At a time when many Americans are advocating structural reform, our president stands up for the status quo.
One analyst argues the federal death penalty statute is so broadly drawn that it encompasses murders that are traditionally handled by the state courts. So, who ends up on federal death row is largely arbitrary.
The case of an Edgewood Town Court reporter under investigation for racist speech in the workplace highlights a need for the Race, Equity and Inclusion Workgroup featured in the June 29 edition of The Herald Bulletin.
As cases increase nationwide, Indiana needs to stay vigilant
Festering uneasiness across the country is underscored by the growing numbers of new cases of coronavirus, especially across the sun belt and western states.
Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb wisely tapped the brakes just before the July 4 holiday weekend on the state’s plans to reopen during the raging coronavirus pandemic.
At times, the world around us is sending negative messages about how we look, how smart we are and even how valued we are. It is only our view of ourselves that fights off all that negativity and gives us the courage to ignore or even laugh at what is said.
It is time to write about foreign trade again, sadly. Over the past few weeks the Trump administration has been locked in ongoing trade negotiations with China and announced the suspension of perhaps a half million visas for foreign workers. These two issues are tied closely, as I shall shortly explain.
To say that the United States is in a time of crisis would be a massive understatement. COVID-19 cases continue to skyrocket, the unemployment rate is in the double digits, and the economic fallout of repossessions, foreclosures and evictions have yet to commence. Many of these problems were not on most Americans’ radar just a few months ago, and now they dominate the news cycle as well as our consciousness.
Harriet Tubman's story serves as an example of America never resting in its efforts to form a more perfect union. It's worth remembering on Independence Day, but also every day.
Forty-one years ago as the U.S. reeled from oil shocks and long lines of cars just to get gas, the conservative tabloid New York Post editorialized: “Independence Day, 1979 the American paradox is bleakly apparent. As a nation, we appear to have become steadily more dependent on forces seemingly beyond our control, losing confidence in our ability to master events, uncertain of our direction.”
As a kid growing up in central Illinois, Carly Schmitt listened to her great-grandfather's dinner-table stories about Franklin Roosevelt, public works projects and the days of the New Deal. By age 18, she served as a trained volunteer for the first of many voter registration drives. Civic engagement has long been a part of Schmitt's life.
This Week's Circulars
Agnes Mae Schmidt died July 10, 2020. She is survived by her son, Gary Schmidt (Judith); five granddaughters; and a great-grandson. Per the family's request, all services will be private.
Margaret Pfister 96, Died July 7, 2020. Visitation is Sun. July 12 from 11 am-2 pm. with service at 2 pm all at E.M. Coots' Sons Funeral Home.
Rita Karnes, 88, passed away Wednesday at her home. Visitation, Market Street Chapel of Naville & Seabrook Funeral Homes, Monday, July 13, 2-6 p.m. Service, Tuesday, 10 a.m.
A graveside service with full military honors for James Brian Powell, will be at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, July 14, 2020, at Greenville Greenlawn Cemetery in Greenville, IN. www.NewcomerKentuckiana.com
- Longtime Clark County community health advocate dies
- Prosecutor: Fatal shooting of Malcolm Williams by trooper justified
- 'Back the Blue' rally planned Sunday in Jeffersonville
- Henryville/Borden School Corp. approves reopening plan
- New Albany resolution would encourage wearing of face coverings in public
- Fistful of Tacos opening brewpub in New Albany
- New Albany manufacturer offering drive-thru job fair
- Hot dog shop to open in downtown Jeffersonville
- Floyd commissioners support 2nd Amendment, stop short of 'sanctuary'
- Silver Creek reopening plan includes virtual option, face mask policies
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