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Dismal reports discount value of recent letter

David Casson’s recent letter contained a list of “the many good things” President Barack Obama has done for average Americans.

7 hours ago
14 days until election

14 days until election

Election Day, Nov. 4, is approaching rapidly. Before you cast your ballot, visit nwi.com/politics to read about the races, study candidates' responses to The Times' questionnaire, watch videos with some of the candidtes, and see The Times Editorial Board's endorsements in select races.

7 hours ago
15 days until election

15 days until election

Election Day, Nov. 4, is approaching rapidly. Before you cast your ballot, visit nwi.com/politics to read about the races, study candidates' responses to The Times' questionnaire, watch videos with some of the candidtes, and see The Times Editorial Board's endorsements in select races.

October 20, 2014 12:00 am
Should Congress downsize to reduce spending?

Should Congress downsize to reduce spending?

Is it time the U.S. Congress consider reducing its size? Should the House be 218 members and the Senate 50 members?

October 20, 2014 12:00 am

Same-sex marriage is an abomination to Lord

God will punish anybody who endorses or performs or goes into a same-sex marriage.

October 20, 2014 12:00 am

Horticulture efforts made Valpo beautiful

I commend Steve Martinson, superintendent of the horticulture department, and all who work with him for their creative achievement in making Valparaiso a summer attraction.

October 20, 2014 12:00 am

It's great when police show compassion

A song says, "What the world needs now is love, sweet love; that's the only thing there is just too little of!"

October 20, 2014 12:00 am

Employers' freedom is employees' travail

Your story of the employee fired for owning a gun ("Former LOFS employee's lawsuit says he was fired for owning a gun," Oct. 7) points to a deeper problem in Indiana law today.

October 20, 2014 12:00 am

GUEST EDITORIAL: Advancing the conversation about end of life

It should come as no surprise that legislation passed in 2013 by the Indiana General Assembly intended to better ensure that end-of-life wishes for medical care are communicated and honored hasn't exactly been a hot topic of conversation.

October 20, 2014 12:00 am
LEE HAMILTON: Viewing political corruption more broadly

LEE HAMILTON: Viewing political corruption more broadly

Earlier this year, veteran political writer Thomas Edsall reported an eyebrow-raising fact about Americans’ views toward government. Polling by Gallup, he noted, found the proportion of Americans who believed that corruption is “widespread” in government had risen from 59 percent in 2006 to …

October 20, 2014 12:00 am
Abraham Lincoln said:

Abraham Lincoln said:

“I am responsible … to the American people, to the Christian world, to history, and on my final account to God.” - Abraham Lincoln, April 18, 1864.

October 20, 2014 12:00 am

Today in History: Oct. 20, 1914

Former President Theodore Roosevelt greeted by big crowds in trip through northern Lake County yesterday, seen by many thousands.

October 20, 2014 12:00 am
WALTER WILLIAMS: FDA delays are killing Americans

WALTER WILLIAMS: FDA delays are killing Americans

The Food and Drug Administration can make two types of errors. It can approve a drug that has dangerous unanticipated side effects, or it can reject or delay approval of a drug that is safe and effective. Let's look at these errors.

October 19, 2014 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Caution is best response to North Korea

GUEST COMMENTARY: Caution is best response to North Korea

"Small but meaningful step," is how a senior official of South Korea’s Unification Ministry described the Oct. 4 surprise visit of top North Korean officials. Hwang Pyong So, close adviser to North Korea leader Kim Jong Un, headed the delegation, which crossed the demilitarized zone that div…

October 19, 2014 12:00 am

House towns' dispatch center with county

The Schererville, St. John and Ceder Lake do not want to sign an agreement with Lake County to run their E-911 systems. They state they are trying to save their taxpayers money and keep the same level of service.

October 19, 2014 12:00 am
Abraham Lincoln said:

Abraham Lincoln said:

“Ere long the most valuable of all arts will be the art of deriving a comfortable subsistence from the smallest area of soil.” - Abraham Lincoln, Sept. 30, 1859.

October 19, 2014 12:00 am

Today in History: Oct. 19, 1914

Eight new cases of smallpox are reported in Whiting since Saturday, making 15 in all. One new case is reported in Hobart, one in Robertsdale and one in Hessville.

October 19, 2014 12:00 am

School board job isn't like running a business

Here is why I will be voting for Sandra Lessentine for School Board.

October 19, 2014 12:00 am

Pro athletes should do more to help others

It's refreshing to read of some pro athletes giving back to the community in thanks for the talents they have, which some of us do not.

October 19, 2014 12:00 am

Turn this election season around and pack polls

U.S. citizens have the right to vote, but a lot of us don't use this right. It is time to turn around this declining trend and vote this Nov 4.

October 19, 2014 12:00 am

Democrats, go vote to end gridlock in D.C.

Democrats, are you going to vote this election, or are you going to sit home again?

October 19, 2014 12:00 am
16 days until election

16 days until election

Election Day, Nov. 4, is approaching rapidly. Before you cast your ballot, visit nwi.com/politics to read about the races, study candidates' responses to The Times' questionnaire, watch videos with some of the candidtes, and see The Times Editorial Board's endorsements in select races.

October 19, 2014 12:00 am
EDITORIAL: We endorse Visclosky for U.S. House

EDITORIAL: We endorse Visclosky for U.S. House

In the race for U.S. House of Representatives, District 1, the voters' choice should be easy. Ours was. Incumbent Pete Visclosky, a Democrat, is a clear standout who is working hard on behalf of Northwest Indiana.

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BRIAN HOWEY: Coats eyes teetering Baghdad, harsh realities

BRIAN HOWEY: Coats eyes teetering Baghdad, harsh realities

It was a simple but troubling question for U.S. Sen. Dan Coats. “Could Baghdad fall to ISIS?”

October 19, 2014 12:00 am

See what people want on South Shore issue

Rich James shows his colors as a tax-and-spend liberal Democrat. He attacks Mayor Thomas McDermott Jr. for recommending a countywide referendum on the South Shore expansion.

October 19, 2014 12:00 am
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