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Commentary: Out with the old, in with ….

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Commentary: Out with the old, in with ….

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana, political experts say, put Donald Trump over the top. That’s true, to a degree, but it’s not the whole truth. The whole truth is that the 2016 GOP Indiana presidential primary was the place where Ronald Reagan’s Republican Party died. Trump’s triumph here and the withdrawal of his […]

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Commentary: Rich man, poor man

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Commentary: Rich man, poor man

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – Some conservatives make the most impassioned arguments against raising the minimum wage. They start by saying that, in this Darwinian economic environment, we shouldn’t – in fact, we can’t – be swayed or guided by sentimentality. We can’t allow a natural sympathy for the working poor to cloud our […]

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Commentary: ‘We hold these truths….’

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Commentary: ‘We hold these truths….’

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The other day, an older couple came to my front door. They were canvassing for Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz. They wanted to know if my wife and I are registered to vote – we are – and if we would be voting for Cruz in the Indiana primary. […]

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Commentary: Hoosiers care about Social Security

Commentary: Hoosiers care about Social Security

By Joe Everett TheStatehouseFile.com Since Indiana has been dubbed “the most important primary” by The New York Times, we should expect a frank discussion of the issues facing our country from all candidates who campaign here during the next few days. That means we need to hear concrete policy details. Even at this late stage […]

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Commentary: Why I support Ted Cruz

Commentary: Why I support Ted Cruz

By Thomas M. Fisher TheStatehouseFile.com For the past 15 years I have been honored to represent the citizens of Indiana in court as a deputy attorney general. In 2005, then-attorney general Steve Carter named me our state’s first-ever solicitor general, where I joined the ranks of many outstanding lawyers across the country representing their states […]

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Commentary: Rigging the party for success

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Commentary: Rigging the party for success

By Michael Leppert www.contrariana.com  This week in Indiana, Kasich colludes with Cruz. A move I expect will backfire. Cruz names Fiorina as his running mate in a move that just seems desperate. Gov. Pence holds strong in his commitment not to endorse anyone. And for one reason or another, Donald Trump is crying foul about […]

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Commentary: Ted Cruz, on the hoof

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Commentary: Ted Cruz, on the hoof

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com FRANKLIN, Indiana – Carl R. Blackard and his wife, Christine, arrived at the Johnson County Fairgrounds two hours early to get good seats for the Ted Cruz rally. They drove over from Avon with their 14-year-old son, Carl M. Blackard, because moments when an Indiana presidential primary actually matters are rare. […]

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Commentary: Terror on the GOP seas

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Commentary: Terror on the GOP seas

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – We now know just how much the prospect of having Donald Trump as the Republican presidential nominee scares the party’s power brokers. A lot. Like enough to make their ancestors’ boots quiver. The GOP’s power brokers are so disturbed by the idea of The Donald being their standard bearer […]

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Commentary: Prince and the intimacy of art

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Commentary: Prince and the intimacy of art

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – Long, long ago, I slipped into a movie theater that since has been knocked to the ground to watch a sneak preview of a film that hadn’t generated much early buzz. The movie was called “Purple Rain.” And it starred Prince. “Purple Rain” turned out to be a wonder, […]

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Commentary: Defending Indiana in California

Commentary: Defending Indiana in California

By Michael Leppert www.contrariana.com My wife and I have been on some awesome travels in recent months. Our friends are truly starting to hate us. This time we spent a few days in the Coachella Valley in the southern part of the Mojave Desert. We are just that adventurous. While that is technically correct, it […]

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