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The Big Lies Behind the Tony Bennett Grade-changing Scandal

John Thompson | Posted 10.02.2013 | Politics
John Thompson

When "reformers'" tip the scales in order to help their allied schools, that is bad enough. The real scandal is their growing willingness to use dubious metrics to punish poor schools and their students in order to defeat political enemies.

How Old Is This High School Soccer Player?

www.indystar.com | Posted 12.28.2011 | Home

No, the Orioles state semifinalists didn't have the Brad Pitt movie character who aged backward on their roster -- it just looked that way in a pictur...

Chris Cox's Failed Argument for Forced Concealed Carry

Cliff Schecter | Posted 11.13.2011 | Politics
Cliff Schecter

If you live in a state that has common-sense laws for the issuance of a carry permit, consider that only 35 states require some type of training, certification or time at the firing range to carry a loaded, concealed weapon.

Are Fleeing Democratic Lawmakers Being "Juvenile"?

Danny Groner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Danny Groner

Democratic legislators are hiding out in Illinois as they stall votes on anti-union bills and other measures supported by Republicans, reports the As...

Wild Card Losses: Four Cities' Newspapers React

Danny Groner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Danny Groner

The NFL playoffs kicked off this past weekend, and some perennial favorites have already headed home. Here's what they're saying in Philadelphia, New Orleans, Indianapolis, and Kansas City.

Indiana and Duke Energy Officials Bantered While Ratepayers Picked Up the Tab

Carol Polsgrove | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Carol Polsgrove

You'd think the second highest paid executive at an energy company would know better than to chatter with the chairman of a regulatory commission in emails that might end up in the hands of a journalist.

America's Labor Day Message to Obama

Danny Groner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Danny Groner

The president's stimulus bill notwithstanding, many believe that Obama could be doing more to create jobs. Here's a selection of the best editorials from around the country offering both insights and solutions.

NFL Championship Games Both Local and National Stories

Danny Groner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Danny Groner

It's telling, the way that local writers covered their teams' wins versus how national columnists approached Sunday's games.

Obama In Indiana: Dispatches From GroundReport.com

Rachel Sterne | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Rachel Sterne

At an Indianapolis press conference, Obama struggled to draw a clear distinction for voters between his policies and those of Hillary Clinton. "It's tough," he said, "a lot of our differences get blurred."