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OPINION May 29, 2016


Let's not flinch from our state's sordid KKK past
To mark Indiana's bicentennial, says The Indianapolis Star, the Indiana State Museum is featuring an exhibit called "200 Objects," which consists of widely varying items that represent Hoosierness.
Wednesday, May 25, 2016

A win for people with disabilities
The American Civil Liberties Union strives for a country that is free of discrimination against people with disabilities. A recent victory on behalf of individuals with disabilities is just one example of 16 different cases we are currently pursuing to protect the rights of people with disabilities.
Our clients include individuals at risk of institutionalization, Hoosiers seeking life-saving treatment for Hepatitis C, prisoners who are denied the use of wheelchairs and placed into segregation and persons pursuing accessible sidewalks and other accommodations in their communities.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

On 'the media' and Donald Trump
The media" has become a topic in the rise of Donald Trump to become the presumptive Republican nominee for president. Some very big names, including Presi­dent Barack Obama, former NBC news anchor Tom Brokaw and journalist and author Carl Bernstein, have blasted "the media" for what they consider to be over-covering Trump's personality, under-covering his positions and giving the candidate an advantage.
"The media" is a big, generalized concept that's easy to criticize. What do those who refer to it mean?
As a local news organization, The Herald-Times is part of "the media." There are local news organizations in every corner of the country.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Time to get involved in Bicentennial
With springtime beginning to bloom in Indiana, our Bicentennial year is passing fast. Now is the time for every Hoosier to be involved in marking 200 years of our state's history and progress. Now is the time to build toward a prosperous future.
Just as the engine of Indiana is fueled by citizens working to move the state forward, so a successful Bicentennial observance is powered by the efforts of everyday Hoosiers.
In January, Gov. Mike Pence noted in his State of the State speech: "Two hundred years ago this summer, 43 founders gathered beneath an elm tree in Corydon to craft a constitution for a new state they would call Indiana. Over the past two centuries, our state has seen remarkable growth. A population of some 60,000 is now more than 6.5 million. An agrarian economy bound to the great Ohio River has become a global engine of commerce, ingenuity, education and culture."
Thousands of Hoosiers are already involved in Bicen­tennial activities. If you haven't yet found a way to participate in Indiana's special year, we extend a heartfelt invitation to step aboard the bandwagon.

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

It's not just the politicians' fault
We may not know who our next president is going to be, but here's one thing that's almost certain: he or she will take office with roughly half of the electorate unhappy and mistrustful.
Wednesday, May 11, 2016


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