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Commentary: Gone to graveyards, everyone

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Commentary: Gone to graveyards, everyone

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – Maybe we need a wall. That’s what I find myself thinking in these sad hours after the tragedy in Las Vegas, the deadliest mass shooting in American history, an act of carnage in which more than 50 people were killed and hundreds of others injured. I’m not talking about […]

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Commentary: People kill people, but access to guns makes killing too easy

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Commentary: People kill people, but access to guns makes killing too easy

By Janet Williams TheStatehouseFile.com  The National Rifle Association is absolutely right about one thing: Guns don’t kill people; people kill people. That gun sitting on a shelf, in a safe or in a case at your local gun shop isn’t any more dangerous than the baseball that sits in a corner at my home. Guns, […]

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Commentary: Why Democrats get so little ink

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Commentary: Why Democrats get so little ink

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – The writer had a complaint. “Why don’t you ever write about Democrats? Why are you always picking on Republicans?” a self-identified conservative Republican said in an email. Those are fair questions. There are a couple of answers. The first is that it’s hard to make a case that Democrats […]

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Commentary: When bribery is just part of the job

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Commentary: When bribery is just part of the job

By Janet Williams TheStatehouseFile.com  Imagine working in an industry where bribery and extortion are just how you conduct your everyday business. You want something from a colleague who won’t listen to your point of view? Just offer him or her a bribe. When your boss or colleague wants you to do something you might not […]

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Commentary: The GOP’s Acme healthcare trap

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Commentary: The GOP’s Acme healthcare trap

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – Wile E. Coyote himself could not have done a better job. Republicans in Congress have failed, yet again, to ensnare the legislative Road Runner known as the Affordable Care Act – or “Obamacare.” In fact, they didn’t just fail. They ran to the spot where former President Barack Obama’s […]

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Commentary: City attempts world record to improve community in time of dissension

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Commentary: City attempts world record to improve community in time of dissension

By Rob Smith TheStatehouseFile.com Strong communities are built by people who are personally invested in their neighborhoods, and see their investments matched and multiplied by others. At a time when communities are divided on issues that are personal and political, Indianapolis will show this week how communities can come together in service for a common […]

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Commentary: The president who crossed his fingers

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Commentary: The president who crossed his fingers

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – Donald Trump doesn’t want to be president. That much is evident. Don’t get me wrong. It’s clear the egomaniac in the Oval Office loves the pomp and pomposity accompanying this nation’s highest office. He revels in being the center of attention, of having millions of people wait in anticipation […]

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Commentary: Health care, on the rocks

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Commentary: Health care, on the rocks

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – As Republicans in the U.S. Senate lurch toward another destabilizing and self-destructive vote on health care, I find myself recalling a conversation with a couple of guys over drinks. One was Canadian. The other was English. It was back in the spring. We all were in Bermuda, on vacation […]

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Commentary: We need an office of American dignity

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Commentary: We need an office of American dignity

By Janet Williams TheStatehouseFile.com  There is a powerful scene in episode seven of “The Crown,” the Netflix series about the early years of the reign of Queen Elizabeth II, where the young monarch confronts that aging lion of Great Britain, Winston Churchill. Churchill had had a debilitating stroke in the summer of 1953 and with […]

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Commentary: Presidential tax relief and reform: vital for economic growth, American jobs

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Commentary: Presidential tax relief and reform: vital for economic growth, American jobs

By Jeff Cardwell Special to TheStatehouseFile.com Thirty-one years after President Ronald Reagan signed into law an historic and comprehensive tax reform package – groundbreaking legislation credited with revitalizing our nation’s economy and empowering American businesses to compete globally with unprecedented strength – President Donald Trump is poised to affirm his leadership as the nation’s Chief […]

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