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Anyone acquainted with human nature – and with government, which exists to cope with human nature – should not be surprised: When government allocates opportunities on racial grounds, dispensing lucrative preferences when awarding contracts and subsidies, this gives rise to rackets. And give…

One of the oldest universities in Indiana, dating back to 1889, Manchester University has graduated tens of thousands of cultured students of ability and conviction.

During this autumn’s avalanche of political news, an enormous boulder bounced by, barely noticed. It demonstrated why Joe Biden should not seek another term. Democrats should promptly face that fact, and this one: An Everest of evidence shows that Vice President Kamala Harris is starkly unqu…

Over the past few weeks, young female protesters in Iran have led the biggest show of resistance against the country’s theocratic regime in more than a decade. US and European leaders have rightly voiced support for them. As the regime intensifies its brutal response, the West should do what it can to ensure the movement survives.

Conservatism is in the midst of profound change. At least, what passes for conservative intellectualism and its application to public policy is in the midst of change. As a man who embraced most of Reagan-era conservatism, I watch this with considerable interest and worry. It is early enough…

Most of you have undoubtedly experienced déjà vu, that eerie sense that something you have never encountered before is nonetheless somehow familiar.

America and its republican democracy need the two major political parties to live up to their names: the Democratic Party, the Republican Party. But both are suffering attacks from old extremist enemies: for Democrats, it’s the far Left; for Republicans, it’s the far Right. Today, the main f…

Reestablishing our Huntington North High School Valedictorian and Salutatorian

The Annual Chili Cook-Off was a success. There were five chili varieties to taste, plus we had hot dogs, chips, and baked goods to choose from.

Last week three Yale professors published a study of COVID-related deaths in the United States. The data they used matched COVID deaths, voter registration by party and age in two states-Florida and Ohio. One goal of the study was to test whether anti-vaccine or anti-mask campaigns contribut…

The Annual Chili Cook-Off was a success. There were five chili varieties to taste, plus we had hot dogs, chips, and baked goods to choose from.

Florida’s home-insurance business was in trouble even before Hurricane Ian tore across the state last month. Big insurers were taking their business elsewhere, smaller ones were going broke, costs due to litigation and fraud had soared, and so had premiums. The private market was pulling bac…

Once upon a time if you ran a U.S. Senate race in Indiana, you would spend between $4 million and $5 million, like Evan Bayh did in 1998. By the time Republican Dan Coats sought his return to the Senate in 2010, the number grew to about $6 million.

The Herald-Press recently asked Huntington City Clerk Treasurer Christi McElhaney to address the financials regarding several things the city expects to face as the year comes to a close and the next one begins. It seemed fitting to put her response in a column format here.

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced in July that the state had collected more than $445 million in taxes from recreational marijuana sales for the fiscal year, up by over $145 million from 2021.

Suppose I told you I spend a lot of time putting out bids in hopes of winning a contract.

Election rallies in this “season of discontent” – when was there a contentment season? – feature an amiable dystopianism. On a recent afternoon, some cheerful but fretful residents of this Philadelphia suburb packed a hall to hear two children of immigrants, Nikki Haley and Mehmet Oz, deplor…

President Joe Biden is flat-out wrong if he thinks the pandemic is over. Although the trendlines are pointing downward, the United States still registers around 360 deaths per day from the coronavirus along with a seven-day average of 55,000 new infections, with 13,700 people currently hospi…

There’s a line from Shakespeare for any situation. “Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown” from his “Henry IV, Part II” is appropriate for King Charles III, as he takes up his long-awaited crown, and in exchange sets down his lifelong passions and causes. There’s a real pathos to that tran…

Colleges and universities started class a couple weeks ago. I am hopeful the nation will see a slight bump in enrollment following the deep COVID declines. Many students stayed home during COVID, while others took advantage of rising wages for high school graduates. These facts make it a goo…

Health officials are forecasting a fall COVID-19 surge, but one with fewer fatalities than past coronavirus spikes. The good news: A variant-specific booster has just been authorized to cope with the expected rise in cases.

Too often, it seems like we’re faced with “either/or” decisions. With something as important as energy security, it’s not one or the other – it’s all of the above. Hoosiers across the state are supporting the development of new options that help to diversify our sources of energy. Of course, we will continue to need a robust supply of oil and to a lesser extent coal. But that shouldn’t be at the exclusion of new investments in renewable options like wind and solar. Particularly in Indiana, there are parts of our state very close to major electrical transmission lines that make our state a hotbed for farming the sun.

Huntington Heritage Days 2022 were a major success thanks to the many dedicated volunteers who so generously gave of their time, talent and resources. The Huntington County Chamber of Commerce staff would like to say how much we appreciate the time given this year.

Several months ago, on Feb. 13, following the conclusion of the second impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump, U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley issued a statement, which read in part: “President Trump continued to argue that the election had been stolen even though the courts didn’t back up his claims. He belittled and harassed elected officials across the country to get his way.

A portion of the Local Journalism Sustainability Act (LJSA) was included in the recent Build Back Better bill that was passed in the House. The LJSA, which has bipartisan support in the House, provides needed support for local journalists across the U.S. and is now being considered in the Senate.

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The Indiana Supreme Court is helping launch a full fledged assault on government transparency, and we need to push back and speak up in order to keep our democracy from falling into darkness.

One of my favorite jokes involves an election in a mythical town in which there are 1,000 Christian voters and 250 Jewish voters. There is an election for mayor featuring a Christian candidate and a Jewish candidate, who get, respectively, 1,000 votes and 250 votes.

It was snowing most of the day yesterday, although there was not much accumulation. It really does feel good to have heat in the house again. We had let the stove go out over the warm-up.

It is just after 5 a.m. and my husband Joe and sons Benjamin, 21, and Joseph, 18, have all left for another day’s work. Daughter Lovina, 16, will be leaving in a half hour for her job. That leaves just me and Loretta. Daughter Verena is still staying with daughter Susan and children. Son Kev…