Take care who you dub an extremist. Sometimes seemingly extreme political positions bring about the middle-of-the-road compromises most of us desire.
Hoosier state education officials are providing quite the example these days for our children. It's a relief teachers -- not politicians -- are the ones dealing directly with our kids.
Do what is right. Avoid what is wrong.
Recently, the Lowell Town Council vote to remove me as its Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission representative because of my stand on the proposed Illiana Tollway. The Illiana has stirred much discussion and disagreement between all parties involved.
At least five people should be giving extra thanks during their Thanksgiving dinners for newly approved, lucrative Lake County government contracts that further carve into taxpayers' wallets.
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.
"It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us — that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion ..."
Certain elements of our society, usually "progressive leaders," dub some naysayers to particular government projects NIMBYs.
My Grandad could drink, smoke and swear like a sailor -- probably because from 1942-1945 he was one.
Think you've got it rough, do you? Then you haven't heard about the life of Merrillville's Israel Pierce.
Lake County Republicans took steps both forward and backward last week in their caucus election of a new county assessor, and time will tell if it’s a shining party moment or a colossal failure to achieve unity.
We hold police to higher standards of ethics and conduct for good reason. They carry guns, are trained to make life-and-death decisions and are expected to exercise good judgment in the process.
Desperate times indeed call for desperate measures in some cases. But a sign of good leadership in politics is tackling a desperate measure with thoughtfulness -- acting in the best possible interest of taxpayers.
If you were looking for passion Wednesday night, you could have found it at nwi.com.
Don't let the facts get in the way of a bad lawsuit. That's what we're being asked to swallow in a civil lawsuit pending in Hammond federal court.
A major government plan five years in the making shouldn't feel like the kind of high-pressure sales pitch one would face on a used car lot.
If you lock someone out after he or she already paid admission, an angry protest is sure to follow.
"Why is your daughter black?"
It was like multiple ingredients blending in a mixing bowl.
Lake County government — including most of its municipalities — is an absolute master at inventing excessive layers of bureaucracy, furthering inefficiencies and encouraging gridlock by way of foot dragging.
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