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Commentary: Bad melodrama, D.C. style

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Commentary: Bad melodrama, D.C. style

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – Now, the round-the-clock soap opera that is our federal government at work is about to get interesting. Really interesting. Soap operas, as we all know, are about undisclosed agendas, seething resentments, crass manipulations and callous betrayals. It’s hard to top that as a description of life in the nation’s […]

Commentary: We need government — and not just when disaster strikes

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Commentary: We need government — and not just when disaster strikes

By Janet Williams The StatehouseFile.com For more than three decades we have lived with the mantra that “government is not the solution to our problem. Government is the problem.” Those lines came from President Ronald Reagan’s first inaugural address in 1981 and since then it has been fashionable to bash government, no matter where you […]

Commentary: Penn State’s Tim Bream: Betrayed by the brotherhood

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Commentary: Penn State’s Tim Bream: Betrayed by the brotherhood

By Hank Nuwer TheStatehouseFile.com   You may recall that Penn State’s Beta Theta Pi adviser Tim Bream was serving as a volunteer live-in adviser and was asleep in his room when pledge Timothy Piazza perished after enduring gross alcohol hazing. As an intoxicated Piazza lay dying, Betas callously refrained from phoning 911.  I carefully have considered […]