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OPINION December 10, 2016


A plea for our state legislators
From the News-Sentinel of Fort Wayne
If you wanted to get a tough bill on a controversial social issue passed, next year would seem to be the perfect time to do it.

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

President-elect's steep learning curve
As hard as the campaign might have been and the transition is proving to be, Donald Trump's challenges are really just beginning.
Governing after a toxic election in which the results awarded him an ambiguous national mandate - his opponent, after all, got more votes - will require finesse, a clear-eyed view of his role in the world, and no small amount of luck.
There is no question that, come January, President Trump and the Republican majority in Congress will be in firm control of the government. They will be able to call the shots on policy, and cooperation between the president and Congress should be far more assured than it has been for the last six years.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Voter registration system prevails
You don't have to look far to see that the checks and balances of Indiana's voter registration system worked like they were supposed to this past election, protecting against potential voter fraud that many said they were worried about.
Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Toyland was a Half Block Away
The first time I met Santa was the best day of my life,
With memories of a happy, simple times so fair and bright.
All dressed up in a taffeta shirt and white fur hat, my best frock,
We stepped out into the snowy street to walk the half block.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

The Executive Branch: Much more than the White House
Our founders drafted a Constitution that created a national government with three branches: the legislative, the judicial and the executive branches.
There are checks and balances among those branches. It has been debated for more than 200 years of our nation's history which branch is the most powerful, and which one, if any, should be the most powerful. But it cannot really be debated which one is the "biggest." It is the executive branch.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016


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