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ANDREA NEAL: Lack of historical knowledge taints public debate

ANDREA NEAL: Lack of historical knowledge taints public debate

It’s little wonder that today’s political discourse is polarized. The folks doing most of the arguing know so little about the past that they cannot justify their views with historical evidence or data. So they appeal to emotion, name calling, stereotypes and hyperbole.

February 19, 2014 12:00 am
ANDREA NEAL: William Henry Harrison shaped Indiana from Vincennes

ANDREA NEAL: William Henry Harrison shaped Indiana from Vincennes

History remembers William Henry Harrison as the first president to die in office. Hoosiers should remember him as the man who shaped the Indiana Territory.

November 20, 2013 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Buy American steel for federal projects

U.S. Rep. Pete Visclosky's legistion requiring the federal government to use U.S.-made steel for public projects makes sense.

May 16, 2013 12:05 am
ANDREA NEAL: A two-century tradition of negative attacks

ANDREA NEAL: A two-century tradition of negative attacks

Don’t blame Mitt Romney and Barack Obama for the ugly tone of the 2012 presidential race. Blame John Adams and Thomas Jefferson. They started it.

August 30, 2012 12:00 am
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