06 October 2021

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State’s economic future according to three forecasters

State’s economic future according to three forecasters


Where is our economy going? Let’s ask some folks whose job it is to forecast the future of the U.S. economy. How about looking at three forecasts: o...
22 September 2021

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Helping Hoosiers get the care they need

Helping Hoosiers get the care they need


According to the American Medical Association, health care spending in the United States increased by 4.6% in 2019 to $3.8 trillion, or $11,582 per pe...
08 September 2021

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What life requires

What life requires


Willingness to try and to learn new skills is imperative to navigating life. There is always more to learn.

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Shop local to support our economy, fellow Hoosiers

Shop local to support our economy, fellow Hoosiers


Indiana is home to nearly 200 farmers markets, with one in almost every county.
01 September 2021

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Only religious war remains

Only religious war remains


The Taliban seizure of Afghanistan underscores an ugly 21st century fact: Religion-based warfare remains the world’s worst type of armed conflict, and the “holy warriors” display barbaric cruelty.
18 August 2021

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Pandemic takes toll on Americans’ mental health

Pandemic takes toll on Americans’ mental health


Last year, on one of then-New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s daily coronavirus briefings, he asked his audience, “How are you, really?” He wasn’t inquiring about the health of viewers who might be recovering from the virus. He was asking listeners and viewers to think seriously about their mental health.
11 August 2021

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Seeking healthier outcomes for Hoosiers

Seeking healthier outcomes for Hoosiers


Each summer, state lawmakers use the interim to prepare for the next legislative session. Summer study committees are integral to the legislative proc...
04 August 2021

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Why voters vote as they do

Why voters vote as they do


Maybe it’s just a professional preoccupation, but I’ve always been intrigued by why voters cast their ballots as they do. I’ve never made a form...
21 July 2021

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The fight over voting rights

The fight over voting rights


Call me naïve, but I’ve never quite gotten why some politicians want to limit voters’ ability to cast their ballots. Sure, I know that plenty of ...
14 July 2021

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How do we assess Congress?

How do we assess Congress?


How do we assess Congress? If you look at the polls of how Americans feel about the job Congress is doing, they’ve been remarkably consistent for t...