Appearances can be deceiving. After publishing the first article in this series several people reached out to me about issues they saw in the community that look “shady.” One of the shadiest looking examples was the city’s recent purchase of the old Tribune Star building Garmong Construction. The beacon public access website shows that Garmong … Continue reading Something Stinks: A Second Look
In the church we have a saying, “there can be no reconciliation, where there is no repentance.” You can forgive someone and move on with your life without them ever repenting, but you should never attempt a reconciliation with someone who refuses to acknowledge the harm they’ve caused. If local politicians want to move forward … Continue reading Something Stinks: Terre Haute’s Ongoing Struggle With Corruption
A type of simple harmony develops in a group as long as the members tolerate a certain level of deception. Like the princess and the pea, however, humanity as a whole cannot rest in the peace of this simple harmony because the falsity of its comfort will always be felt, no matter how many mattresses … Continue reading A Simple Harmony
You’ve heard of the “welfare state,” but have you ever heard of a “welfare city?” Welfare state is a phrase commonly used to describe what some people believe is our nation’s over dependence on social programs. However, there also seems to be a rise in welfare cities, cities whose employment depends on the local, state, … Continue reading Welfare City
I think we can all agree that the problem with cancel culture is not one-sided. It’s not that conservatives never think people should be canceled or that liberals think everyone should be canceled. The real problem is that there’s no agreed upon standard. It wasn’t that long ago that the Dixie Chicks were canceled by … Continue reading Did Vigo County Get it Wrong?