Opinion

'Progressive' ideas don't hold water

April 23, 2011
I read with interest John Guy’s [viewpoint column] titled “Where are the progressives?” (April 11, 2011) and found his list of antis enlightening.
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MUTZ: Indiana should pioneer 'no adult left behind'Restricted Content

April 23, 2011
John Mutz / Special to IBJ
Indiana needs its own version of the G.I. Bill aimed at the undereducated. We should formulate a targeted program that is designed so that no adult is left behind.
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FERGUSON: Protest walkouts are worthy of protectionRestricted Content

April 23, 2011
Margaret Ferguson / Special to IBJ
Removing this possibility from future minority parties (whoever they may be) would unfairly hamstring the minority and give them no voice in the face of an unyielding majority.
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MYERS: A boardwalk view of medicinal marijuanaRestricted Content

April 23, 2011
Woodrow Myers / Special to IBJ
Carnival barkers hustle you into the “doctor’s office,” where virtually any diagnosis leads to a “prescription” for the FDA-unapproved “Sour Diesel.”
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CARTER: Leadership traits will define whether Indiana succeedsRestricted Content

April 23, 2011
Steve Carter / Special to IBJ
Our state will best address our future needs by fostering engagement, confidence with optimism, and accountability.
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GREGG: Politicians have lost sight of voter demands for job creationRestricted Content

April 23, 2011
John R. Gregg / Special to IBJ
Hoosiers have had enough of the bickering and back-room deals on Capitol Hill and Capitol Avenue, and bickering has never created a single job.
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HOWEY: Let's count who might run for CongressRestricted Content

April 23, 2011
Brian A. Howey / Special to IBJ
The most interesting will come in the new 6th congressional district that just about everyone expects to be vacated by U.S. Rep. Mike Pence for a 2012 gubernatorial run.
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KRULL: The weird election for Indianapolis mayorRestricted Content

April 23, 2011
John Krull / Special to IBJ
Indianapolis now has a mayor who fades into the background. He is the mayor we still do not know.
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MAHERN: Finger the elephant, mayoral candidatesRestricted Content

April 23, 2011
Louis Mahern / Special to IBJ
Talking about education in a mayor’s race will only upset the adults who are the system’s primary beneficiaries—administrators and teachers.
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WAGNER: Pointers for those moments in the trenchesRestricted Content

April 23, 2011
Jennifer Wagner / Special to IBJ
If you’re extremely lucky, your political adversary will have hired young, inexperienced staffers who telegraph their boss’s next moves on Twitter and Facebook.
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LADWIG: The last thing newspapers need is a subsidyRestricted Content

April 23, 2011
Craig Ladwig / Special to IBJ
You should know that publishers of the smaller community newspapers, specialty papers and media systems throughout the nation were outperforming the big shots until the recession, their closeness to their readerships saving them from the hubris of advocacy.
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FARGO: In defense of controversial e-mail requestsRestricted Content

April 23, 2011
Anthony L. Fargo / Special to IBJ
Are they politically motivated? Probably. Do they have the potential to intimidate professors and institutions? Yes. Are they illegal or unethical? No.
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BONIFIELD: Lee Hamilton, free of bumper stickersRestricted Content

April 23, 2011
Jake Bonifield / Special to IBJ
The realization was startling. How could someone with such a high profile—a major political figure by any standard—be so nonchalant in weaving across the center line?
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EDITORIAL: Redistricting disappoints again

April 16, 2011
 IBJ Staff
If anything is clear from the latest round of drawing new lines for legislative and congressional districts, it’s that the system is still broken.
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MARCUS: What is it worth? TV has the answer

April 16, 2011
Morton Marcus
Discovering value emerged as a TV staple long before the recent economic tsunami.
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KHARBANDA: The case for a diverse energy policy

April 16, 2011
Jesse Kharbanda
Key utility executives and state legislators argue that Indiana’s power should come predominantly from coal and nuclear power.
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FEIGENBAUM: New legislative maps matter over the long term

April 16, 2011
Ed Feigenbaum
District lines largely will guide the partisan composition of the Indiana House of Representatives and the delegation we send to Congress for the next decade.
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DINING: Using the ol' Noodle for more than music

April 16, 2011
Lou Harry
Third in a month-long series of reviews of restaurants that sound wet—just like spring in Indiana. This week: Slippery Noodle Inn.
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STYLE: Green your closet with consignment bargains

April 16, 2011
Gabrielle Poshadlo
I like to picture my cast-off clothes in a nice shop like The Toggery.
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SKARBECK: Inflation worries growing, and for good reasonsRestricted Content

April 16, 2011
Ken Skarbeck
As much as Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke would like to think he can pull in the reins at the right moment, the beast of inflation is difficult to control.
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HICKS: Economic activity stalls when taxes riseRestricted Content

April 16, 2011
Mike Hicks
We know from long experience that, if you raise taxes, you get less economic activity, even if higher tax rates make some people work harder.
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Where are stories about Bobby Fong?

April 16, 2011
The individual who seemed to get lost in all the hype leading up to the NCAA men’s national championship basketball game is Bobby Fong, president of Butler University.
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Bulldogs made entire city proud

April 16, 2011
Kudos to Bill Benner for his fine [April 4] column about a fine team, the Butler Bulldogs. Despite the outcome, our city has reason to be proud.
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Church network helps homeless

April 16, 2011
I appreciated your comments in [the April 4] IBJ about the Horizon House and the general efforts of the Coalition for Homelessness Intervention and Prevention to help the many experiencing homelessness in our community.
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Let's find ways to house the homeless

April 16, 2011
I read [Mickey Maurer’s] column in the April 4 issue. There is not one way to describe “the homeless.”
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  1. These liberals are out of control. They want to drive our economy into the ground and double and triple our electric bills. Sierra Club, stay out of Indy!

  2. These activist liberal judges have gotten out of control. Thankfully we have a sensible supreme court that overturns their absurd rulings!

  3. Maybe they shouldn't be throwing money at the IRL or whatever they call it now. Probably should save that money for actual operations.

  4. For you central Indiana folks that don't know what a good pizza is, Aurelio's will take care of that. There are some good pizza places in central Indiana but nothing like this!!!

  5. I am troubled with this whole string of comments as I am not sure anyone pointed out that many of the "high paying" positions have been eliminated identified by asterisks as of fiscal year 2012. That indicates to me that the hospitals are making responsible yet difficult decisions and eliminating heavy paying positions. To make this more problematic, we have created a society of "entitlement" where individuals believe they should receive free services at no cost to them. I have yet to get a house repair done at no cost nor have I taken my car that is out of warranty for repair for free repair expecting the government to pay for it even though it is the second largest investment one makes in their life besides purchasing a home. Yet, we continue to hear verbal and aggressive abuse from the consumer who expects free services and have to reward them as a result of HCAHPS surveys which we have no influence over as it is 3rd party required by CMS. Peel the onion and get to the root of the problem...you will find that society has created the problem and our current political landscape and not the people who were fortunate to lead healthcare in the right direction before becoming distorted. As a side note, I had a friend sit in an ED in Canada for nearly two days prior to being evaluated and then finally...3 months later got a CT of the head. You pay for what you get...

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