Hicks: Economic optimism and worry on Thanksgiving

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Thanksgiving weekend is a fine occasion to take stock of our world and to consider honestly how our economy fares globally, nationally and locally. The economy isn’t everything, of course. Freedom, family and health matter more. However, strong economic growth is the best remedy for many vexing challenges.

Take precautions for healthy holidays

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‘Tis the season for gatherings and festivities, and as we’ve all gotten accustomed to in recent years, the seasonal spike in communicable viruses.

Hawes: Another debt crisis coming, and it’s time for Congress to end the drama

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Late last year, Congress was staring down yet another deadline to avoid what pretty much everyone agreed would be a disastrous default on our nation’s debt.

Morris: A muttony metaphor

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There was a story out of Inner Mongolia in North China last month about a flock of sheep in a farmer’s pen walking around and around in circles for 12 days.

Another viewpoint: Holcomb in right place, but the Legislature isn’t

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Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb might have asked himself privately numerous times the same question he posed aloud recently to attendees of the United Nations 27th Climate Conference of the Parties (COP27) held in Egypt: “Am I in the right place?”

Marcus: An improved goal for colleges

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Soccer (football to the rest of the world) is exciting even though it does not have high scoring games. The excitement comes from seemingly endless attempts to attain a goal.

Franke: Student Loan Redux

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The student loan crisis is back in the news and will get much more attention now that the election is past.

Another viewpoint: Mike Pence’s memoir misses moment

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(Columbus) The Republic

Hicks: Black Friday is changing; consumers and businesses alike will adjust to these tight...

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It is Thanksgiving week, and for many that means another Black Friday shopping experience. I must say, there’s really nothing quite like hitting the 1:30 a.m. sales after a long day of turkey and pumpkin pie. Whether you view that as enjoyable, or quite the opposite, there’s reason to expect this tradition is changing. There are growing supply and demand-side reasons why much of the Black Friday bacchanalia will be very different in the years to come.