U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo describes the Trump administration's plan for peace between Israel and Palestinian Arabs as "unexecutable." President Trump says Pompeo "may be right."

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Few things offend Bernie Sanders as much as people escaping from command-and-control government systems, even minority students whose parents are desperate to get their kids a decent education.

I recently regaled you with the legacies of the Senate lions, the late Birch Bayh and Richard Lugar. Their passing occurred just months after Indiana's newest senator, Republican Mike Braun, followed in their giant footsteps.

I’m reluctant to make political prognoses because I’m so bad at them. But I’m going to ignore my misgivings and go way out on a limb, not with a prediction but a bit of whimsical speculation.

While constitutional lawyers, ethicists and theologians — in descending order of importance in the abortion debate — have been arguing in the 46 years since the Supreme Court attempted to settle the debate, some technologists have been making a consequential contribution to it. They have dev…

I originally used this title in a 2014 column on affirmative action. It’s based on a book written by Yale Law Professor Stephen L. Carter. It was published in 1992, during my last year as an undergraduate at Northern Illinois University.

Joe Biden wants us to believe that all his touching speaks to how deeply he cares about other people.

I can show that over the course of his career, Nick Swisher, a journeyman player, was more-valuable to his teams than perennial All-Star and future Hall of Fame member Ichiro Suzuki was to his — that where it counts the most in baseball, Swisher was an undervalued asset and Suzuki grossly ov…

The university admissions scandal “Operation Varsity Blues” is interesting on many levels: rich people working the system; corruption and bribery in institutions of higher learning; elite, liberal universities sullied by scandal and greed. But as an economist, the episode brings other compar…

The release of Robert Mueller's finding that Donald Trump didn't collude with Russia should settle a question his critics — and, quietly, some of his allies — have asked repeatedly over the past two years: Why was he acting so guilty?

Crabgrass is one of the most prevalent weeds in Indiana lawns however it is also fairly simple to control. There are two main ways to prevent or control an infestation; cultural and chemical.

It’s a wonder that Democrats haven’t staked out a negotiating position demanding the destruction of already-existing barriers along the U.S.-Mexico border.

Lately, my computer screen shows frequent ads for The Book of Mormon Musical, coming soon to Clowes Hall at Butler. While I love the book "The Book of Mormon," I don’t plan to buy a ticket. And frankly, I am disappointed that a musical aimed at demeaning any group’s beliefs has garnered such…

Ahhhhh Christmas. A time for peace, harmony, and brotherly love. So, why do our children keep fighting?

With all of the rain this fall many farmers have been harvesting in wetter field conditions than they would normally like. This has resulted in quite a few fields showing ruts. The instinct is to return to the field and fix these through aggressive tillage. This is not recommended. The ruts …

A five-hour car trip, three cranky children fighting over the movie, and a bowl of cranberries threatening to spill at every turn — no wonder Thanksgiving morning feels more like a gauntlet than a holiday. Add stress from crazy traffic and any spirit of thankfulness seems miles away. How do …

I used to joke with a counselor friend that I was going to just start giving him money when each child was born, then reserve Thursday mornings for whenever they needed services. As their childhood has unfolded, life’s curve balls have morphed this joke into a serious consideration. As many …

“What makes a good parent?” From the moment the test strip turns blue, most parents wrestle with this question. We are naturally wired to sacrifice, care, and fight for our children. We all want to give the absolute best to our children. The question comes in defining “the best.”

The Boone County Solid Waste Management District would like to publicly thank the residents of Boone County for attending the Household Hazardous Waste and Electronics collection event on Aug. 25 at the Zionsville Municipal Services building despite the terrible weather.

“Education is the key to unlocking the world, a passport to freedom.” — Oprah Winfrey.

In June, the Boone County Council unanimously approved funding to place “School Resource Officers” or SROs in all Zionsville schools.

You know that callous you get from biting your tongue when teaching a teen to drive? Yeah — I’ve got that. As I venture into the terrifying pursuit of teaching my child how to use wisely one of the deadliest weapons known to man, I’m reminded of the difficulty all parents face in teaching ou…

It’s been a while coming. My husband left four years ago, but he only recently filed for divorce. On the one hand, it’s nice for legality to catch up to reality. On the other, for my children who have been living in limbo, this concrete finish reopens deep wounds. And, adds new pain. So, lik…

“I have found that there ain’t no surer way to find out if you like people than to travel with them.” Mark Twain.

"'Abolish ICE!' is the new rallying cry for progressive Democrats," reports NBC News's Alex Seitz-Wald. It's "a radical idea and one that was confined to the fringes just months ago," but one that "left-wing insurgents can use to differentiate themselves from more established rivals in Democ…

Zionsville High School Bands will host a Drum Corps International Contest on July 1. The event in the football stadium is a fund-raiser for band programs. Money raised will help fund new marching band uniforms that will arrive in August and replace uniforms that are 10 years old.

We wanted to thank everyone who came out in the heat last Saturday for our mega garage sale fundraiser at Keller Williams on 9th St.

I want the Indiana Central Region Headquarters to be relocated to Zionsville. I have several very personal vested interests in seeing it happen. This was an amazing fete in the first place. A group of little league guys and gals, parents, volunteers saying "wouldn't it be great if we could g…

“The principles of living greatly include the capacity to face trouble with courage, disappointment with cheerfulness, and trial with humility.” Thomas Monsoon.

Over the last seven months, I have witnessed the community dialogue around Zionsville’s selection as the new home of the Little League Central Region Headquarters as one of great pride and exuberance overtaken by a narrative filled with vitriol and character assassination that is unnecessary…

Let’s say it again for those in the back, the remonstrators who oppose BZA Docket #2018-12-DSV are for Little League, but against the tied-in Pulte development. The mayor and planning commissioner / ZLOC President Michael Rinebold would like to rewrite this narrative and misrepresent our concerns.

Let’s start with a baseball analogy. Imagine a single player asks the umpire to allow a few exceptions (or variances) to the rules on his turn at bat. He would like to have six strikes instead of three. He would like to have foul balls counted as hits. He would like infield and outfield play…

I was growing up in Zionsville when the town implemented a smoke-free air ordinance in 2006 — a whole six years before the statewide smoke-free law passed. I would fly to the Dairy Queen after receiving my allowance (I’ll take a cookie dough Blizzard, please!) and I remember what it was like…

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Pamelia "Pam" Ann Fiscus, 75, of Zionsville, passed away Saturday, June 1, 2019. Pam was born in Warsaw, IN on November 14, 1943, a daughter of the late Zanna and Mary (Myers) Hammer. She married Dr. Clifford W. Fiscus on December 19, 1964. Pam graduated from Mentone High School in 1961, and…