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A bucket list with small goals


AT the realization that 2017 is upon us, many of us are creating a “bucket list” for the year. They used to call them New Year’s resolutions, but since I resolved several years ago never to make New Yea ...

Let indigent defendants choose their own lawyers


One of the basic rules governing American politics is that elected officials love to do popular things and hate to be seen doing anything unpopular. In the criminal justice area, everyone knows that money must be spent o ...

Statehouse Mandarins push a 20-year tax


Members of the General Assembly have barely warmed their seats and the fury is already reaching pitched levels on social media. It is over the proposal by the new Republican governor and the Republican legislative leader ...

The Last Word: Let's put some state history in the classroom


Although Indiana’s bicentennial celebration is now history, there is a move in the Indiana General Assembly that has the potential to preserve its legacy for generations to come. Sens. Eric Koch, R-Bedford, and De ...