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Indiana quits Common Core for good

INDIANAPOLIS | Students attending Indiana elementary and high schools will learn material different from what's taught in nearly every other state in the nation, starting this fall.

March 24, 2014 12:20 pm

Indiana set to dump Common Core education standards

INDIANAPOLIS | The state is poised to become an education island after the Republican-controlled Senate approved legislation Wednesday fully withdrawing Indiana from the Common Core standards used by 45 other states to define what students should learn at each grade level.

March 12, 2014 6:21 pm
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March 12, 2014 12:00 am
BRIAN HOWEY: Delph’s re-election isn't foregone conclusion

BRIAN HOWEY: Delph’s re-election isn't foregone conclusion

Mike Delph is a Republican state senator from Carmel, but he is well known to Republicans throughout the state.

March 09, 2014 12:00 am
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February 23, 2014 12:00 am

DOUG ROSS: Money talks, same-sex marriage talks, GOP balks

A potpourri can be either a medley of miscellaneous items or a mixture of flower petals and so forth used to make things smell better. Considering the topics for this column, maybe it's both.

January 17, 2014 12:00 am
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December 19, 2013 12:00 am
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December 18, 2013 12:00 am
BRIAN HOWEY: The historic auto payoff for Hoosiers

BRIAN HOWEY: The historic auto payoff for Hoosiers

Indiana is the “Crossroads of America.” We are the second ranking automobile manufacturer in the nation.

December 15, 2013 12:00 am
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December 09, 2013 12:00 am

GOP leaders preparing to ditch Common Core

INDIANAPOLIS | State lawmakers are likely to permanently halt the three-year-old implementation of Common Core educational standards next year, after a one-year "pause" did nothing to convince a vocal minority of Hoosiers the federal government isn't taking over their local schools.

December 01, 2013 12:00 am Related
RICH JAMES: These are a few of my favorite things

RICH JAMES: These are a few of my favorite things

It's that time of year. I’m thankful …

November 27, 2013 12:00 am

Common Core foes can't muster majority

INDIANAPOLIS | Six Republican state lawmakers were prepared to recommend Friday that Indiana permanently withdraw from Common Core educational standards, even though the legal deadline to make that recommendation was Nov. 1.

November 15, 2013 3:38 pm
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November 15, 2013 12:00 am

Libertarians blast proposed marriage amendment

INDIANAPOLIS | The Libertarian Party has emphatically denounced a proposal to add the state's existing ban on gay marriage and a new prohibition on civil unions to the Indiana Constitution.

November 07, 2013 5:45 pm

Fox plays one group against another

S. Robert Schwartz's Oct. 14 letter makes valid points. Billionaires like the Koch Bros. will never have enough wealth to be satisfied.

October 26, 2013 12:00 am

Has Dr. Frankenstein lost control of monster?

Millionaires and billionaires opposed to taxes and regulations encouraged middle class Republicans to hate the government, which led to the Tea Party. Has Dr. Frankenstein lost control of his monster?

October 21, 2013 12:00 am
RICH JAMES: Rokita's taste for tea bagged his sensibility

RICH JAMES: Rokita's taste for tea bagged his sensibility

Let there be no doubt, U.S. Rep. Todd Rokita is part of the small group that held the nation hostage for 16 days.

October 20, 2013 12:00 am
EDITORIAL: Strife isn't o'er, battle isn't won

EDITORIAL: Strife isn't o'er, battle isn't won

What was gained Wednesday night with legislation to reopen the federal government and raise the debt limit was a temporary reprieve, not a victory.

October 18, 2013 12:00 am Video

America's public servants make government function

The prominent American political scientist Anthony Downs commented in 1967, “It is ironic that the term bureaucracy is still primarily a term of scorn, even though bureaus are amongst the most important institutions in every nation in the world.”

October 17, 2013 12:00 am

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