For anyone who actually believes they are a citizen of a dictatorship, I have great news ... you can leave and go some place better! Most dictatorships do not allow you to do that, but this one does. So feel free to leave any time. Good luck!
Jim Deel, Hammond
Marc Chase is a veteran investigative reporter, columnist and editor of more than two decades. He currently leads The Times news staff as local news editor. He can be reached at 219-933-3327.