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GUEST COMMENTARY: Fund infrastructure work with NEED Act

GUEST COMMENTARY: Fund infrastructure work with NEED Act

The Oct. 12 editorial calls for road and bridge repair with perhaps a 5-cent state gas tax increase.

October 24, 2014 12:00 am
Should Congress downsize to reduce spending?

Should Congress downsize to reduce spending?

Is it time the U.S. Congress consider reducing its size? Should the House be 218 members and the Senate 50 members?

October 20, 2014 12:00 am
LEE HAMILTON: Viewing political corruption more broadly

LEE HAMILTON: Viewing political corruption more broadly

Earlier this year, veteran political writer Thomas Edsall reported an eyebrow-raising fact about Americans’ views toward government. Polling by Gallup, he noted, found the proportion of Americans who believed that corruption is “widespread” in government had risen from 59 percent in 2006 to …

October 20, 2014 12:00 am
MARTIN HENRICHS: Democratic Party can offer only regrets

MARTIN HENRICHS: Democratic Party can offer only regrets

The Declaration of Independence recognizes that all men are created equal by God with rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Yet one major political party historically fought against equal rights for blacks and voted against acknowledging God in its 2012 national convention.

October 19, 2014 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Tell Congress to raise minimum wage to $10.10

GUEST COMMENTARY: Tell Congress to raise minimum wage to $10.10

In his State of the Union address on January 28, 2014, President Barack Obama called on Congress to raise the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour. As part of what he termed a “year of action,” the president also made it clear that even as he pressed Congress to act, states, cities, counties and b…

October 14, 2014 12:00 am
LEE HAMILTON: November’s elections won’t resolve much of anything

LEE HAMILTON: November’s elections won’t resolve much of anything

Members of Congress are home now, campaigning for the upcoming elections. Their messages are all over the map, and for a good reason: they have very little to brag about.

October 05, 2014 12:00 am

Republicans are like ostrich hiding from reality

Gutless cowards is now another term for the despicable political gridlock of our Congress today. Mostly through Republican obstructionism, this inept Congress has fought everything President Barack Obama has proposed, even if they suggested it previously.

October 05, 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 passing mention. “I have the authority to address the threat from ISIL,” he said. “But I believe we are strongest as a nation when the president and C…

September 21, 2014 12:00 am

Obama's Ebola response: Is it enough and in time?

WASHINGTON | President Barack Obama declared Tuesday that the Ebola epidemic in West Africa could threaten security around the world, and he ordered 3,000 U.S. military personnel to the region in emergency aid muscle for a crisis spiraling out of control.

September 16, 2014 4:58 pm Related
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 interests that have too much influence."

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
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 magazine Foreign Affairs captured it with its latest cover, a mockup of a travel poster featuring a crumbling U.S. Capitol with the tagline, “See America: L…

September 07, 2014 12:00 am

Federal budget crunch idles Ill., other Guard units

CINCINNATI (AP) — Many of the nation's citizen-soldiers, whose motto is "Always Ready, Always There," won't be at regular training drills this weekend because of a federal funding shortfall.

September 05, 2014 11:09 am

Congress is a failure for most Americans

Congress accepts bribes (called “campaign donations”) to pass legislation corporations write for their own profit.

September 05, 2014 12:00 am
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
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The Daily Fix

Offering perspective on today's issues

August 17, 2014 12:00 am
BRIAN HOWEY: Our children and their children

BRIAN HOWEY: Our children and their children

Let’s ponder “our children” and “their children.”

August 17, 2014 12:00 am
Another Indiana congressman warns of immigrant Ebola risk

Another Indiana congressman warns of immigrant Ebola risk

INDIANAPOLIS | A Hoosier congressman who aspires to a House leadership post is perpetuating the unsubstantiated claim by U.S. Rep. Todd Rokita, R-Indianapolis, that Central American children immigrating to the United States might be carrying the Ebola virus.

August 11, 2014 1:55 pm Related
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August 10, 2014 12:00 am

GUEST EDITORIAL: Pence and Indiana's immigrant kids

Gov. Mike Pence didn't mince words last week in a letter to President Barack Obama about his "profound concern about the federal government's mishandling" of the rising number of unaccompanied Central American children crossing the U.S. border.

August 08, 2014 12:00 am
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