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There’s strong need for corporate tax cuts

By Michael Hicks Almost nothing is as easy to demagogue as corporate tax rate changes. So, it might be helpful to share a bit of...
Amid daily tasks, one duty remains most important

I heard the doorbell ring. It was my friend and her coworker coming to clean our house. This was the first time I had...
The American public has had enough

To the editor: To the senator who stood on the floor of the Senate and said, “I rise to say, 'Enough.'" I...
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...
Innkeepers tax should continue to fund the Ricks Centre

To the editor: Hancock County originally planned to remove funding from the H.J. Ricks Centre for the Arts. This budget planning put...
Press needs to be fair in coverage

To the editor: In reference to John Krull's column ("Start doing something meaningful," Oct. 28, A4), there is so much corruption in...
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...
Outdoor sports bring many benefits to Indiana wildlife

To the editor: Lack of suitable wildlife habitat, not hunting, causes scarcity of wildlife. Indiana’s monoculture of corn, soybeans and dense hardwood...
Protect rights for all to vote

Frank Fotia, the Republican member of St. Joseph County’s Voter Registration Board, said a new state law that allows local officials to remove voters...
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...

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