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  • Homegrown spirits return to State Fair INDIANAPOLIS – Mark Webb is counting on patrons of the Indiana State Fair to be better behaved this summer than they were in 1946, when a celebratory post-war crowd almost trashed the place.The bad behavior of beer drinkers 68 years ago is what led t

    June 24, 2014

  • opn-gb Bohanon column headshot Seven things that I like about the World Cup The key to enjoying any sport is to fully embrace the addiction. To a non-golfer watching grown men walk down a fairway to club a small ball towards a green is perverse torture. The true golfer, however, embraces the tension before the hit, observes

    June 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • Pat Smith: Obituaries and history There is one thing about “the old days” that I find incredibly touching. That’s the obituaries of those pioneers that one finds in old newspapers. Jeanie Coy showed me an obituary for Thomas Meek who died in 1912. It is written with much tenderness –

    June 20, 2014

  • Lawson leads an all-female ticket INDIANAPOLIS – Connie Lawson had a speech ready for the state Republican party delegates who picked her as their Secretary of State candidate, putting her at the top of an all-female ticket in November.But she never got to deliver it.Instead, time wa

    June 17, 2014

  • Republicans, women and Latinos FORT WAYNE - Less than two years after Democrats tried to tag the “war on women” label on Indiana Republicans - with some success - delegates at the GOP Convention here nominated the first all female ticket in state history.Going before voters in Nov

    June 17, 2014

  • Don't listen to those who knew Bergdahl best For several weeks now, since President Barack Obama held a Rose Garden event to brag about his exchange of five Taliban terrorist leaders for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, the patronizing elite of the left have scolded conservatives and a few fellow Democ

    June 17, 2014

  • Millennials could start a commuter revolution Throughout the twentieth century, the automobile was an American icon, a symbol of freedom and mobility. It gave people choices they never had before -- new places to travel, new people to visit, and the like. The digital age has only expanded the nu

    June 13, 2014

  • This is what deep thoughts get you I recently rediscovered the work of an American essayist, lecturer, and poet who was, without doubt, one of the most brilliant men of his, or any other time. Ralph Waldo Emerson was born in Boston in 1803 and died in Concord, Massachusetts, in 1882 a

    June 12, 2014

  • What we need from the press There is a place for entertainment that plays off the news, but there is no substitute for dogged reporting and the traditional values of accuracy, truth and fairness. These days, the scandal involving long wait times at VA hospitals can feel like so

    June 12, 2014

  • Beware Greeks (friends) bearing gifts We're all familiar with the story of how the Greeks pulled a sneaky on the city of Troy by concealing soldiers inside a huge wooden horse. When the offering was pulled inside the gates of the city the soldiers inside then conquered their foes. It's a

    June 12, 2014

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