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Commentary: Todd Young on independent counsels and a senator’s duty

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – U.S. Sen Todd Young, R-Indiana, says he hasn’t ruled out calling for a special prosecutor to investigate possible ties between President Donald Trump’s campaign and the Russian government. Young and I are talking by phone Friday morning, just three days after Trump fired off FBI Director James Comey. The […]

Commentary: Trump’s torturing of the Republican elite

Commentary: Trump’s torturing of the Republican elite

By Michael Leppert www.contrariana.com I know a large number of active and dedicated Republicans. Many of these people also happen to be educated, thoughtful and intelligent. They know things about American history. They know things like the reasons for the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. They know things like how a bill becomes a law. Like I said, […]

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Indiana Democrats question Trump’s decision to fire Comey

By Kayla Walker TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — With President Donald Trump firing FBI Director James Comey, Indiana Democrats are questioning the president’s motives. “There are serious questions about the president’s decision to dismiss Director Comey while he was at the center of one of the most important FBI investigations in recent memory,” U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly […]

Commentary: Trump, Comey and a call to conservatives

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Commentary: Trump, Comey and a call to conservatives

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – In the aftermath of the firing of FBI Director James Comey, it is time to stop calling President Donald Trump and those who stand with him conservatives. Conservatives respect institutions and the rule of law. Conservatives honor traditions. Conservatives revere limited government because they abhor arbitrary exercises of power […]

Commentary: Trumpcare, an abdication of responsibility and duty

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Commentary: Trumpcare, an abdication of responsibility and duty

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – President Donald Trump and Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives have a problem with two words that begin with M. Morality and math. The vote in the House Thursday on a new health care plan – aka Trumpcare – illustrates their moral challenges. The new plan lets a […]

Commentary: Trump, tax cuts and a jolly old elf

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Commentary: Trump, tax cuts and a jolly old elf

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – If President Donald Trump’s proposed tax cut package demonstrates anything, it is that our long national fantasy that business people are animated by the same motivations as Santa Claus continues. Trump’s plan at this stage is about as detailed as a stick figure drawing, but it appears that it […]

Commentary: Donald Trump and the locked gate

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Commentary: Donald Trump and the locked gate

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – She was a grand dame, a refined Southern blueblood, and she knew it. She believed in the prerogatives of class – felt, to her core, that the circumstances of her birth entitled her to certain privileges, a social standing elevated above that of others. I met her during the […]

Commentary: Bill O’Reilly might be gone, but equality for women is a long way off

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Commentary: Bill O’Reilly might be gone, but equality for women is a long way off

By Janet Williams TheStatehouseFile.com  I don’t know of any woman who hasn’t been subjected to some form of sexual harassment or discrimination. Maybe she was accosted by a gaggle of middle-aged men at a swimming pool, grabbed by the crotch in the kitchen where she had her first job, or propositioned at the police station […]

Commentary: Foreign policy by spasm

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Commentary: Foreign policy by spasm

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – Some years ago, I found myself seated next to then-U.S. Sen. Richard Lugar, R-Indiana, at a dinner. It was just a few weeks after the tragic events of Sept. 11, 2001. President George W. Bush had declared “war” on terrorism. Our march toward war in Afghanistan and Iraq had […]

Commentary: Doing Putin’s work for him

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Commentary: Doing Putin’s work for him

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – If Russian leader Vladimir Putin saw meddling in our election as an investment, he must be happy with the way it paid off. Because we Americans are so focused on the ping pong game that is partisan politics, we tend to look at the Russian intervention in the 2016 […]