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Alliances dissolve without common goal

United in the fight against Nazi Germany, the United States and the USSR were staunch allies. However, once the Third Reich was vanquished, it...
Democracy depends on teaching citizenship to everyone

James Madison and the Founding Fathers believed an informed citizenry was the chief protection of the republican government they had created. Madison stated, “Knowledge...
Public input important during meetings, let them speak

Meetings. Perhaps nobody really loves them but yet can understand why they are necessary. With proper guidelines in place they can be a productive...
Best guide is one who knows the way

Best guide is one who knows the wayHave you ever took a wrong turn or headed the wrong direction on a trip? I have! One...
Tax cuts not solution to job, wage increase

By Morton Marcus “Come quickly,” the voice was urgent, but unmistakable. Indiana’s third U.S. senator, Phinneas Phogghorn was calling. In 15 minutes I was at his...
Politics too often decides what gets us outraged

INDIANAPOLIS — Wrong is wrong. Movie mogul Harvey Weinstein’s abominable conduct with women has — justly — unleashed an outpouring of condemnation. The revelations of...
Some childhood veggie tales were tall

Following my knee operation, my doctor informed me that I’d developed borderline anemia. I don’t even know how that’s possible. Since the new administration...
Closing the case on open kitchen concept

By Lori Borgman I find myself wanting to shout at the television these days. Not at the news shows — they do their own shouting...
What is equitable? Middle class often forgotten in tax laws

By Eric Schansberg “An efficient and equitable tax reform? No income taxes on dollars earned below the poverty lines. A flat income tax on income...
Students need community service

The increased sense of social responsibility that a student volunteer experiences helps broaden their view of the world and also exposes them to experiences...

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