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INDIANAPOLIS — The National Archives has agreed to loan the Indiana State Museum three historical documents that contributed to Indiana's beco…

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INDIANAPOLIS | A year-long celebration of all things Indiana kicks off Friday, the 199th anniversary of statehood, as Hoosiers prepare for the…

Many of my columns speak highly of the wisdom of our nation's founders. Every once in a while, I receive an ugly letter sarcastically asking w…

A decade ago, U.S. Sen. Robert Byrd, D-W.Va., spearheaded the designation of Sept. 17 as Constitution Day, mandating that all publicly funded …

The victors of war write its history in order to cast themselves in the most favorable light. That explains the considerable historical ignora…

The nation's demagogues and constitutionally ignorant are using the Charleston, S.C., AME church shooting to attack the Second Amendment's "ri…

President Franklin D. Roosevelt once said that "the only thing we have to fear is fear itself." In a world wracked by terrorism, that carries …

The Economist magazine recently published "What's gone wrong with democracy ... and what can be done to revive it?" The suggestion is that dem…

Elkinsville once was a Hoosier town. Located in southern Brown County, the 20 or so families were bought out by the government when Lake Monro…

James Madison wrote, "If men were angels, no government would be necessary." In 1949, state Rep. Louis Churilla, D-East Chicago, left, and sta…

INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mike Pence will lead Statehouse celebrations Thursday commemorating the 198th anniversary of Indiana's admission to the Un…

Indiana’s 1816 Constitution called for a statewide system of free public schools, but it didn't happen until the 1850s — after education refor…

On the morning of Sept. 4, 1838, 859 Potawatomi were forced at gunpoint from their homes in northern Indiana and sent on foot and horseback to…

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — About 100 lawmakers from 33 states are expected to gather at the Indiana Statehouse for discussions about how to call the …

It’s a date every Hoosier should know: Dec. 11, 1816. On that day, Indiana became the 19th state.

James Madison, Benjamin Franklin and colleagues spent almost four months debating, writing and editing the document that would become the U.S.…

For one shining moment in the early 19th century, a group called the Harmonists achieved utopia on the Wabash River. Two hundred years later, …

It’s no coincidence that Indiana’s second largest city occupies land that once served as a capital of the Miami Indian Nation. Native American…

  • By Andrea Neal

As a teacher of U.S. history, I'd like to see both of these Tea Party-inspired ideas become an automatic part of the lawmaking process. If only the U.S. Senate would join the House of Representatives in a bipartisan statement that, yes, the Constitution not only matters but is the lens through which all public policy is judged.