Opinion

GUEST COLUMN: Love Bourbon? So Does the Tax Man

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I recently completed a three-day tour of the Kentucky Bourbon Trail. It was quite educational as well as introducing me to a few new labels to try now that I am back home. Not everything I learned was blissfully enlightening however. At one of the distillery tours, the guide said that the ...

LEO MORRIS COLUMN: Stamping Out Road Rage

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In the dog days of summer, when the news dries up even as the humidity soars, it can be tough to find a current crisis over which to obsess. So we must turn to our earnest statisticians, always ready to furnish bored journalists with a fresh batch of state-by-state comparisons around which to ...

GUEST COLUMN: John McCain – Courageous Conscience of the US Senate

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“Make us to choose the harder right instead of the easier wrong.” This line from West Point’s Cadet Prayer sums up the career of one of my role models, the late Senator John McCain. While sorting-out the estate of my late father-in-law, in an antique shop in nearby Arcadia, Florida, I ...

LEO MORRIS COLUMN: Legal immigration is political anathema

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Indiana Democratic Sen. Joe Donnelly is a brave politician who went against his party to support President Donald Trump’s demands for billions of dollars to build a border wall. So says one of his campaign ads. No, no, no, insist attack ads aimed against him. Donnelly supported amnesty for ...

KERRY HUBARTT COLUMN: The importance of marital companionship

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I wrote about my dad in this space six years, two months and one week ago — the day before Father’s Day, 2012. He was 90 years old. Dad died last week, less than 11 weeks before his 97th birthday. My column in 2012 was a tribute to the man who helped shape my character and instill in me ...

Letters to the editor

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Citizens need to promote morality I am so tired of what is going on in this country…so very sad. A nation representing every country in the world is being split apart… by what? Not racism. Not terrorists, but by our own people. By lies and evil. When President Obama was elected, we who ...

LEO MORRIS COLUMN: Confessions of an anti-straw man

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As a good conservative, I naturally start each day vowing to do everything I can to help destroy the planet. I have never, ever recycled a single thing, since recycling is of course a Communist plot designed to divert our attention so our neglected landfills can be captured. I proudly display ...

LEO MORRIS: Hate Crime: Posture or Remedy?

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The defacement of Jewish temple property in Carmel with Nazi symbols seems to have created a tipping point in favor of finally enacting a hate crimes law in Indiana. Business leaders, editorial pages and politicians up to and including the governor are urging swift action in the next session of ...

Letters to the editor

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Republican tax cuts benefit families Our family will save nearly $2,000 this year from Republican tax cuts passed by President Trump and our Congressman Jim Banks. Our take home pay has also risen due to bonuses and higher wages because of the strong economic and job growth in northeast ...