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Commentary: Trump, when truth isn’t truth

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Commentary: Trump, when truth isn’t truth

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – President Donald Trump has gone to war. Not with North Korea. Not with Iran. Not with China. Not, heaven forfend, with Russia. No, America’s commander-in-chief has taken up arms against the U.S. defense and intelligence communities. That’s right, a president who parlayed bone spurs into avoiding military service during […]

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Commentary: There is invaluable time to waste going fishing

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Commentary: There is invaluable time to waste going fishing

By Michael Leppert www.michaelleppert.com Time. There is nothing in a lifetime more scarce.  It is something we have all occasionally wasted as if it is infinite and valueless. By doing things like going fishing. I am convinced that it is human nature to waste time.  Changing it is likely impossible. So, once we accept that […]

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Commentary: A farewell to the queen

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Commentary: A farewell to the queen

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – Somehow, it’s fitting that the Queen of Soul and the King of Rock ’n’ Roll died on the same date. Thanks to Aretha Franklin and Elvis Presley, Aug. 16 forever will be known, to quote a song from my youth, as the day the music died. We don’t agree […]

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Commentary: Roncalli’s right to be wrong could have consequences

Commentary: Roncalli’s right to be wrong could have consequences

By Abdul Hakim-Shabazz IndyPoltics.Org  A couple of years ago I thought about applying for an adjunct faculty position at Indiana Wesleyan University. I thought it would be fun to teach in a new environment. I met all their academic qualifications. However, when I read the “fine print,” some alarm bells went off that said the […]

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Commentary: A tale of selective indignation

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Commentary: A tale of selective indignation

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – Some things change. Some things don’t. A school counselor at Roncalli, a Catholic high school in Indianapolis, appears to be on her way to being fired from her job. Shelly Fitzgerald’s offense is that she’s married to another woman. She has been for the past four years. Before that […]

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Commentary: Journalism education not immune from anti-media rhetoric

By Ryan Gunterman TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – One’s first, professional press credential is something that is celebrated in the world of student journalism. For many, the feeling is an emotional combination of Christmas morning, a surprise birthday party and the season premiere of their favorite Netflix show. As a journalism educator of 15 years, the thrill […]

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Commentary: A free press and Donald Trump’s forgotten oath

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Commentary: A free press and Donald Trump’s forgotten oath

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – Nearly 19 months ago, Donald Trump put one hand on the Bible, another in the air and said: “I do solemnly swear, that I will faithfully execute, the Office, of President of the United States, and will to the best of my Ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution, […]

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Commentary: What happens when a free press disappears

Commentary: What happens when a free press disappears

By Hank Nuwer TheStatehouseFile.com   Ever since 2015 I have spent significant time in Poland.  In that time I have seen the Polish government pretty much become a propaganda-based source of information and misinformation.  I won’t dignify this babble by calling it news.   As soon as the objective news media voice was out of […]

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Commentary: Harry Truman, Negro Leagues and the promise of America

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Commentary: Harry Truman, Negro Leagues and the promise of America

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDEPENDENCE, Missouri – Talent can come from anywhere. I’m walking through the Harry S Truman Presidential Museum and Library here in the community where he grew up and died. Truman was the last president of the United States not to have a college education. He came from a part of America […]

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Commentary: Space Force! Or was that Spaceballs?

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Commentary: Space Force! Or was that Spaceballs?

By Michael Leppert www.michaelleppert.com It sounds like a joke, but it can’t be.  If it were, Vice President Mike Pence would not have been the guy presenting it.  He’s just not funny, at least not on purpose. It is hilarious to me. Pence took the lectern at the Pentagon on Thursday outlining the plan to […]

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