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Letter: Trans-Pacific Partnership important to Hoosier businesses, jobs

Earlier this year, the 11 countries who continued to negotiate the Trans-Pacific Partnership announced plans to move on without the United States. Those countries’ government and business leaders concluded that increased trade among their nations would promote positive economic growth among the nations that border the Pacific Ocean. That part of the globe is one […]

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Perspective: Evil will find a way regardless of gun laws

The First Amendment of the Constitution “Prohibits Congress from making any law respecting an establishment of religion, impeding the FREE exercise of religion, abridging the FREEDOM of speech, infringing on the FREEDOM of the press, interfering with the RIGHT to peaceably assemble or prohibiting the petitioning for a governmental redress of grievances. The Second Amendment […]

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Perspective: Regulation needed

Contrary to the Republican Party policy of fewer government regulations, supposedly to allow for corporations to increase their profits, some are badly needed. A good example is the current opioid crisis. Sadly, this opioid crisis is costing Americans 65,000 lives a year, killing annually, more than all the Americans in the Vietnam War. This crisis […]

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Perspective: Mental illness is the common denominator in school shootings.

Nikolas Cruz (Douglas HS, FL.), Adam Lanza (Sandy Hook ES, CT.), Eric Harris/Dylan Klebold (Columbine HS, CO.), Seung-Hui Cho (Virginia Tech, VA.). What do these school shooting perpetrators have in common? They all suffered from mental illness. Based upon their age, they either suffered from a “Conduct Disorder” or an “Antisocial Personality Disorder” ASP. The […]

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Perspective: Tax break temporary crumbs for middle class

The U.S. Congress, with the President’s endorsement, has handed over a massive tax break to corporations and individuals who don’t need it.  Temporary crumbs are being allocated to the middle class for window dressing, but no one seems to care that these acts are trapping our grandchildren, and maybe even our great-grandchildren, in massive debt […]

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Perspective: I believe…

I consider myself a politically independent conservative liberal (or liberal conservative). I believe a country should take care of its weakest members. A country cannot call itself civilized when its children, disabled, sick, and elderly are neglected. I believe healthcare is a right, not a privilege. Somehow that’s interpreted as “I believe Obamacare is the […]

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Letter: Neglected/abused children more than a budget issue

Recently there has been publicity and several articles about the problems of the Indiana Department of Child Services, including the resignation of the State Director. I’m sending this letter in an effort to educate the public about this serious problem in Indiana and especially in the five counties that compose Indiana House District 74 (Crawford, […]

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