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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

TOM SILEO: Leave porch light on for fallen hero

TOM SILEO: Leave porch light on for fallen hero

When 6-year-old Darren Baysore looks up into the night sky, he thinks of his dad.

September 07, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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PETE SEAT: Outside Hoosier TV markets, try grassroots

PETE SEAT: Outside Hoosier TV markets, try grassroots

Hotly contested races in Illinois, Ohio and Kentucky are producing voter annoyance and fatigue in Indiana, including in the region, providing …

September 07, 2014 12:00 am

GUEST COMMENTARY: The summer of our discontent

GUEST COMMENTARY: The summer of our discontent

Despite these last few months of hot and lazy days, it’s been hard not to notice a cold political wind blowing through the country. The magazi…

September 07, 2014 12:00 am

GUEST COMMENTARY: Economic indicators on new orbits

GUEST COMMENTARY: Economic indicators on new orbits

A calendar is a marvelous tool for prediction. My calendar says there will be a full moon Sept. 9 and no moon Sept. 24. Astronomers have figur…

September 07, 2014 12:00 am

GUEST COMMENTARY: What’s going on in Porter County’s war on drugs?

GUEST COMMENTARY: What’s going on in Porter County’s war on drugs?

I had a recent meeting with the Porter County law enforcement chiefs who provide support and manpower for the Porter County Drug Task Force.

September 07, 2014 12:00 am

GENE POLICINSKI: Executing journalists a savage, futile act

GENE POLICINSKI: Executing journalists a savage, futile act

When will these ISIS terrorist thugs realize the phrase “U.S. journalist” concerns geography, not political science?

September 07, 2014 12:00 am

GUEST COMMENTARY: Kremlin aggression recalls Cold War, challenges NATO

GUEST COMMENTARY: Kremlin aggression recalls Cold War, challenges NATO

The overt invasion of Ukraine by Russia’s army, after months of covert aid to rebel forces, has generated the most serious crisis in Europe si…

September 06, 2014 12:00 am

GUEST COMMENTARY: Educators, students need rational public policy

GUEST COMMENTARY: Educators, students need rational public policy

Schools throughout Northwest Indiana have come to life again. For educators, the start of each new school year produces a feeling that is a mi…

September 04, 2014 1:51 pm

GUEST COMMENTARY: Education is worth the investment

GUEST COMMENTARY: Education is worth the investment

There is no greater financial investment in one’s future than a college degree.

September 03, 2014 12:00 am

GUEST COMMENTARY: New education standards are an improvement

GUEST COMMENTARY: New education standards are an improvement

The national debate over Common Core State Standards has intensified in recent months as several states have begun rejecting the standards in …

September 02, 2014 12:00 am

YOUNG VOICES: Put the iPhone down and let's talk

YOUNG VOICES: Put the iPhone down and let's talk

Being part of the millennial generation has made me realize a drastic change in the way we are communicating as a society. As social media fad…

September 01, 2014 12:00 am

MICHAEL NEAL: Ritz should follow the lead of Pence, state school board

MICHAEL NEAL: Ritz should follow the lead of Pence, state school board

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence and the State Board of Education have continued to make great strides on improving schools and overall education in Indiana.

August 31, 2014 12:00 am

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Cook County seeks input on transportation plan

Earlier this year, Cook County President Toni Preckwinkle launched a forward-thinking, comprehensive and long-range transportation planning ef…

August 31, 2014 12:00 am

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Celebrating the value of work

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Celebrating the value of work

“It was working men and women who made the 20th Century the American century.” -- President Barack Obama

August 31, 2014 12:00 am

GUEST COMMENTARY: Focus on good habits, routines for successful school year

GUEST COMMENTARY: Focus on good habits, routines for successful school year

Earlier bedtimes, packed lunchboxes and kids at the bus stop with book bags filled with new supplies are a sure sign that summer is over and i…

August 31, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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GUEST COMMENTARY: Region must balance nature with industry for future generations

GUEST COMMENTARY: Region must balance nature with industry for future generations

The Lake Michigan shoreline is among the greatest Northwest Indiana natural assets and a defining characteristic of the region. The Indiana Du…

August 31, 2014 12:00 am

WALTER WILLIAMS: Blacks must confront reality behind root of social ills

WALTER WILLIAMS: Blacks must confront reality behind root of social ills

Though racial discrimination exists, it is nowhere near the barrier it once was. The relevant question is: How much of what we see today can b…

August 31, 2014 12:00 am

GUEST COMMENTARY: Crown point schools should offer real busing options for day care

GUEST COMMENTARY: Crown point schools should offer real busing options for day care

The Crown Point School Corporation injects itself into before-school and after-school care, with preferential treatment to one child care prov…

August 31, 2014 12:00 am

GUEST COMMENTARY: Arts promote our freedom, in Asia and globally

GUEST COMMENTARY: Arts promote our freedom, in Asia and globally

The Beijing Independent Film Festival was abruptly shut down over the weekend of Aug. 23-24. With timing likely to be considered too contrived…

August 30, 2014 12:06 pm

GUEST COMMENTARY: Why government openness matters

GUEST COMMENTARY: Why government openness matters

One of the fundamental lessons of the 9/11 tragedy was our government carried a share of blame for the failure to stop the attacks. Not becaus…

August 29, 2014 4:48 pm

GUEST COMMENTARY: Minimum wage isn't a career path

Thank you, Mr. Lutze, for proving my point that teachers, intentionally or not, are doing this country a great disservice by teaching socialis…

August 29, 2014 12:00 am

GUEST COMMENTARY: Museum is biggest change at Lake Court House

GUEST COMMENTARY: Museum is biggest change at Lake Court House

The lady is on the move again. As president of the Lake Court House Foundation, lovingly called "The Grand Old Lady,” I would like to share wi…

August 28, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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GUEST COMMENTARY: Congress should avoid taking wrong turn on road of faith and life

GUEST COMMENTARY: Congress should avoid taking wrong turn on road of faith and life

“Congress has never passed legislation with the specific purpose of reducing Americans’ religious freedom. It should not consider doing so now.”

August 27, 2014 1:25 pm

GUEST COMMENTARY: Your doctor will love HIP 2.0

GUEST COMMENTARY: Your doctor will love HIP 2.0

Indiana physicians will love the expanded Healthy Indiana Plan. Here’s why: Long before Washington gave us the Affordable Care Act, Indiana pl…

August 26, 2014 12:00 am
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