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Commentary: Donald Trump and a lost gentleman’s art

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Commentary: Donald Trump and a lost gentleman’s art

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – Elton John said it best. “Sorry seems to be the hardest word,” he sang several decades ago, but it still seems true. As the depressing saga of President Donald Trump’s pointless feud with the widow of a fallen solider and the congresswoman who is close to the soldier’s family […]

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Commentary: A game of political limbo

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Commentary: A game of political limbo

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – A senior member of the Republican caucus in the U.S. House of Representatives from a key swing state says he’s quitting, right in the middle of his term. U.S. Rep. Pat Tiberi, R-Ohio, is a mainstream Republican who has expressed frustration with the federal government’s ability to, well, govern. […]

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Commentary: Someone told a funny

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Commentary: Someone told a funny

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – No one milks a bad joke quite like Indiana Rep. Jim Lucas. The Seymour Republican with a love for guns that knows no bounds trotted out a stunt a few days ago. While he was appearing on “No Limits” – the radio show I host – he pointed to […]

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Commentary: Me too: Simple words that reveal deep pain

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Commentary: Me too: Simple words that reveal deep pain

By Janet Williams TheStatehouseFile.com If you spend any time at on Facebook you might have seen some of your friends and family post two simple words, “me too.” Given the events of the past week I didn’t need to read the explanation – that people, women mostly, are typing those seemingly innocuous words to show […]

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Commentary: Donald Trump’s casual destructiveness

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Commentary: Donald Trump’s casual destructiveness

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – If there were a symbol for President Donald Trump’s administration, it would be a wrecking ball. An out-of-control wrecking ball. In just the past few days, the president blithely has thrown the healthcare market – about one-fifth of America’s economy – into chaos. By signing an executive order ending […]

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Commentary: Weinstein, Trump and selective outrage

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Commentary: Weinstein, Trump and selective outrage

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – Wrong is wrong. Movie mogul Harvey Weinstein’s abominable conduct with women has – justly – unleashed an outpouring of condemnation. The revelations of his long and sordid history of harassing and even sexually assaulting what seems like every female with whom he came in contact has cost him his […]

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Commentary: The NFL’s Opportunity to Stand

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Commentary: The NFL’s Opportunity to Stand

By Attorney General Curtis Hill Special to TheStatehouseFile.com The right to protest doesn’t necessarily mean that the protest is right. While the NFL kneeling saga continues, it is becoming less clear what the kneeling is about. When it began last season, the kneeling was a protest against alleged police brutality and the incidence of blacks […]

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Commentary: Guns and the conversation we just can’t have

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Commentary: Guns and the conversation we just can’t have

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – I hate writing about guns. No other issue in American life divides people so much. No other debate pushes us so far into our bunkers. I’m on the air, talking with outspoken gun advocate Indiana Rep. Jim Lucas, R-Seymour, Indiana University Law School Prof. Jody Madeira and Marian University […]

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Commentary: Hypocrisy knows no boundaries

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Commentary: Hypocrisy knows no boundaries

By Janet Williams TheStatehouseFile.com  It’s hard to imagine two people more different in politics and temperament than Tim Murphy and Harvey Weinstein. Murphy, the Republican congressman from Western Pennsylvania, carved himself a niche as a conservative anti-abortion Christian. As a member of the pro-life coalition in Congress he has voted consistently to limit access to […]

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Commentary: My opinion regarding opiods

Commentary: My opinion regarding opiods

By Abdul Hakim-Shabazz IndyPoltics.Org A few years ago, my wife was involved in a major car accident. She was prescribed opioids to help her deal with the pain. Luckily, after years of being married to me, she knew how to deal with pain and instead sought alternative remedies because she did not want to take […]

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