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  • Polarization: Part I Editor’s note: This is the first in a series.There is no doubt about it: Political polarization is the norm in D.C. and the states. A recent Pew Research Study, “Political Polarization in the American Public,” finds that political and ideological lin

    July 3, 2014

  • The lessons of independence For many Americans, the Fourth of July will pass with little reflection on its historic significance. We’ll spend time with family and enjoy great food without really considering the underlying events that are the reason for our celebration. That’s a

    July 3, 2014

  • Pat Smith: A new appreciation for the Harper home Last week I had the opportunity to talk with Dr. Calvin Davis about the Harper home. As usual, when talking with Davis, I got a new appreciation for a part of Decatur County history.The James S. Harper home on State Road 3 at Sardinia catches the eye

    July 2, 2014

  • It's time for the Fair, ready or not It is fair time, ready or not. This seems to be the story each year. I am sure it would be the same no matter when the fair was.The Extension Homemakers sponsor several events during the fair. One is the pie eating contest at 6:30 p.m. Monday, July 1

    July 2, 2014

  • The music goes 'round and 'round for jukebox collectors “Sunday, Monday, happy days. Tuesday Wednesday, happy days. Thursday, Friday, happy days.........goovin’ all week with you.” With these lyrics the hit sitcom “Happy Days” came bounding into our homes from 1974-1984 and as we watched the opening credi

    July 2, 2014

  • The lesson Congress should learn from the VA scandal The crush of demand for VA services in the wake of two wars was easily foreseeable, had Congress been on its toes. Legislators must exercise their oversight responsibilities more diligently, so as to catch problems before they mushroom.Like other fed

    July 1, 2014

  • Don't give up “If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.”These words from Martin Luther King Jr. are simple. To sum it up; don’t give up. Keep going. No matter what lif

    July 1, 2014

  • Simplifying taxes is not so simple at all INDIANAPOLIS – Pushing his idea that a simpler tax system can boost Indiana’s economy, Gov. Mike Pence invited prominent conservative economists to a closed-to-the-public conference this past week.Keynote speakers at the daylong Tax Competitiveness a

    July 1, 2014

  • Long's Article V convention and redistricting NASHVILLE, Ind. – If you needed a poster to display the dysfunction in Congress, look no further than the “We Shall Overcome” photo op that took place with Congressional leaders on Tuesday. Boehner and Pelosi, Reid and McConnell linked hands and arms

    July 1, 2014

  • Congressman Luke Messer releases statement on Hobby Lobby Ruling ‘WASHINGTON (June 30, 2014)—Congressman Luke Messer (IN-06) released the following statement after the Supreme Court announced its ruling on the contraception mandate of the President’s health care law:“Today’s decision is a significant victory for r

    July 1, 2014

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