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Perhaps during the pandemic you had a chat with your doctor about an ongoing condition or a new symptom that showed up. Your questions were answered, and maybe you got a prescription without stepping foot in a physician’s office.

The Indianapolis Star now has itself a team dedicated to “racial equity,” which includes, thanks to a grant from a nonprofit called Report for America, a reporter who will be tasked with covering “inequity in social services, immigration, cultural institutions, the legal system, education an…

In 2019, Indiana had 140,000 households headed by women without a spouse, living with their children under age 18, according to the Census Bureau.

I have a confession. All my life I have loved grilled cheese but have always turned my nose up at tomato soup. Always. I remember my Grandma Deloris used to make tomato soup for my brother, Damon, all the time and put ice cubes in it to help cool it off and I would think it was just the most…

One day last week, I sat in our car in the dentist’s parking lot a little over an hour while my wife Michelle was having her teeth examined and cleaned. I was waiting for a phone call from the dentist’s receptionist, telling me that Michelle’s exam was finished and they were ready for me. It…

At its core the American health system is not about health. It’s all about money. Nothing illustrates that better than the years’ long fight over surprise medical bills that finally ended when Congress passed the Omnibus Appropriations and Emergency Coronavirus Relief Act as 2020 came to a c…

Those responsible for the scourge of opioid addiction that has torn through communities in Washington and across the nation must be held accountable.

President Joe Biden’s recently unveiled budget marks a new era in U.S. economic policymaking. Decades of trickle-down tax cuts are out the window; Biden is betting that trickle-up economics will deliver the kind of sustained and equitable growth we all want. But that’s a dangerously short-si…

After a cyberattack crippled the world’s largest meat producer last week, JBS SA meat plants have begun to reopen across the globe. But the meat industry shouldn’t be returning to business as usual – and for the security of our food supply, the Biden administration needs to make sure that it…

After a cyberattack crippled the world’s largest meat producer last week, JBS SA meat plants have begun to reopen across the globe. But the meat industry shouldn’t be returning to business as usual – and for the security of our food supply, the Biden administration needs to make sure that it…

President Joe Biden’s recently unveiled budget marks a new era in U.S. economic policymaking. Decades of trickle-down tax cuts are out the window; Biden is betting that trickle-up economics will deliver the kind of sustained and equitable growth we all want. But that’s a dangerously short-si…

Those responsible for the scourge of opioid addiction that has torn through communities in Washington and across the nation must be held accountable.

There are many things that go unnoticed in our day to day lives. Signs that fade. Metal buildings that rust. Weeds that grow. They go unnoticed because it is easy to settle for what is good enough. In my dining room there is a very noticeable cosmetic flaw. The reason it is still there ... w…

June 14 is Flag Day in the United States, a holiday sandwiched between the patriotic holidays of Memorial Day and Independence Day. Unfortunately, almost no one honors it by flying flags or other appropriate decorations. It’s sad, really.

The ever-growing democracy reform movement is built around the idea that the American democracy is in trouble because the system is broken. Those with money have an outsize influence on politics. Ballot access is far from equal. Politicians get to pick their voters, rather than the other way…

Here are the facts about Hoosier earnings, with comparisons to the nation, in the years of 1999 and 2019. These years were chosen to bracket two decades dominated by the internet and telecommunications revolution, while avoiding the Covid year of 2020.

As I watched the Kennedy Center Honors on Sunday night, I realized that this celebration of lifetime artistic achievement is much more than just another show business awards ceremony.

Catching up with a friend over Zoom, I wondered recently what might have happened if China had come clean about the presence and origins of COVID-19 before it spread beyond Wuhan. But, my friend asked, wouldn’t the United States have done the same and tried to hide it too?

It’s either chutzpah or hypocrisy, maybe both, that leads Education Commissioner Richard Corcoran and the Florida Board of Education to crack down on our children’s history lessons. First, they spread fear that our kids will actually learn that (gasp!) the United States has not always been p…

Summer is coming up, if not already here, so I have been thinking about lighter recipes. I love cooking with the seasons and even though there are no real rules for when to eat food, I do like cooking and eating seasonally. Chili, to me, is a fall and winter dish. Do you eat chili during the…

Although our society is probably more accepting of differences in people than our parents and grandparents were, we continue to stereotype. Whether we call them old folks – or, more politely and politically correct “senior citizens” – they continue to be portrayed on television and in movies…

There was a small creek running through a wooded lot behind my childhood home. Grown-ups called it a ditch. The older neighborhood kids ignored it entirely. But to me and my friends, it was a magical forest with grand canyons, deep pools, wild rivers, and exotic beasts. It offered mystery, j…

Businesses are scrambling to fill job vacancies as the country continues to reopen from the coronavirus pandemic, but the reality is that there simply are not enough people looking for work. The state of Pennsylvania made the right move to pull back on the relaxed standards for unemployment …

All New Yorkers have a right to live free from fear of being targeted because of their race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender or religion. But right now, many of our Asian American neighbors walk with trepidation, if not terror. The numbers do not lie: Between the start of this year and…

During this past year, we have seen a significant increase in the attention directed to issues surrounding diversity, equity and inclusion. The elevated interest is long overdue, with policies and practices in both the public and private sectors receiving thoughtful and responsive revisions.

President Joe Biden is moving swiftly and decisively to protect and expand union rights for federal employees, following years of attacks under the Trump administration. As the head of the largest federal sector union, I’m proud to know that we have a president who wants to work with labor, …

All New Yorkers have a right to live free from fear of being targeted because of their race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender or religion. But right now, many of our Asian American neighbors walk with trepidation, if not terror. The numbers do not lie: Between the start of this year and…

President Joe Biden is moving swiftly and decisively to protect and expand union rights for federal employees, following years of attacks under the Trump administration. As the head of the largest federal sector union, I’m proud to know that we have a president who wants to work with labor, …

During this past year, we have seen a significant increase in the attention directed to issues surrounding diversity, equity and inclusion. The elevated interest is long overdue, with policies and practices in both the public and private sectors receiving thoughtful and responsive revisions.

Two factors have been at work in the aging of America’s population: the increased longevity and the bulge in numbers of persons due to the Baby Boom of the mid-1940s to the mid-’60s. Today, we can expect continued extension of longevity and another population surge from the Millennials.

As we observe National Military Appreciation Month and head into Memorial Day, it’s worth noting there are new veterans’ benefits that many who have served our country, and their survivors, may not be aware of.

I was leaving the gym last Wednesday when Tony told me they would be closed on Friday and Monday.

The psalmist declared, “The fool says in his heart, ‘There is no God.’” (Psalm 14:1) Unfortunately, there are many in our world who do not believe in God. For the Christian, however, not only do we believe in God, but we believe He is three in one!

Have you ever taken one of those tests that tell you your personality characteristics according to your birth order? I can’t say that I have, but I am not sure it would give honest answers for me. My sister and I are thirteen months apart. She is the oldest. So, was I ever the baby of the fa…

I love coming up with recipes for new and exciting takes on classic dishes and this recipe is a shining example. Who loves coleslaw? I know I do. I always tell people, if they find they do not really like this classic side dish, my guess is, that they have not had a good recipe for one. So m…

Due to COVID, from which thankfully we are emerging with life getting back to normal, a few anniversaries were almost forgotten about in today’s media. This includes the 30th anniversary of the Gulf War, which came to define my generation of veterans. I don’t pretend to be a combat veteran, …

Why have so many progressives portrayed Israel, rather than Hamas, as the criminal culprit in the latest round of Mideast violence? How is it possible that a democratic state, with all its flaws and challenges, is losing the battle for public opinion against a medieval fundamentalist regime …

The awesomeness and Black Girl Magic that is Simone Biles had the perfect response when asked why she keeps performing such difficult moves, including the recent Yurchenko double pike: “Because I can.”

Forgive Americans if they no longer remember that the elephant is the symbol of the Republican Party. Elephants are supposed to never forget, yet Republicans seem more than happy to memory-hole the Jan. 6 U.S. Capitol riot, as GOP members of Congress find absurd reasons to oppose a bipartisa…

When approaching royalty, a certain etiquette is to be followed, in the way of a bow or a curtsy before the king or queen. Did you know there’s even a proper protocol to approaching and addressing the President of the United States?

Facts and Figures, How does your state compare? is an annual publication of the Tax Foundation. It is mailed to every state legislator and governor.

When I was just a child, I roamed all over the hills of Eastern Kentucky, sometimes with friends, sometimes alone, recklessly climbing trees, exploring abandoned mines and generally tempting fate to the point of taunting it.