Opinion

HETTRICK: An annual report on the mixed blessing of 2010Restricted Content

December 25, 2010
Bruce Hetrick

When I was 53, it was not a very good year. Then again...

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MUTZ: Reclaim education from the unionsRestricted Content

December 25, 2010
John Mutz / Special to IBJ
No doubt about it. My vote for collective bargaining rights for teachers as a state senator in 1973 was a big mistake. Not my only miscue in public life, but a whopper.
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LADWIG: Public-sector unions burden taxpayersRestricted Content

December 25, 2010
Craig Ladwig / Special to IBJ
Our ruin absent heroic stances at the Statehouse and the Governor’s Office, is not only politically likely but mathematically certain.
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MAHERN: Indy hotels should give workers a raiseRestricted Content

December 25, 2010
Louis Mahern / Special to IBJ
The city should not approve another hotel development until it is clear the hotel operator will not pursue the same low-wage path of those who came before it.
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OWENSBY: Problems, sure. Broken? Not these everyday heroesRestricted Content

December 25, 2010
Bill Owensby / Special to IBJ
How should the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department be fixed? But it's not broken.
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STRAUB: Re-engineering 'surge' will restore trust, confidenceRestricted Content

December 25, 2010
How should the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department be fixed? Unfortunately, the conduct of a small group of police officers has eroded the public’s trust and confidence in IMPD.
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WAGNER: Democrats should be pleased, cautiousRestricted Content

December 25, 2010
Jennifer Wagner / Special to IBJ
Indianapolis is in desperate need of leadership, both the vision to steer a wayward ship back on course and the competence to implement large projects while deftly managing daily operations.
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LUBBERS: More performance funds for universitiesRestricted Content

December 25, 2010
Teresa Lubbers / Special to IBJ
Indiana cannot meet growing economic and educational expectations without fundamentally rethinking how we deliver higher education to our students, how we measure progress, and how we reward results.
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RIVERA: Lackluster schools rob kids of futureRestricted Content

December 25, 2010
Angel Rivera
I applaud the signs of progress that have been reported recently, but we are a long way from success.
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MYERS: Cure the education death spiralRestricted Content

December 25, 2010
Woodrow Myers / Special to IBJ
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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BAUER: Tech, education are calling cards with greatest appealRestricted Content

December 25, 2010
What should be done to attract more young professionals to Indiana? While manufacturing continues to play an important role in our economic base, we must be realistic and focus our attention on advanced manufacturing and green technologies.
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BOSMA: Upgraded tech, science education outrank attractionRestricted Content

December 25, 2010
Brian C. Bosma / Special to IBJ
What should be done to attract more young professionals to Indiana? The availability of a talented innovative work force is now as important as low taxes, energy costs and location when entrepreneurs make job-location decisions.
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KRULL: Daniels got his wish - and should shudderRestricted Content

December 25, 2010
John Krull / Special to IBJ
Barack Obama can tell the governor that nuance is one of the first casualties of a political war.
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FARGO: Shield laws are beyond party labelsRestricted Content

December 25, 2010
Anthony L. Fargo / Special to IBJ
Good government should be transparent, no matter who’s in charge.
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HOWEY: Tea partiers imprudently target LugarRestricted Content

December 25, 2010
Brian A. Howey / Special to IBJ
A question that must be posed to the tea partiers intent on taking Sen. Richard Lugar out: Who replaces him?
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GREGG: A parlor full of possible ‘pub’ nomineesRestricted Content

December 25, 2010
John R. Gregg / Special to IBJ
As I review the list of potential Democratic nominees, none of the Republican hopefuls can keep the Statehouse in Republican hands.
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BROOKS: Ben Franklin's nation as a world modelRestricted Content

December 25, 2010
David Brooks / New York Times Syndicate
In a world of relative equals, the U.S. will have to learn to define itself by its values.
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COLLINS: Arizona strikes again, with MedicaidRestricted Content

December 25, 2010
Gail Collins / New York Times Syndicate
Try to imagine what the Republicans would have said if someone in the Obama administration proposed cutting off liver transplants for Medicare recipients.
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LOU'S VIEWS: Mixed bag of 2010 bests

December 24, 2010
Lou Harry
The holiday happenings are behind us. The 2011 offerings are yet to come. That means its time for my annual trek through the IBJ archives for reminders of A&E events that I enthusiastically recommended during the past year.
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DINING: Local restaurants came and went during 2010

December 24, 2010
Andrea Muirragui Davis, Lou Harry
Some offered their inaugural feasts. Others served their last meal. Here’s a rundown of just some of the transitions on the Indy dining scene this year.
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EDITORIAL: Have faith in fantasy despite real-life woes

December 18, 2010
 IBJ Staff
Some days, it’s hard to believe in Santa Claus. It’s altogether too easy to be “affected by the skepticism of a skeptical age,” as the New York Sun’s Francis Pharcellus Church wrote in his famous response to an 8-year-old girl’s inquiry about the existence of the Jolly Old Elf.
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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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MARCUS: Redistricting key to economic policy

December 18, 2010
Morton Marcus
The key factor determining the change in a county’s representation in the Legislature is the change in its share of the state’s population.
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DUNN: Banking on daily fairness to customers

December 18, 2010
Peter Dunn
Dear Banking Industry: You hide fees and encourage irresponsible spending, all while touting your “free” checking accounts.
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ALTOM: 2010 meltdowns, missteps and breaches ... oh my

December 18, 2010
Welcome to the annual Christmas snafu edition of this column. This year’s crop of meltdowns, missteps and breaches reminds us once again that technology is a fickle friend and unreliable ally.
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