Opponents of same-sex marriage on religious grounds are committed to their faith — not stupid or daft, community blogger Rich Preheim says. But in the wake of RFRA and Obergefell, it’s becoming harder not to describe their concerns as such.

Posted on July 22, 2015 at 3:22 p.m.

After RFRA was signed into law, Gov. Mike Pence and other Republicans claimed they didn’t anticipate the overwhelming backlash to the legislation. However, that explanation is hard to accept, community blogger Rich Preheim says.

Posted on April 14, 2015 at 1:47 p.m.

Moving forward as a society means reflecting on and acknowledging our history — both its positive and negative aspects. However, a piece of legislation against the A.P. U.S. History course and exam goes against this concept, community blogger Rich Preheim says.

Posted on March 31, 2015 at 12:05 p.m.
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Posted on March 10, 2015 at 2:04 p.m.

Community blogger Rich Preheim says recent comments by Rep. Wes Culver and Sen. Carlin Yoder don’t bode well for the state’s public education system.

Posted on Feb. 19, 2015 at 6:56 p.m.

In Indiana and 48 other “at-will” states in the U.S., employees can be legally fired for almost any reason. There need to be safeguards in place to protect people from being fired for unfounded reasons, community blogger Rich Preheim says.

Posted on Feb. 5, 2015 at 12:28 p.m.

A proposed measure that would require parents to be copied on students’ and teachers’ electronic communications has good intentions, community blogger Rich Preheim says. However, it would be another blow to public schools’ ability to care for their students.

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Posted on Jan. 20, 2015 at 11:37 a.m.

State Sen. Scott Schneider says his bill will defend people of faith, community blogger Rich Preheim says. But evidence indicates that continuing the fight against same-sex marriage will be the primary focus. 

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Posted on Dec. 30, 2014 at 9:58 a.m.

The distribution of trash cans in areas proposed to be annexed is just the latest incident in a pattern of inattentiveness and insensitivity by city government toward area residents.

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Posted on Dec. 12, 2014 at 3:15 p.m.

People of color in America have years of history and personal experience that are their credentials to teach the rest of us about racial injustice, community blogger Rich Preheim says. That means white people must listen to them instead of arguing that they’re wrong.

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Posted on Dec. 2, 2014 at 12:00 p.m.

If we’re going to have any chance of productively addressing our problems, we must first determine what we’re arguing about. Right now we’re speaking different languages, community blogger Rich Preheim says.

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Rich Preheim lives in Elkhart, where he is a freelance writer and historian, ignores the mess in his office, roots for the Hoosier, listens to classic rock and still thinks he’ll play Major League Baseball.