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Democrats want to impeach Kavanaugh? Go for it!

Marc A. Thiessen The latest smear on Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh is a disaster for Democrats, and everyone seems to know it except the party’s presidential candidates. No sooner had The New York Times published a new, unsubstantiated allegation of s

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Sober living home denial is not what Grant County needs

In the midst of an opioid crisis that kills more than 100 people each day across the U.S., there is a lot of talk about providing treatment to those captured by addiction’s tragic cycle.  Grant County has the third-worst overdose rate out of Indiana

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The smearing of Brett Kavanaugh continues

Marc A. Thiessen A Columbia Journalism Review poll released this year found that half of all Americans have “hardly any confidence at all” in the media, which beat out even Congress as the institution for which the public has the lowest confidence. It&#

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Don't blame guns, blame mental health

Dear Editor: The great failing in our current efforts to protect ourselves against violent criminals is the unreliability of the system of background checks for gun purchases. Time and again it has been found that a gunman has been able to pass a background check e

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ILEARN standardized testing disaster shouldn't surprise anyone

The Indiana Department of Education messed up again. What’s new? While less than half of students in Indiana are proficient in math and language arts, according to the recently-released ILEARN scores, the State of Indiana deserves the failing grade. It’

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Unified response needed to attack against Saudi Arabia

The attack on Saudi Arabia’s oil and gas facilities in Abqaiq, which has suspended half of the kingdom’s processing – corresponding to 6% of world supply – is a blow to one of the main arteries of the global economy. The Trump administration

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The State of Indiana needs to reevaluate standardized testing

Recently, ILEARN testing results were released to the public. ILEARN is the new annual standardized test required by the State of Indiana to replace ISTEP. The average ILEARN test resulted in more than 50 percent of the students in Indiana “failing” thi

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The heresy of hearsay

Kathleen Parker The recent fiasco at The New York Times, which last weekend published the latest uncorroborated sexual-assault accusation against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, was a monument to hearsay and a travesty of journalistic ethics. The story, sinc

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New smoking law is a good start, for now

After more than a year of false starts, public hearings and debate, the county commissioners made a step in the right direction to protect people from secondhand smoke. It’s great news that smoking will be prohibited at concerts, fairs and parades across the

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Trump and his GOP challengers

Byron York Mark Sanford, the former representative and governor of South Carolina, has now joined former representative Joe Walsh and former Massachusetts governor Bill Weld in challenging President Trump for the 2020 Republican presidential nomination. Of course t

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A happy birthday: Time to reflect on the 4 stages

Leo Morris I quietly celebrated another year above ground earlier this month and realized I had reached the fourth stage of birthday celebrations. The first stage comes when we are young and yearn to be older. We want to escape childhood and reach the magic age of

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Causes of a possible recession

Michael J. Hicks Economic growth, not recession, is the norm. For every one quarter the U.S. has spent in recession since the end of World War II, we’ve spent eight quarters growing. Of the 75 quarters in this century, only 10 have been recessionary. I’

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A public health approach to gun control

Dear Editor: Columbine. Sandy Hook. Las Vegas. Pittsburg. Parkland. El Paso. Dayton. Odessa. Certainly not an all-inclusive list of high-profile mass-shooting tragedies. Mass shootings are becoming more frequent. During 2018 in the U.S., there were 340 mass shootin

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Dems should back Trump's NAFTA replacement deal

A top priority for President Donald Trump in what’s left of this session of Congress is a vote in the House of Representatives on his trade deal with Mexico and Canada. Passage in the Republican-controlled Senate is all but certain, and, because trade interes

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