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Letter To The Editor

U.S. border is as porous as Syria-Iraq's border

The ISIS terrorists who behead people who won’t become Muslims and who make captured women into sex slaves have posted a video saying that they will attack America.

August 20, 2014 12:00 am

Put National Guard to use in United States

We need to return all of our National Guardsmen to the United States where they belong.

August 11, 2014 12:00 am

V-Line numbers up after ads obscured windows

After reading the Aug. 3 article about the V-Line, one could come to this observation: Isn't it funny after the bus windows were covered up with advertising, then suddenly the reported ridership numbers went up?

August 11, 2014 12:00 am

Freedoms must never be taken for granted

To me, Old Glory is a striking symbol of our American exceptionalism. That exceptionalism says our republic, divinely inspired and made permanent by the Declaration of Independence and our Constitution, is the best vehicle ever devised for raising the condition of all men.

July 04, 2014 12:00 am
Amid political chaos, Stars and Stripes still stands

Amid political chaos, Stars and Stripes still stands

On Sept. 13, 1814, Francis Scott Key watched the bombardment of Fort McHenry, discovering at daybreak that his American countrymen withstood the enemy’s assault. And what signaled their victory? Amidst the cannon flashes and beams of light cutting through the haze and smoke of battle, it was…

July 04, 2014 12:00 am
Flag reminds me of sacrifices made, sacrifices needed

Flag reminds me of sacrifices made, sacrifices needed

The American flag has accompanied our armed forces into battle since the Revolutionary War. It has been draped over the coffins of heroes who made the ultimate sacrifice. Old Glory has been present at the liberation of oppressed peoples and stitched on the uniforms of those delivering life-s…

July 04, 2014 12:00 am
I strongly believe American flag unites us

I strongly believe American flag unites us

When I think about the American flag, I reflect on the journey of many of our ancestors who ventured across the ocean to the shores of America to build a better life and for the promise of liberty, freedom and opportunity. The flag is a reminder of what generations of Americans have fought f…

July 02, 2014 11:36 am

Obama broke law with unauthorized military actions

President Barack Obama broke the law when he ordered American forces to attack Libya without consulting Congress before issuing the order.

June 15, 2014 12:00 am
Ray's award is testament to alternative schooling

Ray's award is testament to alternative schooling

This certificate is proof home schooling and charter schools are the answer to public schools.

June 08, 2014 12:00 am

Listen to kids about bullies before it's too late

Bullying is everywhere -- at work, at home, even at school -- and it is getting worse.

May 21, 2014 12:00 am

I'll work for pragmatic Great Lakes solutions

One of my priorities in the U.S. Senate is protecting the Great Lakes and Mississippi River Basin from the spread of invasive species like Asian carp.

May 07, 2014 5:36 pm

LaPorte County Council needs to back buses

I greatly appreciate LaPorte County Council members' time and energy with the concerned parties on the vital nature of transportation services for the needy to health care services in our county. We have been supportive of this service over the past 12 years in underwriting about $720,000 of…

April 08, 2014 12:00 am

What happens when cities renege on rail pledge?

So according to The Times many of the communities in Northwest Indiana are jumping on board, backing the South Shore expansion — Gary being the latest , but with conditions, that the money be used for making improvements for the existing line as well as expanded bus service!

April 07, 2014 12:00 am

Pay tribute to all who gave slaves their freedom

Valerie Pennanen’s offensive and insulting letter criticized my suggestion that African-Americans honor and pay tribute to the more than 300,000 Union soldiers who gave their lives to give them their freedom. She said 40,000 African-Americans also fought and died. They are in fact included i…

April 07, 2014 12:00 am

Bankers, government have it in for senior citizens

Children used to inherit an estate from their parents at death. The greedy bankers are putting an end to the family inheritance with a reverse mortgage. The bankers discount the value of your parents' residence to keep their investment foolproof.

April 04, 2014 9:59 am
OFFBEAT: Actress Shelia MacRae remembered for Classic Hollywood dedication

OFFBEAT: Actress Shelia MacRae remembered for Classic Hollywood dedication

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

March 15, 2014 12:00 am

Before going to war, hold televised debate

The decision to wage war is the most important decision a country makes. Our Constitution calls for Congress to make the declaration.

August 30, 2013 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Chicago play director questions role of critic in arts community

OFFBEAT: Chicago play director questions role of critic in arts community

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

July 28, 2013 12:00 am

Violence continues to plague East Chicago

A story the other day told of some consultants looking for ideas for business development in East Chicago.

July 10, 2013 12:00 am

Limit closures of street in downtown Valparaiso

As owners of Cupid Wedding & Portrait Studios at 151 W. Lincolnway, we were pleased when Valparaiso built the Central Park Plaza across the street from our location in 2011.

June 12, 2013 1:58 pm
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