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Commentary: Lies and the liars who tell them

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Commentary: Lies and the liars who tell them

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – One of the most disturbing things about the current political era is the ease with which partisans make excuses for lying. Not long ago, I wrote a column in which I said that perhaps it was appropriate that the Trumps and the Clintons would be linked in history, because, […]

Commentary: Trump fiddled while democracy burned in Poland

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Commentary: Trump fiddled while democracy burned in Poland

By Hank Nuwer TheStatehouseFile.com During his visit to Poland earlier this month, President Donald Trump courted Polish political leaders despite their clear and stated intention to transform the nation into a virtual dictatorship run by a single ruling party. When the president took the microphone, I hoped he would chide his hosts, stating that while […]

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Hendrickson latest Hoosier leader to join Trump administration

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — President Donald Trump is pulling yet another Hoosier out of Indiana and into Washington, D.C. Brandye Hendrickson, current Indiana State Personnel Department director, has been chosen to take on the role of deputy administrator of the Federal Highway Administration. Her last day serving in Indiana will be Friday. “I am […]

Commentary: Donald Trump’s big, ‘yuge’ brilliance

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Commentary: Donald Trump’s big, ‘yuge’ brilliance

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – The man is a genius. The way President Donald Trump has handled the health-care deliberations in Congress has been nothing short of brilliant. Bigly, yugely brilliant. Really. I know, I know, that there are people out there who don’t understand how “beautiful” his approach has been. They carp and […]

Commentary: Trump, Clinton and selective outrage

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Commentary: Trump, Clinton and selective outrage

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – What if Chelsea Clinton had done it? What if the daughter of 2016 Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and former President Bill Clinton had met with someone representing a hostile foreign power who wanted to give her dirt on her mother’s political opponent? What if she had said, “I […]

Commentary: President Trump’s excellent adventure

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Commentary: President Trump’s excellent adventure

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – In the aftermath of the G20 meetings, President Donald Trump’s critics now can stop complaining that he hasn’t accomplished anything. He actually has done quite a bit. He’s managed to make German Chancellor Angela Merkel the new leader of the free world. He’s succeeded in making Russian leader Vladimir […]

Commentary: Donald Trump’s addiction to meanness

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Commentary: Donald Trump’s addiction to meanness

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – The man just cannot help it. President Donald Trump’s escalation of his childish feud with Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski, the hosts of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” demonstrates – once again – that the current leader of the free world has all the emotional maturity and discipline of a two-year-old […]

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Trump picks Indiana’s Jerome Adams for U.S. surgeon general

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana State Health Commissioner Dr. Jerome Adams has been nominated by President Donald Trump to be the next United States surgeon general. “Dr. Jerome Adams is a dedicated champion for overall health and wellness and genuinely cares about citizens in every corner of our state,” Gov. Eric Holcomb said in […]

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 […]