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Trump’s final push in Iowa includes his trademark honesty

By Andi TenBarge TheStatehouseFile.com CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa – Republican presidential candidate, Donald Trump, made his last push to Iowa voters Monday afternoon ahead of the caucuses. “I want to be a truthful person,” Trump said during his rally. “I don’t want to do well in Iowa; I want to win.” Trump, having no experience in […]

Commentary: Trump, Cruz and the politics of exclusion

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Commentary: Trump, Cruz and the politics of exclusion

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com   INDIANAPOLIS – It is almost poetic that Republican presidential candidates Donald Trump and Ted Cruz now find themselves engaged in a battle over origins. For those who, blissfully, have missed the sniping between the two frontrunners for the GOP nomination, their squabble has played out like this. Trump, likely mindful […]

Commentary: An end to a real-life Hunger Games

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Commentary: An end to a real-life Hunger Games

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – Just before President Barack Obama and Indiana Gov. Mike Pence delivered the State of the Union and the State of the State speeches, four former leaders in Congress floated an intriguing idea. Among them was former U.S. Sen. Richard Lugar, R-Indiana. The others were Lugar’s old colleagues in the […]

Commentary: A soft scoop of fascism

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Commentary: A soft scoop of fascism

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is a godsend for comedians and cartoonists. With his puffed-up soufflé of a hairstyle and a countenance that congeals into a pucker every time he tries to make a point, the Donald blurs the line between caricature and documentary. Most comics say Trump isn’t […]

Commentary: Donald Trump, the Democrats’ best recruiter

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Commentary: Donald Trump, the Democrats’ best recruiter

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – It’s hard to know if Hillary Clinton is right when she says Donald Trump is the best recruiter the so-called Islamic State of Iraq and Syria has. The evidence is shadowy because so many of ISIS’s communication and recruiting efforts skim along well under radar – not surprising, of […]

Commentary: Panic, the new national pastime

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Commentary: Panic, the new national pastime

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – On Thursday, officials in two Hendricks County school systems cancelled classes. – or perhaps several people – had made a sweeping threat to harm a specific student, her friends, her classmates and, for good measure, all blacks and gays. The threat prompted school and law enforcement leaders in Plainfield […]

Commentary: Mike Delph, on the side of the angels

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Commentary: Mike Delph, on the side of the angels

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana Sen. Mike Delph, R-Carmel, did the right thing. On Tuesday, the same day that the frontrunner for the Republican presidential nomination, Donald Trump, reiterated in a debate his call for a ban on Muslims entering the United States and refused to call Muslims serving in the U.S. military […]

Commentary: Trump and the GOP’s dance by the flames

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Commentary: Trump and the GOP’s dance by the flames

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – To be fair, it’s easy to understand how Donald Trump grew confused. Traditional Republican political leaders now are mighty exercised about Trump. They say his call for a ban on all Muslims entering America crosses a line. What The Donald did not realize was how fine that line is […]

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Commentary: People who need people…

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The young woman trembles as she speaks, her lower lip quivering as she talks into the microphone. We’re at the Governor’s Conference for People with Disabilities, where I’m moderating a panel discussion on the 25th anniversary of the Americans With Disabilities Act. We’re taking questions from the crowd of […]

Commentary: Surrendering to fear itself

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Commentary: Surrendering to fear itself

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Now we know. I’ve always wondered about shameful moments in American history, such as the internment of Japanese-American citizens during World War II. We imprisoned people without trials simply on the basis of who their ancestors were. We betrayed not just basic principles of our law but the very […]