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23 hours ago

Today in History: Aug. 21, 1914

Ralph DePalma, driving a Mercedes, won the annual 305-mile road race for the Chicago automobile trophy this afternoon in Elgin. Gil Anderson's Stutz was second, and Ralph Mulford in a Peugeot was third.

23 hours ago

If Brown where white, there wouldn't be a fuss

I am sick of hearing about Michael Brown. The media just love to fuel the fire all the time.

23 hours ago

Using U.S. 30 is like driving over railroad ties

William Asher, of Schererville, beat me to the computer. I was hoping this was phase one of a resurfacing project. If this is it, the road was in better (and I use that word sparingly) shape before they started.

23 hours ago

Visclosky isn't responsible for entire $15T debt

The Aug. 17 editorial cartoon seems to imply U.S. Rep. Pete Visclosky is responsible for the $15 trillion addition to the national debt all by himself. Congress has 535 members, and all of them must share the responsibility for all government spending.

23 hours ago

Call town hall to object to subdivision plan

Notice to all Schererville, St. John and Dyer, Indiana, residents living near 77th Avenue, 78th Avenue, Wicker Drive, Ontario Avenue, June Avenue, regarding the proposed Apple Tree Estates: A builder is proposing to build 39 or more new homes in the wooded acreage surrounded by the streets n…

23 hours ago

Strong serves with integrith, concern, humility

Confidence in elected officials is really not at an all-time high. From a “pass-nothing” U.S. Senate down to local politicos heading off to jail by the dozens, voters are truly sick and tired of business as usual. It is time to elect, re-elect or retain leaders who understand what being a pu…

23 hours ago
EDITORIAL: Keep Mount Baldy closed for now

EDITORIAL: Keep Mount Baldy closed for now

Researchers lead media on a tour of Mount Baldy last week. The Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore park remains closed a year after a 6-year-old boy was rescued from a hole in the dune.

23 hours ago
Abraham Lincoln said

Abraham Lincoln said

“As the proverb goes, no man knows so well where the shoe pinches as he who wears it.” – Abraham Lincoln, June 28, 1864

23 hours ago
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23 hours ago
GUEST COMMENTARY: Much to celebrate on Medicare’s 49th anniversary

GUEST COMMENTARY: Much to celebrate on Medicare’s 49th anniversary

Medicare isn’t eligible for AARP membership yet, but at 49, it’s looking pretty darn good. Many Hoosiers seem to agree. More than 1 million Indiana residents use the program, and 98 percent of eligible Hoosier seniors were enrolled in Medicare in 2011.

23 hours ago
EDITORIAL: Keep Mount Baldy closed for now

EDITORIAL: Keep Mount Baldy closed for now

Anyone who has visited Mount Baldy knows what a pleasurable experience visiting that dune can be. Anyone before young Nathan Woessner* was swallowed by the dune last summer, that is.

23 hours ago
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August 20, 2014 12:00 am

A parable to explain today's Middle East

Philip came from a rough home where he learned to hate. He gathered around him a group of other disgruntled boys.

August 20, 2014 12:00 am
Water supply an economic development issue

Water supply an economic development issue

It takes a lot of water to build and grow things, and in Indiana, that’s what we do. It’s why the Indiana Chamber of Commerce Foundation commissioned a new study on water resources. We want the state to continue to grow and thrive, and water is one of the necessary elements to support that growth.

August 20, 2014 12:00 am

U.S. border is as porous as Syria-Iraq's border

The ISIS terrorists who behead people who won’t become Muslims and who make captured women into sex slaves have posted a video saying that they will attack America.

August 20, 2014 12:00 am

Robotics team doesn't add to school troubles

Regarding the article "Schools blame state for deficit," which appeared on the front page Sunday, The Times used a picture of the Munster Mustang Horsepower FIRST Robotics Team along with this article.

August 20, 2014 12:00 am

Ex-pastor shouldn't try to get shorter sentence

This will be the shortest letter I've written to your newspaper. It's about former Hammond Baptist Church Pastor Jack Schaap. “If you do the crime, you gotta do the time.”

August 20, 2014 12:00 am
Ferguson security steps up to National Guard

Ferguson security steps up to National Guard

A citizen peacekeeper tries to keep protesters back as police advance Monday in Ferguson, Mo. The Aug. 9 shooting of Michael Brown by a police officer has touched off rancorous protests in Ferguson, a St. Louis suburb where police have used riot gear and tear gas.

August 20, 2014 12:00 am

Today in History: Aug. 20, 1914

Kaiser's Legions Are Victorious: Definite News Of War Is Scarce; German Armies Advance, Brussels Is Theirs.

August 20, 2014 12:00 am
Abraham Lincoln said

Abraham Lincoln said

“They must blow out the moral lights around us; they must penetrate the human soul, and eradicate there the love of liberty; and then, and not till then, could they perpetuate slavery in this country.” – Abraham Lincoln, Sept. 4, 1858

August 20, 2014 12:00 am
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The Daily Fix

The ongoing dysfunction surrounding Glenda Ritz, the State Board of Education and Gov. Mike Pence hurts Indiana's children.

August 20, 2014 12:00 am
EDITORIAL: Don't let NWI become a Ferguson

EDITORIAL: Don't let NWI become a Ferguson

Attorney General Eric Holder is scheduled to arrive today in Ferguson, Mo., to add further federal pressure to address the violence and racial tensions following the police shooting Aug. 9 of Michael Brown. It is a tense situation that must be defused.

August 20, 2014 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Militarization of police departments is alarming

GUEST COMMENTARY: Militarization of police departments is alarming

Events in Ferguson, Mo., have tragically but necessarily touched off much needed debates about racial injustice, police tactics and the increasing militarization of local police departments.

August 20, 2014 12:00 am
MARC CHASE: Life lessons of a heart-shattering summer

MARC CHASE: Life lessons of a heart-shattering summer

Some of us spend the late days of summer mourning the impending passing of another warm season. The parents among us also look ahead with hopes of a successful school year for our children.

August 20, 2014 12:00 am

Excerpts of editorials from Illinois newspapers

Hold still, Bossy!

August 19, 2014 3:06 pm

Recent editorials published in Indiana newspapers

Dysfunction surrounding Glenda Ritz, state board hurts Indiana's children

August 19, 2014 1:07 pm
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August 19, 2014 12:00 am
EDITORIAL: Cut red tape for economic development

EDITORIAL: Cut red tape for economic development

The recent visit to Northwest Indiana by a nationally recognized site selector offered economic development advice that must not be ignored. Speed is of the essence.

August 19, 2014 12:00 am
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August 19, 2014 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Pence’s health plan hurts Hoosier families

GUEST COMMENTARY: Pence’s health plan hurts Hoosier families

Politicos on both sides of the aisle have jumped at the chance to hail Gov. Mike Pence as a Republican reform leader for his Healthy Indiana 2.0 plan, which will expand Medicaid coverage in Indiana.

August 19, 2014 12:00 am

Rename Valpo park to honor Premier Theater

Thanks to The Times for its part in bringing the wonderful Northwest Indiana Symphony concert to Valparaiso's Central Park Plaza.

August 19, 2014 12:00 am

What makes a car American? Components?

What is an American car? What makes a car American? The name? I don’t think so. Many “foreign” cars have manufacturing facilities in this country. Yes, profits go back to the owning foreign country, but wages go to American workers.

August 19, 2014 12:00 am

Barreda should care for kids crossing border

In reply to Tony Barreda's Aug. 10 letter, Tony step up and be the good Samaritan the Lord is looking for. Petition the governor and tell him you will get some friends to take in these illegal children and feed, house, educate and provide health care for them.

August 19, 2014 12:00 am

Unions offer type of work force companies want

As I read our governor's comments about constitutionality debate of the right-to-work legislation, I wonder about his sense of fairness.

August 19, 2014 12:00 am

Most countries don't have this much freedom

In answer to Mathew Lutz's letter, it is not that you just choose to be rich or poor, it is that you can achieve wealth through effort, hard work and planning. The choice you have is to try; nothing is going to be given to you.

August 19, 2014 12:00 am

Today in History: Aug. 19, 1914

His Holiness Pius X Is Dead: War Is Cause Of Sad Death; Brooded Over War Till His Last Moment Came.

August 19, 2014 12:00 am
J. Scott Moody

J. Scott Moody

J. Scott Moody is the CEO of State Budget Solutions.

August 19, 2014 12:00 am
Abraham Lincoln said

Abraham Lincoln said

“Now, at the end of three years’ struggle, the nation’s condition is not what either party, or any man, devised or expected. God alone can claim it.” – Abraham Lincoln, April 4, 1864

August 19, 2014 12:00 am
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August 18, 2014 12:00 am

What’s hateful about securing our border?

The open border anarchists are at it again. They want us to feel guilty for impeding their agenda. America allowed 990,553 immigrants into our country last year who obtained lawful status and 119,630 of these legal immigrants were refugees and asylum-seekers.

August 18, 2014 12:00 am

Know facts before you disparage our schools

This is in response to the negative comments made about Hammond public schools on Aug. 12.

August 18, 2014 12:00 am
Compassion, common sense for border children

Compassion, common sense for border children

Recent news reports indicate that thousands of children are crossing the border and being held in detention centers. To date, more than 57,000 children have been apprehended attempting to enter the United States.

August 18, 2014 12:00 am

Munster school finances prove Rush right

Due to a special audit, Munster citizens suddenly learned their school corporation is $8.3 million in the red and they've gone backward $700,000 just since January. Wow! What's to be done?

August 18, 2014 12:00 am
Abraham Lincoln said

Abraham Lincoln said

“Errors will occur in spite of the utmost fidelity.” – Abraham Lincoln, Sept. 14, 1863

August 18, 2014 12:00 am
EDITORIAL: Driving discussion on public transportation

EDITORIAL: Driving discussion on public transportation

A consultant's report on Valparaiso's V-Line service makes a number of points worth pondering.

August 18, 2014 12:00 am
YOUNG VOICES: How many times must we witness this?

YOUNG VOICES: How many times must we witness this?

Is Michael Brown the next Oscar Grant III? Kendrec McDade? Ervin Jefferson? Sean Bell? Is his case just like any other African American male gone too soon due to the bullet from a white police officer's gun? The one thing that all of these young men that have died has in common is they were …

August 18, 2014 12:00 am
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