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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: What goes around…..

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Commentary: What goes around…..

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – There’s a joke bouncing through political circles these days that goes like this: “A Democrat says to a Republican, ‘You warned me that if I voted for Hillary Clinton we’d have a president in office with questionable ties to foreign governments, a political culture consumed by one scandal after […]

Commentary: A little conversation goes a long way

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Commentary: A little conversation goes a long way

By Bryan Ault TheStatehouseFile.com   CARMEL, Indiana — A short story to hopefully lift up your spirits in one of our country’s most polarizing times.   I was walking toward the restroom in the library on the day after the 2016 election when I passed by two librarians talking about the previous night’s events. Their conversation […]

Commentary: Hard truths for hard times

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Commentary: Hard truths for hard times

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – It is time for us, as Americans, to speak and hear some hard truths. Among those truths: Donald Trump won the presidential election. Yes, I know that, by the time all the ballots are counted, Hillary Clinton likely will have nearly 2 million more popular votes than Trump did. […]

Commentary: Trump and seeds planted

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Commentary: Trump and seeds planted

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The Bible says it best, in Galatians: “For whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.” The election of Republican Donald Trump to the presidency of the United States has yielded little but fury. Demonstrators upset about this elevation to the world’s most powerful office have taken to […]

Commentary: Only the ‘experts’ were surprised

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Commentary: Only the ‘experts’ were surprised

By George Melloan TheStatehouseFile.com Some pundits are rating the Donald Trump victory as the “greatest upset” in presidential election history. One suspects that it was only an “upset” to an establishment that thought the boorish hotel magnate was “unfit” to be president. Voters, particularly the wage-earners and small business owners in flyover country, thought otherwise. […]

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Indiana students vote Clinton, Young in statewide mock election

By Taylor Brown TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Normally teachers spend time trying to break students’ habits, but Indiana teachers are trying to create a new one with the help of the Indiana Kids’ Election program. Indiana Kids’ Election is designed to get students in grades K-12 in the habit of voting at a young age to […]

Commentary: Where the grapes of wrath are stored

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Commentary: Where the grapes of wrath are stored

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – As Donald Trump marched toward his improbable victory in Tuesday’s presidential election, I found myself thinking about a conversation I had a few months ago with an Indiana mayor. The mayor, a Democrat, leads one of the state’s larger cities. He said part of the reason Indiana’s state legislature […]

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Teachers face mature questions as students absorb campaign scandals

By Rachel Hoffmeyer TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Eleven-year-old Jayoun Long sounds like a lot of voters this election season. “I don’t really like Donald Trump,” the sixth grader said as he weighed his options for who to vote for in his school’s mock election, “but [Hillary Clinton] might go to jail if she becomes president.” Jayoun, […]

Commentary: In which we each play a part

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Commentary: In which we each play a part

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – A theater director once told me about the secret to method acting. “You act the part,” he said, “until you become the part.” That’s what happened to our political discussions. We have spent so many years acting as if we were mean-spirited, ideologically intolerant thugs that we now, as […]

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