Indiana legislature’s prevailing-wage fight more political than economic

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Indiana’s Common Construction Wage Law is typically referred to as a “prevailing-wage” law. Such laws are a state’s version of the federal...

Energy-production issue shows regressive tax hitting low-, middle-income electricity users

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Indiana faces a looming problem in electricity markets that many states have already tackled. It is not an especially complicated issue, but with more...

BIG HACK ATTACKS

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INDIANAPOLIS — If you knew what U.S. Sen. Dan Coats knows, you’d think twice before sending that next email. What the Indiana...

President, Congress face important budget decisions

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It may not be obvious from the news coverage, but a good bit of Congress’s 2015 agenda just landed on Capitol Hill with a...

Time limit necessary on Mideast war

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We recently marked six months since President Obama unilaterally launched our latest war in the Middle East. We’ve since hit Islamic State...

Smoking-cessation efforts need boost

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South Bend Tribune Recent information on exposure to secondhand smoke is encouraging. And heartbreaking. What’s encouraging is that Americans’ exposure...

Money matters

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There are at least two theories of regulation, both applying to the ongoing debate over the sale of liquor on Sundays. One...

Ukraine: Putin hinders, but so do old ways

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Are things finally turning around for Ukraine? In the space of a few hours last week, a cease-fire with the Kremlin-sponsored separatists was agreed...

Balance needed in vaccinations laws

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With the recent reemergence of measles in the U.S. — a highly contagious viral infection that was once presumed eradicated by the measles vaccine...

Worship as mere habit turns off young people

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I do not need carefully conducted surveys to tell me that many college-age and young adults are neither attending nor joining faith communities. More...