I woke up this morning and my good woman wasn’t gone, she was asleep beside me, I didn’t feel an aching in my head, no blues around my bed. I made coffee, it tasted fine, not like turpentine. I could put gin in the coffee and make it taste like turpentine but why would I? And that’s how I feel about the Six Supremes who’re trying to take us back to the 19th century. No need to grieve over it, November is coming, and the simple solution is to throw the bums out. Elect a Congress with a two-thirds majority in favor of enlarging the Court to fifteen, which will reverse the reversals. Ninety million eligible voters sat out the 2016 election and that’s how we wound up where we are with this ambitious minority in power.

I was happy to learn the San Francisco-based company Eat Just is planning to build the world’s biggest cultivated-meat factory in the United States. For those who don’t know, cultivated meat is grown from animal cells, without slaughter. The planned facility will have ten 250,000-liter bioreactors, capable of producing 30 million pounds of this revolutionary protein every year.

Republicans and Democrats should be able to agree that no president, regardless of party, should be able to obstruct and undermine the will of the American people or exploit weaknesses in our political system for personal gain.

While a portion of the nation recently celebrated a day of freedom and a beginning of progress (Juneteenth), the rest of the nation needs a day to mourn lost freedom and progress.

The decision, when it came on Friday, was not a surprise. Even before the dramatic leak of Justice Samuel Alito’s draft opinion last month, it was widely predicted that the US supreme court would grab the opportunity presented by the Dobbs v Jackson Women’s Health Organization case to rescind the decision made in 1973 in Roe v. Wade. This, after all, was the purpose of President Trump’s three supreme court selections – and the culmination of a decades-long campaign by anti-abortionists to return to states the authority to ban the procedure. But the announcement still came as a shock. The US’s global influence means that the decision to remove a woman’s constitutional right to abortion there reverberates far beyond its shores.

In the past few months, I’ve had several folks ask if recent inflation is the worst it has ever been. To those sweet summer children, I say what should be obvious, inflation has been much worse. That is why economists at the Federal Reserve are burning the midnight oil trying to figure out how much monetary tightening will be needed to prevent it from worsening. A far better question is how does inflation affect the economy, and also, who benefits and who bears the cost?

I have seen some of the future lately and I must admit it’s very appealing to me. My wife drives through Connecticut, a woman’s voice in the dashboard directing her along a twisting route through small towns laid out in the 18th century, a street plan designed to frustrate intruders, and my daughter in the back seat FaceTimes her roommate Saamiya who is in India, visiting relatives. My daughter is drawn to people, loves to be in a group, and the phone is her instrument of choice, and soon Marisa joins from London, and Erin in New Jersey, Hindu, Orthodox and Jewish, joined in small talk. Remarkable to me, not to her.

In the Old Testament book of II Kings, chapter 6:8-18, the account is given of the evil King of the Arameans and his attempt to capture and silence Elisha, the prophet of God. He sent his massive army to the city of Dothan to capture Elisha. In the early morning hours, Elisha’s servant woke up and saw that the city was surrounded by horses and chariots. He ran to Elisha in panic and cried out, “Oh, my master, what are we to do?” Elisha, who was old and blind said, “Do not be afraid, for those who are with us outnumber those who are with them.” Then Elisha prayed, “Lord, please open his eyes and let him see.” And the Lord opened the servant’s eyes. He looked and saw that the mountain was covered with horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha.

The Texas school shooting in Uvalde shook our nation to the core and left many of us struggling. Unfortunately, the unknowns and whys seem to outweigh the solutions, but preventive measures do exist. Coming together as a community, paying attention to those who are struggling, reaching out to them, standing in the gaps and youth development all make a difference.

As a Babson MBA graduate, I am highly disappointed with the Federal Reserve's very late recognition of the runaway inflation impacting our country. Inflation is running at 8.5 percent compared to a year ago, and the Federal Reserve (Fed) only started to increase interest rates in March to try to reach its target of 2 percent. How did we reach this debacle?

Fifty years ago, the “arrest heard around the world” kicked off a chapter of American history that is disturbingly similar to where we find ourselves now.

The January 6th hearings have shocked the nation with disturbing details about Trump and his allies’ plot to overturn the 2020 election. It is clear that they actively worked to tear down the very foundations of American democracy for their gain.

The Laketon-Pleasant Township Association expresses a sincere thank you to the sponsors of the 10th Annual Memorial Day Car Show and contributors for the 27 door prizes and goody bags. A special thanks to the 110 entries of cars, trucks and bikes lining the streets of Laketon, representing 32 towns and cities of northern Indiana. DJ Fast Eddie filled the air with music and added to the event camaraderie, entertaining boys and girls with games and prizes mid-afternoon.

Hang Mike Pence’s portrait in the gallery of national heroes. As riveting testimony from Thursday’s Jan. 6 hearing showed again and again, it was Donald Trump’s once obsequious wingman who found a backbone and rejected every illegal effort to block Joe Biden’s victory, from private and public political pressure from Trump to crackpot legal and constitutional theories offered by lunatic lawyer/Ph.D. John Eastman to an angry crowd of Capitol invaders eager to turn itself into an actual lynch mob and string him up.

As a citizen of and believer in democracy, I applaud the efforts of the Ukrainian people. Their efforts are similar to what is happening in many other parts of the world. Believe it or not, one thing that overrides capitalism and political correctness in the United States is the right to hav…

It is remarkable to me how far Utah citizens go to show disrespect for the civil law of the nation and state. One recent example among many is Senator Mike Lee’s blind mistrust of our 245-year-old electoral law and process.

Learning from the past is not the same as living in the past. Learning from the past is the only way one can truly live either progressively or conservatively in the present, whatever one’s preference might be. But don’t expect Millennials and Zers to believe such a tale.

On June 15, 2012, President Barack Obama stood in the White House Rose Garden and changed the lives of hundreds of thousands of young immigrants. By his executive order, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program protected them from deportation and granted access to educational and work opportunities that have allowed many of them to thrive.

With Robb Elementary added to Buffalo Tops in a week, we have a furious pair of examples of untreated lawlessness and violence in America. Where is the church in all of this?

I did not go to college because I wanted to. I went first of all because it was expected of me. I had good grades in high school, and that meant, according to the prevailing custom, you were supposed to continue your studies, especially if you would be the first one in your family to attempt post-secondary education.

Among the more influential economic narratives in recent decades has been a publication by the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), “Rich States, Poor States.” That work, now in its 15th edition, is authored by Arthur Laffer, Stephen Moore and Jonathan Williams.

Mississippi Congressman Bennie Thompson opened Thursday night’s hearing of the House Select Committee on the Jan. 6 Attacks with a reminder that each of his colleagues swore an oath to defend the Constitution from threats both foreign and domestic.

“Friend, how did you get in here without a wedding garment?” – Matthew 22:12

More and more Hoosiers are suffering from some form of mental health or substance abuse issue as a result of the stress and isolation brought on by the pandemic. As an advanced practice registered nurse (APRN), I am at the front-lines of this mental health crisis, as primary health care clinics are often the first place that patients turn to for help. Sadly, Indiana currently has 115 health care provider shortage areas and over two million Hoosiers don’t have adequate access to these services. Our state legislature must take action to ensure patients have adequate access to mental health care.

Conservative evangelicals have been taught that only a special few have been touched by God. Liberals believe all are equal before God and deserving of his compassion. Conservatives feel free to exercise their special chosen condition by possessing whatever guns they want, and liberals believe there is a need for society-wide action to curb wanton activity largely hurting the poor.

The little girl said, “Send the police now.” I have a question for America. In Uvalde, on which side of the classroom door was the adults to be found?

Anyone who feared — or hoped — the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland might soon embrace republicanism needed only to see the pictures from London on Thursday to be disabused of that notion as tens of thousands of loyal subjects of Queen Elizabeth II crowded The Mall and well beyond, hoping to catch a glimpse of their beloved monarch at Buckingham Palace as she began her weekend of celebration for her Platinum Jubilee.

The past couple weeks saw Hoosier leaders celebrate two new factory announcements in the state. Together they promise 1,900 factory jobs and roughly $4.6 billion in new investment. Unsurprisingly, this is the sort of thing elected leaders like to tout. The sunny economic development press release is older than the nation and is an especially bipartisan indulgence.

On this Memorial Day weekend we set aside time to remember those men and women of whom we asked everything. We asked them to suffer deprivation and pain and ultimately asked that they relinquish all of their tomorrows for us. We asked that they do this so that we could have a Republic—a place ruled by laws, not men, where each of us possess individual value and rights. Here those rights are endowed by our creator—not a king, dictator or emperor.

The nightly TV news provides ongoing and certain evidence of our inability to live as a free and responsible people.

Inflation is at its highest level in decades, leaving far too many Hoosiers struggling to pay for necessities. And that’s if they can even find the products they are looking for. This also is the fate of many businesses that consistently face overpriced and back ordered items.

A gaffe, a domestic political gambit, a cunning diplomatic stratagem or a simple moment of honesty: there are several ways to interpret Joe Biden’s pledge this week, during a visit to Tokyo, to use military force if Taiwan is attacked by China. What is clear is that the U.S. president’s sabre-rattling against China was a great deal more prominent than his willingness to offer meaningful economic engagement with U.S. partners in Asia. If the U.S. is serious about winning the contest for influence in 21st-century Asia, that is the wrong way around.

On Memorial Day 1945, the war in Europe had ended but the fighting in the Pacific continued, Lt. Gen. Lucian Truscott voiced remarks at the Sicily-Rome American Cemetery at Nettuno, Italy. Turning his back on the assembled VIPs he faced the rows upon rows of headstones and apologized to the 20,000 fallen Americans who had been laid to rest far from home. He was quoted as saying, “All over the world our soldiers sleep beneath the crosses. It is a challenge to us – all allied nations – to ensure that they do not and have not died in vain.”

Many Christians in business, insurance, finance, government and education today pride themselves on being “Christlike,” as if they possessed the full profile of skills and knowledge Jesus demonstrated in his day.

Whenever I explain why Indiana needs more kids to attend college, I get some version of the comment, “a young person doesn’t need college to do well; we need more people in the trades.” While it is true for a few talented individuals, that is not true for a city or state. Economists call this the “fallacy of composition,” which I can explain with a few facts.

At the end of another school year, pause and ask yourself: How much of our lives do we spend preparing for and dwelling on endings? It seems like I have spent so much of my life waiting for things to end. I just wanted to get home from school, just make it to the weekend, then we couldn’t wait until summer vacation. … When we finally graduate the cycle starts over: just let me get home from work, make it to Friday, maybe a couple of measly weeks of vacation, then just make it to retirement. … In the meantime, maybe we can find some temporary relief – which only reminds you that it is all too short and quickly passing away. We get caught up in the pain of the present, in dying and death, mourning those who are lost and everything we are missing, trying to numb the pain or forget for a few moments.

It seems strange that an issue about religion posted on an early “Facebook” platform, the door of a church, changed not only the faith of the Western world, but the form of its governments, the way of its economic life, and the strength of its science. That is what happened in 1517 when Martin Luther raised concerns about his own Catholic Church.

With inflation reaching an astronomical 8.5 percent annual rate last month, virtually all Americans are having a more difficult time providing for themselves and their families. One group of workers, however, has been hit harder than any other: low and minimum wage workers, whose earnings of just $7.25 an hour have stagnated for twelve years.

Xi Jinping, China’s strongman leader, is doubling down on his “zero-COVID” strategy in spite of its mounting economic cost. The politburo Standing Committee, the pinnacle of Communist party power, asserted last week that “persistence is victory” and proclaimed that authorities would “certainly be able to win the battle to defend Shanghai.”