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Gaming changes may hinge on fate of second Gary casino license

INDIANAPOLIS | A competitive advantage awarded to Gary's casinos back when the boats sailed Lake Michigan could end up sinking Majestic Star's chances to relocate its gaming facility on land adjacent to the now-moored vessels.

October 11, 2014 10:00 pm
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 since the Balkan wars of the 1990s – and perhaps since World War II. NATO has an obligation to respond skillfully, while trying to avoid direct combat w…

September 06, 2014 12:00 am
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August 11, 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 police as well as the military — traditionally are a fixture. Military uniforms remind us of the role of war in our history — and present. The current Ve…

July 04, 2014 12:00 am
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March 07, 2014 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: JFK’s arms control treaty remains major milestone

GUEST COMMENTARY: JFK’s arms control treaty remains major milestone

"I speak … in a spirit of hope," said President John F. Kennedy, beginning a policy address to the nation on July 26, 1963. He went on to describe a major breakthrough in the Cold War. The new Limited Nuclear Test Ban Treaty with the Soviet Union would prohibit nuclear explosions in the atmosphere.

July 27, 2013 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: North Korea tantrums underscore South Korea’s success

GUEST COMMENTARY: North Korea tantrums underscore South Korea’s success

North Korea’s propaganda reference to the "venomous swish" of the skirt of South Korea President Park Geun-hye is loaded with symbolism, mostly unintended.

April 13, 2013 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Former hotel offers raze of sunshine

It is difficult to forget the image of President Ronald Reagan standing at Brandenburg Gate in West Germany near the end of the Cold War with the Soviet Union and saying, "Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall." The wall came down, and a new era began.

December 26, 2012 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: The East Asia Summit, world trade and world peace

GUEST COMMENTARY: The East Asia Summit, world trade and world peace

Cambodia, scene of the killing fields of genocide less than four decades ago, has just hosted the seventh East Asia Summit, which brought together leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, plus Australia, China, India, Japan, Korea and the U.S. The summit concluded Tuesday, on a…

November 22, 2012 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Cuban missile crisis lessons continue

GUEST COMMENTARY: Cuban missile crisis lessons continue

October is the scary month, and not just because of Halloween. Exactly one-half century ago, the Cuban Missile Crisis during Oct. 22-28 dominated global news as Washington and Moscow sparred right on the edge of thermonuclear war.

October 24, 2012 5:41 pm
DOUG ROSS: Foreign policy affects more than pocketbook

DOUG ROSS: Foreign policy affects more than pocketbook

If you believe George Santayana's maxim that "those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it," you might want to pay more attention to this year's elections. There could be serious consequences.

October 24, 2012 12:00 am
Old school Civil Defense programs live on with new names

Old school Civil Defense programs live on with new names

Hobart's Civil Defense, a program first formed during World War II, has taken a new direction.

August 23, 2012 9:45 pm Photos

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NATO and SEATO no longer necessary organizations

NATO, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, was formed after World War II at the beginning of the Cold War. This was formed by nations of Europe, North America and the United Kingdom to put a lid on the progress of communism that was spreading at the end of the war.

June 20, 2012 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: NATO summit highlights policy, political complexities

GUEST COMMENTARY: NATO summit highlights policy, political complexities

“The military-industrial complex,” was the theme of Dwight D. Eisenhower’s farewell address as he completed two terms in the White House, sustaining remarkably strong public support throughout that tenure. At the time, the speech was largely ignored by reporters and professors, who generally…

May 18, 2012 12:00 am
BRIAN HOWEY: What does it mean to be a statesman?

BRIAN HOWEY: What does it mean to be a statesman?

A letter in the mail. A sugar packet. A briefcase. A subway. A salad bar. Those who grew up during the Cold War were used to weapons of mass destruction as tips of intercontinental ballistic warheads, on Blackjack bombers or Typhoon submarines from rival superpowers. Today the tools for a te…

November 27, 2011 12:00 am
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