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OPINION | Indiana should take Ritz seriously

Many people might have gotten caught up in the national election results last Tuesday. So for those who don’t know: Glenda Ritz was elected state superintendent of public instruction. The Indiana government needs to respect that. Ritz won over incumbent Tony Bennett, who pushed a voucher system that financed students transferring out of public schools.

STAFF EDITORIAL | Respectfully Agree TO Disagree

Last week’s election and the entire year’s campaign cycle absorbed people’s interest people across the nation. A tidal wave of posts took over social media outlets. Voters and non-voters alike took to message boards, walls and Twitter feeds to air their unfiltered opinions. Some veered into disrespectful, uncivil speech. While freedom of speech is a

OPINION | Voter ID laws place a limit on real voters

Voter identification laws have taken a main stage in debates this year. In a nation where voter participation is consistently very low, any restrictions on voting need to be examined carefully. In 2006, Indiana made national news for enacting one of the first in a wave of voter identification laws. The law requires potential voters

OPINION | Vote based on your conscience, not on electability

Community members should vote with their consciences in this election, and nothing more. If that means voting third party—or not at all—students, faculty and staff should do so. Voting is a symbolic act. In a nation of nearly 320 million people, individual votes may not carry much weight. However, citizens should use their votes not

In the face of loss, Democrats have hope

Despite the Democratic Party lagging behind in polls and early voting results nationwide, spirits were high at the Indiana Democratic Party Election Party at the Indianapolis Marriott Downtown. The defining event of the night was certainly the Senate race, where Democrat Brad Ellsworth battled Republican Dan Coats for Evan Bayh’s open Senate seat. Ellsworth lost

A vote to change the future

By Dan Coats Our federal government keeps swiping our already maxed out credit card, raising the credit limit and passing insurmountable debt on to your generation—putting you at a great disadvantage in an increasingly global marketplace. As I’ve traveled the state, meeting countless Hoosiers concerned that we may be leaving future generations a weaker and

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