Are you aware of your power to solve our nation’s problems? It involves these ingredients: the soap box, the ballot box, the jury box, the cartridge box and the confessional box.
HAMMOND | Fulbright Scholar Rukhsana Hasan, director of Gender Studies at Fatima Jinna Women's University, Rawalpindi, Pakistan, will be speaking on women's rights in relationship to voting in Pakistan at Thursday's meeting of the League of Women Voters of the Calumet Area.
Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.
The American public has lost patience with Washington. The question is, now what?
Portage catcher Haley Hodges awaits a throw at the plate during a game against Lake Central. Hodges has been a major power source for the Indians, who play Saturday in the Class 4A Harrison (West Lafayette) Semistate.
CROWN POINT | The changing of the guard continues at the Lake County elections board.
Diana Lobodinski, of Crown Point, looks for her precinct Tuesday afternoon before voting at SS. Peter & Paul Macedonian Orthodox Church in Crown Point.
Lake County Board of Elections clerk Lois Lovekamp explains the ballot to residents as they line up to vote at the Lake County Government Center in Crown Point on the last day of early voting before election day, Tuesday.
Crown Point resident Tom Hancock fills out his form as residents vote at the Lake County Government Center in Crown Point on the last day of early voting before election day, Tuesday.
Two-year-old Geno Aririeri "helps" his father Eugene Aririeri of Hobart vote as residents vote at the Lake County Government Center in Crown Point on the last day of early voting before election day, Tuesday.
The election is all we Americans hear about. Though most of us have already established what party we are or who we will vote for, what about those of us for whom this is our first election? We don't know what we stand for or what the parties represent.
Alma Tirado, Hammond | "Obama. I'm middle class, and I've seen things change for the better and things are getting less stressful. Also, soldiers are coming home."
At 101 years old, the woman on the other end of the phone probably could have given me some good reasons for not voting. She could have said she has a hard time getting to the polls, or that she doesn't like the hassle of getting an absentee ballot. I certainly wouldn't have thought any less…
For those who have not been able to register for next week's election, there is still some time left, though not much. The grace period to both register and vote ends Saturday.
I have always thought it was interesting that Election Day and Veteran's Day ended up in November.
People say that voting is a right, a privilege or a responsibility. I believe the act of voting encompasses all three of these ideas and more. Voting is at the heart of our political process. I hope you are able to vote, are registered and ready to get to the polls.
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