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Wellness

Medical Industry Requires Further Reforms

We’ve talked numerous times on Muncie Voice about a variety of systems requiring transformation as we face a new era in the United States. One industry barely altered over the past several decades is the medical industry. Barack Obama pushed through comprehensive reforms, but by the time lobbying groups and politicians completed hacking through the […]

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City

The Power of Organization – Kenmore Neighborhood Association

Most of the time, monied interests manage to get their way without little opposition from Joe Q. Public, but it doesn’t always have to be that way. Instead of recreating the scenario and giving you snippets of the November City Council meeting, we think the entire letter read by Stephen Kendall from the Kenmore Neighborhood […]

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Government

Plutocrats: It’s All About Them

There is no question that America has become deeply divided. Some people point to the world of politics as the culprit behind this division occurring with our nation, but our leaders have been talking about the “invisible powers” that control our country from as far back as Thomas Jefferson when he said, “I hope we […]

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Government

Banksters say, “Trust Us, It Won’t Happen Again.”

It’s really hard to grasp the size and scope of the global financial crisis we faced just four years ago. Some have estimated the impact as high as $11 trillion. Pension funds were wiped out. Home values devastated. The taxpayer bailout to the financial industry was $700 billion. During three presidential debates, how many questions […]

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Culture

Let’s Be Honest About Entitlements

(Photo by Melody Stader)  Written by Ty Morton, local Muncie resident. I frequently hear the word “entitlement” thrown around, especially lately, and its repetition has given me an insight.First of all, most people use the word incorrectly. The only actual entitlement programs provided by the government are Social Security and Medicare, and they are aptly […]

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Government

Big Money Over Health

When we choose our representatives that go to Washington, we expect them to carry out the difficult decisions of negotiating policies that benefit “we the people”. While protecting and creating jobs are important to our economy, nobody can argue that our growth at a global level is imposing forces to change those systems that do […]

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Government

Citizens Feel Manipulated by Ball State

According to the great revolutionary teacher and leader, Paulo Freire, “Leaders who do not act dialogically, but insist on imposing their decisions, do not organize the people–they manipulate them. They do not liberate, nor are they liberated: they oppress.” In essence, Paulo Freire was talking about the importance of dialogue. It hints of the subtle […]

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Government

Gannett & Republicans Lose Temper

During an awkward post-election moment, the executive editor of The StarPress, Lisa Nellessen-Lara, got into an online argument with several local citizens about the “lack of class” displayed at democrat headquarters for chanting a song about the outgoing mayor. Her comment on Facebook was, “Dem headquarters break out in “Ding, dong, the wicked witch is […]

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Culture Government

TSP Sounds Desperate

Any informed voter in Delaware County knows the locally owned Gannett paper is a pro-republican paper. Some say it had been much worse, but the bias is still with us today. However, as this years municipal election reaches its end, has anybody ever saw such a blatant and obvious slant to their Sunday edition? From […]

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Government

Poor Ethics by Gannett

Big Media Chooses Money over Objectivity In “not-so-surprising fashion”, the locally owned Gannett newspaper has chosen their candidates for City Council At-Large. While they’re justifying picking winners, and then rationalizing their chosen candidates, there are several candidate ads displayed on their pages. Does this present a conflict of interest? Double standards? We think so, and […]