Opinion

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Not a great place for a methadone clinic

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I went to an early morning hockey game at the Parkview Sports One Ice House the other day and witnessed the line of people at a methadone clinic on Lima Road. Then it occurred to me that the Pufferbelly Trail leads right to the methadone clinic on Lima Road. The methadone clinic is very ...

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Many good reasons to go smoke-free

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Monday starts Fire Prevention Week, a national event to raise awareness of fire safety. This year, I'd like to thank local apartment property managers who are helping reduce the number of fires in Allen County by making their properties smoke-free. In addition to the health benefits, there ...

GUEST COLUMN: Tax-reform proposal is a good start

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A few days ago a group of Americans were invited to the White House by tea party patriots to attend an exclusive briefing. I was on of those who attended. A few of those who spoke to us were Paul Teller, special assistant to the president for legislative affairs, Scott Pruitt, administrator ...

EDITORIAL: Crawford would make a good mayoral candidate

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By the time the next mayor takes office, Fort Wayne will have had a Democratic chief executive for 20 years, eight years of Graham Richard and 12 years of Tom Henry. That's the longest incumbency by a single party in the city's history, so perhaps at-large Republican City Councilman John ...

EDITORIAL: Incoherence on Indiana’s age of consent

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For today's exercise in legal incoherence, we turn to the Indiana Supreme Court. A trial court dismissed charges of disseminating matter harmful to a minor against Sameer G. Thakar of Fishers for sending nude photos of his anatomy to a 16-year-old girl. The Indiana Court of Appeals agreed, ...

EDITORIAL: There is much to learn from virtual school’s failure

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Wednesday, October 04, 2017 12:01 am In one way, it is too bad that the Hoosier Academies Virtual School is going out of business. Its mission ­— catering to high-achieving students who want to work at their own pace or on a flexible schedule — is a valuable one. Its methodology — ...

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Let’s make our voices heard on health care

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How in the world did we ever get to the point where Congress has such elite insurance and we their constituents have such crap. Congress would not have such a problem voting and passing an insurance package if they had to live by what they vote on. Come on people, how can we change this? ...

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Taking a knee

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We've all been watching and hearing about pro athletes taking a knee during our National Anthem as a protest, while our flag flies and members of our military stand proudly at attention. And we've all witnessed and participated in a range of reaction to this. And we've all come in contact ...

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Good intentions, but not good results

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The NFL players who boldly face outrage, approbation and condemnation to stand for a cause they see as noble are not bad people. They are trying to protest what they see as bad. Their good intentions, however, are not achieving good results. They are not attracting many to their view. They ...

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Where is the common sense?

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I cannot understand what the NFL is trying to prove. All this rebellion about the National Anthem. Do they believe that what they did Sunday was wonderful? I know we have the freedom to protest, but I am wondering what does this prove? In a way the president was correct. Where can they play ...

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Today I will pray

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Today, I will not stand. Today, I will take a knee. Today, I will pray. Pray for those who were slaughtered, pray for those who were wounded, pray for their family members. Today, I will pray for my country because I feel that we have lost our way. A week ago so many people were up in arms ...

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BRENT BOZELL: The Inevitable Bias Avalanche in Las Vegas

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"The deadliest mass shooting in modern American history." That was the summary of the horrific end to the country music festival on the Las Vegas strip, with 59 people killed (as we file this) and more than 500 injured. The early network reports were all news, but everyone knew what would ...

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JOHN STOSSEL: Get Out of the Way

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The hurricane devastation is severe. What should the federal government do? Give us lots of money, say many. Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas, demanded $150 billion -- just for Texas. So far, Congress has agreed to $15 billion in hurricane relief. But more will come. Few ...

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As Air Force fights real hate, IU caves over the phony kind

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Within days of each other, two American universities provided very different but equally important lessons about what real racism looks like — and how it should be confronted. The Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, which exists used to train young and men and women for conflict, ...

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GUEST COLUMN: Some things change, some don’t

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Tempora mutant. They surely do. So many things have changed over the years that perhaps the statement should mention what hasn’t changed over the years. Is that a sign of lack of progress, of initiative, of creative thinking, of sleepy genius? Tempora mutant. Or maybe some things just seem ...

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Why I stand for the anthem and the flag

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There are over a million reasons why I stand when the national anthem is played or the American flag passes by in a parade. I stand in memory of the 50,000 men and women killed or wounded during the American Revolution, those individuals who chose freedom over tyranny. I stand for the 646,392 ...

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Women underrepresented in leadership

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Over the past weeks, there has been dialogue in Northeast Indiana regarding the need for female representation in the leadership of government, economic development and other fields in which we are underrepresented. This is an issue, like any long-standing concern, that cannot be solved ...