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Today's Opinions

  • EDITORIAL: Allowing any candidate to run for two offices at once is bad idea

    State Sen. Mike Delph said late last month that he would propose a bill to allow fellow Republican Mike Pence to run for two offices next year, Indiana governor and U.S. President.

    Delph withdrew his bill last week after other prominent Republicans in the Indiana General Assembly criticized it.

  • Strengthening Indiana’s education policy

    State Sen. Erin Houchin

     

    After meeting with dozens of teachers across southern Indiana in the last year, the first bill I decided to author as a state senator works to move Indiana’s I-READ reading assessment from third grade to second grade.

    My legislation, Senate Bill 169, requires students who do not pass the I-READ reading assessment in second grade to retake the test during the third grade, which allows for more time and opportunity to strengthen reading abilities.

  • Brussels sprouts making comeback

    Jeneen Wiche

    Brussels sprouts have made a comeback. It used to be that no one like them and they were hard to come by fresh.

    Old varieties have been greatly improved from those forced on you as a child. Equally, updated cooking methods probably can stand some credit for elevating the previously mushy, bitter Barbie-doll-head-sized cabbage to a crispy, nutty treat.

  • Strengthening Indiana's future

    State Rep.

    Lloyd Arnold

    With the first two weeks of the legislative session complete, things are off to an exciting start. I always enjoy reconnecting with colleagues and meeting new members of our team; however, the thing I look forward to most each session is the positive impact and difference I can make for Hoosiers in southwest Indiana.

  • Super Commodore fan releases musical CD

    First, I would like to say hello to all the wonderful former students I taught at Perry Central Community School for almost a 25-year period. I hope you are all doing well in your chosen fields. Secondly, I want to inform all fine Perry Central folks that I produced my first music compact disc and will have them on sale at the Perry Central ballgame, weather permitting, Jan. 31.

  • Who is my brother?

    By VINCE LUECKE

    Editor’s note: This column first appeared in January 2004.

    I’ve been bothered by a brother the last couple of weeks. What’s been nagging me isn’t one of my biological brothers, but the word “brother.”

    Few words carry more meaning than brother, or mean so much. Have you used it lately? Can you remember how you used it?

  • Sunday alcohol Sales ban defies free-market rules

    Indiana legislators probably won’t change the state’s Sunday alcohol sales law this year, but they should.

    One news report Monday called Indiana “the toughest place in the nation to buy take-home beer or liquor on Sundays.”
    Indiana does not allow Sunday sales of beer, wine or liquor by grocery, convenience or liquor stores.

  • Will Obama get credit for lower gas prices?

    You know, I remember a couple of years ago some readers wrote letters to this very paper saying it was all President Obama’s fault that gasoline might hit $4 a gallon back then and how Obama had hurt this country’s oil production.

    I wonder what they are saying now with gas under $2 a gallon? I guess since he was to blame back then, he gets the credit now for prices falling?