READERS' FORUM: Oct. 15, 2013
Simple rules for a saner society
‘Poverty parents’ need help, too
EDITORIAL: David H. Cox — 1952-2013
Dave Cox would be embarrassed by this editorial.
READERS' FORUM: Oct. 14, 2013
‘Rigged’ system needs overhaul
Celebrating the professionals
Was the killing really necessary?
The epitome of GOP demagoguery
Positive focus on good kids
EDITORIAL: Bullying of Ritz must stop
A kid outside the popular clique impresses so many classmates — especially those belittled by the in-crowd — that she wins the election for class president.
MARK BENNETT: At Peace in Parke County
Northwestern Parke County — The stream merely trickles beneath Mill Creek Bridge. It’s just a few inches deep, but the water keeps moving.
FLASHPOINT: It’s time for an intervention
The American public has lost patience with Washington.
Readers’ Forum: Oct. 13, 2013
Side effects of health care law
Stop playing with federal services
Parents should just feed the kids
Has the tea party reached its goal?
Elected officials disappointing
RONN MOTT: A rare and peaceful feeling
Archaeologists have found funeral examples in the graves of the earliest of mankind. Tools, ornaments, even remains of flowers have been found in some Neanderthal graves. It was the beginning of what we would come to call funerals.
- Readers’ Forum: October 12, 2013
EDITORIAL: Noteworthy in the news
The people of west-central Indiana know how special Parke County is and will always be. With woodland terrain equal to that found in Brown County, it is a foliage paradise each autumn. But what really separates Parke County from other locales is its vast collection of covered bridges, those wooden spans from the past that have been lovingly preserved for the enjoyment of current and future generations.
- READERS' FORUM: Oct. 11, 2013
RONN MOTT: You’re kidding me!
No one among our founding fathers would have ever dreamed that a minority of one political party would hold the entire nation hostage, then have the audacity to say they’re doing it for the people.
EDITORIAL: Be cautious, autumn is the time for more deer on roads
There are few feelings of helplessness more intense than when a deer suddenly appears on the roadway ahead of you.
READERS' FORUM: Oct. 10, 2013
• Rep should listen to opinions
• Event to examine food issues
• This fear is for a reason
EDITORIAL: Celebrate your newspaper
Newspapers spend lots of time and space feting the accomplishments, achievements and observances of others. But they have historically not told their own stories very well.
- READERS' FORUM: Oct. 9, 2013
GUEST EDITORIAL: Newspapers are still the cornerstone of democracy
We’ve been calling it the end of an era for a long time now. It’s supposed to be the end of newspapers, according to naysayers who have been predicting their ultimate demise for years. But the facts prove the newspaper industry is growing and transforming rather than dying. Of course, there are always bumps in the road to innovation, but as it turns out, we’re actually in the midst of a promising and exciting time.
RONN MOTT: Steppin’ Up
My favorite baseball team, the St. Louis Cardinals, lost a closer, a starter and guys out of the bullpen, and yet they won their division. Other guys stepped up.
LIZ CIANCONE: If only we could see next fad coming
I’ve never claimed to be a smart investor. In my defense, I would need a crystal ball, or a double deck of tarot cards, or maybe a Ouija board to anticipate what gadget or fad would be the next to tweak the public fancy and earn me a million dollars.
READERS' FORUM: Oct. 8, 2013
• Misleading claim on ACA’s impact
• Dems to blame for shutdown
• Strong support for great event
EDITORIAL: ‘Better way’ has been on display
Statesmanship lives in Indiana after all.
READERS' FORUM: Oct. 7, 2013
• Don’t forget Bill of Rights
EDITORIAL: New jail is best solution
The exasperation was palpable in Vigo County Sheriff Greg Ewing’s words a few days ago.
His topic was how he is dealing with a lawsuit alleging that the jail he supervises is overcrowded, dirty and lacking in inmate recreation.
MARK BENNETT: Terre Haute native Tommy John belongs in Cooperstown for pitching like a Hall of Famer
Few players in history left a greater impact on baseball than Tommy John.
And he did so through his performance on the field.
Flashpoint: Access to home health care hangs in the balance
Growing older is a fact of life that the baby boom generation is facing head on.
- Readers’ Forum: October 6, 2013
RONN MOTT: Remembering the WTHI ‘Air Force’
A friend and former media associate, Paul Randall Dickerson, had recently retired from the Associated Press and was back on home turf. A few of us who had worked with Randall decided to get together over dinner with him while he was here.
- READERS' FORUM: Oct. 5, 2013
EDITORIAL: Noteworthy in the news
The annual Homecoming Parade, one of the biggest events of the year for Indiana State University, will step off Saturday morning in downtown Terre Haute. Sycamore blue will be front and center up and down Wabash Avenue.
- READERS' FORUM: Oct. 4, 2013
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