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Commentary: The president is not the boss anymore

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Commentary: The president is not the boss anymore

By Michael Leppert www.contrariana.com Every parent feels a little pressure when it comes to raising their kids. Many of us start with a preconceived notion of how our children will turn out so that each deviation from that plan can often seem like a failure. Usually that perspective could not be more wrong, but I […]

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Indiana attorney general supports Trump’s recommendation for empty Supreme Court seat

By Katie Stancombe TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill urged the state’s two senators to approve President Donald Trump’s nomination to fill the empty U.S. Supreme Court seat. Hill’s press conference Wednesday was one of 11 organized by the Judicial Crisis Network held across the nation in states with vulnerable Democratic senators up […]

Commentary: Close to America’s divided heart

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Commentary: Close to America’s divided heart

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  WOOSTER, Ohio – It’s a quiet night here in the cradle of the presidents. That’s what Ohio used to be called. Between 1868 and 1920 – years when America made the slow, unsteady march from the cataclysm of the Civil War to an emergence as an industrial, economic and political power […]

Commentary: Eric Holcomb, the GOP and big government

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Commentary: Eric Holcomb, the GOP and big government

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – History has a sense of irony. Given enough time, members of both major political parties will embrace positions and roles that would have been anathema to their predecessors. Republicans and Democrats find it easy – so easy – to switch places without ever switching jerseys. These days, most Americans […]

Commentary: Mike Pence and a lack of appreciation

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Commentary: Mike Pence and a lack of appreciation

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Mike Pence deserves better. The news dominating much of America at present involves former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn. Before President Donald Trump took office, Flynn, still a private citizen, apparently talked with the Russian ambassador about the sanctions Barack Obama imposed during the waning days of his presidency […]

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Indiana’s senators meet with Supreme Court nominee

By Deonta Larkins TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana’s U.S. senators, Todd Young and Joe Donnelly, met with President Trump’s U.S. Supreme Court nominee Judge Neil Gorsuch earlier this week. Young, in a press release, said he and Gorsuch agreed that, “it is not the job of the judge to override the decisions of ‘we the people’, […]

Commentary: Search for sense among the screaming

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Commentary: Search for sense among the screaming

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – As usual, Troy Riggs talked sense. The former Indianapolis Metropolitan Police chief and public safety director and I chatted over the air about President Donald Trump’s troubled executive order banning immigrants from seven largely Muslim countries. Joining us were security expert Peter Beering and Butler University Prof. Marvin Scott, […]

Commentary: With the grownups, away from Washington

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Commentary: With the grownups, away from Washington

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – Let’s check the scorecard right now in the world of politics. The president of the United States now is on the edge of war with the nation’s judicial branch. His angry tweets about a federal judge and now an entire federal appellate court have prompted widespread criticism from, among […]

Commentary: Lessons from Bolivia

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Commentary: Lessons from Bolivia

By John Guy TheStatehouseFile.com President Trump was elected with marketing principles used by the Bolivian candidate in 2002.  Having served as president of Bolivia from 1993 to 1997, Gonzalo Sánchez de Lozada, known as “Goni,” and considered a friend of the United States, tried again in 2002, this time with substantial foreign help – our […]

Commentary: Freedom hurts if you’re thin-skinned

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Commentary: Freedom hurts if you’re thin-skinned

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – Here’s a question: Why is it that the people who rant and rave the most about “political correctness” are the ones most upset when others criticize their positions? We have seen this curious dynamic play itself out in the past few days. The University of California at Berkeley had […]