Indiana Writers Group

Moss: The Glory of Small Towns and Marching Bands

Posted: May 20, 2022

By Richard Moss, M.D. For many years I had listened to the recitals and drills occurring in the distance, at the High School, just two blocks from my home. It was in the evenings, of course, after school, with the sun setting, glittering twilight fading into inky darkness, and the often chilly temperatures of early autumn Read the full article…


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Franke: Yogi Berra Would Have Something to Say

Posted: May 18, 2022

by Mark Franke “We just agree different.” Yogi Berra I had an unofficial undergraduate minor in philosophy. I studied the greats — Plato, Aristotle, Augustine, Hobbes and Locke — and learned how they informed Western civilization and provided the philosophical foundation for the culture bequeathed to us today. Of course this was before the Orwellian Read the full article…


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The Outstater

Posted: May 17, 2022

Indiana’s Pusillanimous Court “Democracy and freedom will be the theme of every broadcast and editorial. Meanwhile, the ruling oligarchy and its highly trained elite of soldiers, policemen, thought-manufacturers and mind-manipulators will quietly run the show as they see fit.” — Aldous Huxley in “Brave New World, 1932 AMERICAN POLITICS operates as a ratchet. That is, it allows continuous Read the full article…


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Morris: The Sport of Kings, et al.

Posted: May 16, 2022

by Leo Morris It’s probably sacrilegious for a Hoosier to admit this, but I find auto racing the dullest of spectator sports. Watching cars go around and around a track endlessly, lap after lap, until a winner is finally declared just before my bottom falls asleep? Counting the raisins in a box of cereal would Read the full article…


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Half Past the Month

Posted: May 13, 2022

Paradise Lost (but Sustained) RAISED IN RURAL AMERICA, I admit to romantic views of small-town life. And later as a young journalist I wandered around the Midwest passing through the iconic courthouse squares, stopping in the once ubiquitous downtown cafe with the “Eats” sign to sample the coconut cream pie and read the hometown paper. Ah, and the Read the full article…


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The Outstater

Posted: May 11, 2022

SETTING ASIDE what the Indianapolis Star copy desk might think is “far right,” a reader of the newspaper’s May 6 headline (above) could assume that Republican voters in last week’s primary election were following the narrative being spit out by our journalism schools, to wit, that wokism is winning. Don’t bet on it. There is another explanation. It is that the Supermajority has Read the full article…


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