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Commentary: Presidential tax relief and reform: vital for economic growth, American jobs

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Commentary: Presidential tax relief and reform: vital for economic growth, American jobs

By Jeff Cardwell Special to TheStatehouseFile.com Thirty-one years after President Ronald Reagan signed into law an historic and comprehensive tax reform package – groundbreaking legislation credited with revitalizing our nation’s economy and empowering American businesses to compete globally with unprecedented strength – President Donald Trump is poised to affirm his leadership as the nation’s Chief […]

Commentary: Bad melodrama, D.C. style

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Commentary: Bad melodrama, D.C. style

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – Now, the round-the-clock soap opera that is our federal government at work is about to get interesting. Really interesting. Soap operas, as we all know, are about undisclosed agendas, seething resentments, crass manipulations and callous betrayals. It’s hard to top that as a description of life in the nation’s […]

Commentary: Steve Bannon’s fight with history

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Commentary: Steve Bannon’s fight with history

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – Wow, former presidential advisor Steve Bannon really opened my eyes when he appeared on “60 Minutes.” Bannon – who until recently was President Donald Trump’s Darth Vaderish idea generator – showed me and so many other Americans that our lives are nothing but an illusion, a dream that cannot […]

Commentary: The Donald’s dream, picking a fight with children

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Commentary: The Donald’s dream, picking a fight with children

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com 

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‘No correlation’ between early voting and voter turnout, secretary of state says

By Adrianna Pitrelli TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS — As far as Secretary of State Connie Lawson is concerned, the candidates and the issues, not necessarily the number of early polling sites, drive voter turnout. Rather, she said to a group of lawmakers Wednesday at the Interim Study Committee on Elections, early voting benefits people who vote in […]

Commentary: Trump, Arpaio and the storm on decency

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Commentary: Trump, Arpaio and the storm on decency

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – Forget about draining the swamp. This is more like burning down the house. As the high winds and water prepared to hammer Houston and other parts of Texas, President Donald Trump thought the moment was right to deliver a few blows of his own. He issued a presidential pardon […]

Commentary: Trump and the war he can’t win

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Commentary: Trump and the war he can’t win

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – Soon, Donald Trump is going to emerge from a fight with the one person he can’t possibly beat. Himself. The longer Trump lingers in the Oval Office, the more his contradictions and self-destructive statements pile up, like discarded and unwashed laundry tossed into a corner until the untidy and […]

Commentary: How the other half lives – not

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Commentary: How the other half lives – not

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – Apparently, it is hard and costly work being a champion of the little guy. USA Today reports that the Secret Service already has blown through most of the entire salary, overtime and expense budget it had allocated for protecting the president of the United States and his family. The […]

Commentary: Round and round, down and down, Trump goes

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Commentary: Round and round, down and down, Trump goes

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – It’s like watching a spinning top wobble on the edge of a table. The question isn’t whether it will fall, but how far, in what direction and how much damage will be done when it does. President Donald Trump’s response to the tragic events in Charlottesville, Virginia, demonstrate that […]

Commentary: Charlottesville, and what crawled out from under the rock

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Commentary: Charlottesville, and what crawled out from under the rock

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – At least we can stop pretending now. The ugly and tragic events in Charlottesville, Virginia, involving a “protest” by white supremacist thugs and the accompanying abdication of moral leadership by President Donald Trump have lifted the rock. What’s crawled out from beneath is both hideous and dangerous, but we […]