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EDITORIAL: Confirm Gary native as VA secretary

EDITORIAL: Confirm Gary native as VA secretary

Gary native Robert McDonald will have a long, arduous road ahead of him should the U.S. Senate confirm him as the new head of the embattled U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

July 06, 2014 12:00 am
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June 10, 2014 12:00 am
DOUG ROSS: Rail, ethics will move region forward

DOUG ROSS: Rail, ethics will move region forward

Two events this week show Northwest Indiana isn't satisfied with the status quo. It's moving forward, and everyone should get on board with these two movements.

March 14, 2014 12:00 am Video Photos

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GUEST COMMENTARY: Coats should vote yes on budget compromise

GUEST COMMENTARY: Coats should vote yes on budget compromise

After the government shutdown and threat of a federal default from a few months ago, it was extremely refreshing to see Sen. Patty Murray and Rep. Paul Ryan lead the budget conference committee to a bipartisan compromise that resulted in the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013. Their ability to fi…

December 17, 2013 12:00 am
DOUG ROSS: A lesson on education, Obamacare, politics

DOUG ROSS: A lesson on education, Obamacare, politics

Thursday's nwi.com Political Roundtable discussion dealt with Obamacare and K-12 education in Indiana. You might think of those two topics as completely separate discussions, but I see some parallels between them.

November 15, 2013 12:00 am Video Related
DOUG ROSS: Let congressional committees function

DOUG ROSS: Let congressional committees function

Everyone knows Congress is dysfunctional. U.S. Rep. Pete Visclosky, D-Merrillville, knows this well. He offered his insights Monday to The Times Editorial Board and on the nwi.com Political Roundtable.

November 08, 2013 12:00 am Video
GUEST COMMENTARY: Congress must return to budgets, stability

GUEST COMMENTARY: Congress must return to budgets, stability

The last months of institutional turmoil in Congress have included sequestration, a government shutdown and a near default on our debt. My vote, in favor of the bipartisan compromise to re-open the government and to prevent default on our monetary obligations, was necessary to make certain t…

October 27, 2013 12:00 am
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October 17, 2013 12:00 am
BRIAN HOWEY: Hoosier GOP members on a potential default

BRIAN HOWEY: Hoosier GOP members on a potential default

The Obamacare health exchanges got off to a disastrous start this month, plagued by systemic computer glitches. But the focus of the nation was fixated on a congressionally induced government shutdown and a potential default that could dwarf the Lehman Brothers collapse of 2008 and the Great…

October 13, 2013 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Hardball politics fouls Americans, economy

Every good parent knows Congress needs a time-out. That's not what the federal government needs, however.

October 02, 2013 12:00 am
BRIAN HOWEY: Obamacare, propaganda and statesmanship

BRIAN HOWEY: Obamacare, propaganda and statesmanship

What we’re seeing in Indiana and nationally is a Republican Party that doesn’t recognize it lost the crucial rubber match.

September 29, 2013 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Reading the newspaper can save your life

GUEST COMMENTARY: Reading the newspaper can save your life

News is like food. A lot of people won’t even taste something they think they won’t like.

August 20, 2013 12:00 am
DOUG ROSS: 2 public corruption cases, 2 different sentences

DOUG ROSS: 2 public corruption cases, 2 different sentences

What's the going rate for public corruption?

August 16, 2013 12:00 am Related
U.S. representatives' brief on offical prayer

U.S. representatives' brief on offical prayer

U.S. Rep. Todd Rokita, R-Ind., joined many fellow congressmen in filing this U.S. Supreme Court brief in support of allowing official prayers at government meetings.

August 07, 2013 12:00 am
Ag secretary calls for passage of immigration reform bill

Ag secretary calls for passage of immigration reform bill

Apples, cherries and other unpicked fruit could rot away if Congress doesn't pass an immigration reform bill soon, the nation's top agricultural official said.

July 09, 2013 5:30 pm
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July 07, 2013 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Buy American steel for federal projects

U.S. Rep. Pete Visclosky's legistion requiring the federal government to use U.S.-made steel for public projects makes sense.

May 16, 2013 12:05 am
At Home: 10 steps to the perfect sofa

At Home: 10 steps to the perfect sofa

I still remember my shock and dismay when I realized that sofas had to be bought. Somehow I thought sofas just happened. They always simply showed up in homes, hotels, and offices without explanation or fanfare, like feral kittens or bills.

February 14, 2013 12:00 am
At Home: Fixin' to Sell

At Home: Fixin' to Sell

Maybe it’s because I was the youngest in my family. Maybe it’s because I’m five-foot-three and have a voice like snow white, but I lash out like a cornered rattlesnake when someone doesn’t take me seriously.

February 07, 2013 12:00 am
At Home: If you can dress, you can decorate

At Home: If you can dress, you can decorate

I know, I know, to many of you the idea of decorating an empty room feels as horrifying as one of those dreams where you're suddenly in public naked. But I'm going to fix that.

January 31, 2013 12:00 am
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