ARTICLES

KETZENBERGER: We've got to stop running elections like this

It always was a little awkward entering a polling place during the primary and declaring to the poll judges which ballot I wanted. As a news reporter, I didn’t like having to declare my affinity for one party or the other.
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KETZENBERGER: It isn't about the destination; it's about the quest

When I was a kid with a tank full of cheap gas and nothing but time on my hands, I’d drive all over the countryside trying to get lost.
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KETZENBERGER: With religion, to welcome one is to welcome all

I read recently that a proposed statue of a goat-headed figure of Satan, known as Baphomet, is a bad idea on the grounds of Oklahoma’s Capitol.
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KETZENBERGER: Thoughtful notions from the Vlogbrothers

John and Hank Green, also known as the Vlogbrothers, exchange videos with each other twice a week. Sometimes the videos are funny and sometimes they’re serious, but they’re usually thought-provoking.
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KETZENBERGER: We're more resourceful than we realize

A realization struck recently as I was sitting in the shade of an umbrella stuck into the white sand that rims Thunder Bay in northeast Michigan, a copy of “The Last Policeman” across my lap.
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Partying like it’s 2013

Even after the Great Recession and throughout the stubborn economic recovery, it’s getting harder to recall when Indiana’s fiscal house was a shambles.
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KETZENBERGER: How newspapers shot their own feet

Mr. Chapman lived across the street from my elementary school, in a ramshackle house behind the candy store. I’d seen him around, but never met him until I started to deliver the Auburn Evening Star along 15th Street.
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KETZENBERGER: Indianapolis needs more 'Yeah' attitude

How many times do you suppose Brian Payne heard, “Yeah, but” when he was selling the idea of a Cultural Trail?
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KETZENBERGER: Local philanthropists trump Durham's greed

These examples all are tonic for the cheaters, self-dealers and dispiriting crooks among us.
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KETZENBERGER: Struggling to be positive about campaign ads

Only recently have I begun to yield to my more cynical suspicions about the motives behind the smears.
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