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  • Brian Howey: Adopting Indiana? Or a ‘deadbeat parent’ FREMONT – This past week we’ve learned that the State of Indiana has essentially stiffed 1,400 families who have adopted special needs children. The subsidies they were promised to raise kids in the state’s foster child program have been denied, prom

    July 15, 2014

  • Polarization, part III: decisions on 'political speech' Editor’s note: This is the third and last in a series on political polarization. Do the recent Supreme Court decisions in Citizens’ United and McCutcheon, both regarding campaign-finance reform, contribute to political polarization? Or do they enhanc

    July 10, 2014

  • Obama's abuse of Executive Authority It’s been a wild couple weeks in Washington for the separation of powers.First, Speaker John Boehner announced that the House plans to sue the president for violating his oath of office by failing to enforce the law and making his own laws without th

    July 10, 2014

  • opn-gb071014 Hamilton column headshot Are we doomed to polarization? We face complex problems. To find solutions, we must be willing to exercise the values of representative democracy: tolerance, mutual respect, accepting ideological differences, working to build consensus.We Americans are trapped in a political dilem

    July 10, 2014 1 Photo

  • A Libertarian perspective: Ties that bind Sometimes revolutions begin in the most humble of places. Last Easter my three year old grandson took a stand against wearing a tie to church. He was going up against his mother and father, presently accepted norms, and a couple thousand years of fas

    July 10, 2014

  • Pat Smith: The retiree mental fitness evaluation It’s not every day that a person learns that she might be getting a bunch of money. Of course, I’ll try not to change and become snobbishly and arrogantly pretentious.Here’s the story: As anyone who has ever lived in a very old home knows, the chance

    July 9, 2014

  • Storage wars: Not every locker is a pot of gold Don’t we just love them? Calvin (the thrift store owner), Jarrod and Brandi (the enthusiastic young married couple), Darrell (the storage auction veteran) and Rene and Casey (the German couple who ruled season 5.) Each week they step into our homes a

    July 9, 2014

  • Political Polarization: Part II Editor’s note: This is the second in a three-part series.“Democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts and murders itself.”— John AdamsWhen asked what the Founders created in Philadelphia, Benjamin Franklin replied: “A Republic, madam; if you

    July 8, 2014

  • Financial hardships mount for military families Days before the July 4th holiday, Holly Petraeus stood on the steps of the imposing Indiana War Memorial, in front of a bank of cameras, and made a plea to military families: Don’t let pride stand in the way of asking for help. It was a striking mess

    July 8, 2014

  • New laws benefiting Hoosier families The beginning of July has taken on new meaning since I first began serving as your state representative. Not only does it signify the start of a new month, it also represents when many new laws take effect in Indiana. As a continuous advocate for chi

    July 8, 2014

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