EDITORIAL: A woman in the House
The twists and turns of politics can produce unpredictable results. Just ask Bionca Gambill.
Readers’ Forum: June 18, 2014
• Kasem lent voice to help animals
• What are we paying for?
RONN MOTT: The Stanley Cup
I’m a Yankee Doodle Dandy, a proud American who wants to see the USA win just about everything — except the Stanley Cup.
Readers’ Forum: June 17, 2014
• Standing against same-sex unions
• JA seeks alumni for celebration
LIZ CIANCONE: Son has a knack for rescuing lost birds
I think the excitement of last week is over — for now. It all began when Number One son opened the door to a storage area and found a small bird, very much alive. Because my family likes to talk in a soothing voice to all animals, Number One assured the little guy that he was not to worry. “I’ll take you back outside so you can find your family.” Oddly enough, the little bird calmed down and sat quietly in our son’s hand until he put it down outside.
Readers’ Forum: June 16, 2014
Criticism of coroner ruling based on false assumptions
FLASHPOINT: EPA must not ignore Hoosier families
Last fall, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy embarked on a national listening tour to gather feedback on possible new energy regulations. Notably absent from her itinerary was Indiana or any other Midwest state that generates a high percentage of electricity from coal.
EDITORIAL: Enticing more students back to campus a worthwhile initiative
Of all of the educational initiatives paraded before Indiana residents in recent years — some ideas worthy, others flops — none seems more timely or more on point than one approved by the Indiana Commission for Higher Education last week.
MARK BENNETT: Dad-to-dad advice
Giving unsolicited advice is like offering somebody else your toothbrush, because it’s worked so well for you.
Readers’ Forum: June 15, 2014
• D-Day stories still spark deep emotions today
• A cold case that deserves new attention
• Don’t change this Indy 500 tradition
• Indoctrination, not education
• Superb service from car dealer
• Great book recommended
FLASHPOINT: Hoosier children deserve more than just a photo op
Earlier this year the state legislature approved a pilot program for early childhood education. Prior to the law’s passage, Indiana trailed Mississippi and was one of only nine states not providing state funding for pre-K education programs.
RONN MOTT: Looking back on yet another birthday
I have a birthday this week. And, I suppose that like some of you, I tend to look back over the lifespan to reflect on how it has been going.
Readers’ Forum: June 14, 2014
Disputing ‘facts’ of recent letter
EDITORIAL: Celebrating local success
It’s always an uplifting occasion when good things happen to good people. And so we join in the celebration of three people who this week achieved a new level of success and recognition for their professional and personal contributions to life in Terre Haute and the Wabash Valley.
- Readers’ Forum: June 13, 2014
RONN MOTT: The Tony Awards
The opening of the Tony Awards saw Hugh Jackman hopping down Broadway, into the theatre, down the aisle, a big leap onto the stage, then back stage and back out to start the show … all the time hopping like the Wolverine that he is.
Readers’ Forum: June 12, 2014
• D-Day stories are worth remembering
• Tommy John speech handled with class
• No apologies
EDITORIAL: Shoring up the VA
How America cares for its veterans is indicative of its values as a nation. We’re confident the vast majority of citizens agree that health care for military vets through the country’s network of VA hospitals should meet or exceed common-sense expectations.
Editorial: Playing the Nazi card
There was good news to report from the Indiana Republican Party Convention conducted last weekend in Fort Wayne. The GOP nominated three women to top its general election ballot in November. There isn’t much gender equity in Hoosier politics, so seeing these three rise to the top of the Republican ballot this year is refreshing. But perhaps the best news is that Richard Mourdock, two-term state treasurer and unsuccessful candidate for U.S. Senate in 2012, will no longer hold public office at the end of this year.
- Readers' Forum: June 11, 2014
RONN MOTT: An American Soldier
The cover of Time magazine this past week had a picture of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, and emblazoned under the picture were the words, “WAS HE WORTH IT?” And the answer is … YES!
Readers’ Forum: June 10, 2014
• More frustration with gas prices
• Give vets health care they deserve
• Divine law still right to follow
• The real threat Americans face
LIZ CIANCONE: Dental gains came with far less pain
Sometimes I wonder if the “good old days” were all they are cracked up to be. I’ll give you the “old” but the jury is still out on “good.”
Readers’ Forum: June 9, 2014
• Riley students ready to advance
• Feeling deprived north of Wabash
MARK BENNETT: The road ahead
An invisible force shield — just like those found in comic books — formed a barrier between us and the edge of that road.
EDITORIAL: Cleaner environment will help boost city’s image
In Terre Haute, the difference is becoming apparent between responsible stewardship of the environment and a look-the-other-way attitude about dumping harmful materials.
FLASHPOINT: Low college attainment puts our state at a serious disadvantage
For many of us, the phrase “Big 10” brings to mind the spirited competition that comes with college sports.
LEE HAMILTON: Why I still have faith in Congress
It’s depressing to read poll after poll highlighting Americans’ utter disdain for Congress.
Readers’ Forum: June 8, 2014
• Can link to death really be denied?
• Great support
• Thanks for stirring great memories
• Group appreciates volunteers, donors
• Emission rules will cost us jobs
• We all can have impact on climate
• Good opportunity for understanding
• Good steps, but doubt remains
Readers’ forum: June 7, 2014
• Tommy John’s story hits home
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