The Democratic presidential candidates are debating whether college should be free for all students. It’s a question Randall T. Shepard and Ryan Dvorak tackle in this week’s Forefront. Plus, Curt Smith writes about who defines what it means to be Catholic, Abdul-Hakim Shabazz ponders reparations and Richard Feldman wonders if a single-payer health system is becoming America’s only real choice.

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Controlling your own data destiny

Every year, the amount of consumer data available to companies climbs exponentially. By the year 2020, 1.7 megabytes of data will be created every second for every person on the planet. Currently, however, only 0.5% of this data is being analyzed in any meaningful way. This makes the seemingly endless news reports of data breaches […]

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In the words of Fred Rogers, won’t you be my neighbor?

You cannot watch the local news in central Indiana and not see a story about crime in Indianapolis. This is a municipal election year and we are sure to hear more about crime. In November, we will vote for mayors and for councils in Indianapolis and in excluded cities of Lawrence, Beech Grove and Southport. […]

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Let’s help foster families with adoption subsidies

It was 1971 when James and Katherine decided to increase the size of their small, middle-class family. James and Katherine had tried for a decade to have children on their own but with no success. In 1968, they brought home their first child, a boy via adoption, and now they were looking to add a […]

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