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NASHVILLE, Ind. — President Trump doesn’t look to be in much danger of losing his office this winter. But if history teaches us anything from past 20th century impeachment efforts, his reelection is on thin ice next November and his Trumpublicans may face harrowing losses, particularly outside of Indiana.

When Madison-Grant schools had to decide recently whether to allow a transgender student to use the bathroom designated for the opposite biological gender, some might have brushed it aside as an unusual case without sweeping local ramifications.

Republicans have such a strong grip on Indiana – holding the Governor’s office and super majorities in both legislative chambers – that it is difficult to see beyond the fact. It sometimes feels as though it must have always been so and always will be so.

Though the state over the past two years has poured resources into improving the Department of Child Services, there's still more work to be done to ensure the department is providing the best possible services for some of Indiana's most vulnerable children.

Monday is the 25th anniversary of the first Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. So we have to ask: What would the nation’s best-known martyr for civil rights think of 2020 America?

Important issues tend to be difficult, with deeply entrenched opinions and interests. They also attract the attention of media, political leaders, citizens and especially lobbyists. Recently, while explaining the results of two very contentious studies, I was asked who paid for them. That is a fair question, of course, which is why we put the name of the sponsoring organization on the study itself. But it also leads to other questions about the nature of university research — how and why we do what we do.

Recently, the old joke that the orange construction barrel is Indiana’s state flower has been told with unprecedented frequency around the Hoosier State. The proliferation of orange and white that motorists encounter across all 92 counties in our state is a visual confirmation of a historic effort by INDOT and local transportation agencies to rebuild and modernize Indiana’s highways and local roads.

Hoosier senator would be wise to temper impeachment rhetoric

At a time when fiery rhetoric is the hallmark of a highly partisan political environment, U.S. Sen. Todd Young has often approached the most heated debates in muted tones.

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Bernie Sanders is rising, and conventional wisdom is that a Democratic nomination of the Vermont Democratic socialist will play right into President Trump’s reelection wheelhouse. But look back to the faint echoes of 2016 here in the Hoosier State, and polling this week from Morning Consult injects doubt into that conventional wisdom.

It's a miracle that Terre Haute didn't become a ghost town after Prohibition hit a century ago today. Ingenuity, resilience and, frankly, a culture of unabashed illegalities gradually filled the economic void created when the 18th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution took effect seconds after midnight on Jan. 17, 1920. The law changed Terre Haute for decades.

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