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Jack Colwell: ‘Secretary Pete’ will need street smarts

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Mayor Pete brought smart streets, smart sewers and other infrastructure improvements to South Bend.

Mark Franke: Let students rewrite Constitution?

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A government professor at Skidmore College in upstate New York recently wrote an op-ed that was carried in my local newspaper. My wife recommended the column to me since it was about one of my favorite subjects — the United States Constitution.

Marilyn Kay (Newkirk) Rathsman

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GREENWOOD

Bud Herron: ABCs aren’t elementary anymore

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Learning the ABCs was the way most English-speaking Americans began their journey in formal education.

Letter: Inflation and the illusion of prosperity

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From: William Gerhard

Letter: No one is immune from gun violence

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From: Elizabeth T. Nolan-Greven

Tami Silverman: Teach kids benefits of kindness, gratitude

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After months of self-care, protection and distancing, and with Thanksgiving and the winter holidays just around the corner, now is the perfect time to remind our children of the benefits of connecting with others through acts of kindness and giving. Like so many skills we teach our children, compassion and kindness take practice. Through their committed practice, they also can bring our children great rewards, such as increased confidence, improved collaboration and social networking skills, and a greater sense of community.

John Krull: Steve Bannon’s brilliant ploy

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For a guy who prides himself on being so smart, self-proclaimed kingmaker Steve Bannon does some stupid things.

Editorial: Braun owes Hoosiers facts on FEC issues

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Nothing is new about the corrupting influence of money in politics. It’s been about 150 years since Mark Twain observed, “We have the best government that money can buy.”

Richard Feldman: Flavors lure children into vaping

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We have made significant progress in the battle against tobacco use and nicotine addiction since the 1960s with enormously falling rates of smoking among adults and children. Reducing the smoking rates and progressively making smoking socially unacceptable has been a comprehensive effort involving prevention and cessation programs, media campaigns, smoke-free air laws, increased cigarette taxation and FDA oversight. But all this progress is threatened with the introduction of e-cigarette use, commonly referred to as “vaping”, especially among youth; it’s nothing less than an epidemic among middle and high school students.