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Abraham Lincoln said

Abraham Lincoln said

“The people will save their government, if the government itself will do its part only indifferently well.”

15 hours ago

Letter writer should have done homework on Obama's past

In response to Dorrie Steele's letter denying Obama's ties to Saul Alinsky, may I suggest a little time to do your homework.

15 hours ago

Pelath would have us spend our safety net

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.

15 hours ago

Jackie Robinson West showed us all how it's done

Attention all you young criminals and gang members: Do you want notoriety?

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Today in History: Sept. 23, 1914

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.

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GUEST COMMENTARY: Scotland referendum reflects global challenges

GUEST COMMENTARY: Scotland referendum reflects global challenges

"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.

15 hours ago

GUEST EDITORIAL: State should rethink private, home schools

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.

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Today in History: Sept. 22, 1914

Three of England's armored cruisers, Aboukir, Hogue and Cressy, have been sunk by German submarines in the North Sea.

September 22, 2014 12:00 am
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September 22, 2014 12:00 am
Abraham Lincoln said

Abraham Lincoln said

“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.

September 22, 2014 12:00 am

Remember Democrats when you cast ballot

S. Robert Schwartz recently wrote conservatives hate this president "because he is black."

September 22, 2014 12:00 am

Copeland should buy more dogs for police

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.

September 22, 2014 12:00 am

It takes real genius to come up with this stuff

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.

September 22, 2014 12:00 am

Remember Repay’s gift at election time

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?

September 22, 2014 12:00 am
Quinn's lawnmower, state in bad condition

Quinn's lawnmower, state in bad condition

I saw the commercial with Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn cutting his own lawn. He should get a new lawnmower. It looked rusty to me.

September 22, 2014 12:00 am
YOUNG VOICES: Boston University creates good impression

YOUNG VOICES: Boston University creates good impression

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.

September 22, 2014 12:00 am
EDITORIAL: Shame on rebel alliance for fighting merger

EDITORIAL: Shame on rebel alliance for fighting merger

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.

September 22, 2014 12:00 am
PUBLISHER NOTES: Mentors sustain high-achievers

PUBLISHER NOTES: Mentors sustain high-achievers

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…

September 21, 2014 1:18 pm
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September 21, 2014 12:00 am
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September 21, 2014 12:00 am
AUSTIN BAY: Conditions stalk Obama's uncertain coalition

AUSTIN BAY: Conditions stalk Obama's uncertain coalition

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.

September 21, 2014 12:00 am
Plan maps South Shore's future

Plan maps South Shore's future

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.

September 21, 2014 12:00 am
Gary South Shore station

Gary South Shore station

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.

September 21, 2014 12:00 am
BOOK EXCERPT: Conditions at Andersonville Prison

BOOK EXCERPT: Conditions at Andersonville Prison

Editor's note: This is the second in a series of excerpts from the new book, "On Lincoln's Side."

September 21, 2014 12:00 am Photos

Photos

RICH JAMES: Ritz is right to launch drive for texts

RICH JAMES: Ritz is right to launch drive for texts

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.

September 21, 2014 12:00 am
A stroll down memory lane

A stroll down memory lane

Send your historic photos to doug.ross@nwi.com. And share your memories at the NWI Opinion page on Facebook or send your letter to letters@nwi.com or Letters, The Times, 601 W. 45th Ave., Munster, IN 46321.

September 21, 2014 12:00 am
A stroll down memory lane

A stroll down memory lane

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.

September 21, 2014 12:00 am
WALTER WILLIAMS: Multiculturalism is a failure

WALTER WILLIAMS: Multiculturalism is a failure

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.

September 21, 2014 12:00 am
MARTIN HENRICHS: Is school funding fooling us?

MARTIN HENRICHS: Is school funding fooling us?

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.

September 21, 2014 12:00 am
BRIAN HOWEY: Daniels’ political legacy trumps Bayh’s return

BRIAN HOWEY: Daniels’ political legacy trumps Bayh’s return

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.

September 21, 2014 12:00 am
LEE HAMILTON: President, Congress should cooperate on military intervention

LEE HAMILTON: President, Congress should cooperate on military intervention

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…

September 21, 2014 12:00 am
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September 21, 2014 12:00 am
Share your experiences during war on terror

Share your experiences during war on terror

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.

September 21, 2014 12:00 am
WILLIAM NANGLE: Police should ease pressure on candidates

WILLIAM NANGLE: Police should ease pressure on candidates

Forget about good government; just show me the cash.

September 21, 2014 12:00 am

Today in History: Sept. 21, 1914

The Standard Oil Co. was threatened with a very bad fire when a tank of naphtha in the treating department caught fire yesterday.

September 21, 2014 12:00 am
Abraham Lincoln said

Abraham Lincoln said

“Writing … is the great invention of the world.” - Abraham Lincoln, Feb. 11, 1859.

September 21, 2014 12:00 am
Obama must not have read legislation carefully

Obama must not have read legislation carefully

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.

September 21, 2014 12:00 am

How much of my donation goes for overhead?

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…

September 21, 2014 12:00 am
Forbes article must have skewed facts

Forbes article must have skewed facts

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.

September 21, 2014 12:00 am

Does anyone care about African-Americans?

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…

September 21, 2014 12:00 am

Look at what's happened under Obama

The story so far! Since President Barack Obama took office:

September 21, 2014 12:00 am

Would you like higher taxes to pay for TIFs?

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?"

September 21, 2014 12:00 am
EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: World is a better place now

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: World is a better place now

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…

September 21, 2014 12:00 am
EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Get off your couch, enjoy adventures

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Get off your couch, enjoy adventures

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.

September 21, 2014 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Are you ready to face disaster?

GUEST COMMENTARY: Are you ready to face disaster?

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…

September 21, 2014 12:00 am Photos

Photos

LAURA HOLLIS: Sexual revolution didn't bring evolution

LAURA HOLLIS: Sexual revolution didn't bring evolution

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."

September 21, 2014 12:00 am
YOUNG VOICES: Do not be afraid of change

YOUNG VOICES: Do not be afraid of change

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.

September 21, 2014 12:00 am
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