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Commentary: Tax reform and a rigged system

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Commentary: Tax reform and a rigged system

By Janet Williams TheStatehouseFile.com  While all eyes were on the Mueller indictments and the unfolding Trump-Russia scandal, Congress was quietly and steadily working on a plan that promises tax cuts, jobs and prosperity for all. You have probably heard all about it if you have spent more than 10 minutes watching television this fall. A […]

Commentary: Trump, as the walls start to close

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Commentary: Trump, as the walls start to close

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – The dominoes have begun to fall. The news that two campaign aides for President Donald Trump had been indicted and that another had entered a guilty plea – along with an agreement to cooperate with investigators – had the feel of the first shots fired in what’s likely to […]

Commentary: What makes a pro a pro

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Commentary: What makes a pro a pro

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – Forty years ago, I lost my amateur status. My local newspaper hired me to write weekend sports stories. I drove around Indiana in a 1974 Ford Maverick, traveling from one high school football or basketball game to another. I arrived at the field or court early, set out some […]

Commentary: Hissy fits and smoke screens aren’t a defense strategy

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Commentary: Hissy fits and smoke screens aren’t a defense strategy

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – By now, Russian leader Vladimir Putin must be convinced we Americans are a nation of morons. The evidence that Putin sought to influence the 2016 presidential election is compelling. That fact ought to demand a strong response, one asserting our determination to conduct our own affairs. Instead, we have […]

Commentary: When faith shook the world

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Commentary: When faith shook the world

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – The conversation focuses on a moment in history that split half the world and set souls on fire. We’re talking about the Reformation, which will be 500 years old on Oct. 31. The Rev. Nathan Wilson, Father Rick Ginther, Robert Saler and I talk over the air about the […]

Commentary: Real patriotism is respecting the sacrifices of those who serve

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Commentary: Real patriotism is respecting the sacrifices of those who serve

By Janet Williams TheStatehouseFile.com Eighty-nine years ago this month in a hospital 300 miles from home a shell-shocked World War I veteran died. The man, only 35 years old, left behind a wife and four children, all under age 6. He wasn’t counted among the 53,000 American soldiers killed in the bloody conflict, but his […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]