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Editorials

  • Israel gets undeserved scrutiny for Hamas response
    There's no (Proportionality Committee), of course, except when it comes to Israel's repeated clashes with Hamas in Gaza. Then, suddenly, “proportionality” rings out, because of the disparate casualty figures on the two sides.
  • Political sabotage
     “Dysfunctional” is commonly used to describe the condition of Indiana's state-level education administration. “Under siege” is a better description.
  • Path open to an Open Door ruling
    While the Indiana State Board of Education’s political battle with state Superintendent Glenda Ritz rages on, a Marion County judge has ruled the board’s legal battle also will continue.
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Weekly scorecard

McConnell
Stevens
Carter
Lundergan Grimes
Engelbart

Winners

Roanoke: Auto supplier Ground Effects LLC will invest $4.66 million and add up to 160 jobs.

Elkhart County: Ranked first in nation for job growth for 2012.

Brad Stevens: Butler University’s basketball coach named head coach of the Boston Celtics.

Muncie: Lands on a list of nation’s smartest cities, according to the website Luminosity. The college town ranked 21st overall and 19th for residents younger than 35 based on data from more than 3 million brain game users.

Tossups

Obamacare: Administration delays implementation of large-employer mandate to provide insurance, but Fort Wayne Community Schools and others already have moved to reduce hours of part-time workers.

Attack ad: Sen. Mitch McConnell’s campaign launches amateurish Internet ad smearing Democratic challenger Alison Lundergan Grimes. The ad is so bad, however, it’s likely to give Lundergan Grimes some welcome name recognition.

Losers

Monroeville: Financial woes force community officials to cancel all Independence Day celebrations, including fireworks and musical entertainment.

FSSA: A contractor’s computer programming glitch potentially exposes 187,500 of the state’s most vulnerable citizens to identity theft.

State Department: Inspector general’s report finds the department spent more than $630,000 to increase the number of “likes” for its Facebook pages.

Milestones

Sammy Terry: Bob Carter’s TV character thrilled – or frightened – generations of Indiana children watching the late-night “Nightmare Theater.” Carter died Monday at 83.

George Ryan: Former Illinois governor, 79, is released from home confinement, ending nearly six years of federal custody for racketeering, conspiracy and more.

Douglas C. Engelbart: Scientist and inventor credited with creating the computer mouse died Tuesday at 88.

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