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Commentary: Make gentle the life of this world

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Commentary: Make gentle the life of this world

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – When the news broke that a disturbed man with a gun opened fire in Northern Virginia on Republican members of Congress who were practicing for a charity baseball game, I found myself remembering Robert F. Kennedy’s words on the night Martin Luther King Jr. was killed. And I found […]

Commentary: Comey testimony, a Rorschach Test for the nation

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Commentary: Comey testimony, a Rorschach Test for the nation

By Janet Williams TheStatehouseFile.com Remember when you were a kid and plotted with your friends or siblings to do something you know your mom or dad would never approve of? You didn’t want the grownups in the room as you hatched your scheme, whatever it was. That’s what I thought of listening to the former […]

Commentary: Guns, prejudices and inconvenient realities

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Commentary: Guns, prejudices and inconvenient realities

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – Bet you didn’t know guns were a cure for cancer. Or that they solve math problems faster than computers and calculators. Or that they are even better than a mother’s love. You would know – or at least believe – these things if you lived in the same part […]

Commentary: Trump and Comey, a beginning, not an end

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Commentary: Trump and Comey, a beginning, not an end

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – The trouble is serious. Context matters. And the trouble isn’t going to go away anytime soon. Those were three primary takeaways from former FBI Director James Comey’s public testimony before the U.S. Senate Thursday. Minutes after Comey finished his open testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee, I talked, over […]

Commentary: Wars of reproduction

Commentary: Wars of reproduction

By John Guy TheStatehouseFile.com The reproduction wars continue next week in Indiana, an appropriate time to read “Sex and The Constitution” by Geoffrey R. Stone who has written an uncommon page-turner about our most beloved document (and about our favorite topic.) Tuesday, June 13, before Federal Senior Judge Sarah Evans Barker, Indiana again will face […]

Commentary: At home with the Hemingways

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Commentary: At home with the Hemingways

  By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com    OAK PARK, Illinois – The house where Ernest Hemingway was born radiates peacefulness.   A handsome, substantial structure, it sits on a quiet street in this Chicago suburb. Not far away children play in a park. The houses on the streets around the Hemingway home, some of them designed […]

Commentary: From Paris with ignorance

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Commentary: From Paris with ignorance

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – President Donald Trump’s decision to pull the United States out of the Paris Climate Accord provoked strong reactions. Environmental activists said the president’s act was dangerous and could do lasting harm to the earth our children will inherit. Business leaders said Trump’s decision was ill-considered and could close some […]

Commentary: A race to the bottom

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Commentary: A race to the bottom

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – Murder isn’t a joke. That’s why I didn’t laugh when comedienne – I use the term loosely – Kathy Griffin posted an image of her holding the bloody severed head of President Donald Trump. Nor I did I ever chuckle when right-wing and alt-right activists showed up at rallies […]

Commentary: Time for a booze reboot

Commentary: Time for a booze reboot

By Abdul Hakim-Shabazz IndyPoltics.Org  I’ve said it once, I’ll say it again, and I will keep saying it until I am blue in the face. It’s time to rewrite Indiana’s archaic and Byzantine alcohol laws. And it looks like state lawmakers are finally taking the hint. As some of you may be aware, Ricker’s, which […]

Commentary: A day it rained

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Commentary: A day it rained

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – It rained the day we wed. Twenty years ago, we planned to exchange our vows outside in a park. But the skies opened and an early summer rain fell, like a blessing, so we moved the ceremony to the tent where we had planned to have the reception. The […]