E-cigarettes were introduced to the United States in 2006 with a primary goal of helping adult smokers quit. Today, one in five American high schoolers uses e-cigarettes, and there’s been a subsequent rise in the use of all tobacco products among youth under the age of 18. This increase in tobacco-product consumption comes after a […]
June is Gay Pride Month. If the number of people who attended and participated in the celebration is any indication, the size of the community and its supporters is impressive. As the month comes to an end, and the fight for equal treatment continues, I think it is appropriate to reflect upon how far we, […]
On June 17, Time magazine released a report that reveals life expectancy based on ZIP code. To no surprise, yet nonetheless unsettling, data showed those living in poorer ZIP codes have a shorter life expectancy, and not by just a few years. In some places, the disparity in life expectancy is 20-plus years. This study resonated […]
Is the GOP the party for business interests? Indiana businesses are facing new problems. First and foremost, they simply lack adequate numbers of well-prepared employees. Our business leaders have reflexively turned to the Republican Party for help. In response, they have been given lots of “workforce” programs but no real assistance. Real help would mean effective […]
Is the GOP the party for business interests? Low taxes. Balanced budgeting. Responsible reserves. Great government service. These common-sense Republican policy solutions—and more—have created an attractive environment for business growth in Indiana that benefits not only our state’s economy, but most important, the people who live within our state. Don’t believe me? Let’s take a look […]
Social entrepreneurship is in many ways a result of the lack of perceived progress in moving the needle on social good.
If we want to lead again, we have to show we can do it.
Which side is filled with petty, petulant politicians afraid of a sincere questions by a fellow citizens with a different worldview?
His style might be street-fighting, and he might be hard-wired to tweet like Andrew Dice Clay, but now he’s giving away the power of his office.
I still am more concerned that my two adult sons might forget Mother’s Day than I am about my day.
Leaders at the Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site have collaborated with local funders and other partners to build on his legacy to benefit generations to come.
Our poor Hoosier health is reflective of terrible lifestyle choices and lack of value placed on health by our policymakers.
Indiana values strong, capable women. And the Fever, embarking on its 20th season, just got super-charged in that department.
People who commit domestic violence, make public threats of violence, or demonstrate suicidal tendencies should, with due process, be disarmed.
I think our biggest boldest ideas should originate in our cities and towns.
The homicide rate for black males in Indianapolis was about 500% that of white males in 2018—an astronomical disparity in a specific population.
It’s a rundown building in a rundown part of town. But what goes on there is uplifting.
In the last couple of weeks, two more states—North Dakota and Illinois—took steps toward either legalizing marijuana or decriminalizing its possession.
The Indy metro is falling behind in educational attainment, median wage and the percentage of people living below the poverty line.
Of all vehicle miles traveled in the nine-county region, nearly half of the road usage takes place in Marion County.