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Opinion & Columns

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Phil Gulley: How We Rolled

The thrill of motorcycling is the point, the counter-narrative to the bubble-wrapped life of modern America.

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Richard Lugar, A Friend Until The End

“He couldn’t hide the fact that he was the smartest person in the room. He was the opposite of ‘folksy,’ which was fine in my estimation—I have always felt ‘folksy’ was often phony, and that was a charge that could never be made against Dick Lugar.”

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The Late Edition

Buyouts and layoffs at The Indianapolis Star beg questions about what the city would look like without it.

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Phil Gulley: Reefer Madness

“If a man or woman, at the end of their long and difficult day, wants to smoke a joint and relax, that does not impinge upon my happiness in the least.”

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Five Takes On Slaughterhouse-Five

“Indianapolis wasn’t always eager to associate with Vonnegut. Once upon a time, many in our city found him vulgar, obscene, and weird.”

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Phil Gulley: Moral History

The immigrant I knew best went to church, volunteered as a Boy Scout leader, and helped his sick neighbors.

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Phil Gulley: Calendar Girl

Anniversaries may be an odd occasion to celebrate, but any reason to spend time with my wife is a good one.

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Phil Gulley: I Love The Idea Of Trying New Things

“I suppose even the exhilaration of preaching in a cowboy hat would wear thin after a while. I could try it and see, but even Quakers have their limits.”

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Phil Gulley: The Terrible Gifts I’ve Given

“Charley has only one set of Case kitchen knives, so I might have to buy them before the 23rd to make sure no one else snatches them up. Otherwise, my wife will be getting a garden hose.”

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Bruce McNabb, Dog Trainer

“We’re a bit busy scooping poop and mopping pee every day.”

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Our November Editor’s Note

Paging Dr. Salb.

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Our October Editor’s Note

Show me a Hoosier who’s not excited about basketball season and I’ll show you a Kentuckian.

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Phil Gulley: Watch Your Step

“The pendulum will swing to the center, the rumors of democracy’s death will have been exaggerated, and we can return to obsessing about the Kardashians. This is my dream.”

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An Excerpt Of Philip Gulley’s New Book

“This was back in the days when nuns wore habits, before they got sneaky and went undercover, dressing like the rest of us to blend in and catch us sinning.”

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Phil Gulley: The Downside Of Technology

“I’m not sure when bungee cords were invented, but they weren’t around when I was a kid, and I think my life would be pretty meaningless without them.”

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