From life’s start to finish, government imposes too many large costs on public

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Editor’s note: This is the second of two columns by Eric Schansberg. The first part appeared in Friday’s paper. Our War on...

Presidential visit highlights critical role community colleges play in economy

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Feb. 6 was an historic day for Ivy Tech Community College. For the first time, a sitting U.S. president visited one of our campuses. ...

Printing of notices boosts oversight

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The Tribune In a democracy, it is vital that citizens be fully informed about what their elected and appointed officials are doing....

Focus: Budget

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South Bend Tribune Among the budget items being discussed by this year’s General Assembly is one that probably escaped the notice of...

Areas’ greatness will lure coveted ‘creative class’

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Many readers will have heard of economist Richard Florida, whose writings popularized the notion of a “Creative Class” of workers. Florida argued...

Government struggles to help us from cradle to grave

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Note: This is the first of two columns by Eric Schansberg. The second part appears in Saturday's paper. Government is supposed to...

Vaccination best way to end measles

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The Tribune Unlike several states, Indiana has had no reported cases of measles this year. But that’s no reason to lower our...

To cut spending, military personnel costs must be reined in

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Cutting military spending is hard, but not impossible. Nearly every secretary of defense has canceled or truncated popular weapon systems, often in the face...

College students: Take more hours, save money

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Kokomo Tribune The percentage of adults with college degrees in Indiana has dropped over the past decade. The Hoosier State’s college attainment...

IHSAA correct about fighting

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If you’ve checked social media within the past 48 hours, chances are you’ve stumbled upon the brawl that broke out Saturday at Griffith High...