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Corruption doesn’t change ‘Under the Banner of Heaven’

Corruption doesn’t change ‘Under the Banner of Heaven’

A friend told me to watch it, so I did. Hulu’s seven-episode series, “Under the Banner of Heaven,” is based on the non-fiction, true crime book by Jon Krakauer. It details a murder investigation of a woman and her baby intertwined in storytelling of the founding and...

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Guns make people say the darndest things

Guns make people say the darndest things

Thursday, June 23, 2022, is one of those days on Capitol Hill that will appear on history tests years from now. It was gun day on the hill, and two of the three branches of government seemed to be passing each other on Constitution Avenue going in different...

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“I trust you, but you’re not the one behind the wheel”

“I trust you, but you’re not the one behind the wheel”

The third of seven expected hearings of the January 6 Committee was held on Thursday. Just like the two before it, there were plenty of "wow" moments.  It is also clear there are plenty more wows to come. Here in Indiana, we know former Vice President, former Indiana...

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January 6 Committee’s audiences are history and zombies

January 6 Committee’s audiences are history and zombies

I am not a fan of zombie flicks. It has always been a genre featuring human-like beings that just weren't complex enough to be interesting. A zombie can't be reasoned with. A zombie can't understand things. All a zombie wants, its singular purpose, is to eat brains....

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One certainty: Doing nothing is not working

One certainty: Doing nothing is not working

In the last two weeks, I have heard two things regarding the state of our union that disturb me more than anything. The first was a statement made on the morning news early last week, after the massacre in Buffalo, but before the one in Uvalde. A reporter, not a...

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We have all been praying for the wrong people

We have all been praying for the wrong people

Since Tuesday, I have been preoccupied by the speech delivered by Malala Yousafzai to the United Nations Youth Assembly on July 12, 2013. It was her sixteenth birthday, and it is one of the greatest speeches I have ever heard--and I'm a speech teacher. She would...

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