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Commentary: The rich want more and Moore

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Commentary: The rich want more and Moore

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – The trolls grew silent. When I first wrote about Alabama Republican U.S. Senate candidate – and accused child molester – Roy Moore’s assaults on both women and decency, I heard from a lot of self-proclaimed conservatives asking “what-abouts.” What about Bill Clinton? What about former U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner, […]

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Commentary: Where the heart is

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Commentary: Where the heart is

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – This holiday will be a quiet one. When our children were small, my wife and I would bundle them up for Thanksgiving. We often traveled east, starting out at either my sister’s place in upstate New York, where my birth family would gather, or in northwest Connecticut, where my […]

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Commentary: An attitude of gratitude

Commentary: An attitude of gratitude

By Luke Messer TheStatehouseFile.com Happy Thanksgiving! As I reflect on the true meaning of the holiday, I am often reminded of a first-grade Thanksgiving play that my daughter Ava participated in a few years back.  All of the songs and costumes were great, but my favorite was a song called, “Let’s Have a Gratitude Attitude.”  […]

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Commentary: A trap of their own making

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Commentary: A trap of their own making

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – It almost seems as if Republicans across the country are determined to seize defeat from the jaws of victory. What other way is there to explain some of the positions they’ve staked out? The ongoing train wreck that is Judge Roy Moore’s U.S. Senate candidacy in Alabama puts his […]

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Commentary: What women (and men) don’t want

Commentary: What women (and men) don’t want

By Abdul Hakim-Shabazz indypolitics.org Like a lot of you, I find allegations of sexual misconduct against Republican Alabama U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore alarming.  I find it even more disturbing that there are people who think molesting a child is fine if that individual isn’t running for public office as a Democrat. And we are not […]

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Commentary: Gerrymandering affects the big issues of our day

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Commentary: Gerrymandering affects the big issues of our day

By Janet Williams The StatehouseFile.com Gerrymandering matters. It is not an arcane word describing some confusing political exercise. Nor is it describing something that affects only politicians and their acolytes. It matters because it has a direct impact on the biggest news stories on the day – tax cuts, sexual harassment, health care, defense and […]

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Commentary: Right, wrong and the women in our lives

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Commentary: Right, wrong and the women in our lives

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – It’s wrong regardless of who does it. Groping a woman against her will or without her knowledge is wrong whether a Republican or a Democrat does it. The same goes for pressuring her to have sex if she doesn’t want to or trying to force oneself on her. It […]

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Commentary: Still a fight for love and glory

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Commentary: Still a fight for love and glory

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – The actress Lauren Bacall once affectionately called her husband Humphrey Bogart “the ugliest handsome man you’ve ever seen.” As I sit in a movie theater watching a special 75th anniversary screening of the Bogart classic “Casablanca,” I realize how apt Bacall’s description was. In many ways, Bogart was the […]

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Commentary: Trump, Moore and their God-fearing enablers

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Commentary: Trump, Moore and their God-fearing enablers

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – Maybe Harvey Weinstein, Kevin Spacey and Louis C.K. should run for public office. If they did, chances are they’d be able to avoid paying the price for their predatory sexual practices. They’d be able to skip away, consequence-free, like President Donald Trump and, possibly, Alabama Republican U.S. Senate candidate […]

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Commentary: Roy Moore’s serial assaults on the rules … and decency

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Commentary: Roy Moore’s serial assaults on the rules … and decency

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – From the beginning of his political career, Alabama Republican U.S. Sen. candidate Judge Roy Moore made it clear that man’s laws just don’t apply to him. Moore made his fame as the “Ten Commandments” judge by trailing a replica of the decalogue around America as if it were a […]

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