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August 12, 2013

You Said It: About utility rates, marching bands and U.S. history books

Each Monday, The Herald Bulletin publishes “You Said It,” a compilation of reader comments from www.theheraldbulletin.com coupled with responses by the newspaper’s editorial board.

The City of Anderson is considering electric and water rate hikes. (Article published Aug. 8)

  • “Anderson needs more reasons for people to choose to live there. Not less!”
  • “I’m ready to have a protest march. Anyone with me?”

THB: City Council should ask all the right questions to determine whether rate hikes are absolutely necessary. If not, don’t pass higher rates!

The Anderson High School Marching Highlanders placed fourth at State Fair Band Day. (Article published Aug. 4)

  • “It doesn’t matter what school or mascot they have. They represent Anderson. The students have adapted well to the change (Highland, Madison Heights and Anderson being consolidated into one high school). So should everyone else. Besides, that was a long time ago.”

THB: It’s all about the kids and the future — not the past!

A Herald Bulletin editorial criticized former Gov. Mitch Daniels for using his authority to see that Howard Zinn’s “A People’s History of the United States” wasn’t used in Indiana’s public universities. (July 28)

  • “It is what all right-wing conservatives want: To make sure we only think the way they do; every other viewpoint is wrong. It’s precisely why their party is losing voters by the droves.”
  • “Seriously, does the H-B even pay any attention to the news? This ‘history’ book has been discredited by the history departments at Georgetown, Princeton and Rutgers, to name a few.”

THB: A group of Purdue professors and other academics have cited Zinn’s book as a legitimate interpretation of our country’s history. The point is this: It should be left to the academic institutions to determine what constitutes a legitimate historical account — not to the state’s governor. Once we begin letting government dictate how history is taught, we’re all in trouble.

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  • NWS - HB0728 - World War 1 Local Bob Quinn 2 Editorial: WWI commemorated at 100th anniversary On April 2, 1917, President Woodrow Wilson asked Congress for a declaration of war against Germany. There was overwhelming support. Neutrality was no longer an option. The sinking by Germany of the British ocean liner, the Lusitania, further committed Americans to the cause. Madison County answered the call, too.

    July 31, 2014 1 Photo

  • Editorial: Ring the bell! School is back in session Whether it’s the first first day of school or the last first day of high school, a multitude of unknown obstacles, achievements and milestones await. Enjoy every single one.

    July 30, 2014

  • Editorial: City overzealous in calling for Chamberlain probe In the aftermath of The Herald Bulletin's recent news report that City Councilman Rodney Chamberlain had been cleared of criminal wrongdoing in relation to basketball league funds, one question stands out.

    July 30, 2014

  • Editorial: Plan to attend reservoir session As discussion on the proposed Mounds Lake reservoir moves along, there have been strong voices concerning both sides of the project.

    July 29, 2014

  • You Said It: About graffiti, electric bill and Dr. Mares Each Monday, The Herald Bulletin publishes “You Said It,” a compilation of readers’ comments from www.theheraldbulletin.com coupled with responses by the newspaper’s editorial board.

    July 28, 2014

  • Editorial: Prison behavior reflects inappropriate culture If the Pendleton Correctional Facility is still rife with a sexualized climate, then it is time to clean the place up. It would be wise to reiterate and enforce the workplace ethics. And if one lesson is learned, it is to seriously consider staff complaints about inappropriate conduct.

    July 26, 2014

  • Editorial: Animal ordinance first step in fighting abuse, cruelty Laws like Alexandria’s new animal ordinances are a first step toward ending animal abuse and cruelty. Hundreds of scared and hurting animals are waiting for us to take the next one.

    July 25, 2014

  • Editorial: County needs preschool funding Five Indiana counties received great news this week from Gov. Mike Pence's office. Madison County was not one of them.

    July 25, 2014

  • Editorial: Celebrate students' progress but don't think work is done For too long now, there has not been a high enough value placed on education. There were always other options. The working world, however, has evolved, and so must this community’s attitudes about preparing our young people for the future.

    July 24, 2014

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