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Commentary: Pence in Empty-Promise Land

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Commentary: Pence in Empty-Promise Land

By Dan Carpenter TheStatehouseFile.com Gov. Mike Pence’s unswerving allegiance to the Israeli government, a hallmark of his tenure in Congress, may be many things. But it is not pro-Jewish. As the sponsorship of his upcoming visit by a group called Christians United for Israel indicates, Pence speaks to a constituency of religious conservatives in the […]

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Commentary: What makes the death penalty awful

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – So, it seems that capital punishment is supposed to be an educational experience for the person being executed. Last month, a St. Joseph County judge ruled that convicted murderer and rapist Michael Dean Overstreet couldn’t be put to death because he has delusions and hallucinations that disconnect him from […]

Commentary: Conservatives, liberals, drama and progress

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Commentary: Conservatives, liberals, drama and progress

By John Guy TheStatehouseFile.com Does Sony Pictures Corporation deliver only “liberal” ideas? Is that why its entire data base was stolen and published? Was it stolen by “conservatives?” Is Aaron Sorkin an out-of-control liberal who would have been blacklisted had he written in the 1950s? “Why are dramas always ‘liberal,?” asks a friend. “Not true,” […]

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Commentary: Challenges before colleges and universities

By Mitch Daniels TheStatehouseFile.com The once serene and secure world of higher education has been shaken in recent years by challenges few saw coming. Enrollments have dropped, layoffs have become common, and a few colleges have closed down entirely. There has been a stunning drop, from 75 percent to 44 percent, in Americans saying that “a college degree […]

Commentary: Bill Hudnut and Indianapolis, a love story

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Commentary: Bill Hudnut and Indianapolis, a love story

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Bill Hudnut says he needs a haircut. The longest-serving mayor in the history of Indianapolis arches an impish eyebrow in the direction of my deforested scalp. “You see, John, I still need to visit a barber,” he says, eyes twinkling. The jest is vintage Hudnut – quick-witted, endearing and […]

Commentary: A stain on our national honor

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Commentary: A stain on our national honor

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Pretty, it isn’t. The U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee’s report on the Central Intelligence Agency’s post 9/11 torture activities reads a bit like a medieval catalogue of horrors. Among other things, the Senate’s investigators found that CIA interrogators threatened detainees with sexual violence with broomsticks, used forced rectal feeding, resorted […]

Commentary: Immigrants: Assets as enemies

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Commentary: Immigrants: Assets as enemies

By Dan Carpenter TheStatehouseFile.com If Gov. Mike Pence wants to damage the Hoosier economy, he’s on track by attacking the president’s measure to grant a reprieve to some of the immigrants who are here working, spending, paying taxes, attending church and otherwise carrying on productive lives without proper papers. My colleague John Krull pretty much […]

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Commentary: College sports and government’s role

By Jon Bingham Indiana Policy Review Which system do you prefer: college basketball’s March Madness or college football’s bowls-playoff? Your answer may indicate your view of the beneficial role of government. Should the government facilitate competition or predetermine much of the outcome? March Madness relates to the free market. College football exemplifies government control. For […]

Commentary: Mike Pence, immigration and irony

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Commentary: Mike Pence, immigration and irony

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Once upon a time, the story goes, the Republican Party stood for certain things. Its members called it “the party of Lincoln.” The reference was to Abraham Lincoln, America’s greatest president. One of Lincoln’s claims to greatness was the Emancipation Proclamation, an executive order not unlike one regarding immigration […]

Commentary: What Hoosiers think, what Hoosiers want

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Commentary: What Hoosiers think, what Hoosiers want

By Cam Savage TheStatehouseFile.com We like Mike Pence. We want to be able to buy cold beer on Sundays. We want education policy authority split between the state board and state superintendent. And when it comes to what to do with the state budget surplus, more of us would prefer to hold on to it […]

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