16 June 2021

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Meat processors build communities

Meat processors build communities


Late last year, the Indiana State Dept. of Agriculture and I issued grants to meat processors across the state.
09 June 2021

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Can U.S. sustain international order?

Can U.S. sustain international order?


We don’t often think that how the United States conducts itself at home has much impact on how we face the world, but it does. You’d be amazed at ...
02 June 2021

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Pondering our post-pandemic selves

Pondering our post-pandemic selves


My Opinion
"Things fall apart; the center cannot hold.” These haunting words of poet William Butler Yeats were written in 1919.
19 May 2021

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Address greatest threats to safety, security

Address greatest threats to safety, security


Currently, the United States spends at least three quarters of a trillion dollars each year on the Pentagon.

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12 May 2021

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Prep women to run for office for good of all

Prep women to run for office for good of all


My Opinion
Rima Shahid, Guest Writer With the campaigns of 2020 barely behind us, it might seem too soon to think about the next round of elections, b...
05 May 2021

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Mother’s Day: One son’s tribute

Mother’s Day: One son’s tribute


My Opinion
When Ann Jarvis died on May 9, 1905, her daughter, Anna Reeves Jarvis, began a campaign to honor her mother as a way of celebrating all moms...
28 April 2021

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Why reforming the filibuster matters

Why reforming the filibuster matters


My Opinion
As Washington turns its attention to infrastructure and other matters of policy, the Senate filibuster isn’t commanding quite the same hea...
21 April 2021

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Where domestic policy seems headed

Where domestic policy seems headed


My Opinion
There’s not much question where the Biden administration’s domestic priorities lie. Getting the pandemic health crisis under control and...
14 April 2021

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To cancel or not, that is the question

To cancel or not, that is the question


I wonder if I’ll get “canceled” someday. I could trip up and say something awkward or inappropriate and get crushed for it. It could be a phrase in a Facebook post or a newspaper article like this. It could be a slip in the classroom that gets reported by a student. It doesn’t bother me a lot. I know I’m not perfect in word, deed, motive or thought.