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Commentary: A servant, not a ruler

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Commentary: A servant, not a ruler

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – In the United States, we elect presidents. Not kings. This is what Donald Trump does not understand – or at least that he pretends not to understand. In this country, the people and the laws of the nation are not subordinate to the chief executive. He is subordinate to […]

Commentary: Tough talk and tragic consequences

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Commentary: Tough talk and tragic consequences

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – Here’s my prayer: Lord, please save us from self-proclaimed tough guys. Just 40 minutes after an explosion rocked the Chelsea neighborhood in Manhattan Saturday night, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump decided it was time to go all hairy-chested. He told supporters Saturday night in Colorado that “a bomb went […]

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George W. Bush to speak at Young fundraisers

By Shelby Mullis TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Former President George W. Bush will visit to Elkhart and Indianapolis Monday to speak at fundraisers for Republican U.S. Senate candidate Todd Young. “This is a rare opportunity that demonstrates the importance of this election,” said Jay Kenworthy, Young’s campaign spokesman. “It could decide who controls the Senate and […]

Commentary: Here’s a real way to honor veterans

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Commentary: Here’s a real way to honor veterans

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Perhaps it is appropriate that Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush prompted a national discussion about the Iraq War just days before the Memorial Day weekend. What better time is there to tally up the costs and benefits of a war than on the holiday when we honor and mourn […]

Commentary: Costs and consequences of nation-building

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Commentary: Costs and consequences of nation-building

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Some mistakes are hard to get past. Mistakes born of arrogance may be the hardest. In the 2000 presidential campaign, George W. Bush said things that made sense. He indicted President Bill Clinton and previous presidents for “nation-building” – attempting to reshape other countries in America’s image. Once in […]

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Commentary: Shouting without listening isn’t political debate

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com GREENSBURG, Ind. – The man in the camouflage cap holding the American flag stands atop an overpass on I-74. He’s draped a bed sheet upon which he’s handwritten the words “Impeach Traitor Obama” over the bridge’s guard rail. As cars on the freeway approach the bridge, he waves his arm and […]

Commentary: Call it the unpatriotic act

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Commentary: Call it the unpatriotic act

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – In the harried months following Sept. 11, 2001, I gave a lot of speeches about the Patriot Act. At the time, I was the executive director of what was then the Indiana Civil Liberties Union (now the ACLU of Indiana) and people all over the state wanted to hear […]