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LEE HAMILTON: President, Congress should cooperate on military intervention

LEE HAMILTON: President, Congress should cooperate on military intervention

In his speech outlining his plans to use military force against the jihadists of the Islamic State, President Barack Obama gave Congress only passing mention. “I have the authority to address the threat from ISIL,” he said. “But I believe we are strongest as a nation when the president and C…

September 21, 2014 12:00 am
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July 13, 2014 12:00 am
DOUG ROSS: Put marriage ruling in political perspective

DOUG ROSS: Put marriage ruling in political perspective

Timing is everything. That's as true for politics and public policy as for everything else.

June 29, 2014 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Halt economic recklessness before it wrecks future

GUEST COMMENTARY: Halt economic recklessness before it wrecks future

Caesar had Brutus, Peyton Manning has Patriot fans, and Indiana Senate President David Long has Sheila Kennedy.

June 13, 2014 12:00 am

Constitutional conventional backers meet in Indy

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — About 100 lawmakers from 33 states are expected to gather at the Indiana Statehouse for discussions about how to call the first constitutional convention since the nation's founding.

June 12, 2014 7:58 am
CHARLES HAYNES: In higher education, low tolerance for free speech

CHARLES HAYNES: In higher education, low tolerance for free speech

Daniel Harper, a student at Cameron University in Oklahoma, is the latest victim of the censorship pandemic currently infecting America’s colleges and universities.

June 02, 2014 11:00 am

GUEST COMMENTARY: Alternative to Senate primary a choice Indiana Legislature already can make

After some remarks I gave to an Indianapolis group on Feb. 20 about defending Indiana’s laws, an audience member posed a question about the Constitution's 17th Amendment, which requires direct election of U.S. senators by voters. I replied the 17th Amendment also permits state legislatures t…

May 13, 2014 5:45 pm
DOUG ROSS: State's rights shouldn't come at Hoosiers' expense

DOUG ROSS: State's rights shouldn't come at Hoosiers' expense

Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller is a zealot when it comes to state's rights. No wonder he supports a change in the way U.S. senators are chosen.

May 02, 2014 12:00 am
BRIAN HOWEY: Mount Vernon Assembly coming to Indiana

BRIAN HOWEY: Mount Vernon Assembly coming to Indiana

In an era of congressional polarization and inability to deal with profound problems, a constitutional alternative is poised to take a second crucial step at the Indiana Statehouse in June.

April 27, 2014 12:00 am
ANDREA NEAL: Indiana's framers met under an elm

ANDREA NEAL: Indiana's framers met under an elm

James Madison, Benjamin Franklin and colleagues spent almost four months debating, writing and editing the document that would become the U.S. Constitution. It took James Brownlee, Benjamin Parke and associates only 18 days to write Indiana’s.

February 26, 2014 12:00 am
BRIAN HOWEY: Lessons from marriage amendment debate

BRIAN HOWEY: Lessons from marriage amendment debate

The voters will not see the constitutional marriage amendment on the Indiana ballot until 2016, if ever.

February 23, 2014 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: A Long shot at Washington dysfunction

Indiana Senate President David Long has invited legislators from every state to join him at Mount Vernon for a Pearl Harbor Day discussion of amending the U.S. Constitution.

November 03, 2013 12:00 am
DOUG ROSS: Going to bat for gay rights evokes ERA memories

DOUG ROSS: Going to bat for gay rights evokes ERA memories

Hammond Councilman Bill Emerson persuaded his colleagues to pass a resolution that prohibits discrimination based on sexual orientation or identity. If you think that sounds like a no-brainer, think again.

July 25, 2013 4:07 pm Related
BRIAN HOWEY: A marriage fight brews again

BRIAN HOWEY: A marriage fight brews again

At Indiana’s signature annual event — the Indianapolis 500 — where we present ourselves to a worldwide audience, the actor Jim Nabors sings the words that are so dear to many of us: “Back home again, in Indiana ...”

June 30, 2013 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Go with conventional, not with convention

Indiana's call for a constitutional convention -- at the federal level, not state -- didn't make it out of the House Judiciary Committee and is now dead for the year. That's a relief.

April 24, 2013 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Constitutional convention is can of worms

The Indiana Senate has approved legislation that could tear up the U.S. Constitution, by way of a constitutional convention. It's a dangerous move.

March 10, 2013 12:00 am
PHIL WIELAND: Putting presidential oath under the gun

PHIL WIELAND: Putting presidential oath under the gun

It's only 35 words carefully crafted by the Founding Fathers as part of the Constitution and uttered by fewer than four dozen men during our nation's history.

January 25, 2013 12:00 am
Questions and answers about upcoming inauguration

Questions and answers about upcoming inauguration

A look at the inauguration, in question-and-answer form.

January 09, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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GUEST COMMENTARY: Why Indiana's AG is weighing in on gay marriage

Why does the Indiana Attorney General have to be involved in the definition-of-marriage cases before the U.S. Supreme Court? It’s a fair question I have been asked since the Supreme Court announced Dec. 7 it would hear two marriage-definition cases, potentially setting the stage for a landma…

December 18, 2012 12:00 am Related

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GUEST COMMENTARY: We the People provides essential civics education

GUEST COMMENTARY: We the People provides essential civics education

As we mark today's observance of Constitution Day, I’m happy to say a national civics education program with a strong Hoosier presence is helping students at all grade levels see the U.S. Constitution in a whole new light.

September 17, 2012 12:00 am
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