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MYERS: No time to rest on our ample laurels

March 30, 2013
Indianapolis is a long way from reaching its potential. Yes, we have advantages with cost of living (compared to both coasts), and great professional sports franchises and an array of quality cultural institutions like the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra and The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis, and many more.

MYERS: Hoosiers still know how to cooperate

February 2, 2013
They say bipartisanship is dead in Washington, D.C. They say a Democrat won’t buy a Republican a beer and a Republican won’t share a glass of Chardonnay with a Democrat.

MYERS: Children need moms and dads at home

December 15, 2012
Single-parent families are at a significant economic disadvantage, and more black children in Indiana (42 percent) are living in poverty than are nationally (36 percent).

MYERS: Indiana a leader in breast cancer fight

November 17, 2012
Breast cancer is not one disease; it is many diseases. And although it is not limited to women, women over the age of 50 are at the highest risk.

MYERS: Monitoring health with an iPhone

October 13, 2012
I did not wait in line to get my new iPhone 5; I ordered it online and it arrived exactly when they said it would. The battery was charged when I got it out of the package, and it took all of about 10 minutes to transfer (using the “cloud”) all of the stuff from my antiquated iPhone 3GS.

MYERS: Hoping conventions never go out of style

September 15, 2012
For an actor, actress or movie buff, it is the Academy Awards. For a basketball player and fan, it is March Madness or the NBA Finals. For the swimmer, gymnast, or distance runner and those of us who admire their talents, it is the Olympics.

MYERS: A good mayor takes a cause too far

August 18, 2012
I like Michael Bloomberg, the mayor of New York City. He says what he thinks and thinks about what he says.

MYERS: Onward to better health care legislation

July 14, 2012
Even ardent supporters of the Affordable Care Act know changes are required.

MYERS: Now ban smoking during the Indy 500

June 16, 2012
They can simply make the decision to protect the health of the fans.

MYERS: Ringing approval for better concussion rules

May 19, 2012
Football remains a violent game, a game I loved playing and still love watching.

MYERS: Male circumcision is nowhere near clear-cut

April 14, 2012
Indiana still has one of the highest circumcision rates in the nation, at 82 percent.

MYERS: The unvaccinated are putting society at risk

March 17, 2012
Individual liberty has limits when the health of the public is at stake.

MYERS: A really big vehicle could save your life

February 18, 2012
Facts are facts and the laws of physics cannot be repealed.

MYERS: Peyton, quit before you really hurt yourself

January 21, 2012
We are all selfish for wanting him to stay on the field and entertain us.

MYERS: Lauding Wishard's many unsung miracles

December 24, 2011
Most of our failures as a society end up in the emergency room, and in central Indiana that often means Wishard.

MYERS: You're liking the Affordable Care Act

November 26, 2011
Polls are showing increasing support for the law as people begin to separate truth from deception.

MYERS: Filled with gratitude for modern dentistry

October 22, 2011
All I could imagine was Steve Martin as Dr. Orin Scrivello, the sadistic (yet insanely funny) dentist in the movie "The Little House of Horrors."

MYERS: Yes, an infant's odds are better in Cuba

September 24, 2011
The failure to provide comprehensive pre-natal care is dreadful.

MYERS: Another opportunity to ban killer tobacco

August 20, 2011
Yes, for me this is personal. My father, Woodrow Sr., died of lung cancer caused by cigarettes. So did his brother Rufus. So did his brother Alphonso. So did his brother Joseph.

MYERS: The life-saving benefits of working together

July 23, 2011
We often forget that as a society there are real advantages to working (and investing) together for a common purpose.

MYERS: Keep fighting the winning battle against HIV

June 25, 2011
Research is paying off; prevention is working better than before; fear and discrimination have lessened.

MYERS: Our long conversation about race isn't over

May 21, 2011
“Minority” is rapidly evolving to “majority,” and that makes a lot of people uncomfortable.

MYERS: A boardwalk view of medicinal marijuana

April 23, 2011
Carnival barkers hustle you into the “doctor’s office,” where virtually any diagnosis leads to a “prescription” for the FDA-unapproved “Sour Diesel.”

MYERS: Don't overreach on collective bargaining

March 26, 2011
My company is a member of our local chamber of commerce, and I’m about as pro-business as anyone can be. But that does not require me to be anti-union.

MYERS: Cure the education death spiral

December 25, 2010
As we move deeper into the second decade of the new century, we must face the reality of our failure to keep our kids at the front of the competition, especially in math and science.
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