EDITORIAL: Strategic incentives can help keep Indiana grads in state
Envision this group of people. Smart, top-of-their-class graduates of Indiana colleges and universities, with newly bestowed degrees in science, technology, engineering or math.
FLASHPOINT: State has obligation to crack down on youth sexual assault
Children have the right to be safe. Yet in Indiana, girls are more likely to be sexually assaulted than almost anywhere else in the country.
READERS' FORUM: Jan. 26, 2014
• Don’t lower licensing standards for educators
• The downside of tax incentives
• Why do Hoosiers put up with this?
• Marriage equality gains acceptance
• A divisive issue? Let everyone vote
• Let’s not try to define marriage
• Whose job is it to judge others?
• Hey, neighbor, can we chat?
MARK BENNETT: A lengthening climb
The American economy is improving.
Confidence has risen since the government shutdown by the polarized Congress last fall. Indicators in various sectors show promise.
Editorial: Noteworthy in the news (Preparing for the worst)
In the wake of the fatal shooting this week on the campus of Purdue University, stories began appearing in newspapers around the state, including the Tribune-Star, explaining the aggressive steps universities have taken to plan and prepare for such incidents.
RONN MOTT: No objection to same-sex marriage
I suppose if my place in life were different, I might care. But my place in life is not different, so I have no objection to same-sex couples getting married.
EDITORIAL: Training workforce better strategy than cutting taxes
Joe Donnelly’s job as Indiana’s junior U.S. senator is national in scope, but he is still a strong advocate for improving the jobs climate in his home state. And his outlook is in sharp contrast to the prevailing Statehouse approach of giving more tax breaks to businesses.
- Readers' Forum: Jan. 24, 2014
RONN MOTT: Chris Christie
From what I have seen, and what I have read, I really like Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey. My admiration sprung up when he slapped down the fools of the Fox News Network during the last presidential election that took place during Hurricane Sandy. The question asked of him by one of the couch-sitting trio was, “When is Mitt Romney coming to New Jersey?”
EDITORIAL: Bright future for Deming
Deming Center (formerly the Hotel Deming) has long been a forgotten treasure in downtown Terre Haute.
READERS' FORUM: Jan. 23, 2014
• Tradition can’t be ignored
• Apply issue to late-term abortion
RONN MOTT: A-Rod
Let me address the issue of right and wrong, drug use or no use, and the general hoo-rah surrounding baseball player Alex Rodriguez. I am about to tell you what was wrong and how A-Rod’s career not only hit a speed bump, but a chasm.
EDITORIAL: Speaker Bosma veers off course
Indiana Speaker of House Brian Bosma is a smart, skilled and politically savvy legislative leader. One of the best, in fact. But those skills are being tested like never before this year, which is saying a lot.
- Readers' Forum: Jan. 22, 2014
Readers’ Forum: Jan. 21, 2014
• Tough situation handled well
• Free throw rules create problems
LIZ CIANCONE: How can we stop the flow of unwanted postal mail?
I eagerly await a sign-up for something similar to the do-not-call list. I want a “do-not-mail” list.
KIEL MAJEWSKI: Honoring King’s sacrifice requires solitary actions
Eighty-five years after his birth and 45 years after his death, the figure of Martin Luther King, Jr. is so towering that it is challenging to imagine him as a normal human being.
EDITORIAL: King’s devotion to civil rights worth remembering today
Martin Luther King, Jr. accomplished much in his short life, which was devoted mostly to advocating and campaigning for civil rights.
Readers’ Forum: Jan. 20, 2014
Reflections from the words of MLK
MARK BENNETT: Young at heart
Imagine an alternate ending to the old Life cereal commercial.
THOMAS STEIGER: Political philosophies produce unpure ideologies
Last month I wrote an essay on the increasing individualist culture in the U.S. and how it helps to explain why Americans are unconcerned about the growing economic inequality.
EDITORIAL: Nothing good in ‘ag-gag’ bill
The bucolic, sentimental, nostalgic view many of us have of farming is of sons and daughters of the soil nurturing The Land, raising abundant crops in verdant fields and caring lovingly for animals they name Bessie, Rooster Boy and Porky.
FLASHPOINT: Economic prosperity means strong businesses and vibrant communities
Whether you are talking about college graduates looking for a first job, older citizens who are deciding where they want to live as they age, or new parents deciding on the right place to raise a family, future Hoosiers can afford to be picky.
Readers’ Forum: Jan. 19, 2014
• Equality is all that we ask for
• Bishop does not speak for church
• Marital choice a personal decision
• Appreciation for removing snow
• Volunteer to travel with a vet
• Stirring hatred against Muslims
• More harm than meets the eye
• Educate people about ER overuse
Editorial: Noteworthy in the news (Don’t forget about the flu)
With weather issues commanding people’s attention, the flu has slipped in without much notice. It’s time for Hoosiers to tune in to the threat.
Ronn Mott: Snow vs. the satellite dish
Like so many of you, at my house we get our entertainment feed (mostly television) via satellite. We happened to have the one that gives us many sports channels, including the Big Ten Network, many kinds of news feeds, and more entertainment in a single night than any ancient emperor could have conjured up in a given year.
Editorial: Focusing on health
Terre Haute Mayor Duke Bennett was on his game Monday when he addressed the Terre Haute Chamber of Commerce in what has become an annual ritual. While his more formal State of the City speech won’t occur until next month, the Chamber event serves as a trial run. He uses it to present a broad overview of the past year and the year ahead.
- Readers' Forum: Jan. 17, 2014
RONN MOTT: Robert Gates’ Duty
Robert Gates, former Secretary of Defense, has written a book entitled, “Duty,” and it has caused a stir. Not so much what he says about Washington leadership, but because he is criticizing a sitting president who has about two and a half years to go in his elected term.
MARK BENNETT: Tackling entrenched economic problems could brighten local forecast
Without a DeLorean, there’s no going back to 1995.
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