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Politics and other nightmares


Undoubtedly, you've heard about this:

Fort Wayne Community Schools officials have begun discussions to change the Redskins name used by North Side High School for its athletic teams, marching band and school nickname.

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Out there with politics

A pig too far

They must be kicking themselves in Delaware County. Imagine, giving in to the fear of the social media mob, which we know from experience in Indiana can whip up a fine froth of outrage, and then finding out that, oops, you're all alone out there in the PC outfield:

After an early success, a push by animal rights groups to ban pig wrestling at Indiana county fairs appears to be losing steam.

It's not just the tone

Two senior Planned Parenthood officials were caught on undercover videos calmly talking about "crushing" the fetuses of late-term abortions to get their body parts and finding "less crunchy ways" to perform abortions while preserving salable fetal tissue. Kirsten Powers isn't exactly a rightwing fanatic, so her views on the ensuing controversy do not come from blindly following conservative orthodoxy:

Cheap trick

Back to balance?


Silly question of the day: Sjould "libertarian parents" be strict or permissive?

 This problematic tendency is most pronounced in the ways some libertarians discuss parenting.

The Trump card

With all due respect to the Des Moines Register ("Iowa's leading newspaper"), its editorial about Donald Trump is wrong:

 It's time for Donald Trump to drop out of the race for president of the United States.

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Drop that gun, gramps

Just because you get a little paranoid about them coming for your guns that doesn't mean they won't be coming for your guns.

All in

Hooray for C-SPAN:

C-SPAN is partnering with a handful of regional newspapers in early-voting states for a nationally televised forum with the Republican presidential candidates just days before Fox News Channel’s first scheduled debate.

The network has invited all 17 of the GOP presidential hopefuls to the Aug. 3 Voters First Forum in New Hampshire.