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Commentary: Trumpcare, an abdication of responsibility and duty

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Commentary: Trumpcare, an abdication of responsibility and duty

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – President Donald Trump and Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives have a problem with two words that begin with M. Morality and math. The vote in the House Thursday on a new health care plan – aka Trumpcare – illustrates their moral challenges. The new plan lets a […]

Commentary: The usefulness of regular commencements

Commentary: The usefulness of regular commencements

By Michael Leppert www.contrariana.com What will it take for someone to invite me to give a commencement speech? Commencement speeches are the best. I make a valiant effort to impart life’s wisdom on the public in this column each week. Surely after years of my toiling, there is a school out there that can use […]

Commentary: Win, lose or draw

Commentary: Win, lose or draw

By Abdul Hakim-Shabazz IndyPoltics.Org Now that we’ve had a little more than a week to digest what Indiana lawmakers did and did not do, it’s time for my list of winners and losers.  As I wrote in a recent column, nothing can ever really be considered a total win or complete loss because of the […]

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How a recent Indiana Supreme Court ruling strengthens gun shop protections

By Ashley Shuler TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – When walking into Beech Grove Firearms on the city’s southeast side, barrels stand ready, pointing through the glass cases. The guns, attached to wood pegs so they lay upright and have handwritten price tags hanging off, are both powerful and somehow homey in numbers. The shop is standard, with […]