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Commentary: Trump and seeds planted

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Commentary: Trump and seeds planted

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The Bible says it best, in Galatians: “For whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.” The election of Republican Donald Trump to the presidency of the United States has yielded little but fury. Demonstrators upset about this elevation to the world’s most powerful office have taken to […]

Commentary: Running victory laps at a funeral

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Commentary: Running victory laps at a funeral

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Some people are slow learners. In the aftermath of the horrific mass shooting in Orlando, Florida, many loud voices have demanded a quick solution to the problem of terrorism. The loudest of the voices, not surprisingly, belongs to the king of the clueless – the presumptive Republican nominee for […]

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Clinton’s campaign tries to tap into Obama’s base in Indiana

By Andi TenBarge TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — “Indiana is going to matter.” Jack Blanchard, a volunteer with the Hillary Clinton campaign, is working to energize Democrats who supported President Barack Obama in 2008. Eight years ago, Clinton beat Obama in the Indiana primary, but still failed to secure the Democratic nomination for president. Paul Helmke, a political science professor with […]

Commentary: The case for pragmatism

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Commentary: The case for pragmatism

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – All too often, history links irony and tragedy. Just days ago, terrorists set off bombs at the airport in Brussels, Belgium, that killed at least 32 people and injured more than 260 others. The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant – ISIL – has claimed credit for the […]

Commentary: Antonin Scalia and our divided land

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Commentary: Antonin Scalia and our divided land

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Americans these days, it seems, can’t stop fighting long enough to have a funeral. When U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia died in his sleep Friday night, the nation’s started squabbling over the processor of naming his successor within seconds. The news of Scalia’s passing barely had broken before […]

Commentary: Barack Obama and the long goodbye

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Commentary: Barack Obama and the long goodbye

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com   INDIANAPOLIS – In less than a year, Barack Obama no longer will be president of the United States. For many Americans, that will be cause for rejoicing. Most conservatives in this country have seen Obama’s rise to power as little more than an abomination, an ongoing assault on all they […]

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Indiana politicians respond to Obama’s last State of the Union

Anastasia Gentry TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS- President Barack Obama’s final State of the Union Address Tuesday sparked a variety of emotions among U.S. political leaders as he emphasized four main themes for the upcoming year. Obama first spoke to the nation about how he would like to give everyone equal opportunities and job security in our economy. […]

Commentary: Obama, Pence and a moment in the spotlight

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Commentary: Obama, Pence and a moment in the spotlight

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Barack Obama and Mike Pence are two different, different men. The president of the United States, a Democrat, and the governor of Indiana, a Republican, came to their big speeches – the State of the Union and the State of the State – with similar challenges. Both find themselves […]

Commentary: Guns and a lost art that might help

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Commentary: Guns and a lost art that might help

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – An old teacher of mine had a useful saying. “We can’t learn anything when our lips are moving,” he said. “It’s only when we shut up and listen that we have a chance to learn anything.” I thought about that bit of wisdom during President Barack Obama’s town hall […]

Commentary: Guns and fact-free zones

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Commentary: Guns and fact-free zones

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The letter came with no return address. It was unsigned. It was about guns. I’ve received many such letters. Sometimes they complain that, by criticizing the gun industry and the National Rifle Association, I’m bullying a defenseless multi-billion-dollar national network of well-trained corporate executives, spokespeople, lobbyists and, yes, legislators […]

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