Offering perspective on today's issues
CEDAR LAKE | Cedar Lake Parks and Recreation Department opens May with a couple of spring programs. Call the parks office at (219) 374-4444 for more information and to register.
Mary Beth Schultz, executive director of The Caring Place, welcomes guests to afternoon tea.
Government is spending too much. Question to Tea Party: Cut Spending? Yes! Social Security? No! Medicare? No! Defense? No! What? Cut Congress' salaries! A 50 percent cut = 0.0003 percent of GNP!
Dick Lugar set a record as the longest-serving U.S. senator in Indiana history, yet his career can be summed up in a single word: visionary. During 50 years in Indiana politics his chief concern was never the next election but the next generation and the common good.
I'm impressed by Dick Lugar's classy exit from the U.S. Senate. It brings back memories of Evan Bayh's departure just two years ago.
There were rumblings this summer and fall that Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Bennett might have a race on his hand.
Offering perspective on today's issues
On Election Day, as I headed to my office to watch the returns, I stopped to pick up some Chinese carryout.
For all the talk about Indiana being a conservative state, the latest Howey/DePauw Battleground Poll results add some nuance. Hoosiers are fiscally conservative, yes, but socially conservative, not so much.
The GOP has been hijacked by the extremism of the Tea Party. The election will not be determined by the regular Republicans but by the Michelle Bachmanns, Sarah Palins and the Paul Ryans - those whom Bill Moyer called The Apocalytic Cult. They have no plans except nostalgia for the past.
In the press filing room at Indiana University Southeast, the U.S. Senate debate was heading into the 45-minute mark, the candidates had been asked about abortion, and Republican nominee Richard Mourdock was speaking. In my estimation, he was winning this debate, pushing Democrat Joe Donnell…
INDIANAPOLIS | Ahead of Tuesday's final U.S. Senate debate, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is telling Hoosiers in a new ad airing on Northwest Indiana cable TV stations that he needs them to elect Richard Mourdock.
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Two elections this year are already yielding global change. The first occurred last March, when Vladimir Putin was returned to the Russian presidency. The second came two months later, when Hoosier Republican voters tossed out U.S. Sen. Dick Lugar in favor of Indiana Treasurer Richard Mourdock.
It is admirable when a politician or officeholder finds or is confronted with new information that prompts a shift in position.
I've heard this story over and over again from relatives, friends, even the Sears salesman, and I've experienced it myself: Because of the polarized nature of today's politics, old friendships are ending.
The increasingly competitive Indiana U.S. Senate race will see more national money pouring in. The Majority PAC, a Democratic super 527 group, made a $500,000 TV ad buy on behalf of Democratic nominee Joe Donnelly last week.
The solitude on the lakes this Fourth of July was eerie. Nary a rocket’s red glare or mortar exploding in air.
MERRILLVILLE | The latest Republican challenger to U.S. Rep. Pete Visclosky is riding the Tea Party's disdain for career politicians into another unlikely victory this year.
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