26 October 2022

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28 September 2022

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Candidates’ skills matter

Candidates’ skills matter


Now that summer’s officially over and public attention is turning to the mid-term elections, we know what the parties want us to concentrate on. ...
21 September 2022

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14 September 2022

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Negotiation, compromise can work

Negotiation, compromise can work


There are two especially striking aspects to the “Inflation Reduction Act,” the sprawling climate-change/tax-reform/health-care legislation that j...
07 September 2022

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Tussle over where power should lie continues

Tussle over where power should lie continues


In June, when the Supreme Court issued its Dobbs decision overturning Roe v. Wade, attention understandably focused on the majority’s view of what t...
17 August 2022

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Filling our ’empty spaces’

Filling our ’empty spaces’


“We are not permitted to choose the frame of our destiny, but what we put into it is ours.” —Dag Hammarshjold Have you ever puzzled over what...

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Why Congressional oversight matters

Why Congressional oversight matters


It’s impossible to know right now what impact the work of the Jan. 6 committee will have in the long run, though it’s a fair bet that whatever the...
10 August 2022

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Remember what government can do

Remember what government can do


Here’s a question: When was the last time at least half of Americans said the government in Washington could be trusted to do the right thing all or...
21 July 2022

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Let’s not wait to send a billion bucks back to Hoosiers

Let’s not wait to send a billion bucks back to Hoosiers


When the State of Indiana officially closed our fiscal books on June 30, we collected $1.24 billion more than was last forecasted, which has created o...
20 July 2022

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Always leave them with hope

Always leave them with hope


Many years ago, I was in the audience when the Rev. Jesse Jackson, the legendary civil rights activist and election mobilizer, gave a speech. He often...