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A different angle on race

Where would I be today if I had been born to an unwed mother, without a father to discipline and teach me and without the moral guidance from my church?

August 27, 2014 12:00 am

Dad's cousin bedridden from being gassed

As a small child I loved to visit my relatives — except for my dad’s cousins. When I sat in their living room, I would hear the most awful loud, hacking cough from a bedroom. My dad told me his other cousin was bedridden from being gassed in a trench in the world war.

August 24, 2014 12:00 am
MARTIN HENRICHS: It's never too late to repair relationships

MARTIN HENRICHS: It's never too late to repair relationships

Perception might not be reality, but for most people it is the truth. One of life’s greatest challenges is trying to discern between what we think we know and what is.

August 17, 2014 12:00 am

GUEST COMMENTARY: Educational choice will defeat poverty

Trying to change a treasured institution is risky. It can bring improvement or disaster. It most certainly will be divisive because entrenched leaders will try to protect their power, prestige and financial interests.

July 20, 2014 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Education is not about money

GUEST COMMENTARY: Education is not about money

Grandpa was in hog heaven! My daughter’s family from London had joined my wife and me in Florida for spring break. Now I was babysitting my two grandchildren while the others went shopping. 

May 27, 2014 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Don't blame race for bad circumstances

GUEST COMMENTARY: Don't blame race for bad circumstances

It’s 1961, and I’m walking toward the front entrance of Roosevelt High School, Gary. What a beautiful structure and park-like setting, with manicured lawn and trees giving testimony that this school has pride!

September 04, 2013 7:45 pm
GUEST COMMENTARY: It's time to rethink education

GUEST COMMENTARY: It's time to rethink education

Renowned philosopher Donald Kagan said, “There is no hope for anything if you don’t have a population that buys into its own traditions.” He stressed, “That can only be taught.”

August 01, 2013 12:00 am

Look at unintended consequences of Illiana Expressway

If there is a truth ignored by government leaders nowadays, it is the law of unintended consequences. By using their power, other people's money and the club of eminent domain or privatization, they make quick decisions without concern for the will of the people. Politicians are in it for th…

February 20, 2007 12:00 am

Education: It's a personal thing, stupid

Retired teacher,

May 30, 2000 12:00 am

Unshackle children from public education

President,

November 28, 1999 12:00 am

Homosexual activism causes a Christian dilemma

Retired teacher,

January 21, 1999 12:00 am

Ebonics is important, but don't forget English

Anyone who knows the biblical story of the Tower of Babel should be

March 02, 1997 12:00 am

Guest commentary. McNamara was wrong

In 1959, my father purchased an Edsel, a new car promoted by a top Ford

May 28, 1995 12:00 am
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