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Commentary: The Three Stooges run for office

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Commentary: The Three Stooges run for office

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – Most politicians play checkers, not chess. They never think more than one move ahead. The race to be the Republican nominee for Indiana’s U.S. Senate seat on the ballot this year is but one example. I’d call the three candidates running – former state Rep. Mike Braun, U.S. Rep. […]

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Commentary: Lessons the president skipped

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Commentary: Lessons the president skipped

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – Something former U.S. Sen. Richard Lugar said haunts me. “This president is not a student,” Lugar, a foreign policy expert, told me when we talked in his office in Washington, D.C., a few weeks ago. By that, Lugar meant that President Donald Trump doesn’t trouble himself to try to […]

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Commentary: Donald Trump, innocence at home and abroad

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Commentary: Donald Trump, innocence at home and abroad

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – Donald Trump’s head must be a strange place to live these days. Walls seem to collapse all around him. The files of his close friend, personal attorney and fixer now are in the possession of the FBI. Special counsel Robert Mueller apparently is ready to report on four avenues […]

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Commentary: This GOP Senate primary is as empty as a MAGA hat

Commentary: This GOP Senate primary is as empty as a MAGA hat

By Michael Leppert www.michaelleppert.com It’s a fight to wear the magical red hat. The only original function of the hat was to hide an elderly man’s hair that is running low on spray. There are three candidates fighting for the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate in Indiana.  Two of them are current members of the […]

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Commentary: Teachers, students and what Aretha said

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Commentary: Teachers, students and what Aretha said

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – Like spring flowers, teacher strikes seem to be blooming all over. West Virginia. Kentucky. Arizona. Oklahoma. There even are mutterings from teachers here in Indiana. Trying to determine why so many teachers have left the classroom in protest has become a growth industry. Some argue that it’s because state […]

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Commentary: Donald Trump has met the enemy

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Commentary: Donald Trump has met the enemy

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – The way Donald Trump has handled the Stormy Daniels controversy demonstrates why this president finds it so difficult to get lawyers to work with him. A few days ago, the president finally addressed the Daniels dust-up himself. He denied the affair took place. He denied he was party to […]

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Commentary: Trump’s tariffs and their unintended targets

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Commentary: Trump’s tariffs and their unintended targets

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – President Donald Trump wanted to teach China a lesson. China, it appears, plans to respond by teaching Americans a lesson – about the wisdom of voting for Donald Trump. That’s the most immediate result of the trade war the president seems determined to initiate. A few days ago, citing […]

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Commentary: Guns, Stormy Daniels and our God-given Bill of Rights

Commentary: Guns, Stormy Daniels and our God-given Bill of Rights

By Michael Leppert www.michaelleppert.com What does the Holy Bible say to you? What about our Constitution? The exact words in these documents seem clear. And then people start interpreting them, and all hell breaks loose. Second Amendment speak has been fascinating lately. I love talking to people who are certain what the drafters and the […]

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Commentary: Ten primary rules

Commentary: Ten primary rules

By Abdul Hakim-Shabazz IndyPoltics.Org  It’s official, the May primary election season is here and in full swing. And, unfortunately, you are about to be inundated with television ads, campaign mailers and phone calls to convince you that you must vote for one candidate in order to save the republic or you must vote against another […]

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Commentary: This is how they melt

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Commentary: This is how they melt

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – Who’s the snowflake now? A few days ago, Fox News commentator Laura Ingraham took a cheap shot at David Hogg, a shooting survivor from the massacre in Parkland, Florida, who has become an outspoken advocate for sensible gun laws. “David Hogg Rejected By Four Colleges To Which He Applied […]

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