As an Asian American from the Midwest, I have noticed a clear escalation of anti-Asian violence across the country in recent months. It can be concluded that this is due, at least in some part, to a xenophobic response to COVID-19. (Remember “kung flu” and “China virus”?)

Some of these…


January 27, 2021

The contents of this memo are the culmination of several meetings with, many conversations between, and a poll of stakeholders within the Indiana Democratic Party. I have also added my own recommendations when relevant.

Indiana Democrats have not won a statewide election since 2012, and 2020 was…


Pete Buttigieg, his supporters, and his team are some of the most brilliant people I have ever met. It was striking to meet so many bright and talented young adults from every corner of our state after he announced his groundbreaking candidacy. I hope Indiana can continue to shake our…


While I appreciate the Times Editorial board’s opinions, they are woefully under-researched.

First, any legislator with half a brain and who represents a district with a Majestic Star competitor would obviously be a No vote on a bill that would give Gary the host of concessions and special treatment they…


Of the 92 counties in Indiana, only one was targeted for precinct consolidation — Lake County — sparing the over 1,000 small precincts in other counties that should be consolidated, if they are to follow the same criteria that we’re supposed to.

It doesn’t take a lifelong resident of the…


The many disturbing attacks on women by once-venerable figures in Hollywood, Washington and beyond underscore the need for a seismic shift in thinking.

While the #MeToo movement has brought to light the sexual predators who abuse their power to silence, intimidate and disrespect women, we would be remiss if we did not hold domestic violence cases to the same standard, especially when they originate in our own backyard.

Regardless of political party, we must all denounce not only violence itself, but also the all-too frequent victim-shaming that accompanies it. The second arrest of one of our county councilmen for domestic violence casts a shadow over Lake County.

A person convicted for battery and facing five felony charges has absolutely no place in government. Shame on Lake County. We deserve better!

From the NWI Times (December 9, 2017)


In a bombshell report released in early August, the Indy Star found that some of our state politicians have been systematically putting up barriers to voting, with chilling results.

After the 2008 Election, in which we elected our first black President and marked the first election in over 40 years…


As a recent college graduate, I am uniquely aware of the struggles of the modern university student. …

Chris Chyung

Former Indiana House of Representatives; Board of Directors of Habitat for Humanity of NWI; Columbia BSIE 2016

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