Opinion

WAGNER: The complete dynamo who is Pete ButtigiegRestricted Content

May 21, 2011
Jennifer Wagner / Special to IBJ
Unless something goes horribly awry in November, he’s going to be the next mayor of South Bend.
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LADWIG: Democracy, complex government don't mixRestricted Content

May 21, 2011
Craig Ladwig / Special to IBJ
It is reasonable to believe ... that Custer thought he was running to ground a relatively small party of warriors when in fact he was about to be surrounded by what may have been three times as many.
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MORRIS: May is time for pride, patriotism and speed

May 21, 2011
Greg Morris
As we head into the Memorial Day weekend, I’m taking time to pause from the day-to-day madness and allow myself the opportunity to reflect a bit and be thankful for life’s treasures.
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EDITORIAL: Interstate network isn't enough

May 14, 2011
 IBJ Staff
Our country’s transportation future is too uncertain for Hoosiers to be almost entirely dependent on cars.
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MAURER: Sage advice from the late Bill CookRestricted Content

May 14, 2011
Mickey Maurer
We had been friends for less than a decade, but in a sense those were some of his best years—years of philanthropy, of passionate restoration.
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MARCUS: High school principals as economic drivers

May 14, 2011
Morton Marcus
From time to time, I am asked: “What is the best investment for Indiana’s economic development”? The answer: our high-school-age young men and women.
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SLAUGHTER: We need a remote-work revolution

May 14, 2011
Robby Slaughter
It turns out that, although we think of glass towers, cubicles and filing cabinets as the places where we go to accomplish something, the office is a terrible place to get anything done.
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BENNER: In the history of Indy 500, these are my top 15 startersRestricted Content

May 14, 2011
Bill Benner
As part of the celebration of the 100th anniversary of America’s greatest race—the Indianapolis 500—I am joining the Speedway’s invitation at thegreatest33.com to name the 33 greatest drivers ever to be on the starting grid.
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LOU'S VIEWS: Home is where the art is

May 14, 2011
Lou Harry
With the Miller House open, Columbus becomes even more of a design draw.
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SKARBECK: Microsoft stuck in 1990s when acquiring companiesRestricted Content

May 14, 2011
Ken Skarbeck
Microsoft Corp.’s acquisition of Skype for $8.5 billion, announced May 10, continues a long history of a lack of price discipline in Silicon Valley.
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HICKS: Gas prices explained by simple economicsRestricted Content

May 14, 2011
Mike Hicks
Oil prices are affected by the demand for petroleum products, the available supply of oil, the value of the currency in which it is denominated, and uncertainty about future supply or demand.
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Good riddance to abortion funding

May 14, 2011
Congratulations are due Gov. Daniels and the Indiana Legislature for taking action to suspend public dollars to “family planning” organizations who perpetuate the continuing slaughter of the tiniest, most innocent human beings.
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Powerful must learn hard lessons

May 14, 2011
In light of our most recent General Assembly, I believe the top 1 percent of Indiana went to bat for the top 1 percent and then kicked the other 99 percent [who were] fooled into electing them in the teeth.
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EDITORIAL: Bad bills temper legislative achievements

May 7, 2011
 IBJ Staff
On the face of it, the just-concluded session of the Indiana General Assembly was one to savor for business interests. Yet in other ways, we’re forlorn, even embarrassed, by what emanated from the Statehouse this year.
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MORRIS: A 'no new programs' effort to help kids

May 7, 2011
Greg Morris
The Central Indiana Talent Alliance is on the front lines of improving education—without creating new educational programs.
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MARCUS: Manufacturing is economy's blessing, bane

May 7, 2011
Morton Marcus
Manufacturing alone accounted for 53 percent of the decline in what people earned at their private-sector jobs.
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GROSSMAN: Here we go again with 'blueprint to nowhere'

May 7, 2011
Peter Z. Grossman
For the umpteenth time since the early 1970s, a president of the United States has issued a plan for solving all our energy ills.
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FEIGENBAUM: Passage of Daniels' agenda will spawn sweeping change

May 7, 2011
Ed Feigenbaum
You shouldn’t have much trouble discerning the immediate winners from the 2011 session of the Indiana General Assembly.
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ALTOM: Is unwanted software loading on your machine?

May 7, 2011
Tim Altom
One of the biggest drawbacks to the march of technology is how often it lets others dictate how you use your own devices.
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DINING: Calculating the value of Pei Wei

May 7, 2011
Lou Harry
Second in our month-long series of reviews of newer ethnic eateries.
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HETRICK: Sitting at the polling place, wishing you were here

May 7, 2011
Bruce Hetrick
A dismal percentage of eligible voters showed up to vote in the May 3 municipal elections.
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LOU'S VIEWS: 'Chicago' razzle-dazzles at ATI’s new home

May 7, 2011
Lou Harry
Thoughts on Actors Theatre of Indiana's in-your-face production of the Kander and Ebb musical. Plus Butler University's Chekhov variations.
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BENNER: Identifying the cream of the Indianapolis 500 cropRestricted Content

May 7, 2011
Bill Benner
The 100th anniversary of the race serves as a time to reflect on the great history of one of America's iconic sports events.
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SKARBECK: Getting a banker's thoughts on financial reform effortsRestricted Content

May 7, 2011
Ken Skarbeck
Dimon believes boards and regulators “are more attentive to risk” now—a duty that was sadly trumped by greed and indifference in the years leading up to the credit crisis.
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Vouchers muddy church, state

May 7, 2011
In response to the [May 2] editorial “Education bills rise above legislative noise,” I have to agree wholeheartedly that there is no question that the status quo is not working.
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  1. I'm sure Indiana is paradise for the wealthy and affluent, but what about the rest of us? Over the last 40 years, conservatives and the business elite have run this country (and state)into the ground. The pendulum will swing back as more moderate voters get tired of Reaganomics and regressive social policies. Add to that the wave of minority voters coming up in the next 10 to 15 years and things will get better. unfortunately we have to suffer through 10 more years of gerrymandered districts and dispropionate representation.

  2. Funny thing....rich people telling poor people how bad the other rich people are wanting to cut benefits/school etc and that they should vote for those rich people that just did it. Just saying..............

  3. Good try, Mr. Irwin, but I think we all know the primary motivation for pursuing legal action against the BMV is the HUGE FEES you and your firm expect to receive from the same people you claim to be helping ~ taxpayers! Almost all class action lawsuits end up with the victim receiving a pittance and the lawyers receiving a windfall.

  4. Fix the home life. We're not paying for your child to color, learn letters, numbers and possible self control. YOU raise your children...figure it out! We did. Then they'll do fine in elementary school. Weed out the idiots in public schools, send them well behaved kids (no one expects perfection) and watch what happens! Oh, and pray. A mom.

  5. To clarify, the system Cincinnati building is just a streetcar line which is the cheapest option for rail when you consider light rail (Denver, Portland, and Seattle.) The system (streetcar) that Cincy is building is for a downtown, not a city wide thing. With that said, I think the bus plan make sense and something I shouted to the rooftops about. Most cities with low density and low finances will opt for BRT as it makes more financial and logistical sense. If that route grows and finances are in place, then converting the line to a light rail system is easy as you already have the protected lanes in place. I do think however that Indy should build a streetcar system to connect different areas of downtown. This is the same thing that Tucson, Cincy, Kenosha WI, Portland, and Seattle have done. This allows for easy connections to downtown POI, and allows for more dense growth. Connecting the stadiums to the zoo, convention center, future transit center, and the mall would be one streetcar line that makes sense.

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