Twenty years ago, when our region first developed a Quality of Life Indicators Report, the founders of the report recognized the harmful impact poverty has on all who call our region home. The latest version of the report shows that since 2000, the poverty rate has increased in Lake, Porter …
He walks slowly these days—a kind of stoop-shouldered amble—his face reflecting the aches and pains of a 72-year-old body that’s been invaded by prostate cancer, Lyme disease and a mild stroke that still affects coordination.
There has to be a better way for voters to pick political candidates than debates. Even Jell-O wrestling would be more helpful than listening to the programmed responses we get from debates.
INDIANAPOLIS | Mitt Romney swooped into Indiana for a private fundraiser Monday night but left the state without holding a single public event, just hours before the polls opened for Republicans to select their presidential candidate.
Consumer confidence has turned positive in recent months resulting in increased hiring across several sectors of the economy. Our recovery has come a long way since the Great Recession began in 2008, but we still have work to do.
Memo to Mitt Romney's Indiana team: In the next six weeks, tune up the candidate on all things Hoosier. Get him familiar with the pork tenderloin sandwich and what to say about it. Remind him that we are not "Indianians" but Hoosiers. Give him better lines than "South Bend is in the north, a…
On Super Tuesday, I said hello to Romney on behalf of everyone in Northwest Indiana and the South Suburbs. OK, so it wasn't presidential candidate Mitt Romney. It was the tiny town of Romney, Ind., and I didn't even stop.
INDIANAPOLIS | Voters in 10 states will go to the polls Tuesday for what may be the beginning of the end of the Republican presidential nominating contest.
Did anyone really listen to the last Republican presidential debate? If so, you heard Newt Gingrich say he can lower gas to $2.50 by drilling and drilling and more drilling and by eliminating the Environmental Protection Agency. Of course we don't need anyone regulating the oil companies. Th…
INDIANAPOLIS | A last-minute recount of ballot petition signatures has won Republican Rick Santorum a spot on Indiana's presidential primary election ballot.
INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana Election Commission will hear challenges Friday to 13 federal and state candidates seeking a spot on the state's ballot.
Is Newt Gingrich a worthy candidate or just an opportunistic windbag? His baggage is heavy. He's even wearing it. He's a seasoned politician. Is this really what we want? Aren't we sick of the same old rhetoric and a comeback kid from a questionable past?
The question asked by a Hobart Middle School social studies teacher could shape debate in the GOP presidential primaries, just as Steve Svkara's question on health care did in the Democratic presidential primaries in 2008.
Tuesday night was Mitch Daniels' Barack Obama moment.
The person selected to give the loyal opposition response to the president's State of the Union message is significant.
HOBART | With less than two minutes before the Republican presidential debate was over Monday, a Hobart Middle School social studies teacher was stunned to hear his Twitter question — the last one posed — live on national television.
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