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RUSTHOVEN: More to come from Gruber's open mouth

MIT professor Jonathan Gruber, once lauded by the left as “architect of Obamacare,” is now unpopular. Seems he can’t stay mum about the actual architecture.
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TEASLEY: A path out of charter school chaos

Indiana’s charter schools offer a quality option for families, but the movement is on unsteady ground today, and understandably so.
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LOPRESTI: Vinatieri seems ageless, but these numbers don't lie

The NFL's oldest player is kicking field goals with an accuracy that needs no improvement.
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Settlement reached in Steak n Shake franchisee suit

It's not clear whether the settlement Steak n Shake has reached with St. Louis-based Druco Restaurants will give the franchisee more leeway on pricing.
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MAURER: Go back 100 years—not much has changed

The things that divided and united us are still present as we approach the state's bicentennial.
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Kim: Distributions can sting mutual fund investors

U.S. mutual funds are required to “distribute” realized capital gains and income to shareholders at least annually, making this a tricky time of year for investors to buy shares in taxable accounts.
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Hicks: Economist's 'truthiness' unmasks Obamacare

Jonathan Gruber’s micro-simulation economic model is highly sought after because it replicates the version used by the U.S. Congressional Budget Office. Thus, it can be used to outwit that organization’s candid assessment of the effects of a policy proposal.
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Lawmakers earn citizens' contempt

I found much to agree with in Sheila Suess Kennedy’s Nov. 15 column “A culture of contempt.” Voter turnout, particularly in midterm elections, is embarrassingly low, partisan rhetoric supersedes intelligent discussion of the issues impacting voters and there is a dearth of truly engaging candidates.
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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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