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Opinion & Columns

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Indy’s Scooter Conundrum

“It created a crisis that prompted us to move faster so we could get control of the situation before it got out of control.”

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Phil Gulley: The Great Hoosier Helpers

“I make it a point to encourage others to be helpful, especially when it gets me out of a really disagreeable task.”

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An Open Letter To David Letterman: We Need to Talk About John (Papa, That Is)

Nobody expects “perfection” from Ball State. But what I expect—and what I imagine you may also expect—is a willingness to reject not only bigotry, but also deep-seated, intransigent stupidity.

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The Future Of Broad Ripple High School

“They’re afraid of competition. They don’t want a charter school cannibalizing their student base.”

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Our July Editor’s Note

I had a landlocked childhood.

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Phil Gulley: Our Flagging Ideals

“It occurs to me that nations are a lot like families: Without fresh and diverse infusions of genes, the strain weakens.”

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Phil Gulley: Some Marital Advice

“That Kelsea decided to get married in Danville and not Georgia makes me love her all the more, but then I always look favorably upon people who save me from driving a thousand miles.”

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Ask Me Anything: Brian Jay

“You never forget the fear. One camper might say, ‘I’m going to have the LeFort procedure,’ and I’ll think, Yeah, I had that three times. That’s why I’m there. I’m the light at the end of the tunnel.”

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Phil Gulley: The Appalachian Trail

“I tell my nephew and his friends the story of My Great Hike often, hoping they might be moved by my dogged determination. Truth be told, though, I sense in them a disdain for my story, as if it were made up.”

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Phil Gulley: The Brilliant Swedish Tradition Of Death Cleaning

“Young people don’t understand that if death cleaning is to ever take hold in our country, they must do their part and take our crap. Otherwise, the whole system breaks down.”

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Our April Editor’s Note

Some thoughts on our city as we observe the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s death.

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Phil Gulley On Our Obsession With Buying Clothing

“Every old man worth his salt should have a cardigan sweater he wears year-round. It should have soup stains on it and holes in the elbows. If a moth has chewed on it, all the better.”

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Indianapolis Monthly A 2018 CRMA Finalist

It’s kind of like our Oscars—without the red carpet. Or the designer fashions. Or the statues.

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Phil Gulley: Facebook Calls For A Few Rules

“Facebook allows us to hang on the words of someone half a world away, known only to us by binary code, while ignoring the spouse across the table.”

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The Pros And Cons Of Amazon Selecting Indy For HQ2

So you’re telling us there’s a chance.

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