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Opinion: Let’s make it local every single day

In 2010, American Express founded Small Business Saturday. The company says it did so to help businesses with their most pressing need: getting more customers. The day happens every year on the Saturday after...

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Opinion: Rhymes with Aiden

The most popular baby names for 2014 have been tabulated, and I notice that Michael has fallen from favor. For years, I watched as Michael — which incidentally happens to be the name my...

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Opinion: Cluttered chaos

Zebra-stripe curtains, canary-yellow walls and a purple shag rug? Sounds cool, but what else? How about an anole terrarium, an oak trophy case and a multi-colored hydra lamp? Okay, I’m listening. And for the...

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Opinion: A biased bias

We, each of us humans, look at the world through our own eyes. Naturally, how could we do it any other way? But as such, all stimuli is received and perceived from our own...

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Opinion: Sharpton tax bill only $4.5 million

America’s favorite race pimp, Al Sharpton, is at it again. After the sleazy reverend helped to incite unrest in Ferguson, Mo., in the wake of the grand-jury decision not to indict former Ferguson police...

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Opinion: Taking it personally

One strong indication of fluency in a language (or culture) is a robust command of the idiom and expressions that shortcut our daily communicative interactions. When we say, “Don’t cry over spilled milk,” we...

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Opinion: Son is now job well done

For the past year, I’ve often wondered whether my first-born would lead a successful life or end up a terminal basement resident. These thoughts were based entirely on two things: his addiction to video/computer...

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Opinion: Snow panics

If we can all get our minds off the global chocolate crisis for just a minute – you DO know about the global chocolate crisis, don’t you? Oh. Well, basically, there’s a shortage looming...

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Opinion: Is it a glitch or just error creep?

Just as we were talking about how the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles had improved tremendously – even transforming itself into a friendly, easy-to-use outlet – came the news last week that some drivers...