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Commentary: When Senate candidates miss their nap times

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Commentary: When Senate candidates miss their nap times

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – If the race for Indiana’s U.S. Senate seat on the ballot next year were a day care, both U.S. Rep. Luke Messer, R-Indiana, and U.S. Rep. Todd Rokita, R-Indiana, already would be in time out. Messer and Rokita are the two leading candidates to square off against the incumbent, […]

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Commentary: Trump’s team isn’t the big problem

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Commentary: Trump’s team isn’t the big problem

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – New White House Chief of Staff John Kelly may have the toughest job around. Somehow, Kelly must instill professionalism and discipline into a president and his staff who believe those qualities are for sissies. This will be no easy task. But it’s clearly necessary. Even Karl Rove – the […]

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Commentary: Let tired teens sleep

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Commentary: Let tired teens sleep

By Tami Silverman Special to TheStatehouseFile.com Our teens are tired. Nearly 8 in 10 Indiana high school students sleep less than the recommended eight hours on school nights. Yet adequate sleep is an integral part of healthy development and consequences of adolescent sleep deprivation are well-documented. Parents can take steps to ensure teens get the […]

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Commentary:  A third-rate reality TV show

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Commentary: A third-rate reality TV show

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – So, this is what a demolition derby without cars looks like. The president of the United States, Donald Trump, is running the executive branch of the world’s oldest and most powerful republic as if it were a third-tier reality TV show. Senior administration officials – Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci, […]

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Commentary: John McCain: Hero, maverick, hypocrite?

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Commentary: John McCain: Hero, maverick, hypocrite?

By Janet Williams The StatehouseFile.com  John McCain is perhaps the most confounding politician of our day. Hero, crook, maverick, sycophant, straight-shooter, hypocrite — all apt descriptions of the Republican senator from Arizona who battles an aggressive form of brain cancer. What will the final legacy be? Will he go down as the maverick who called […]

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Commentary: Here’s how you raise the minimum wage

Commentary: Here’s how you raise the minimum wage

By Abdul Hakim-Shabazz IndyPoltics.Org  I’m in Seattle this week taking some time off from the daily grind. Unfortunately for us news guys, the news never lets you get too far off the grid. Here in Seattle, there’s been a debate over an increase in the minimum wage. For the past few years, the city has […]

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Commentary: The European Commission digs a line in the sand against Poland

Commentary: The European Commission digs a line in the sand against Poland

By Hank Nuwer TheStatehouseFile.com The European Commission has censured Poland over President Andrzej Duda’s sweeping “reforms” that threaten democracy in one of the European Union’s vital members. Duda is the president of Prawo i Sprawiedliwość — which translates to the Law and Justice Party and is known for short as PiS.  In an unprecedented action against a member […]

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Commentary: Where the grapes of wrath are stored

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Commentary: Where the grapes of wrath are stored

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  NASHVILLE, Tennessee – A cold civil war, he called it. That’s what Watergate muckraker Carl Bernstein said is going on in America right now. It’s an apt description. We Americans may not be shooting at each other – at least not in formal battles – but in many other ways we’re […]

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Commentary: Is Poland’s departure from the European Union inevitable?

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Commentary: Is Poland’s departure from the European Union inevitable?

By Hank Nuwer TheStatehouseFile.com Don’t cheer for President Andrzej Duda’s unexpected two vetoes of his party’s bills that had threatened democracy in Poland by giving his upstart Law and Justice Party (PiS in Polish) control of all court systems. The likelihood is that Duda–the protégée or stooge, depending on your viewpoint, of Poland’s most powerful […]

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Commentary: Letter from the governor about the federal health care debate

Commentary: Letter from the governor about the federal health care debate

By Gov. Eric Holcomb Special to TheStatehouseFile.com Fellow Hoosiers, As I’ve traveled across Indiana these past weeks, many of you have asked me about the federal health care debate. You want to know how legislation may affect us, especially those who rely on Medicaid, our HIP 2.0 program or the federal insurance exchange. You’ve asked […]

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