Maya Pinion

  1. I agree with Greg Zoeller. I am appalled by the President's stance that he will not defend an existing law. He swore to uphold the constitution; it specically states that "...he shall take care that the laws are faithfully executed..." It is an an abdication of his sworn duty to pick and choose which ones he chooses to uphold.
    April 02, 2013 10:07 am on GUEST COMMENTARY: Defending state’s authority is AG’s obligation
  2. Good editorial with sound reasoning.
    April 02, 2013 9:14 am on EDITORIAL: Why mediation when state law is clear?
  3. This little gem is published 15 hours before the season's opening pitch!
    April 01, 2013 6:58 am on Sox can’t move forward in AL Central ‘till they get Tigers by the tail
  4. MunsterGuy, I see my comment was a bit confusing. I admit, and intended, to segue from this specific cell phone debacle to the concept of discipline. I do maintain that properly administered discipline is restorative and not ruinous, and that discipline entails anything from a corrective interview to a long prison sentence. When a person refuses to respond appropriately to discipline, he chooses to take a path that leads to ruin. With respect to the events of the past week, I agree that expulsion appears to be heavy-handed. Quite frankly, I am not one to opine a specific discipline for these kids, I am quite content to let the high school and police determine what, if anything, is appropriate once they have completed an investigation that determines where their respective spheres of responsibility and influence lie, and hope that the kids put this experience behind them.
    February 13, 2013 12:28 am on Munster High students to be suspended for sexting
  5. I don't know, totarski. Sounds like your "luck" is what is better known as good parenting. Regardless of it, kids still have the opportunity to make up their own wrong minds when you are not around, but the likelihood of success is on youre side because you have taught them the right stuff.
    February 12, 2013 11:49 pm on Munster High students to be suspended for sexting
  6. Wen I saw the title I really thought the author was going to talk about what those changes are going to be.
    February 12, 2013 11:32 pm on EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Obamacare is bringing more changes this year
  7. the "troble" is not that the kids were caught. The "trouble" is that they got into mischief and perhaps criminal activity. They were already in trouble. The solution to the problem had simply not yet begun. If the school suspected illegal activity but were not permitted to examine the phones, they would have simply turned them over to the police.
    February 12, 2013 11:27 pm on Educators explain why schools so tough on students who engage in questionable behavior
  8. Linda Lawson, D-Hammond said, "They have the lowest income, they have high unemployment and I'm speaking for those people — they're poor and they need our help."
    Well Linda, that is very generous of you to donate Griffith's money. If you really want to help, why don't you have Hammond annex Gary?

    February 12, 2013 11:12 pm on House backs referendum on Griffith leaving Calumet Township
  9. Why is that not surprising? Perhaps it is even the young MHS student who, when I protested his loud vulgarities in the movie theater a while back responded sarcastically, "Freedom of speech, man! Ever hear of it? My old man's a lawyer!" There can't be two of them, can there? His friends evidently were not sons of lawyers. They shamed and shushed him.
    February 12, 2013 1:23 am on Munster High students to be suspended for sexting
  10. So... ruin all the young lives or none of them??
    I think one of the points that many people are missing is that discipline is a learning experience, not a tool of ruination. The behavior in question - the photography, the distribution, the storage of lewd photgraphs - is a serious issue of social and ethical behavior, extending into criminal behavior. It goes well beyond flirtatiousness and statements of double entendre. There are victims that it hurts, and the pictures become a far reaching record, damaging privacy and reputation far beyond what a 14 or 15 or even 18 year old can imagine. Firm discipline is necessary, and even if tha includes expulsion, discipline does not make for ruining a life - it is an opporutinity to learn a hard lesson. The scorning of discipline is the commencement of self ruin.
    February 12, 2013 1:12 am on Munster High students to be suspended for sexting
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