- Mark Bennett Opinion
MARK BENNETT: Elections, governing would look a lot different if everybody voted
A raffle ticket purchase usually comes with a disclaimer — “you must be present to win.”
MARK BENNETT: On Election Day, as Vigo County goes, so goes the United States
Hempstead sounds like a fine place.
MARK BENNETT: Upcoming PBS documentary focuses on nation’s voting irregularities, through Hoosier eyes
As America prepares to choose its governmental leaders, voters are being relentlessly asked how much they trust elected officials.
MARK BENNETT: Quest for knowledge keeps going as Elliott Gould prepares to speak in Terre Haute
As our conversation began, Elliott Gould was in the midst of learning. He was reading a book.
MARK BENNETT: Walk a Mile in Their Shoes
Joe South turned a call for empathy and understanding into a 1960s pop music classic.
MARK BENNETT: Awareness of a growing hunger problem requires empathy
Forty-one thousand people.
A story behind each one.
MARK BENNETT: What we are first
We love labels.
For the past two weeks, as America’s two major political parties conducted national conventions, the U.S. population formally split into three groups — Democrats, Republicans, and none of the above.
MARK BENNETT: A growing Indiana State University creates a valuable asset for Terre Haute
A wise NFL team plays to its strength.
MARK BENNETT: Life at a lap down
We live in the Ricky Bobby Decade.
If you’re not first, you’re last — in terms of income, that is.
Mark Bennett: Food hub puts focus on overlooked sector of state
The ideal setting for a campaign ad is rural Indiana.
Candidates crave to be filmed strolling through rows of bean fields, wearing rolled-up sleeves, jeans and boots, and pointing into the distance, while a farmer in bib-overalls and a grain cap looks on in admiration.
MARK BENNETT: Seasons of Change
Calendars, seasons and traditions aren’t so tightly bound these days.
MARK BENNETT: Different place, different time
The past lends context to the present and can — can — guide the future.
MARK BENNETT: In wake of the scandal, Penn State has a chance to show what it stands for
Anyone who’s been around competitive sports awhile has seen the “us-against-the-world” motivational strategy.
MARK BENNETT: Tuscaloosa is rebuilding lives
Two images immediately catch the attention of newcomers to the Tuscaloosa neighborhood of Alberta.
Mark Bennett: Funny Pages
The sound of my teenage daughter laughing at the newspaper comics inspires me.
MARK BENNETT: Bittersweet 16
His connection to 1996 lingers.
MARK BENNETT: Single-class basketball not likely part of Indiana’s sporting future
Single-class basketball not likely part of Indiana’s sporting future
Television hasn’t been the same since “Seinfeld” ended.
Music never recovered from the breakup of The Beatles.
MARK BENNETT: City would be a unique place if everyone greeted others as Fred Poore did
Humans think they can figure out anything.
MARK BENNETT: Stuck in the middle with you
Thank goodness, members of Congress do not drive in the Indianapolis 500.
MARK BENNETT: Roadway Role Models: Adults need to remember habits often rub off on teens
Plenty of dads connected with a car ad that first aired on TV two years ago.
MARK BENNETT: Farmers using no-till and cover crops doing their part to keep soil healthy
Earth Day typically features community cleanups, and discussions of air and water pollution. All deserve the attention.
MARK BENNETT: Lyrical legacy
Traditions begin, end, revive and evolve.
MARK BENNETT: GOP campaign fireworks could fizzle for Hoosiers once again
Of all the United States, Indiana deserves to experience Republican-on-Republican presidential attack-ad mania.
MARK BENNETT: Hard hit: Cash rewards for game-ending hits on NFL players are not a part of the game
The moaning and whining miss the point.
MARK BENNETT: Vigo County native helping relief agency provide physical, spiritual aid to Japan in wake of last year’s devastation
Help can be harder to receive than give.
MARK BENNETT: Perception of Wabash River’s water quality doesn’t always match reality
People like chocolate milk. In a glass. Fresh from the fridge.
MARK BENNETT: Filling a Need: Vigo County YMCA expected to open this spring
Comebacks inspire hope. They also require lots of work.
MARK BENNETT: Favorable images
Movie critics take a lot of criticism.
MARK BENNETT: Toxic victories
When the Super Bowl ends tonight in Indianapolis, most of the Giants and Patriots will shake hands, despite their competitive fire, win or lose.
MARK BENNETT: Indianapolis will be on display for the nation with the Super Bowl coming to town
Someone immersed in a crash diet to make a smashing impression at a class reunion may get the desired effect.
- More Mark Bennett Opinion Headlines
- MARK BENNETT: Elections, governing would look a lot different if everybody voted