Jan Holloway: ChamberFest benefit concert this weekend

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ChamberFest Brown County will hold a Benefit Concert, 7 p.m. on Saturday, April 15, Helen Haddad Hall, 315 Franklin Street in Columbus.

Michael Hicks: Bank failures warn of deeper economic problems

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The failure of Silicon Valley Bank and Signature Bank are markers of broader problems in the banking sector more generally. To be able to understand what is happening and how it may develop in the months ahead requires some institutional background on banks and some history on bank failures.

John Krull: What’s around the corner isn’t good

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Jeff Smulyan delivered the line almost as a throwaway, but it had a sting.

Mark Franke: Seeking fixes for the two-party system

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I must hang around with the wrong people. Every time I think I have made up my mind on an issue, someone challenges that conclusion. Even worse is when the challenge is to my premises.

LETTERS: Thanks to all for Soup Bowl support

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Thanks to community for Soup Bowl support

Rebecca Young: Considering Brown County’s prehistoric roots in rainy spring

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Spring equinox is behind us, and it’s flood season. Across North America snow is melting, rivers are thawing, and storm drains are overflowing. Here in Brown County, we’re all familiar with seeing fields full of water, power lines tilting toward temporary ponds, and signs indicating creeks flowing over the road. For a land-locked state, rising water can be a big part of our spring time.

Lee Hamilton: Being a good citizen harder than it used to be

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A couple of decades ago, I wrote a book in which I talked about what it takes to be a good citizen in a representative democracy like ours. I thought the principles I laid out were timeless, but I recently reread them and boy, they seem a lot less clear-cut now.

Jim Watkins: Fallen soldier posthumously receives Purple Heart

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Each Memorial Day and Veterans Day, Turner Classic Movies runs a marathon of combat films to commemorate and honor those that served. Often times the roster of films includes the 1955 classic “To Hell and Back.”

Leo Morris: Be careful what you consider your ‘right’

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I hope to make lots of new friends today by reminding Hoosiers of something: You do not have a right to food, shelter or health care.