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Commentary: Keystone Cops take charge at both conventions

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Commentary: Keystone Cops take charge at both conventions

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – No one, it seems, knows how to run a political party these days. Last week’s Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, was a train wreck. The GOP allowed the first two days of the four-day infomercial that is the modern political convention to be swallowed up by the plagiarism […]

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Commentary: Bring common-sense testing change to Indiana

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Commentary: Bring common-sense testing change to Indiana

By Glenda Ritz TheStatehouseFile.com I ran for public office because I was concerned about the amount time Hoosier students were spending on high stakes, pass-fails tests.  I pledged to get rid of tests like ISTEP so that children across our state would have more time for learning and teachers would have more time for teaching. […]

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Commentary: Mike Pence, at last where he wants to be

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Commentary: Mike Pence, at last where he wants to be

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – After so much work and so long a wait, that moment must have felt good. There Mike Pence was, on the stage at the Republican National Convention, commanding the attention of the nation, hearing the crowd in Quicken Loans Arena chant: We like Mike! We like Mike! We like […]

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Commentary: Gov. Pence, it’s not you, it’s me

Commentary: Gov. Pence, it’s not you, it’s me

By Michael Leppert www.contrariana.com For Seinfeld fans, the episode that George Costanza was dumped by one of his girlfriends using the line “it’s not you, it’s me,” was an instant classic. What was classic about it was that George thought he had invented that insincere, blameless reason for why a relationship just wasn’t working out. […]

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Commentary: Donald Trump and rookie mistakes

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Commentary: Donald Trump and rookie mistakes

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – The morning after Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s wife Melania addressed the GOP national convention and accusations swirled that she had stolen part of the speech, a handful of friends sent me the same doctored photograph. The picture showed Melania Trump and Michelle Obama – from whose 2008 speech […]

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Commentary: Another day in America

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Commentary: Another day in America

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  WILMORE, Kentucky – Two older women at the other end of the counter lick their ice cream cones and talk about a friend’s granddaughter. The girl’s going away to college in nearby Lexington and their friend is both proud of and worried about her. She’s a smart girl, they say, but […]

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Commentary: Trump’s message to Pence

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – Only Donald Trump could find a way to both elevate and demean someone at the same time. Almost everyone now says and reports that Indiana Gov. Mike Pence will be Trump’s running mate on the Republican national ticket. Everyone, that is, but Trump himself. Just a few hours after […]

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Commentary: What psychic saw all this coming?

Commentary: What psychic saw all this coming?

By Michael Leppert www.contrariana.com In 2014, I finally read Kurt Vonnegut’s Slaughterhouse-Five, the satirical novel about World War II experiences and time traveling. In the classic 1969 book, the main character is thrown into the future and sees a bumper sticker that says “Reagan For President.” I thought: “Vonnegut is a psychic genius! How could […]

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Commentary: A few facts about police action shootings

Commentary: A few facts about police action shootings

By Abdul Hakim-Shabazz IndyPoltics.Org As we try to come to terms about recent events in the news regarding law enforcement and the communities they serve, I think it’s only fair that we start with the facts.  I do believe the best way to address the issues we’re seeing is not with shouting and screaming, but […]

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Commentary: Evan Bayh comes home

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Commentary: Evan Bayh comes home

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The late Southern writer Thomas Wolfe once wrote a novel called “You Can’t Go Home Again.” Evan Bayh, it appears, wants to prove Wolfe wrong. Bayh’s re-emergence as a political candidate a few days ago took much of Indiana by surprise. Just a few months ago, when speculation and […]

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