Issues

From the debate over education reform to the future of Middle Indiana’s quality of life, sometimes we break from the norm and sit down with people rolling up their sleeves and slugging it out in political and ideological boxing rings.

The Challengers

The Education Debate Which Never Happened by Donovan Wheeler photos by Thomas F. Yeiser and Jonathan Alan Balash [dropcap]W[/dropcap]hen I sat down to write this feature, I planned a back-and-forth under one central, umbrella question:  Has the Daniels/Pence/Bennett ed-reform master plan actually worked?  Kim Fidler was willing to spend more than an hour explaining why …

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Autism Awareness: Just One of the Lucky Ones

National Road’s Jennifer Stevens offers this compelling interview with her brother Jeffrey.  His frank, sincere, and pointed answers to her questions put a very human face on a growing national condition which has baffled experts and created social anxiety both for those who suffer from and are encountered by autism. by Jennifer Stevens [dropcap]A[/dropcap]pril is …

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Staring Down Goliath

Four years ago, Justin Oakley was the first Democrat to run for the office eventually won by Glenda Ritz.  Today, the activist and talk radio host has three words for every single one of the Hoosier State’s teachers:  Vote. Or. Die. by Donovan Wheeler photos courtesy of Justin Oakley [dropcap]I[/dropcap]f Justin Oakley were consumed with …

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The Grand Leviathan: The College Preference for Ivy League and Elite School Professors

A Note on Comments: We’re going to consider this one of SEVERAL good lessons learned, but future commenters must provide full names. Given the nature of this particular topic, we would also prefer you include your current institution as well. Thomas DeCarlo, below is currently working at Indiana University. After a lengthy discussion with a …

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