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Indy's healthy civic DNA

Indy's healthy civic DNA

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Cities | Indianapolis has no oceanfront. Nor is it on the Great Lakes like Chicago, Detroit, or Cleveland. The Super Bowl city has no mountains in the distance like…

Indianapolis: From Naptown to a Super Bowl city

Indianapolis: From Naptown to a Super Bowl city

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Cities | Indianapolis pastor Tom Benjamin recognizes that his town has come a long way since he arrived here in 1965. Yet the St. Louis native says the city still has…

Bike-friendly Indy

Bike-friendly Indy

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Government | Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard is serious about making his city a bicycle-friendly place. He has added miles of trails and lanes and helped create a bike hub…

Freedom vs. freebies

Freedom vs. freebies

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Politics | Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard won reelection by emphasizing competence and a small-government theme

Friends on both sides

Friends on both sides

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Poverty | The left wants more taxes and bigger government. The right wants less of both. Mississippi civil rights pioneer John M. Perkins has friends on both sides of…

No laughing matter

No laughing matter

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Humor | Christian cartoonist Gary Varvel uses humor to make serious points

Prohibition's legacy

Prohibition's legacy

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Books | The conventional wisdom is that Prohibition was a failed experiment. Here's the popular sentiment: "Thank the Lord we aren't so stupid as our forefathers…

The sweet sound of learning

The sweet sound of learning

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Education | The Indiana state legislature approved an expansion of charter schools, along with a voucher program to allow low-income families use private schools at…

A politician with character and integrity

A politician with character and integrity

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Politics | What if Richard Nixon had listened to Billy Graham's pleas and picked Oregon Sen. Mark Hatfield as his running mate in 1968? Hatfield died this week at age…

<em>More God, Less Crime</em>

More God, Less Crime

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Crime | That title for Byron Johnson's new book sounds like a tabloid newspaper headline. Yet Johnson, a Baylor University faculty member and the head of the…

Bully for football

Bully for football

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Sports | If Theodore Roosevelt were president today, he might have taken time off from budget talks with Congress to wade into the just-settled pro football labor…

The young and the conservative

The young and the conservative

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Politics | Seniority counts for a great deal in most state legislatures. Veteran members often move up the ladder of leadership and get the best committee assignments.

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