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Abraham Lincoln said

Abraham Lincoln said

“The government cannot afford to accept services, and refuse payment for them.” – Abraham Lincoln, Aug. 7, 1863

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Today in History: Aug. 22, 1914

Austria Loses Thousands In Battle: Germans Swarm Toward French Frontier, Italy Is Ready Now.

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August 21, 2014 12:00 am

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.

August 21, 2014 12:00 am

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.

August 21, 2014 12:00 am

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.

August 21, 2014 12:00 am

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.

August 21, 2014 12:00 am

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…

August 21, 2014 12:00 am

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…

August 21, 2014 12:00 am
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

August 21, 2014 12:00 am
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.

August 21, 2014 12:00 am
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.

August 21, 2014 12:00 am
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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

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
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
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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
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
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