Barack Obama, speaking on the economy, told an audience in Osawatomie, Kansas: "'The market will take care of…

July 06, 2014 12:00 am

GUEST COMMENTARY: Reflection, Renewal on Fourth of July

GUEST COMMENTARY: Reflection, Renewal on Fourth of July

The Fourth of July weekend celebrates community, local as well as national. Parades featuring people in uniform — scouts, firefighters and pol…

July 04, 2014 12:00 am

YOUNG VOICES: No news is good news, at least for me

YOUNG VOICES: No news is good news, at least for me

Everyone knows the phrase, “no news is good news,” which, when regarding current media coverage, is true.

July 03, 2014 12:46 pm

PETE SEAT: What is it about mayors and higher office?

PETE SEAT: What is it about mayors and higher office?

Americans have shown a preference for executive experience in candidates for president. Ever since sitting U.S. Sen. Warren G. Harding ascende…

July 01, 2014 11:24 pm
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