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Politics is not bad. The FDR speechwriter turned conservative columnist Raymond Moley observed: “Politics is not something to avoid, abolish or destroy. It is a condition of life, like the air we breathe. It is ours to live with, as we must, to control if we can. Either we must master its wa…

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Fantastic support for Rotary Corn Day

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It’s a perpetual frustration for my husband to turn the ignition key in my car.

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It’s a perpetual frustration for my husband to turn the ignition key in my car. My car’s linked to my iPhone playlist, and when I’ve been driving, you can bet the volume is up all the way, and everything comes on all at once.

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These are uncertain, divided times for our nation. Unemployment is at mind-boggling levels, a virus we still don’t fully understand is stifling the course of ordinary life, many businesses are struggling, nationwide protests continue against systemic and deep-seated racism, and local policy …

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The first lesson to be learned in economics is that there is no such thing as a free lunch. Those who have internalized this lesson cringe on hearing press reports about “free” school meals, haircuts, backpacks, tuition, diapers, etc. Someone is either donating voluntarily or being taxed to …

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A familiar narrative has gained traction in the wake of the oil demand shock brought on by the coronavirus pandemic. According to one pundit, “The inexorable decline of oil has begun.” Reports that “the world may never recover its thirst for oil” have been widely echoed as well.

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When our son was just a little bitty guy, I began talking to him about Jesus.

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Over the years, I’ve been engaged in an ongoing conversation about faith with a seeker.

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Having no clear direction yet on when I might have my next Saturday vivid color marathon session with Dawn, the woman I call my mad scientist haircolor genius, I reached for my go-to Bad Hair Day Hat this week.

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I just watched a funny video that has been viewed several million times in a short period of time.

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We have such a thirst for the latest, newest, most up-to-date things in life. The latest breaking news. Today, many of us want the latest word on when we can get our hair done or shop leisurely in a store, or linger in a restaurant dining room.

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Back when reporters wrote stories in long-hand (yes, I did a few that way) or typed them and handed the pages to a typesetter, we ended our stories with -30- to let the typesetter know the story was finished for that edition of the paper.

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If you’re like me, your new circumstances might leave you wondering what day it is.

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The past few weeks and coming weeks may feel uncertain, but here’s one thing we want you to know.

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It is election season, so we face several more months of claims about the U.S. economy. Predictably, the economy is neither as good as the incumbents profess it to be, nor bad as those running to unseat them assert. The real truth is somewhere in between. Of course, each side will be armed w…

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At the time of the American Revolution, the future United States was a small, colonial backwater on the world stage. There were an estimated 2-3 million people living here. Yet it somehow produced an array of talented, creative thinkers and politicians — Washington, Jefferson, Adams, Madison…

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On May 20, I journeyed across the Wabash River for my first day as an intern staff reporter for the Mount Carmel Register.

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