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Drop RusthovenRestricted Content

October 27, 2012
Peter Rusthoven’s columns are horrible. There is no business information in them, just conservative Republican dribble.
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Hetrick spins, tooRestricted Content

October 27, 2012
Bruce Hetrick’s Oct. 22 column “Spouting off about the all-too-common art of spin” begins by offering the reader his view on how characters in the Broadway play “The Book of Mormon” are adept at spinning falsehoods in the guise of “helping people.” Hetrick provides spinning of his own, personally reviewing the highly irreverent play as hilarious, pant-wetting entertainment.
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How's Obama workin' for ya?Restricted Content

October 27, 2012
I have avoided writing about any of left-wing author Sheila Kennedy’s opinion pieces because she’s such an easy target. However her [Oct. 22] “Elections have consequence” piece calling Republicans extremist demands a response.
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Vote to restore balanceRestricted Content

October 27, 2012
Three things have modulated the excesses of unfettered American capitalism since the rise of the Progressive Era in the early 20th century: labor unions, government regulations, and the progressive income tax system. It’s no coincidence that the rise of the American middle class followed.
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GM, Chrysler didn't need rescueRestricted Content

October 27, 2012
The automobile industry did not need rescue. It did not need the government takeover. Only two badly run corporations were in trouble.
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Question RockportRestricted Content

October 20, 2012
One is left to wonder why Bill Styring [Oct. 15 Forefront] and others like him were so darned slow to engage in this issue.
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Sports, arts not rivalsRestricted Content

October 20, 2012
Bill Benner’s [Oct. 15] column on arts versus sports drives home the point of the misguided view that the arts and sports are equal rivals! This column should have appeared on your front page!
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Why help Democrats?Restricted Content

October 20, 2012
I must respectfully disagree with Mickey Maurer’s Oct. 15 commentary.
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Might leave the stateRestricted Content

October 20, 2012
[Hetrick’s Oct. 8 column] was spot on. I tend Democrat but have been voting for Richard Lugar since I could vote in 1972.
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Disheartening responseRestricted Content

October 20, 2012
Thank you for the [Oct. 8 Morris column] on the Senate race. Some important issues seem to be swept under the rug in this important race.
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Obesity battle can be wonRestricted Content

October 20, 2012
The shocking news about obesity keeps on coming. As IBJ reported in its Oct. 8 editorial, “Residents’ health a weighty issue,” more than half of Hoosiers will be obese by 2030, costing us billions of dollars in health care and lost productivity.
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Student critiques have limited value to teachersRestricted Content

October 13, 2012
I see some real drawbacks to having students evaluate their teachers.
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Article overlooked part-time MBAs

October 6, 2012
A [Sept. 10] article cited evidence of a drop in MBA applications as part of a nationwide trend among prominent business schools. While the article specifically names decreases in applications to highly regarded MBA programs at Indiana University and Purdue University, it overlooks the significant growth within part-time MBA programs like the one offered here at the IU Kelley School of Business in downtown Indianapolis.
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Vote for change

October 6, 2012
The recession was not caused by George W. Bush. It was caused by liberal sub-prime mortgage practices at financial institutions, backed by government-sponsored Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac since 1993. The independent Federal Reserve System saved the banks, but in addition to foreclosures, millions of home values are now worth less than the mortgages owed.
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Consumption tax would spark growthRestricted Content

October 6, 2012
Elections are close by and the rhetoric from all sides is heating up. Tax the rich! 47 percent of Americans do not pay income taxes!
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More credits for Denison growthRestricted Content

September 29, 2012
We want to thank IBJ for the [Sept. 24] profile of Denison Parking. While Denison’s partnership with the citizens of Indianapolis was highlighted in the article, our partnership with Hal Darring and Global Parking was left unpublished.
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Pancake too thinRestricted Content

September 29, 2012
I know Rex Early is a loyal Republican but I was surprised of his [Sept. 1 column] support for Mourdock. While he may tell it as he sees it, he fails to understand it is a mighty thin pancake that does not have two sides.
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Brainard good for CarmelRestricted Content

September 22, 2012
Who are you [Sept. 17 Styring column] to pretend to know what Carmel residents want?
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Brainard, 'cronies' should leaveRestricted Content

September 22, 2012
While I agreed with almost every point [Styring, Sept. 17] made, there is one that I must vehemently object to—specifically his statement that “I don’t question the mayor’s honesty or good intentions.”
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Governed by profligatesRestricted Content

September 22, 2012
Plato said, “The penalty good men pay for inattention to public affairs is to be ruled by evil men.” In Carmel, [Sept. 17 Styring column] we have chosen commerce over the constitution, the rule of man over the rule of law.
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Getting out the voteRestricted Content

September 22, 2012
In his [Aug. 27] column, Bruce Hetrick challenged us—the opinion leaders of the Indianapolis community—to do more to encourage voter participation, and he has good reason to be concerned. According to the Indiana Civic Health Index, the Hoosier State ranks 48th in voter turnout and 43rd in voter registration. Some might be disappointed in our ranking, but I see this as a call to action.
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Appreciating White RiverRestricted Content

September 22, 2012
Both in business and at home, water is so much a part of our daily lives that we often take it for granted.
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Teacher preparation already changingRestricted Content

September 15, 2012
At the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation, we agree with David Harris [Sept. 3 Forefront] that Gov. Mitch Daniels is in an exciting position to reform teacher preparation at Purdue. Some steps have already been taken there, with the governor’s endorsement.
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More ways to fix abandoned homesRestricted Content

September 15, 2012
I finished reading the [Sept. 3 Forefront column] from Samuel Odle and couldn’t agree more that the abandoned homes issue poses many challenges for the neighborhoods, residents and overall Indianapolis community. However, I felt compelled to offer a fourth solution.
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Different conclusionRestricted Content

September 8, 2012
Studying the same subject, I came to a different conclusion, especially when the whole story is revealed [Kennedy column, Aug. 27].
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  3. In the first sentance "As a resident of one of these new Carmel Apartments the issue the local governments need to discuss are build quality & price." need a way to edit

  4. As a resident of one of these new Carmel Apartments the issue the local governments need to discuss is build quality & price. First none of these places is worth $1100 for a one bedroom. Downtown Carmel or Keystone at the Crossing in Indy. It doesn't matter. All require you to get in your car to get just about anywhere you need to go. I'm in one of the Carmel apartments now where after just 2.5 short years one of the kitchen cabinet doors is crooked and lawn and property maintenance seems to be lacking my old Indianapolis apartment which cost $300 less. This is one of the new star apartments. As they keep building throughout the area "deals" will start popping up creating shoppers. If your property is falling apart after year 3 what will it look like after year 5 or 10??? Why would one stay here if they could move to a new Broad Ripple in 2 to 3 years or another part of the Far Northside?? The complexes aren't going to let the "poor" move in without local permission so that's not that problem, but it the occupancy rate drops suddenly because the "Young" people moved back to Indy then look out.

  5. Why are you so concerned about Ace hardware? I don't understand why anyone goes there! Every time ive gone in the past, they don't have what I need and I end up going to the big box stores. I understand the service aspect and that they try to be helpful but if they are going to survive I think they might need to carry more specialty parts.

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