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Commentary: Tough guys picking fights with school children

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Commentary: Tough guys picking fights with school children

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – The Trump administration says its decision to roll back rights for transgender Americans is based on principle. President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence and Attorney General Jeff Sessions say they are taking a stand for “states’ rights.” Throughout American history, that’s generally what bigots have said when they […]

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Commentary: Indiana at the center of Supreme Court campaign

By Janet Williams TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — I invite you to take a little trip with me through the byzantine world of campaign finance as it is now playing out in Indiana. This trip starts at the Indiana Statehouse where, on Wednesday, Attorney General Curtis Hill held a press conference urging the state’s two senators to […]

Commentary: The president is not the boss anymore

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Commentary: The president is not the boss anymore

By Michael Leppert www.contrariana.com Every parent feels a little pressure when it comes to raising their kids. Many of us start with a preconceived notion of how our children will turn out so that each deviation from that plan can often seem like a failure. Usually that perspective could not be more wrong, but I […]

Commentary: Either way, a waste of time and money

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Commentary: Either way, a waste of time and money

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – So many people want to edit the Founding Fathers. They seem to think that they could have done a better job with the Constitution of the United States than those bozos James Madison, Alexander Hamilton, Ben Franklin and George Washington did. Perhaps this need to revise America’s founding document […]

Commentary: Close to America’s divided heart

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Commentary: Close to America’s divided heart

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  WOOSTER, Ohio – It’s a quiet night here in the cradle of the presidents. That’s what Ohio used to be called. Between 1868 and 1920 – years when America made the slow, unsteady march from the cataclysm of the Civil War to an emergence as an industrial, economic and political power […]

Commentary: Eric Holcomb, the GOP and big government

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Commentary: Eric Holcomb, the GOP and big government

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – History has a sense of irony. Given enough time, members of both major political parties will embrace positions and roles that would have been anathema to their predecessors. Republicans and Democrats find it easy – so easy – to switch places without ever switching jerseys. These days, most Americans […]

Commentary: Redistricting bill deserves a vote

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Commentary: Redistricting bill deserves a vote

By Janet Williams TheStatehouseFile.com When you look at the divide between Republicans and Democrats in Indiana General Assembly you would be right to assume our state is red. Not just any old red, but bright red, and about as red as you can get. Republicans hold the edge over Democrats 70-30 in the House. In […]

Commentary: Gov. Holcomb, always trust the dogs

Commentary: Gov. Holcomb, always trust the dogs

By Michael Leppert www.contrariana.com I live in a household that supported John Gregg for governor last fall. That is except for our soon to be famous dog, Birdie. As far as I know, Birdie and Gov. Eric Holcomb never met. But the Holcomb campaign went after the canine demographic with their “Hounds for Holcomb” outreach. […]

Commentary: Mike Pence and a lack of appreciation

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Commentary: Mike Pence and a lack of appreciation

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Mike Pence deserves better. The news dominating much of America at present involves former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn. Before President Donald Trump took office, Flynn, still a private citizen, apparently talked with the Russian ambassador about the sanctions Barack Obama imposed during the waning days of his presidency […]

Commentary: The selling of the Supreme Court 2017

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Commentary: The selling of the Supreme Court 2017

By Janet Williams TheStatehouseFile.com You have probably seen the television ads—a man on a journey from poor, hard-working youth to successful adult at the top of his professional. He’s a man of integrity, standing up for what’s right. He’s a family man with solid American values. Yes, who could possibly not want to see Neil […]

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