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Commentary: Hoosiers for Life need to get one

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Commentary: Hoosiers for Life need to get one

By Abdul Hakim-Shabazz indypolitics.org I learned a long time ago; there’s no money in being a sizable anal cavity. (You can figure out the translation.) If I want to get someone to go along with an idea I’m trying to sell, mainly if it’s one they may not agree with, I try to meet them […]

Commentary: This issue should reside in a trash heap

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Commentary: This issue should reside in a trash heap

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana’s long march into idiocy continues. U.S. Rep. Todd Rokita, R-Indiana, has decided that raising the issue of the residency of U.S. Rep. Luke Messer, R-Indiana, will give him an edge in the mud-wrestling match the two have going on to become the next GOP candidate for Indiana’s U.S. […]

Commentary: The rich want more and Moore

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Commentary: The rich want more and Moore

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – The trolls grew silent. When I first wrote about Alabama Republican U.S. Senate candidate – and accused child molester – Roy Moore’s assaults on both women and decency, I heard from a lot of self-proclaimed conservatives asking “what-abouts.” What about Bill Clinton? What about former U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner, […]

Commentary: Where the heart is

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Commentary: Where the heart is

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – This holiday will be a quiet one. When our children were small, my wife and I would bundle them up for Thanksgiving. We often traveled east, starting out at either my sister’s place in upstate New York, where my birth family would gather, or in northwest Connecticut, where my […]

Commentary: An attitude of gratitude

Commentary: An attitude of gratitude

By Luke Messer TheStatehouseFile.com Happy Thanksgiving! As I reflect on the true meaning of the holiday, I am often reminded of a first-grade Thanksgiving play that my daughter Ava participated in a few years back.  All of the songs and costumes were great, but my favorite was a song called, “Let’s Have a Gratitude Attitude.”  […]

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Lawmakers list goals for upcoming session

By Adrianna Pitrelli TheStatehouseFile.com   INDIANAPOLIS — After House Speaker Brian Bosma’s mother died last week, her funeral memory page was filled with harsh words — from comparing Bosma to Nazis to saying he’s un-Christian — causing him to kick off the 2018 legislative session calling for civility from lawmakers on their social media pages.  […]

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State lawmaker tackles opioid epidemic

By Makenna Mays TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana Sen. Jim Merritt, R-Indianapolis, said Tuesday he will author for the 2018 legislative session he hopes will combat the opioid epidemic. “Our goal this session is to work towards prescription reform along with, as we’ve talked about before, drug-dealing reform,” Merritt said. Merritt’s proposed legislation includes: mandatory registration […]

Commentary: A trap of their own making

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Commentary: A trap of their own making

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – It almost seems as if Republicans across the country are determined to seize defeat from the jaws of victory. What other way is there to explain some of the positions they’ve staked out? The ongoing train wreck that is Judge Roy Moore’s U.S. Senate candidacy in Alabama puts his […]

Commentary: What women (and men) don’t want

Commentary: What women (and men) don’t want

By Abdul Hakim-Shabazz indypolitics.org Like a lot of you, I find allegations of sexual misconduct against Republican Alabama U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore alarming.  I find it even more disturbing that there are people who think molesting a child is fine if that individual isn’t running for public office as a Democrat. And we are not […]

Commentary: Gerrymandering affects the big issues of our day

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Commentary: Gerrymandering affects the big issues of our day

By Janet Williams The StatehouseFile.com Gerrymandering matters. It is not an arcane word describing some confusing political exercise. Nor is it describing something that affects only politicians and their acolytes. It matters because it has a direct impact on the biggest news stories on the day – tax cuts, sexual harassment, health care, defense and […]