Letters to the Editor

Rusthoven was bigotedRestricted Content

February 2, 2013
Far from credible criticism of “the liberal media double standard,” I interpreted Peter Rusthoven’s [Jan. 21] opinion piece “Double Standards on Israel” as an exercise in the expression of bias and bigotry.
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Cut some freshman sportsRestricted Content

February 2, 2013
I am in total agreement with Benner’s [Jan. 7] suggestion of making incoming college freshmen ineligible for varsity sports.
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Clark complicates gay marriage debateRestricted Content

January 26, 2013
Why does Micah Clark [Jan. 7 Viewpoint] blow the subject up into one of these all-inclusive ideological tornados?
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Gun column hit markRestricted Content

January 26, 2013
Thank you for Peter J. Rusthoven's column. What a well-written, well-thought-out editorial, with substantiating articles, to better support the fact that enacting gun laws doesn't disarm the criminals.
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Guns laws workRestricted Content

January 26, 2013
I thought it would be impossible to write about gun laws after the Newtown tragedy and not talk about the bulbous magazine clips that allow a sane or insane person to fire hundreds of rounds from an automatic weapon in seconds, but Peter Rusthoven [Jan. 7] managed to do the impossible.
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Respect emotions in gun debateRestricted Content

January 19, 2013
Commentaries by Peter Rusthoven as well as others in Forefront [Jan. 7] do not treat two sides of fear.
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Another side of the income debateRestricted Content

January 19, 2013
I read [in the Dec. 31 IBJ], with great dismay, that a millionaire lawyer is not able to charge his clients as much as an attorney in another state.
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In favor of shrinking not-for-profit boardsRestricted Content

January 12, 2013
As a frequent consultant to not-for-profit boards, I couldn’t agree more [Dec. 24 Libman Viewpoint].
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Benner was 'uplifting'Restricted Content

January 12, 2013
Thanks so very much for pointing out the many triumphs and great moments Indianapolis and Indiana had in 2012 [Dec. 31 Benner column].
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Change before it's brokenRestricted Content

January 12, 2013
The dying service clubs mentioned in John Guy’s [Dec. 31 column] “How to revive dying service clubs” could benefit from following the lead of Toastmasters International which, even though it was growing, evaluated where it was and how it could best serve its membership.
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Coal plant good for jobsRestricted Content

January 5, 2013
I commend Lincolnland Economic Development Corp. for finding the perfect fit in a company for our state. The coal gasification plant planned to be built in Rockport will really help our state.
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Gasification plant is wise investmentRestricted Content

January 5, 2013
Lincolnland Economic Development Corp. is recruiting the $2.8 billion Indiana Gasification LLC clean energy project. The plant represents hundreds of permanent, high-paying jobs in newer, cleaner advanced industrial technologies.
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Don't confuse marijuana with bath salts, spiceRestricted Content

December 29, 2012
In response to Sen. Tom Wyss’s [Dec. 10] letter about marijuana legalization, I am afraid the senator is erroneously conflating several issues. Marijuana is not related to bath salts or spice. There is also no connection between marijuana and meth. It is only their current illegal status that is similar.
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Citizens Energy should oppose Rockport projectRestricted Content

December 29, 2012
Citizens Energy Group proclaims a vision to “… fulfill the promise of the Trust to serve our customers and communities with unparalleled excellence and integrity” and a mission to “… maintain the lowest possible rates with sound financial management.” Yet still they remain neutral on Leucadia National Corp.’s Rockport coal gasification plant.
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Morris columns eloquentRestricted Content

December 15, 2012
I have appreciated several of the columns Greg Morris has written about the leadership of Gov. Daniels and Tony Bennett.
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Citizens should oppose Leucadia projectRestricted Content

December 15, 2012
I was disappointed that the IBJ didn’t cover the ongoing issue of the proposed Leucadia coal-to-gas plant and the role that Citizens Energy could play in preventing the construction of this project.
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Don't abandon tax pledgesRestricted Content

December 15, 2012
I’m extremely troubled by some members of the Republican Party recently saying that they will not honor their promises not to raise taxes on the American people.
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Kissinger partly rightRestricted Content

December 8, 2012
Pete Kissinger [Nov. 26 letter] seems to think that the Bible is the root of all intolerance.
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Maurer pumped stockRestricted Content

December 8, 2012
Mickey Maurer’s [Nov. 26] commentary details a very rosy outlook for the future of Endocyte, the Indiana biopharmaceutical company.
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Don't restrict who can marryRestricted Content

December 8, 2012
In Indiana, the groundwork is again being laid by legislators to bring to a vote a constitutional amendment which would define marriage as between one man and one woman.
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Impairment is impairmentRestricted Content

December 8, 2012
I am astounded by the editorial reactions and apparent support for the legalization of small amounts of marijuana.
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Recycling is big economic engineRestricted Content

December 8, 2012
In the [Nov. 19] IBJ, Jesse Kharbanda outlined the Hoosier Environmental Council’s legislative “wish list” for the upcoming session.
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Pacers revenue sharing will be less than reportedRestricted Content

December 1, 2012
The Indiana Pacers are pleased that the NBA revenue sharing plan reached almost one year ago includes significant changes to the sharing among all 30 NBA teams. As was pointed out in the Nov. 26 IBJ, the Pacers’ amount will likely increase, beginning in 2013; however, the increase in 2013 will be dramatically lower than what IBJ reported.
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Ritz aims to protect teachers' unionsRestricted Content

December 1, 2012
J.K. Wall is to be congratulated on his [Nov. 19] exposure of the true Glenda Ritz. Her quote, “Rewriting that waiver is my most important mission,” says it all. It is clear she has no interest in continuing to achieve the education improvements made here under Tony Bennett.
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Fever overlookedRestricted Content

December 1, 2012
I am disappointed that [Benner column, Nov. 19] did not mention the Fever’s WNBA championship as something to be thankful for.
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  1. The east side does have potential...and I have always thought Washington Scare should become an outlet mall. Anyone remember how popular Eastgate was? Well, Indy has no outlet malls, we have to go to Edinburgh for the deep discounts and I don't understand why. Jim is right. We need a few good eastsiders interested in actually making some noise and trying to change the commerce, culture and stereotypes of the East side. Irvington is very progressive and making great strides, why can't the far east side ride on their coat tails to make some changes?

  2. Boston.com has an article from 2010 where they talk about how Interactions moved to Massachusetts in the year prior. http://www.boston.com/business/technology/innoeco/2010/07/interactions_banks_63_million.html The article includes a link back to that Inside Indiana Business press release I linked to earlier, snarkily noting, "Guess this 2006 plan to create 200-plus new jobs in Indiana didn't exactly work out."

  3. I live on the east side and I have read all your comments. a local paper just did an article on Washington square mall with just as many comments and concerns. I am not sure if they are still around, but there was an east side coalition with good intentions to do good things on the east side. And there is a facebook post that called my eastside indy with many old members of the eastside who voice concerns about the east side of the city. We need to come together and not just complain and moan, but come up with actual concrete solutions, because what Dal said is very very true- the eastside could be a goldmine in the right hands. But if anyone is going damn, and change things, it is us eastside residents

  4. Please go back re-read your economics text book and the fine print on the February 2014 CBO report. A minimum wage increase has never resulted in a net job loss...

  5. The GOP at the Statehouse is more interested in PR to keep their majority, than using it to get anything good actually done. The State continues its downward spiral.

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