Columns

Michael Leppert: Watching our leaders’ language

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Politico’s West Wing Playbook recently reported President Joe Biden has a “potty mouth.” I would have been surprised to read otherwise, but the breaking news gave some decent detail of his profanity habits for all the Americans who care to know such things. The story also threw in a predictable expletive tendency of Vice President Kamala Harris. The vulgarities of choice of anyone are meaningful to me, as a self-appointed guru of the art.

Aaron Miller: Social media change is up to us

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We are living through a time of dramatic change in human history. For the past 50 years, innovations in computing and telecommunications have transformed nearly every aspect of our lives. They have affected our relationships and the fabric of our society.

Simple rules for public speaking

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Years ago, when I was still a young journalist, I covered an Indianapolis Public Schools board meeting.

Michael Leppert: Oh, the drama of covering Facebook

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The background noise my television provided during the awful year that was 2020 was most often made up of news. We would take a break from the news channels when the CBS, NBC or ABC morning or evening news shows were running, just for the thrill of that refreshing change of sound and scenery.

Leo Morris: The new Superman fails to inspire

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I’ve got a secret.

Krull: The economic changes have just begun

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A new pizza place opened near my home in Indianapolis. A banner draped across the front of the business says the place is hiring. The...

BUD HERRON: CASAs learn life lessons from a little perspective

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“What is your third favorite spider?” When a person you just met opens the conversation with that question — or inquires, “Can you take out...

Executive privilege is killing checks and balances

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By Michael Leppert The U.S. House Select Committee on the Jan. 6 attack has issued some subpoenas. Investigations of any significance usually include subpoenas. Whether...

America: Melting pot or boiling cauldron?

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By Mark Franke I learned during what many today consider the benighted 1950s about the melting pot concept. This was taught in what we called...

Education and the great divide

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By Leo Morris If a group of parents request that certain material be removed from the classroom, that is not censorship or “book banning.” Is...