The (Anderson) Herald Bulletin
Smoking is one of the most difficult addictions to break. Former Surgeon General C. Everett Koop 33 years ago declared the nicotine in cigarettes to be as addictive as cocaine or heroin. Even so, plenty of people have overcome that addiction and beaten the habit over the years, often with a lot of help and encouragement.
Cautious optimism might be the only kind we can muster while dealing with a ceaseless pandemic and its attendant economic challenges. And cautious optimism was the overriding forecast from the IUPUC Business Outlook Panel on Monday – an outlook that predicted conditions between partly sunny and partly cloudy.
Veterans Day 2021 might feel a little different for those who served and for the rest of us who are the beneficiaries of our veterans’ service and sacrifice.
As I reflected on Veterans Day this year, several different emotions were evoked. So in no particular order, here they are. But first a disclaimer.
Police officers and emergency responders from local agencies last week took 40 hours of training that will better equip them for calls they receive all too often — those that involve a person with mental health issues.
Gov. Eric Holcomb was right to recently extend COVID emergency orders through November, and he’s also right to appeal a misguided court ruling that says lawmakers can call themselves into session. It’s an attempt to erode the Indiana governor’s few executive powers, and a recipe for political chicanery that the courts shouldn’t allow.
Even as the Biden administration tries to close the book on U.S. misadventures in Afghanistan, it still has yet to open the books on embarrassing information that could expose how badly the 20-year stabilization effort was mismanaged.