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“The people will save their government, if the government itself will do its part only indifferently well.”
In response to Dorrie Steele's letter denying Obama's ties to Saul Alinsky, may I suggest a little time to do your homework.
Regarding Indiana House Rep. Pelath’s assessment of the Republican-led state Legislature (The Times, Sept. 18): “Single-party rule” simply smacks of minority party sour grapes.
Attention all you young criminals and gang members: Do you want notoriety?
Hammond's Lion Store millinery display will be Sept. 24 and 25. While importations from Paris were practically stopped by the war, Paris had already set the styles for fall and winter. So the fashion situation is not so confused as it might have been if the war had commenced a month or two earlier.
"Identity politics" is how former U.S. President Bill Clinton sums up the continuing powerful drive for independence in Scotland. He describes the growing worldwide phenomenon of identification with an ethnic or other group as a major challenge to international cooperation.
State Superintendent Glenda Ritz offered lawmakers two budget proposals for the next biennium: increase overall school funding and offer free textbooks for all Indiana students.
Three of England's armored cruisers, Aboukir, Hogue and Cressy, have been sunk by German submarines in the North Sea.
“The way for a young man to rise, is to improve himself every way he can, never suspecting that anybody wishes to hinder him.” - Abraham Lincoln, July 10, 1848.
S. Robert Schwartz recently wrote conservatives hate this president "because he is black."
The word on the street is the East Chicago Police Department will add a K-9 unit to the force. The K-9 officer would have a take-home vehicle.
I continue to be impressed by the City Council in Calumet City. The answer to all of the city's problems is solved by simply erecting a sign to prevent loud music from being played by passing cars on local streets, as suggested by Alderman Ramonde Williams.
According to Thursday's editorial, Lake County politicians are spending like drunken sailors, using the new 1.5 percent McDermott/Repay tax as their personal piggy bank. Wow! Who could have seen that one coming?
I saw the commercial with Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn cutting his own lawn. He should get a new lawnmower. It looked rusty to me.
First impressions reign essential in every aspect of life. Whether it exists in the context of a job interview, a first date or the first day of school, the immediate effect of that first perception creates a set of beliefs that can change opinions and last long periods of time.
Cedar Lake, St. John and Schererville threaten to cost Lake County $2.6 million a year by stubbornly refusing to join the Lake County E-911 consolidation.
Should the Indiana attorney general's office compel all Lake County municipalities to merge E-911 dispatch services?
There are common themes running through the stories of our 20 Under 40 honorees, one is the joy they take from watching others grow and thrive. Another is the willingness to credit others with inspiring and mentoring them, even though success has come so quickly. Consider some examples of th…
President Barack Obama has declared, repeatedly, that U.S. ground troops will not have a combat mission in his war against the Islamic State. Obama ardently pledged he would not be "dragged" into another Iraq ground war.
A South Shore train bound for Chicago stops for passengers at the downtown Gary Metro Center station. The South Shore extension to Dyer and improvements to the Gary station could get an airing as the Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission updates it 2040 Comprehensive Regional Plan.
Passengers at the Gary Metro Center South Shore station board a train bound for Chicago. The South Shore extension to Dyer and improvements to the Gary station could get an airing as the Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission updates it 2040 Comprehensive Regional Plan.
Editor's note: This is the second in a series of excerpts from the new book, "On Lincoln's Side."
Every time my bank balance gets down to the point where I probably shouldn’t risk bouncing a check, I get to thinking about the $2 billion Indiana has in the bank.
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A storm devastated all of southern Porter County in 1917. This photo is of the Catholic Church in Kouts. Hebron and everthing in between was flattened.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel declared that in Germany, multiculturalism has "utterly failed." Both Australia's ex-prime minister John Howard and Spain's ex-prime minister Jose Maria Aznar reached the same conclusion about multiculturalism in their countries.
Rich James struck a sympathetic note with me in his Aug. 24 column when he wrote, “It would have been easier to learn Russian than understand how Indiana funded its public school system.” I dropped out of a Russian class, and my mind fogs up when I study school finance.
For political junkies, the notion of former Democratic Gov. Evan Bayh challenging Gov. Mike Pence was as enticing as a Sox vs. Cubs World Series.
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…
Did you or a member of your family serve in the military as a civilian contractor during the war on terror — in Iraq, Afghanistan or elsewhere? We'd like to hear about it.
Forget about good government; just show me the cash.
The Standard Oil Co. was threatened with a very bad fire when a tank of naphtha in the treating department caught fire yesterday.
“Writing … is the great invention of the world.” - Abraham Lincoln, Feb. 11, 1859.
I agree with Mary-Beth Ferrebee that President Barack Obama never read the Affordable Care Act. David Casson insists Obama did read the bill because he signed it.
As the holidays approach, we are getting buried under requests for donations from a wide variety of sources. I would like The Times to do research on what companies are getting the most percentage from donations and which companies are using mail companies and receiving very little in return…
A recent letter cited a Forbes Magazine article claiming that Barack Obama is a great economic president. Not surprisingly, the author of that article is a big Obama supporter.
The world has watched American values erode when the first black president entered the White House. White Americans were shocked to see this happen. Republican Congress and Senate leaders withdrew their support of the American people's chance to advance in this country by denying the will of…
The story so far! Since President Barack Obama took office:
I suggest you pose the question to your readers, "Would you like to move from 10th to 43rd most taxed state to pay for the TIF districts financing Kenosha's job growth?"
Last spring, as a part of my role on The Times Editorial Advisory Board, I wrote on the passing of a winter that all of us remember, yet most of us have tried to forget. As a part of that column, I mentioned that we in Northwest Indiana endure — through all that history, culture and nature t…
Can you believe we are on the brink of another changing season? I enjoy that first crisp fall day. I enjoy that first snow fall. I really enjoy the first fresh day of spring after a light rain that washes off the winter dust and breathes freshen in the day. And then there is summer – awesome.
Northwest Indiana is a wonderful place to live and raise a family. We are able to enjoy the changing seasons, sometimes in a single 24-hour period. Our unpredictable weather can be a source of enjoyment, or it can wreak havoc. A few weeks ago, several blocks in South Haven had four feet of w…
A few years ago, Trojan ran a series of TV and print ads to promote condom use. The ads featured bars, beaches and other social gatherings where all the women were young and pretty, and all of the men — save the one with a condom — were depicted as pigs. The campaign's primary caption? "EVOLVE."
Typically, there are people who hate change and people who embrace it. This not only applies to changes in life circumstances but also to changes in our perspectives and ways of being.
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