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PETE SEAT: National GOP mirrors dilemma of Hoosier Democrats

PETE SEAT: National GOP mirrors dilemma of Hoosier Democrats

Nationally, Republicans are without a leader, without a message and without a plan. The party is having a difficult time defining exactly what…

September 29, 2014 12:00 am

MICHAEL NEAL: Three-town E-911 is right for taxpayers

MICHAEL NEAL: Three-town E-911 is right for taxpayers

When it comes down to facts, Schererville, St. John and Cedar Lake are doing what is right for their citizens when it comes to E-911 Consolidation.

September 28, 2014 12:00 am

GUEST COMMENTARY: Government becoming more transparent in modern era

GUEST COMMENTARY: Government becoming more transparent in modern era

Government transparency has been the focus of many news stories as of late. In this modern age of sophisticated technology, social media platf…

September 28, 2014 12:00 am

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Behind every college-bound student is a line of quality teachers

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Behind every college-bound student is a line of quality teachers

On Aug. 22 at Governors State University’s opening convocation, students in our first freshman class, wearing braided cords in GSU’s primary c…

September 28, 2014 12:00 am

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: INDOT gearing up for improved winter response

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: INDOT gearing up for improved winter response

Labor Day is over, and the kids are back in school. The sun comes around a little later, and the evening darkness arrives a little earlier -- …

September 28, 2014 12:00 am

GUEST COMMENTARY: United We Read engages children, volunteers, parents

GUEST COMMENTARY: United We Read engages children, volunteers, parents

Imagine for a moment that you lacked the ability to read. How would you find employment that provided a living wage for you and your family if…

September 28, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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AUSTIN BAY: Obama needs Clausewitz, not Alinsky, to defeat Islamic State

AUSTIN BAY: Obama needs Clausewitz, not Alinsky, to defeat Islamic State

In a recent column assessing President Barack Obama's judgment after six years in office, the Wall Street Journal's Bret Stephens asked, "What…

September 28, 2014 12:00 am

GUEST COMMENTARY: It’s time to redefine full-time in college as 15 credits

GUEST COMMENTARY: It’s time to redefine full-time in college as 15 credits

As the current and former commissioners for Indiana’s higher education system, we agree that on-time college graduation must become the standa…

September 28, 2014 12:00 am

WALTER WILLIAMS: Do statistical disparities mean injustice?

WALTER WILLIAMS: Do statistical disparities mean injustice?

How many times have we heard laments such as "women are 50 percent of the population but only 5 percent of Fortune 500 CEOs," and, as the U.S.…

September 28, 2014 12:00 am

It is not new money

It is not new money

I would like to clarify some facts in response to the article written in this newspaper regarding the contract of Dr. Sharon Johnson-Shirley o…

September 25, 2014 12:00 am

GUEST COMMENTARY: Scotland referendum reflects global challenges

GUEST COMMENTARY: Scotland referendum reflects global challenges

"Identity politics" is how former U.S. President Bill Clinton sums up the continuing powerful drive for independence in Scotland. He describes…

September 23, 2014 12:00 am

YOUNG VOICES: Boston University creates good impression

YOUNG VOICES: Boston University creates good impression

First impressions reign essential in every aspect of life. Whether it exists in the context of a job interview, a first date or the first day …

September 22, 2014 12:00 am

AUSTIN BAY: Conditions stalk Obama's uncertain coalition

AUSTIN BAY: Conditions stalk Obama's uncertain coalition

President Barack Obama has declared, repeatedly, that U.S. ground troops will not have a combat mission in his war against the Islamic State. …

September 21, 2014 12:00 am

WALTER WILLIAMS: Multiculturalism is a failure

WALTER WILLIAMS: Multiculturalism is a failure

German Chancellor Angela Merkel declared that in Germany, multiculturalism has "utterly failed." Both Australia's ex-prime minister John Howar…

September 21, 2014 12:00 am

MARTIN HENRICHS: Is school funding fooling us?

MARTIN HENRICHS: Is school funding fooling us?

Rich James struck a sympathetic note with me in his Aug. 24 column when he wrote, “It would have been easier to learn Russian than understand …

September 21, 2014 12:00 am

LEE HAMILTON: President, Congress should cooperate on military intervention

LEE HAMILTON: President, Congress should cooperate on military intervention

In his speech outlining his plans to use military force against the jihadists of the Islamic State, President Barack Obama gave Congress only …

September 21, 2014 12:00 am

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: World is a better place now

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: World is a better place now

Last spring, as a part of my role on The Times Editorial Advisory Board, I wrote on the passing of a winter that all of us remember, yet most …

September 21, 2014 12:00 am

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Get off your couch, enjoy adventures

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Get off your couch, enjoy adventures

Can you believe we are on the brink of another changing season? I enjoy that first crisp fall day. I enjoy that first snow fall. I really enjo…

September 21, 2014 12:00 am

GUEST COMMENTARY: Are you ready to face disaster?

GUEST COMMENTARY: Are you ready to face disaster?

Northwest Indiana is a wonderful place to live and raise a family. We are able to enjoy the changing seasons, sometimes in a single 24-hour pe…

September 21, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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LAURA HOLLIS: Sexual revolution didn't bring evolution

LAURA HOLLIS: Sexual revolution didn't bring evolution

A few years ago, Trojan ran a series of TV and print ads to promote condom use. The ads featured bars, beaches and other social gatherings whe…

September 21, 2014 12:00 am

YOUNG VOICES: Do not be afraid of change

YOUNG VOICES: Do not be afraid of change

Typically, there are people who hate change and people who embrace it. This not only applies to changes in life circumstances but also to chan…

September 21, 2014 12:00 am

GUEST COMMENTARY: The importance of quality of life indicators

GUEST COMMENTARY: The importance of quality of life indicators

Yogi Berra said, “You’ve got to be careful if you don’t know where you’re going, ‘cause you might not get there.”

September 21, 2014 12:00 am

GENE POLICINSKI: Social media no longer just free expression ‘toy box’

GENE POLICINSKI: Social media no longer just free expression ‘toy box’

Time to take social media out of the freedom of expression “toy box.”

September 21, 2014 12:00 am

TOM SILEO: Sergeant, dog on lookout for buried bombs

TOM SILEO: Sergeant, dog on lookout for buried bombs

In June 2011, this column introduced you to Sgt. Jason Cartwright and his military working dog, Isaac. Both warriors had just returned from a …

September 20, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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GUEST COMMENTARY: Pence can’t deliver on Medicaid promises

GUEST COMMENTARY: Pence can’t deliver on Medicaid promises

Once Gov. Mike Pence’s Medicaid expansion plan, Healthy Indiana Plan 2.0, or HIP, undergoes required revisions to obtain federal approval, it …

September 19, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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GUEST COMMENTARY: Single-party rule doesn't work well for Indiana

GUEST COMMENTARY: Single-party rule doesn't work well for Indiana

After nearly four years of one-party rule in Indiana, it seems only fair to examine how the Statehouse club management is doing.

September 18, 2014 12:00 am

YOUNG VOICES: It’s time to say no more to abuse

YOUNG VOICES: It’s time to say no more to abuse

In our country today, one in three women and one in seven men are victims of domestic abuse. Also, one in five women and one in 16 men are vic…

September 17, 2014 12:00 am

GUEST COMMENTARY: NFL sends mixed messages on Rice case

GUEST COMMENTARY: NFL sends mixed messages on Rice case

For an organization that prides itself on rules and regulations, the National Football League continues to violate the basic tenets of managin…

September 16, 2014 12:00 am

YOUNG VOICES: Know how to respond to challenges

YOUNG VOICES: Know how to respond to challenges

These past few weeks at Denison University marked major transitions, some bigger than wanted. Courses, majors, minors, clubs, music, fitness, …

September 15, 2014 12:00 am

WALTER WILLIAMS: Favors, loot for sale by Congress

WALTER WILLIAMS: Favors, loot for sale by Congress

At a July fundraising event in Chicago, Michelle Obama remarked, "So, yeah, there's too much money in politics. There's (sic) special interest…

September 14, 2014 12:00 am

GUEST COMMENTARY: NWI doesn't need puppet on state board

GUEST COMMENTARY: NWI doesn't need puppet on state board

It’s hard to understand the positions Tony Walker has taken in his role as a member of the Indiana State Board of Education.

September 14, 2014 12:00 am

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Plenty of fun this fall in Chicago Southland

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Plenty of fun this fall in Chicago Southland

Although summer is not going away quietly, there is no doubt fall has arrived. This is a really great time for families and festivals in the C…

September 14, 2014 12:00 am

GUEST COMMENTARY: Pre-K readiness is right for Lake County

GUEST COMMENTARY: Pre-K readiness is right for Lake County

Giving our children a better chance for success is something we should all agree is the right step for the future of Lake County. Preparing ou…

September 14, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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LAURA HOLLIS: Caring for family is worthy work

LAURA HOLLIS: Caring for family is worthy work

In its August 2014 issue, National Geographic featured a story about hunger in America, part of an eight-month series on feeding the planet. "…

September 14, 2014 12:00 am

GUEST COMMENTARY: Congress should pave way for innovation

GUEST COMMENTARY: Congress should pave way for innovation

Over the next decade, more than half of America’s economic growth is expected to come from the fields of science and technology.

September 14, 2014 12:00 am

AUSTIN BAY: Obama's Re-WOT (Revived War on Terror)

AUSTIN BAY: Obama's Re-WOT (Revived War on Terror)

President Barack Obama has a knack for repeatedly declaring peace. Now he is taking America to war against the Islamic State and its barbarian…

September 14, 2014 12:00 am

GUEST COMMENTARY: With wealth, power goes responsibility

GUEST COMMENTARY: With wealth, power goes responsibility

When faced with a far more powerful foe than ISIS, namely the USSR armed with nuclear weapons, the U.S. stood up to the invasion of Korea, lau…

September 14, 2014 12:00 am

CHARLES HAYNES: Why branding ISIS matters

CHARLES HAYNES: Why branding ISIS matters

“ISIS, ISIL, Islamic State — or whatever you want to call it.”

September 14, 2014 12:00 am

GUEST COMMENTARY: U.S. policies toward ISIS must emphasize regional context

GUEST COMMENTARY: U.S. policies toward ISIS must emphasize regional context

The challenge to governments and people of the Middle East and North Africa by the Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS) has to be me…

September 13, 2014 12:00 am

GUEST COMMENTARY: Challenging employer mandate defends state authority

The policy debate over whether Indiana should create a state-managed health insurance exchange or to continue to rely on a federal exchange is…

September 12, 2014 12:00 am

TOM SILEO: Soldier never got chance to meet son

TOM SILEO: Soldier never got chance to meet son

The first time I spoke to Crissie Carpenter, she had just suffered an unimaginable tragedy. Days earlier, her husband had passed away after be…

September 11, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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GUEST COMMENTARY: Apprenticeships build nation's future

GUEST COMMENTARY: Apprenticeships build nation's future

When you hear the word “apprenticeship,” what comes to mind? Blacksmiths and candlestick makers? Ben Franklin apprenticed as a printer before …

September 09, 2014 12:00 am

YOUNG VOICES: Internet no longer just connects people

YOUNG VOICES: Internet no longer just connects people

Stereotypically, the era of the Internet is mainly thought about as social media. If you’re on the Internet, you’re on Facebook, Instagram, Tw…

September 08, 2014 12:00 am

WALTER WILLIAMS: Some warning labels puzzle me

WALTER WILLIAMS: Some warning labels puzzle me

There are things that really puzzle me.

September 07, 2014 12:00 am

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Show your support to kids with cancer

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Show your support to kids with cancer

Unless you've been under a rock or your wallet is $100 lighter, you've had a bucket of ice water dumped on your head in the name of ALS recent…

September 07, 2014 12:00 am

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Inventors, Chicago Southland is here to help

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Inventors, Chicago Southland is here to help

If there was a place you could take your idea for a new product or modifications to an existing product that improves its effectiveness, would…

September 07, 2014 12:00 am

JOHN WOLF: Japan had to endure the unendurable

JOHN WOLF: Japan had to endure the unendurable

Editor's note: This is the seventh and final part in a series on the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II.

September 07, 2014 12:00 am

GUEST COMMENTARY: Quality after-school care important to all

GUEST COMMENTARY: Quality after-school care important to all

At United Way, we believe education, financial stability and health are the building blocks for a successful life, with education perhaps most…

September 07, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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GUEST COMMENTARY: Governor’s blockade hurts working Hoosiers

GUEST COMMENTARY: Governor’s blockade hurts working Hoosiers

Preposterous, I say. That the Indiana attorney general is making this argument against the interests of more than 155,000 middle class Hoosier…

September 07, 2014 12:00 am
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