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Do we really want to be like Seattle?

Mark Franke “If we could only be more like Seattle ...” How often have you heard that comment from city leaders, Chamber of commerce spokesmen and other economic development officials? They conjure up images of highly paid millennials living in expensiv

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Petition Gov. Holcomb to help vets

As an elderly disabled Hoosier Vietnam war vet with combat PTSD and chronic pain, my treatment is legally restricted to addictive opiates and dangerous psychotropics like Prozac. Those are both dangerously addictive, harm my liver, burn my stomach and clog my bowel

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About that 'Election Security Bill'

The media’s latest hot take is that Republicans – in particular the dastardly Senator Mitch McConnell – are blocking bipartisan legislation to protect the nation’s elections. Reality, as usual, is more complicated. Consider the Securing Amer

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Hong Kong, China need to negotiate

Hong Kong’s political battleground has expanded. Protesters who in June demanded cancellation of an extradition bill that would make it easier for suspects to be transferred to mainland China are now asking for greater democracy and an investigation of police

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Free markets: Indiana corn and California oranges

Maryann O. Keating It is sometimes helpful to use an analogy to get a handle on difficult economic concepts. Assume for the moment that Indiana and California are two separate sovereign states. Indiana exports large amounts of corn to California, and California in

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Be careful using Vivitrol

Dear Editor: Vivitrol is a long-acting injection that blocks the effects of opioids. Companies are promoting this to reduce HIV risk, improve family function, increase employment, reduce cravings, and reduce the risk of heroin overdose. Yet people are trying

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Why is the presidential field so old?

Byron York Here are the ages that the top presidential candidates will be on Inauguration Day, 2021: Bernie Sanders, 79; Joe Biden, 78; Donald Trump, 74; and Elizabeth Warren, 71. If Sanders were elected and served two terms, he would be in office until age 87. If

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We can all do this to protect students

Last year three northern Indiana children lost their lives while crossing a rural highway. The tragedy led to action by the Indiana General Assembly, but we can all do better to ensure the children of Grant County make it to and from school safely. Driving around a

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Heroism amid the gunshots

Kathryn J. Lopez I wasn’t quite sure what the chaos was about as I sat at an open-air diner on the West Side of Manhattan the other night, trying to stay away from news and get a little work done. Times Square was sent into a panic when people thought a motor

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China will learn the hard way

Sooner or later, China will get it. President Donald Trump last week threatened to impose another round of tariffs on Chinese goods, saying China had not kept promises to buy more U.S. agricultural products or crack down on shipments of illegal opioids. Mr. Trump a

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The thing about turning points

David M. Shribman WELLS, Maine -- With almost no attention, and surely no grand commemoration, Maine this summer marked an important American anniversary that, despite its unheralded nature, provided one of the more vital, and less well-known, turning points in the

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On falling multilingually short

Leo Morris When I heard that South Bend Mayor and presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg had taught himself Norwegian just to read more books by an author he enjoyed, my immediate reaction was to join with other conservatives in hurling a wicked retort. Mine was: No

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Trade and the division of labor

Michael J. Hicks A turbulent week in the economy is a very good time to write about fundamentals. Trade, its origins and its benefits are a timely topic. I must warn readers that these ideas aren’t very hard, but rather shockingly simple. The elemental essenc

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Twitter is becoming biased

Here’s how Twitter enforces its policy on “violent threats”: If you’re a conservative and you “get threatened by other people,” then you are in violation and can have your account suspended. The story began Wednesday when a left-

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