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Commentary: In a trap of their own making

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Commentary: In a trap of their own making

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – Even when they’re winning, Republicans can’t seem to win. In the same week that GOP stalwarts celebrated two special election congressional victories in South Carolina and Georgia, they quickly found themselves on the defensive for two reasons. The first was the unveiling of the health-care plan devised in secret […]

Commentary: Mike Pence lawyers up

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Commentary: Mike Pence lawyers up

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – When he was running for president, Donald Trump pledged, again and again, to put Americans back to work. Who knew that he meant only the nation’s lawyers? As the various investigations into possible ties Trump, the Trump campaign and the Trump administration might have with Russia, almost everyone who […]

Commentary: Sessions helps Trump out of the frying pan and into….

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Commentary: Sessions helps Trump out of the frying pan and into….

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – If the Trump administration truly has nothing to hide regarding Russia, then the president and his team are handling the various investigations into their ties with that country in the stupidest way possible. That much became clear during Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ testimony before the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee […]

Commentary: Comey testimony, a Rorschach Test for the nation

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Commentary: Comey testimony, a Rorschach Test for the nation

By Janet Williams TheStatehouseFile.com Remember when you were a kid and plotted with your friends or siblings to do something you know your mom or dad would never approve of? You didn’t want the grownups in the room as you hatched your scheme, whatever it was. That’s what I thought of listening to the former […]

Commentary: Trump and Comey, a beginning, not an end

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Commentary: Trump and Comey, a beginning, not an end

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – The trouble is serious. Context matters. And the trouble isn’t going to go away anytime soon. Those were three primary takeaways from former FBI Director James Comey’s public testimony before the U.S. Senate Thursday. Minutes after Comey finished his open testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee, I talked, over […]

Commentary: From Paris with ignorance

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Commentary: From Paris with ignorance

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – President Donald Trump’s decision to pull the United States out of the Paris Climate Accord provoked strong reactions. Environmental activists said the president’s act was dangerous and could do lasting harm to the earth our children will inherit. Business leaders said Trump’s decision was ill-considered and could close some […]

Commentary: Terrorism at its roots

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Commentary: Terrorism at its roots

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Children. They attacked children. They murdered children. The suicide bomber who killed at least 22 people at Manchester Arena in Great Britain apparently targeted an Ariana Grande concert because there would be lots of young people there. The goal was to slaughter children. And that shows how far things […]

Commentary: Pence at Notre Dame, the way it’s supposed to work

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Commentary: Pence at Notre Dame, the way it’s supposed to work

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – Mike Pence is a big boy. The current vice president of the United States and former governor of Indiana must be smart enough – and mature enough – to understand that things he has done and said have upset some people. This was true when he was governor and […]

Commentary: Trump and the coming storm

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Commentary: Trump and the coming storm

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – A jagged streak of lightning cuts across the night sky, followed by the sound of a thunder clap. I’m out in my back yard in the wee hours of the morning with my dog. The dog hates to do his business in the pouring rain and always wakes me […]

Commentary: Stop the impeachment talk until there’s real evidence

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Commentary: Stop the impeachment talk until there’s real evidence

By Janet Williams TheStatehouseFile.com Please stop. Every time our president does something stupid or questionable — which has been daily lately — all of his critics start writing and posting about how it’s only a matter of time until he is impeached. My plea is stop. Just stop it. Even though each act seems more […]

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