We’ve often embraced a consensus history, one devoid of conflict. A bloody civil war becomes a noble cause. The white supremacy that began in 1619 to build the largest system of forced labor in world history becomes a sidebar with modest significance. Such myths are prerequisites for so-called patriotic history. They comfort us, at least until we understand them as simple propaganda ill-suited to democracy.
It’s starting to get cold, and I fear what will happen when coronavirus fatigue meets winter. Gov. Eric Holcomb’s first executive order declaring a public health emergency was issued March 6, with spring right around the corner. But winter presents a new challenge. By Sept. 30, the virus had reached all 92 Indiana counties, with […]
Accustomed to coming together in assembly, we have learned to promote a sense of community from our separate living, dining and family rooms, from our patios and back yards. This outreach has been of immeasurable value, particularly to those who are unable to be together physically.
Pre-pandemic, Indiana Department of Workforce Development data indicated that 80% of in-demand jobs over the next decade would require some level of college. This number will likely rise as businesses accelerate adoption of new automation and artificial intelligence strategies to avoid future disruptions.
To those businesses who continue to keep thousands at home and away from downtown, why? Indianapolis desperately needs your employees to return.
The CDC and the World Health Organization have warned that the upcoming influenza season could be severe, and that its arrival during the COVID-19 pandemic could lead to increased sickness and death.
Some of us fear the Democratic candidate’s positions on a number of issues, both foreign and domestic. However, I believe the long-term damage Trump would do our democratic republic form of government is more worrisome than policy differences.
Let’s face it. A vote for Trump is a vote for a man we suspected four years ago would not be worthy of our trust. The only difference now is that we know for certain that Trump is not worthy of our trust. We cannot plead ignorance.
Humility and boldness will be simultaneously required to overcome the reality we face. It is now our generation’s time to step forward with bold ideas for our region and the humility to work together to accomplish them. Our ambitions must be exclusively focused on the ideas that will allow our region to reach its potential.
Serious misperceptions about COVID-19 have undoubtedly helped drive the anxiety and even panic.
The monument of Thomas A. Hendricks (1819-1885) on the south lawn of the state capitol should go. A state legislator, U.S. representative, senator, Indiana governor and finally vice president, Hendricks was a white supremacist and is not worthy to be honored today.
The Most Favored Nation pricing model is an intensely misguided policy. Its foreign price controls would not only depress crucial medical innovation but would also harm small businesses in the process.
When you contract away your flexibility and your authority to make decisions that are responsive to unforeseen events, you can end up owing a lot of money to the private vendor.
In the past 80-plus years, however, credit unions have grown substantially in size and scope, bearing little resemblance to their forebears. Their current clientele often are affluent, and field-of-membership requirements have been stretched beyond recognition.
It’s time for policymakers and Hoosiers all over our state to embrace a future built on reliable technologies that are now more affordable than ever. It will mean low-cost energy production, more Indiana jobs, and financial rewards for both communities and landowners.
Indiana’s property tax caps raise the stakes. Increasing property tax rates to make up revenue can simply push more properties to their caps. Because of this, Indiana’s urban counties are already prone to cycles of rate hikes, cap losses and growing financial distress.
Social scientists have long noticed that Americans’ attitudes about the environment divide along party lines. Republicans and Democrats turn to different sources for news, carry unique values, and follow cues from their own party’s leadership.
People with disabilities are unemployed and underemployed to a greater extent than their able-bodied peers and face lower wages, misunderstanding and limitations on their earning capacity if they must rely on essential things such as attendant care.
Agriculture contributes about 10% of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and forestry adds more.
Americans’ economic battles are being fought between ideologues who have convinced themselves that their favored economic system is “the” answer to every problem.