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Commentary: Those we carry with us

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Commentary: Those we carry with us

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  THE KNOBS, Indiana – Memories and stories buzz around my head like flies. I stand in a cemetery tucked back in the hills between Salem and Scottsburg. The gravestones, a dozen rows deep, stretch the length of a football field. Many tilt with age. Some are more than 200 years old. […]

Commentary: Round and round, down and down, Trump goes

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Commentary: Round and round, down and down, Trump goes

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – It’s like watching a spinning top wobble on the edge of a table. The question isn’t whether it will fall, but how far, in what direction and how much damage will be done when it does. President Donald Trump’s response to the tragic events in Charlottesville, Virginia, demonstrate that […]

Commentary: Charlottesville, and what crawled out from under the rock

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Commentary: Charlottesville, and what crawled out from under the rock

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – At least we can stop pretending now. The ugly and tragic events in Charlottesville, Virginia, involving a “protest” by white supremacist thugs and the accompanying abdication of moral leadership by President Donald Trump have lifted the rock. What’s crawled out from beneath is both hideous and dangerous, but we […]

Commentary: Todd Rokita, poet of politics

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Commentary: Todd Rokita, poet of politics

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – That Todd Rokita – he’s just a rhyming fool. Rokita, the Republican congressman who represents an asymmetrical slice of northern and central Indiana, unveiled the slogan he plans to use to capture the GOP nomination in next year’s U.S. Senate race and then unseat incumbent U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly, […]

Commentary: Nah, it couldn’t be that

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Commentary: Nah, it couldn’t be that

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – Thank goodness race isn’t the issue. Perhaps the fact that former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick and major league baseball’s all-time hits leaders Pete Rose have wandered into the national spotlight at the same time is further proof that history is a great teacher. Kaepernick is struggling to […]

Commentary: Whatever happened to shame?

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Commentary: Whatever happened to shame?

By Janet Williams TheStatehouseFile.com  Ever wonder what happened to that quaint old notion of shame? You know what shame is, don’t you? It’s the sensation of embarrassment and humiliation when you recognize that you have done something wrong, that you have offended the sensibilities of honorable people. I began wondering about that notion when former […]

Commentary: Donald Trump and the price of poker

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Commentary: Donald Trump and the price of poker

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – Boy, it would be fun to play poker with Donald Trump. Probably profitable, too. Judging from the way he’s handled the investigation into his campaign’s – and now, apparently, his administration’s and his family’s – ties with Russia, the president of the United States doesn’t know how to bluff. […]

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Commentary: An hour’s chat with Gov. Holcomb

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Eric Holcomb says he likes being Indiana’s governor. And it shows. Holcomb and I talk in a radio studio. During the hour we chat, the governor seems, by turns, relaxed and contemplative, comfortable and secure in both his office and himself. Maybe that shouldn’t be surprising. A former advisor, […]

Commentary: Immigration reform plan crushes the American dream

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Commentary: Immigration reform plan crushes the American dream

By Janet Williams The StatehouseFile.com I wonder what Stephen Miller and Donald Trump would have to say about my grandmother and her rag-tag immigrant family. Miller, a senior White House advisor, and Trump support a sweeping immigration reform plan that would slash the overall number of immigrants while welcoming those with money, skills and English-language […]

Commentary: When Senate candidates miss their nap times

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Commentary: When Senate candidates miss their nap times

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – If the race for Indiana’s U.S. Senate seat on the ballot next year were a day care, both U.S. Rep. Luke Messer, R-Indiana, and U.S. Rep. Todd Rokita, R-Indiana, already would be in time out. Messer and Rokita are the two leading candidates to square off against the incumbent, […]

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