Offering perspective on today's issues
Indiana’s Libertarian Party chair, Dan Drexler, announced opposition to a proposed constitutional amendment that would prevent Indiana from issuing marriage licenses to gay couples. But the libertarian reason he gave for his position would not seem to support his opposition to the amendment.
Last week, I wondered if a particular region government planning agency's board would give any weight to the concerns of south Lake County constituents regarding the proposed Illiana Expressway.
America has a unique form of representative government based on our God-given freedoms. To preserve this form of governance, Christians need to be active participants. Too many Christians have been silent as God has been systematically removed and replaced by a seemingly all powerful government.
As we near two years of divided government in Portage, now is a great time to reflect on how Portage’s elected leaders of different parties can do a better job of working together to find solutions in the best interest of Portage residents.
In an era where the nation seems to be governed by emotion and ideology and emotion, it's good to look at the Indiana judiciary.
Everyone knows Congress is dysfunctional. U.S. Rep. Pete Visclosky, D-Merrillville, knows this well. He offered his insights Monday to The Times Editorial Board and on the nwi.com Political Roundtable.
Indiana Senate President David Long has invited legislators from every state to join him at Mount Vernon for a Pearl Harbor Day discussion of amending the U.S. Constitution.
What could be more important than economic development for Northwest Indiana? Sustainable economic development, that’s what! And there is a big difference between the two.
With this latest fiasco of government shutdown, how much more evidence do we need to finally believe the system we have in place where elected officials can remain in office until death is failing the country?
The United States may have averted a debt default, and ended the federal government shutdown, but costly political reverberations continue. The experience of Democratic and Republican leaders frozen in unmoving partisan positions has been unnerving, abroad and at home.
This supposedly is the age of mass communication, but there are 10 billion channels and nothing on in some people's brains.
A South Bend-based bank with a big retail presence in Porter County plans to extend loans to federal employees who have been furloughed and businesses that are not getting paid during the government shutdown.
What would you do if your 4-year old acted like our federal government representatives are acting now?
As the federal government shutdown enters its second week, Hoosiers should know Indiana will be able to mitigate the impact and continue to meet our obligations to those who support our National Guard and to our most vulnerable citizens.
How dare the powers that be punish our servicemen and women and innocent people with their tactics of shutting down the government which they were hired to work for!
Someone should remind President Barack Obama that Congress was duly elected just as he was. The actions of Congress carry just as much popular support as his attempts to ignore Congress.
Paul Labovitz has made his living protecting nature for more than 30 years, but his passion for it hasn't waned.
LAKE STATION | The Lake Station City Council will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday in a special work session in lieu of its regular meeting.
Our elected officials in Washington are engaged in daily political ridicule, leaving everyday Americans caught in their crossfire reminiscent of the Hatfields and McCoys.
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