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Olivia Alperstein: My disabled life is worthy

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Ever since the beginning of the pandemic, there’s been a disturbing caveat to the casualty reports. Many of the dead, the reports say, had “comorbidities” — other conditions that left them especially vulnerable to the virus.

Lee Hamilton: Defending democracy is our defining challenge

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We Americans share a common faith in democracy as the best and most just system of governance. We treasure government “of the people, by the people and for the people.” With the founders, we believe that governments derive their authority from the consent of the governed.

Editorial: CPD alert shows need to hang up on scammers

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We hear or read about someone becoming the victim of a scam nearly every day.

John Krull: Myth, magic and the filibuster

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Perhaps it is no wonder that some members of the U.S. Senate view the filibuster as a divine instrument.

Adbul Hakim-Shabazz: Yes, I got shot — booster, that is

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Although there are very few things that surprise me, I have to admit I was a bit taken aback by some of the reactions on social media lately that I had been shot — booster shot, that is.

Editorial: Drug deaths show more sober-living beds needed

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Drug addiction continues to plague Bartholomew County — a crisis that shows no sign of ebbing, and one that cuts short far too many lives with devastating consequences for families, friends and our community.

Bud Herron: Judging by symbols, we should be careful

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The 60-something man behind the counter of the little Army/Navy surplus store stared at me intently from the moment I walked in.

Michael Leppert: Young opens campaign in Trumpy way

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The 2016 presidential campaign called, and it wants its bad ideas back. Regretfully, Indiana’s 2022 U.S. Senate race appears to be headed toward focusing on the worst ideas of one of the worst campaign seasons ever. That is, if the incumbent Marine has his way.

Quick Takes editorial: Officials’ alleged misconduct brought to light by honest peers

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We expect a lot from our public servants, and most of them go about their work with quiet dedication, dignity and professionalism worthy of our esteem. There were a couple of glaring exceptions in the headlines last week.