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There is a bit of an unexpected tussle going on right now in the statehouse. You see, the Republican supermajority did not expect to have any problem pulling more money away from public education and giving it to private education entities. It turns out that people are pushing back, and the …

It now seems the Indiana Legislature is determined to pass Senate Bill 5, which is a direct response to actions taken by local health departments during the COVID-19 pandemic. We write this column to educate Hoosiers on the many dangers of SB 5 with a plea to Governor Holcomb that he veto the bill.

President Joe Biden’s massive American Jobs Plan is likely to come in two parts: a traditional transportation package as well as a domestic package that includes, among other priorities, universal prekindergarten. It’s is an education initiative deserving of broad support. The National Insti…

According to news reports, some of our citizens are keeping alive the American custom of brutalizing fellow citizens of non-European ancestry. Currently, the victims are Asian, but we are a fickle lot (I say “we” because I am a white, middle-class Protestant male of European descent), and ne…

When Jesus of Nazareth first came on the scene, He caused quite a stir in the land! The Bible tells us that everywhere He went and with everything He did, people were left amazed! …

I have been following the Indiana General Assembly since I was an intern in 1977 and later served in the House of Representatives and as Speaker of the House. In all those years, never have I seen an assault on our state’s chief executive like what is occurring in the current legislative session.

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 …

The new Georgia voting law, signed by Gov. Brian Kemp last month, has divided Georgians and other Americans along partisan lines, with Republicans hailing it as a victory for “election integrity” and Democrats condemning it as “voter suppression.” But the fight has expanded beyond the usual …

Despite the economic uncertainty and challenges we’ve faced as a result of the pandemic, there are signs that our state’s economy continues to come back strong.

Speaking about his ambitious infrastructure plans in a press conference, President Joe Biden recently stated, “One in five miles of our highways and major roads are in poor condition,” “More than one third of our bridges” need repair, and “we rank 13th globally in infrastructure.” These stat…

My Great-Grandma Flora Doubman made some of the best pies that anyone in Henry County had ever tasted. She taught her pie making secrets and skills to my Grandma Barbra and then my Grandma Barbra, taught them to me. I am still on my pie journey, I feel like I do not make them enough to reall…

NOTE: This review is coming from a person who loves a good violent action movie. If the genre isn’t for you, this movie isn’t for you.

Schools are designed to teach students, but ever since the pandemic hit, it’s been parents who have learned some hard lessons. They may welcome the fact that districts are finally beginning to open up, but many are also taking a more active role in their children’s education.

Jesus had broken the news to His disciples about His impending death on Calvary. He spoke of going away and building mansions. He promised to send a Helper, the Holy Spirit, to abide with them forever. He also made another promise, “Because I live, you will live also.” (John 14:19)

As an American who has heard about thousands of shootings by now, I have never been asked about how I felt about any particular shooting – until a few days after the shootings at three massage businesses in Atlanta, dominated by women of Asian descent.

After the speeches, the hashtags, the marches, the dramatic demands for transforming America’s criminal justice system, comes the relatively mundane but indispensable means of determining guilt or innocence and, if guilt, punishment: the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauv…

I’ve been trying to make sense of NFTs, those digital creations called “non-fungible tokens” that can sell for millions of dollars.

Last week, the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis gave us a first look at the three closing months of 2020. Indiana did well in the final quarter of 2020. Our Gross Domestic Product, after adjustment for inflation, (Real GDP) advanced at an annual rate of 5.1 percent compared with a 4.3 percen…

Last week the House Foreign Affairs Committee held a public hearing on “Reclaiming Congressional War Powers.” It’s an admirable aspiration, but more than talk will be necessary for the legislative branch to wrest back from the White House its constitutional authority to decide when the Unite…

Thumbs up for the 7,000 cloth masks and 26,800 disposable masks donated to the Indiana chapter for the American Red Cross and offered for distribution among charitable organizations, nursing homes and six school corporations serving Henry County. – Beverly Imel, New Castle

One of us (Alejandro) nearly died from carbon monoxide poisoning while working as a janitor and now spends his days on street corners in Houston helping day laborers protect themselves on the job. The other (Michael) spent a career enforcing federal labor laws, including those intended to as…

A Democratic congressional candidate from Iowa who lost a close election last year is hoping that the House will overturn the state-certified result. Tempted as they may be by the prospect of padding their slim majority, House Democrats should reject her request.

Seditious conspiracy. The term – with its overtones of violent overthrow of government – connotes extreme gravity. It is one of the least employed charges in the United States criminal code. The Department of Justice has brought a seditious conspiracy case just twice in recent history. It wo…

The most confusing and conflicted week in Christian history is Holy Week, which is this year the week between March 28 and April 4.

The U.S. has a deadly shortage of donor kidneys, livers and other organs for transplant. The wait list is about 110,000 patients long, and every day 20 people die before their names come up. So it came as good news late last year, when the Trump administration set a new policy to demand more…

We live in a day when political rallies and violence are not uncommon. One news report said, “Chaos is becoming the new normal” This describes Jerusalem a long time ago. All four Gospels indicate passions were fiery hot! Jewish leaders were out to kill Jesus of Nazareth, yet Jesus rides into…

Sidney Powell, one of Donald Trump’s former lawyers, is being sued by Dominion Voting Systems for defamation. Her lawyers have entered a truly astonishing defense: that her statements alleging the Democratic Party stole the election using the company’s vote counting software can’t be defamat…

You wouldn’t think a trip to a grocery store to buy strawberries could be a life-changing event. But this is America, where gun violence is an epidemic.