Commentary

MAURER: An opportunity to help the homeless

April 2, 2011
Mickey Maurer
There is much work to be done. The Coalition for Homelessness Intervention and Prevention, an umbrella homeless advocacy organization, estimates that 4,500 to 7,500 individuals in Marion County experienced homelessness in 2010.
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ANDREWS: Exploring China ... and my family's roots

March 26, 2011
Greg Andrews
My trip to China this month took me to the Shanghai street where my great uncle worked nearly a century ago, when he was only beginning to quench his appetite for knowledge about this vast and mysterious nation.
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MAURER: The Indiana we've always wanted

March 19, 2011
Mickey Maurer
My fellow Tea Party Republicans, I have an idea. Let’s enact legislation requiring immigrants and homosexuals to wear purple hats. What difference does it make if we precipitate an economic disaster?
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MORRIS: Online posts still the wild, wild West

March 12, 2011
Greg Morris
The Internet is a wonderful and amazing thing. But navigating it is like operating in the Wild West. There is little conformity and there are few rules.
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MAURER: Conner Prairie's allure keeps growing

March 5, 2011
Mickey Maurer
Conner Prairie, an outdoor immersion history museum, offers modern-day time travelers an opportunity to experience long-ago life on the prairie at the Conner residence in what is now Fishers.
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KENNEDY: Who moved Wisconsin's cheese?

March 5, 2011
I can’t help thinking how ironic it is that Wisconsin—home of the “cheeseheads”—is the most prominent example of what happens when political leadership stubbornly refuses to deal with an economic landscape that has changed.
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MORRIS: Don't have a job? Work anyway

February 26, 2011
Greg Morris
If recent graduates can’t find a job, they should do something while they continue to search. Take any kind of job you can get. Volunteer at church or at a not-for-profit organization. Take a wait-staff job. Take a part-time job. Do something.
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MAURER: By George, a presidential puzzleRestricted Content

February 18, 2011
Mickey Maurer
Celebrate Presidents Day by working a crossword puzzle from Mickey Maurer.
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MORRIS: Tough love for public education

February 12, 2011
Greg Morris
Indiana students as a group have been underperforming and schools as a group have been failing.
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MAURER: Workforce Inc. recycles peopleRestricted Content

February 5, 2011
Mickey Maurer
Now that football season is over, I suggest we turn our attention to a real hero: Gregg Keesling, CEO of Workforce Inc., an organization that populates practically its entire work force with ex-offenders.
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MORRIS: Palladium spotlights a Carmel all can be proud of

January 29, 2011
Greg Morris
As the debut of the Palladium in Carmel has taken center stage, I have been reflecting on the amazing ascent of what used to be a sleepy town.
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MAURER: This is a broker's tale worth readingRestricted Content

January 22, 2011
Mickey Maurer
“Twelve years after I popped out, I learned to sell. During the next three, I began to write. Fifty years later, I discovered how to kill.” Thus begins the journal of investment adviser Jack Chap, protagonist in John Guy’s novel “Middle Man, a Broker’s Tale.”
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MORRIS: Mentor a child ... you'll be glad you did

January 15, 2011
Greg Morris
Research shows mentors can play a powerful role in a young person’s life. A mentoring relationship helps reduce the potential for bad behavior and gives a boost to academic achievement.
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MAURER: Looking back at events in 2010

January 8, 2011
Mickey Maurer
Each January, I reflect on a few of the prior year’s columns. I’m always curious about the topics and people I have written about over the course of the year. I hope you are, too.
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MORRIS: New year should bring a new mind-set

January 1, 2011
Greg Morris
The holiday down time has also enabled me to pull myself out of the day-to-day controlled chaos and actually take time to strategize, analyze and plan.
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MAURER: Who's running? It's a puzzling question

December 25, 2010
Mickey Maurer
Indiana politics can be puzzling. Enjoy this Pictocross© on the topic.
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MORRIS: These taxing times test my patience

December 18, 2010
Greg Morris
If I really thought a tax increase would dig us out of the debt mess, I would be willing to contribute more.
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MAURER: A final lesson for entrepreneursRestricted Content

December 11, 2010
Mickey Maurer
To create a disciplined investment philosophy, I evolved from my experience “The Ten Essential Principles of Entrepreneurship You Didn’t Learn in School.” Over the course of 10 columns, I have featured each of these essential principles. This is the final installment.
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MORRIS: Political dialogue returning to IBJ

December 4, 2010
Greg Morris
Forefront, which debuts this month, is designed to be another public square where various voices will debate the issues of our day.
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MAURER: Giving back is not always easyRestricted Content

November 27, 2010
Mickey Maurer
I evolved from my experience, “The Ten Essential Principles of Entrepreneurship that You Didn’t Learn in School”—at least I didn’t learn them in school. Over the course of 10 columns, I am featuring each of these essential principles. This is the ninth installment.
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MORRIS: Dressing for success matters

November 20, 2010
Greg Morris
I’ve been saying for longer than I can remember that I can’t believe how people dress these days. Far too many times, I’ll attend an event and notice folks who are dressed like they were getting ready to clean their garage or cut the grass instead of enjoying a night out.
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MAURER: A defense of Carl BrizziRestricted Content

November 13, 2010
Mickey Maurer
Marion County Prosecutor Carl Brizzi's transgressions and judgment lapses have been dutifully noted and thoroughly discussed.
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MORRIS: Confessions of a political junkie

November 6, 2010
Greg Morris
I enjoy trying to peel away the outer covering of the business of politics, like an onion, to see what’s underneath. It’s hard to find the truth sometimes, but it has to be buried there somewhere among all the exaggerations and misleading information—or not.
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MAURER: Have patience with profitsRestricted Content

October 30, 2010
Mickey Maurer
To create a disciplined investment philosophy, I evolved “The Ten Essential Principles of Entrepreneurship You Didn’t Learn in School.”—Over the course of 10 columns, I will feature each of these essential principles. This is the eighth installment.
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MORRIS: Not all economic news is bad news

October 23, 2010
Greg Morris
If we listen too much to the financial channels, it will make us want to bury our money in a hole in the yard and get a Rottweiler to guard it.
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  1. Those of you yelling to deport them all should at least understand that the law allows minors (if not from a bordering country) to argue for asylum. If you don't like the law, you can petition Congress to change it. But you can't blindly scream that they all need to be deported now, unless you want your government to just decide which laws to follow and which to ignore.

  2. 52,000 children in a country with a population of nearly 300 million is decimal dust or a nano-amount of people that can be easily absorbed. In addition, the flow of children from central American countries is decreasing. BL - the country can easily absorb these children while at the same time trying to discourage more children from coming. There is tension between economic concerns and the values of Judeo-Christian believers. But, I cannot see how the economic argument can stand up against the values of the believers, which most people in this country espouse (but perhaps don't practice). The Governor, who is an alleged religious man and a family man, seems to favor the economic argument; I do not see how his position is tenable under the circumstances. Yes, this is a complicated situation made worse by politics but....these are helpless children without parents and many want to simply "ship" them back to who knows where. Where are our Hoosier hearts? I thought the term Hoosier was synonymous with hospitable.

  3. Illegal aliens. Not undocumented workers (too young anyway). I note that this article never uses the word illegal and calls them immigrants. Being married to a naturalized citizen, these people are criminals and need to be deported as soon as humanly possible. The border needs to be closed NOW.

  4. Send them back NOW.

  5. deport now

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