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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
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
LEE HAMILTON: Why government fails, what we should do

LEE HAMILTON: Why government fails, what we should do

As election season approaches, I’ve been pondering a crucial issue about the role of government in our society. It’s that our government often fails — and that we need to address this.

August 17, 2014 12:00 am
LEE HAMILTON: Why incumbents keep getting re-elected

LEE HAMILTON: Why incumbents keep getting re-elected

It’s no news that Congress is unpopular. In fact, at times it seems like the only real novelty on Capitol Hill would be a jump in its approval rating.

July 25, 2014 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: What Congress should learn from VA scandal

GUEST COMMENTARY: What Congress should learn from VA scandal

Like other federal scandals before it, the mess involving VA hospitals has followed a well-trod path. First comes the revelation of misdoing. Then comes the reaction: a shocked public, an administration on the defensive, and grandstanding members of Congress. Finally, major reform bills get …

June 29, 2014 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Why I still have faith in Congress

GUEST COMMENTARY: Why I still have faith in Congress

It’s depressing to read poll after poll highlighting Americans’ utter disdain for Congress. But my encounters with ordinary citizens at public meetings or in casual conversation really bring me up short. In angry diatribes or in resigned comments, people make clear their dwindling confidence…

June 08, 2014 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Get ready for more congressional dysfunction

GUEST COMMENTARY: Get ready for more congressional dysfunction

I felt a brief surge of hope a few weeks ago about Congress. It was returning from Easter recess, and Capitol Hill was filled with talk about immigration reform, a minimum-wage bill, a spending bill to keep the government operating, and maybe even funding for transportation infrastructure. B…

May 18, 2014 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: There's a fix for what ails Congress

GUEST COMMENTARY: There's a fix for what ails Congress

These are hard times for Congress. Our democracy’s keystone political institution is widely derided as ineffective, unproductive, irrelevant, and sadly out of touch.

March 23, 2014 12:00 am
DOUG ROSS: Rail, ethics will move region forward

DOUG ROSS: Rail, ethics will move region forward

Two events this week show Northwest Indiana isn't satisfied with the status quo. It's moving forward, and everyone should get on board with these two movements.

March 14, 2014 12:00 am Video Photos

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Former congressman to be ethics keynote speaker

HOBART | Former U.S. Rep. Lee H. Hamilton will be the keynote speaker at this year's Ethics in Government breakfast next month.

February 18, 2014 8:15 pm

GUEST COMMENTARY: We will show what Hoosier spirit is all about

Statehood Day is a day we relish with genuine Hoosier pride. On Dec. 11, 1816, Indiana, once part of the vast Northwest Territory, was officially recognized as a burgeoning new state comprised of great resources and the promise of a better future.

December 11, 2013 12:00 am
A NEW LEAF: Marsha Coats' Real Life in Public Service

A NEW LEAF: Marsha Coats' Real Life in Public Service

Senator Dan Coats was a person who has this legendary status that certain government leaders from Indiana just seemed to acquire. The iconic people you hear about from the Hoosier state like Congressmen Dan Burton (30 years), Lee Hamilton (34 years), Senator Birch Bayh (18 years), Otis Bowen…

October 13, 2013 1:30 pm Photos

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GUEST COMMENTARY: It's time for an American intervention

GUEST COMMENTARY: It's time for an American intervention

The American public has lost patience with Washington. The question is, now what?

October 10, 2013 12:00 am
Lee Hamilton

Lee Hamilton

Former U.S. Rep. Lee Hamilton is a director of the Center on Congress at Indiana University.

October 10, 2013 12:00 am

LaPorte, state partner to add park property

LAPORTE | To help celebrate Indiana's 200th birthday, coming in 2016, LaPorte County Parks received a present.

May 31, 2013 7:45 pm

Henson's letter shows how much we need civility

I find Ron Henson's Feb. 13 letter regarding the character of former U.S. Rep. Lee Hamilton of Indiana (1965-1999) very offensive.

March 03, 2013 12:00 am
Richard Lugar's next chapter: A Q&A with Indiana's longest-serving U.S. senator

Richard Lugar's next chapter: A Q&A with Indiana's longest-serving U.S. senator

WASHINGTON | Richard Lugar takes a seat at a well-worn circular conference table. In an office filled with shiny, new fixtures, it's a notable relic from his 36-year career in the Senate.

March 03, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Karen Pence named state's Bicentennial Ambassador

INDIANAPOLIS | The commission organizing events and celebrations marking the state's 200th anniversary has named First Lady Karen Pence Indiana's Bicentennial Ambassador.

March 02, 2013 12:00 am

Where was Hamilton when Romney was accused?

Look at the Feb. 5 picture of Lee Hamilton. Does this look like a civil man? I think not. What business does he have out touring the banquet circuit and lecturing us on civility?

February 12, 2013 12:00 am
Hamilton: Civility makes democracy work

Hamilton: Civility makes democracy work

VALPARAISO | Political leaders and others will need to practice civility if America is to keep moving forward, former U.S. Rep. Lee Hamilton said Monday.

February 04, 2013 10:00 pm Photos

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