Home » Archives by category » Commentary

Commentary: America and the no good, very bad day

Commentary: America and the no good, very bad day

By Michael Leppert TheStatehouseFile.com Let’s pretend for a few minutes that Donald Trump becomes the 45th president of the United States.  Actually think about that as if it were real.  It is important to embrace the image of him using the “skills” he has been displaying as a shock campaigner and translate that into actual […]

Print Friendly
Commentary: Tyranny as close as the county courthouse

\ \ \ \

Commentary: Tyranny as close as the county courthouse

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – When John F. Kennedy campaigned for president in 1960, he ran into a problem. Many clergy members – mostly evangelical Protestants – worried publicly he couldn’t fulfill the duties of the nation’s highest office because he was a Catholic. The conservative ministers argued he would take direction from the […]

Print Friendly
Commentary: Jared Fogle’s story serves as wake-up call

\

Commentary: Jared Fogle’s story serves as wake-up call

By Greg Zoeller Special to TheStatehouseFile.com The arrest of one of Indiana’s celebrities forces us to acknowledge what many still don’t want to believe –  the underground business of sex trafficking exists and is thriving. When the Indiana Protection for Abused and Trafficking Humans (IPATH) Task Force, which I co-chair, first started talking about human trafficking […]

Print Friendly
Commentary: Back to school

\

Commentary: Back to school

By Abdul Hakim-Shabazz IndyPoltics.Org (In the interest of full disclosure, I teach at both Ivy Tech Community College and the University of Indianapolis.) This week, my wife began the last leg of her journey to get a college degree. She started in the physical therapy assistant program at the University of Indianapolis. Like a lot […]

Print Friendly
Commentary: Richard Lugar and an adult approach to Iran

\ \ \

Commentary: Richard Lugar and an adult approach to Iran

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Bless Richard Lugar. Spared the necessity of having to navigate through the ever increasing idiocies of petty partisan politics by being removed from office in 2012 and rejected by the party he served faithfully for more than 50 years, Indiana’s former six-term U.S. senator has become something rare. An […]

Print Friendly
Commentary: Life and death in America’s gun paradise

\ \

Commentary: Life and death in America’s gun paradise

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Thank goodness guns aren’t a problem in America. On a lovely Wednesday morning, a disgruntled and disturbed former employee shot a television reporter and cameraman, who were both in their 20s, dead while they were broadcasting live in Virginia. The cameraman was engaged to a woman who worked for […]

Print Friendly
Commentary: Every year, physically speaking

Commentary: Every year, physically speaking

By Michael Leppert TheStatehouseFile.com I like going to see the doctor. That wasn’t always the case for me, so I understand people who don’t. It has never been more clear in American public policy how important the annual physical is than it is now. And that is to say it has not been made clear […]

Print Friendly
Commentary: Indiana should continue full funding of school safety grants

\

Commentary: Indiana should continue full funding of school safety grants

By Hank Nuwer TheStatehouseFile.com A couple weeks ago I represented the families of the Virginia Tech shooting rampage as a speaker at the College and University Police Investigators Conference (CUPIC) sponsored by George Mason University. The VTV families, understandably concerned about school safety, three years ago formed the 32 National Campus Safety Initiative (32 NCSI) […]

Print Friendly
Commentary: A chance to walk the walk

\ \ \

Commentary: A chance to walk the walk

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – When the education reform movement in Indiana first started to pick up steam, everyone involved in it from the field marshals to the foot soldiers used the same buzz word. Accountability. The education reform warriors said schools and student performances weren’t going to improve until educators – particularly teachers […]

Print Friendly
Commentary: Too early for a celebration

\ \ \ \

Commentary: Too early for a celebration

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Gov. Mike Pence’s office gave itself a pat on the back, but the pat should have been halfhearted. The news the Pence administration touted was about jobs. Indiana’s unemployment rate dropped in July – down to 4.7 percent, which is below the national average and well below the 5.8 […]

Print Friendly
Page 1 of 107123Next ›Last »