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KENNEDY: A culture of contempt

There are plenty of theories about America’s embarrassingly low turnout rates. My own favorite explanation is a bit of snark from a source I can no longer recall: “If God had intended us to vote, He’d have given us candidates.”
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Skarbeck: Wave of corporate spinoffs may lift shareholder wealth

Companies with two or more distinct businesses operating under their umbrella will sometimes conclude that spinning off a subsidiary into a separate company is beneficial to all stakeholders.
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Hicks: Gimmicks won't solve middle-class dilemma

If excessive government spending and artificially inflated wages offered actual help for America’s dwindling middle class, then east-central Indiana would’ve seen unbridled prosperity over the past half century instead of decline.
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IPS needs more than shrunken boundaries

Dana Hubbard’s [Nov. 3] Viewpoint “Shrink Indianapolis Public Schools to Save It” regarding Unigov and the development of our city’s public school system overlooked the historic formation of the Metropolitan Assembly of School Boards in 1966.
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Hathaway should see the rest of Indiana

As an entire state, women earn only 74 cents for every dollar in male earnings. There is little to no day care or preschool. Fewer than 25 percent of women have completed a bachelor’s degree.
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HETRICK: Who were those people on my ballot?

Count me among a minuscule minority, but as a newly relocated resident of a small Indiana town, I really wanted to vote in this month’s midterm election.
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EDITORIAL: Finishing touches for Ballard legacy

Mayor Greg Ballard may have begun his tenure as Indy’s top elected official with the label “accidental mayor.” But Ballard’s legacy will go well beyond the circumstances of his upset victory in 2007.
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MORRIS: A business awards dinner wrapped in entertainment

State chamber honors notable businesses, treats crowd to comedian Dennis Miller.
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LOPRESTI: Pacers and other pro teams depend on loyal fans like these

For some long-time season ticket holders, games are central to families, friendships.
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EDITORIAL: Autonomy crucial for IPS turnaround

With the election of three reform-minded candidates to the board of Indianapolis Public Schools, hope is renewed—once again—that the long-struggling district will become a city asset.
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