ARTICLES

KENNEDY: Failure of imagination could stop here

There is a fair amount of evidence for the proposition that our fraying social fabric is a consequence of the fear and disorientation produced by ever-more-rapid social change.
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KENNEDY: A Thanksgiving rumination

For families living on the edge, families struggling just to put that dinner on the table, saving money is a pipe dream.
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KENNEDY: A culture of contempt

There are plenty of theories about America’s embarrassingly low turnout rates. My own favorite explanation is a bit of snark from a source I can no longer recall: “If God had intended us to vote, He’d have given us candidates.”
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KENNEDY: Election season is almost over (whew)

Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 4. (Why in the world do we hold elections on Tuesdays? Why not weekends? But I digress.)
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The Interview Issue: Peter Rusthoven

Why the go-to attorney for Republicans and conservatives is a strict constructionist on the Constitution.
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KENNEDY: The age of propaganda

We live in an age of disinformation. Fox News, MSNBC, CNN. Some are better than others, but not much.
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KENNEDY: In the country of the blind

Two unrelated articles in the Aug. 31 New York Times brought me up short. The first was yet another analysis of (un)representative government in Ferguson, Mo.; the second addressed the growing power of Americans for Prosperity, the Koch brothers’ political organization.
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KENNEDY: Daniels diminishing higher learning

The current political focus on what we used to call “vocational education” not only minimizes the value of a liberal education, it ignores the reality of today’s job market.
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KENNEDY: Indianapolis needs a commuter tax

No matter how nostalgically we think of Indiana as a patchwork of small, quaint towns and family farms, those days are gone. Indiana’s workforce and population are increasingly metropolitan, and our growth will continue to be in our urban centers.
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KENNEDY: Buggy whips, rotary phones and coal

he history of business success has been the history of innovation—the triumph of visionary entrepreneurs who saw where the wind was blowing and left their more stubbornly traditional compatriots in the dust.
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