FLASHPOINT: Manufactured statistics, exaggerated claims make meth battle more difficult
Indiana has many societal problems. One of the most serious is the use of methamphetamine. Meth destroys families, ruins lives and costs taxpayers millions of dollars in law enforcement and meth cleanup efforts.
READERS FORUM: Feb. 16, 2014
• Wrong direction on income issues
• Vet, staff at Brown gave caring service
• Worried about governor’s words
• Drying up stream of public support
• We have passed the tipping point
• Making sure the poor get poorer
• It’s all relative
• Support needed for Catholic school
• Great response from center
KIEL MAJEWSKI: Can’t we all just embrace the common good?
Note: After HJR-3 failed to pass the Indiana Senate, state Sen. Mike Delph of Carmel took to Twitter to air his views in a prolonged, frank series of tweets that drew much attention on Thursday and Friday. Delph supported HJR-3. This is my open letter to Senator Delph.
MARK BENNETT: Healing Indiana’s Achilles’ heel
Illinois served as the easy target.
At that moment.
EDITORIAL: Noteworthy in the news: IU will honor Ernie Pyle
Cheers today to Indiana University, which says it will, at long last, honor Indiana favorite son Ernie Pyle, the famed World War II correspondent, with a bronze statue on the Bloomington campus.
RONN MOTT: The Beatles were ‘once in lifetime’
The nation at large is remembering The Beatles coming to America and their appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show. I remember them almost costing me a bunch of money. As it turned out, they did not.
EDITORIAL: Renovating Hulman Center
Hulman Center changed the face of Terre Haute and Indiana State University’s campus when it opened in 1973. It was a modern venue for sports and entertainment that the community had never before experienced. Time, as it does on so-called brick-and-mortar structures, has taken its toll. While Hulman Center has been well-maintained through the years and still enjoys a good reputation as a destination venue for a variety of events, the time has come for more serious discussions about major renovations.
- READERS' FORUM: Feb. 14, 2014
RONN MOTT: Woody Allen
Woody Allen — writer, comedian, film maker, actor, director — has recently been accused of sexually molesting one of the adopted children of Mia Farrow. I don’t believe it.
EDITORIAL: Warm hearts melt the frost
This frigid, snowy winter has dealt harsh circumstances for Wabash Valley residents, but warm hearts have responded in the tough times. The list of noble gestures grew this week and deserves notice.
READERS FORUM: Feb. 13, 2014
• Expressing thanks for helping students
MARK BENNETT: Quest for the perfect Valentine’s Day gesture may not involve gifts
You’ll need a broom, a pickup truck, trash bins, shop hooks and aspirin.
Filming a “Sanford and Son” remake? Preparing for the apocalypse?
- EDITORIAL: Enhanced law will do more to protect kids
Readers’ Forum: Feb. 12, 2014
• Sandbagging the time zone issue in Indiana
• Learning, excelling at McLean school
RONN MOTT: Pete Seeger
I was saddened to learn that Pete Seeger had passed away. He died in his home along the Hudson River in upstate New York. You think of folk songs and you think of the hill country of the Appalachians, and perhaps the dusty plains of the American southwest. But Pete Seeger was born in New York City. He was born to musical parents and his father was studying folk music and going where it was played. Young Pete went with his dad.
LIZ CIANCONE: Why do we bother that rodent on a cold day?
I have a bone to pick with Punxsutawney Phil. I may have to get in line or take a number, but I am willing to wait it out.
Readers’ Forum: Feb. 11, 2014
Dangerous path was set long ago
Right approach on meth abuse
- EDITORIAL: Noteworthy in the news
Readers’ Forum: Feb. 10, 2014
Define marriage and get it right
EDITORIAL: More time needed to study impact of additional tax cuts
Hoosiers deserve a definition of “unduly harm” from Indiana Gov. Mike Pence.
MARK BENNETT: Yeah, yeah, yeah... For some grownups, first impression not so fab
We’re pretty smart here in middle America.
Our DNA carries the common-sense chromosome. From birth, Midwestern culture begins honing us into the most rational and perceptive of human beings. Sure, our prisons are full, but generally, we mean well. And we’re wise.
FLASHPOINT: Study dissects tough tax issues on business equipment, machinery
Indiana’s Legislature first got serious about eliminating personal property taxes in 1966, when Hoosiers approved a constitutional amendment separating taxes on property and personal property.
READERS FORUM: Feb. 9, 2014
• In praise of the CVS decision
• All pharmacies should follow CVS
• Stop canned deer hunts from becoming legal
• When judgment is vindicated
• American kids are behind in learning
• Donate healthy foods to the ‘Y’
• Be skeptical with facts concerning sex assaults
EDITORIAL: Delivering a message
About a month ago, as Wabash Valley communities were collectively cleaning up from what we learned was something called a Polar Vortex, we handed out nearly 20 editorial bouquets to a number of groups who, we felt, had gone above and beyond the call of duty in helping all of us cope.
RONN MOTT: Is Mother Nature color-blind?
It would appear Mother Nature does not like the grays and browns of the winter season. The snow and ice barely gets off the ground by melting and, whop, we have another snow.
Editorial: Nothing good about HJR-3
Monday marks the day when the Indiana Senate takes up the issue of placing a same-sex marriage ban in the state’s constitution. The Senate’s Rules Committee will begin hearing testimony on HJR-3 from those for and against sometime during the afternoon.
- Readers' Forum: Feb. 7, 2014
RONN MOTT: Illness
I suppose because it is in the mountains, the kids of Denver have missed some school because of snow days. But I think a great many are going to be really ill because of the way the Denver Broncos played in the Super Bowl.
EDITORIAL: Taking on tobacco
Among the most common resolutions people make to begin a new year is to quit smoking. Because tobacco is an addiction, it’s among the most difficult resolutions to keep. Stopping is not easy. In fact, the best way to attack tobacco addiction is not to start in the first place.
Readers’ Forum: Feb. 6, 2014
• Wrong solution to meth problem
• The parallels of meat and tobacco
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