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LARRY DeBOER: Has Indiana's tax burden increased?

LARRY DeBOER: Has Indiana's tax burden increased?

The headline read, “Hoosiers’ taxes rise as income goes down.” The story told of the Tax Foundation’s finding that Indiana taxes had increased from 8.4 percent of income in 2001 to 9.5 percent of income in 2011. Like many, I thought, “You've got to be kidding!”

April 30, 2014 12:00 am
REAL ESTATE 2013: Finding Balance in the Housing Market

REAL ESTATE 2013: Finding Balance in the Housing Market

If we learned anything from the recent ups and downs in the housing market, it's that the pendulum swings both ways.

November 24, 2013 9:23 am
Pulitzer-Prize winning author talks about what happened to the American dream

Pulitzer-Prize winning author talks about what happened to the American dream

When Hedrick Smith first started researching his newest book, the working title he had in mind was The American Dream at Risk. A question he kept hearing during the political discourse was whether a person was better off four years ago. But what he found out indicated that a better question …

September 26, 2012 8:00 pm Photos

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A paint-by-numbers portrait of changing nation

A paint-by-numbers portrait of changing nation

WASHINGTON | We're heavier in pounds and hotter by degrees than Americans of old. We're starting to snub our noses at distant suburbs after generations of burbs in our blood. Our roads and bridges are a mess. There are many more poor, and that's almost sure to get worse.

September 02, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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GUEST EDITORIALS: Partisan fuel for a faulty engine

You probably remember the waning days of the 2008 presidential race when supporters of the McCain-Palin ticket anointed "Joe the Plumber" as the voice of middle-class American reason. With the 2010 elections now behind us, maybe it's time to consider what we can learn from a shade-tree mecha…

November 20, 2010 12:00 am
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