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Writer puts her mettle to the kettle

It’s one thing to ask people what being a bell ringer for the Salvation Army is like. It’s quite another to step in and...
Need for balance: Increase research, analysis to counter lobbyists

By Lee Hamilton One of the quirks of life in Washington, D.C., is that pretty much the only people who don’t refer to lobbyists by...
Rokita, Messer go all-in on Trump

By Dave Bangert You didn’t have to look far or listen hard for Democratic strategists and political scientists pulling results from the off-year elections conducted...
Grace not based on number of good deeds done

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men (persons) are created equal.” These words from our Declaration of Independence have been called “immortal,”...
We need less yelling, more hugs

So it’s possible the Russians reached as many as 126 million Americans, nearly 40 percent of the U.S. population, with Facebook posts aimed at...
Could Crouch break Indiana’s glass ceiling?

High above Gov. Eric Holcomb and Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch in the Statehouse south atrium where they announced their 2018 legislative priorities was the...
Care and share: Let’s teach children to be grateful givers

By Tami Silverman It’s the time of year when many of us plan big family meals, decorate our homes and start holiday shopping. At the...
A curmudgeon calls it quits

While it has been a year since one of my columns last appeared in The Republic, I have just one more I want to...
Smartphones can sap real-life experiences

Most of us are guilty. We have relinquished the responsibility of using our flesh-and blood memory to the digital memory inside our smartphones. Videoing beats...
National Adoption Day promotes worthwhile cause

By Ashley Browning Saturday marked the celebration of National Adoption Day, which promotes the need for adoption and awareness of children awaiting adoption. To honor of...

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