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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 […]

Commentary: Trump’s turmoil

Commentary: Trump’s turmoil

By Abdul Hakim-Shabazz IndyPoltics.Org  While I have never been a Donald Trump supporter, I do not want him to fail as president. If he failed, the country failed, and that’s not good for anyone. With that said, Donald Trump’s biggest enemy is not the media, the Democrats or the D.C. Swamp, aka, the Establishment; it’s […]

Commentary: A wish that might come true

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Commentary: A wish that might come true

By Bryan Ault TheStatehouseFile.com  Last August, my wife and I were walking on the beach on an island in Georgia. The sun was setting just behind us, painting the sky with a wonderful mix of orange and blue colors.  The fading lights of shrimp boats dotted the horizon.  Very few people were out walking at […]

Commentary: Trump and an unfunny joke

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Commentary: Trump and an unfunny joke

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – During last year’s endless and dispiriting presidential campaign, former President George W. Bush made a rueful joke. He said that he might end up being the last Republican president in America’s history. At the time, it appeared Donald Trump was going to lose the election. During the primaries, he […]

Commentary: What’s the price of a soul?

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Commentary: What’s the price of a soul?

By Janet Williams TheStatehouseFile.com  You’ve got to be wondering what’s going through Mike Pence’s head these days.  BT — that’s Before Trump — Pence had a reputation as a decent, honest guy, at least as far as politicians go. Maybe you didn’t like his positions on abortion or LGBT issues, but you knew at his […]