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Today's Opinions

  • Water-resources committee makes recommendations

    Richard Young
    District 47
    State Senator

    Through the summer and fall when the Indiana General Assembly is not in session, lawmakers convene interim committees and commissions to conduct in-depth research and analysis on complex issues facing the state. As a part-time legislature, the Indiana General Assembly often does not have the time and resources to completely delve into more complicated issues while in session, and interim committees are an opportunity to fully vet propos-ed initiatives.

  • Inspired by Rachel’s Challenge

    Jacqeline Trowbridge
    Intern

    On Oct. 31, Perry Central Community School invited a very special guest to speak to the students about a program called Rachel’s Challenge.

    Rachel’s Challenge shows the importance of kindness through a presentation about the most infamous school shooting in history.

    Rachel Scott was the first victim of the Columbine High School shooting that took the lives of 12 students and one teacher.

    Rachel’s funeral was shown on CNN and had the largest viewing in history.

  • EDITORIAL: Revolution targets absurdity in education

    A revolution is occurring that could change the nation in very fundamental ways. People, many of them teachers, are speaking out against standardization in education.

  • Legion commander: Let’s serve veterans as well as they have served us

    Guest Column
    By Daniel M. Dellinger
    National Commander
    American Legion

    During the recent government shutdown many numbers were thrown around. But there is one number that stands out and it has nothing to do with the debate over the federal budget.

    More than one a day. That is how many members of our active-duty military, National Guard and Reserve forces have committed suicide over the last year. Simply put, we are losing more servicemembers by their own hands than we are by the enemy in Afghanistan.

  • Time to fish or cut bait on tax reform

    LEE HAMILTON
    Center on Congress

    As Congress moves forward on budget negotiations, the word out of Washington is to expect nothing major: no grand bargain, just more stopgap, short-term fixes. Yet there’s one ray of hope. The House and Senate chairs of the tax-writing committees, one a Republican, the other a Democrat, are preparing a comprehensive tax-reform plan. They see the budget negotiations as their opportunity to enact much needed changes to our bloated, off-kilter tax laws.

  • Voice for rural Hoosier communities

    By Richard Young Jr., State Senator

  • LETTER: Supporters made Legion Post 213’s picnic a success

    The American Legion held its family picnic Sept. 15. I would like to thank everyone for helping and I would like to publicly give credit to the businesses for donating coupons for the kids games.

    Thanks to Wendy’s, Dairy Queen, Taco Bell and McDonald’s.

    Thanks again.

    CHARLOTTE LINDOUER
    President American Legion Post 213 Auxiliary

  • LETTER: Do you think Obama should be impeached?

    Editor's note: An incorrect headline appeared over this letter in our print edition.

    I'd like to respond both to GOP politicians along with their Tea Party followers about their accusations that Obama is abusing his power. I'll respond by asking them a few questions.