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Brian Howey: Braun-McCormick race an abortion ‘referendum’

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Indiana is not a state where citizens can petition for an issue referendum to appear on the ballot. Voters in neighboring Michigan, Ohio and Kentucky voted to sustain abortion rights after the U.S. Supreme Court returned the issue to the states in June 2022. So did voters in red states such as Kansas and Montana.

Bruce Yandle: When Biden and Trump agree, consumers should worry

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Joe Biden and Donald Trump agree on at least one thing. I know what you’re probably thinking: a little more consensus might be good for the country. But when we’re talking about both major presidential candidates calling to limit the flow of goods to U.S. consumers, shouldn’t we be worried? Each has been touting trade policies that could lead to even higher prices, another challenge to an already stressed Federal Reserve, and slower growth for the country.

Today’s editorial cartoon

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Today’s editorial cartoon.

Michael Hicks: The good, the bad and the antisemitic ugliness on campus

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The anti-Israel protests on campuses revealed some of the good, bad and ugly of our universities. Behind them lie the hints of critical theory, which has captured so many campuses, robbing faculty and students of reason and judgment.

Ask Amy: Husband’s ‘proposal’ might be indecent

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Dear Amy: My husband of 45 years recently came to me with a proposal. He wants to deepen a friendship with a single woman 20 years younger.

Editorial: CYD offering valuable service for mental health

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As Bartholomew County steps up to deal with local mental health challenges, a local nonprofit is doing its part by offering free and reduced-price mental health training that can make a positive difference in people’s lives.

Brose McVey: The talent pipeline is worse than you think

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For those already affected by the shortage of manpower in almost every industry and geographic area, or if you fret over 5-10-15-year workforce forecasts, you may want to take a seat. It is very likely that many such projections overstate the future supply of manpower.

Ask Amy: Skeptical mom longs for female friendship

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Dear Amy: I’m in my 40s. I have grandchildren, and also my own toddler at home.

Ask Amy: Estranged sister longs to reconnect

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Dear Amy: I am a 67-year-old woman. I have one sibling, my brother “Charles,” who is 60. We live very near each other in a rural area.