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Commentary: Lee Hamilton’s America

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Commentary: Lee Hamilton’s America

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  BLOOMINGTON, Indiana – Lee Hamilton has some things to say about the state of the country. The former longtime Democratic congressman from Southern Indiana and I talk in a studio just a few doors down from his office here on Indiana University’s campus. He serves here as senior advisor to the […]

Commentary: A camel’s back and a world’s worth of straw

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Commentary: A camel’s back and a world’s worth of straw

By Michael Leppert www.contrariana.com The idiom “the straw that breaks the camel’s back” is often defined as the final terrible thing that makes a situation unbearable. Other sources describe the “last straw” as an otherwise minor or routine event that taken in collection with all the others, make the cumulative effect unacceptable. America’s patience, and […]

Commentary: Pink ear muffs and scholarships

Commentary: Pink ear muffs and scholarships

By John Guy TheStatehouseFile.com Whether pink ear muffs or scholarships, this rule applies, literally: “Tis better to give than to receive.” Some years ago, the two youngest opened gifts from Grandma who was sitting in the corner chair. Out popped traditional ear muffs, pink, maybe suitable for a two-year-old, but embarrassing for anyone older, especially […]