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Commentary: God’s wicked sense of humor

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Commentary: God’s wicked sense of humor

By Abdul Hakim-Shabazz IndyPoltics.Org  The one thing I admire most about God is his/her wicked sense of humor, especially when it comes to dealing with folks who claim everything they do for your benefit is in his/her name. Now, let me start by saying I am freely admit I am not a religious person by […]

Commentary: The master’s voice speaks

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Commentary: The master’s voice speaks

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana’s primary election results show just how divorced from reality our political debates are – and how much worse things are likely to get. The big news from Tuesday’s vote was that social conservatives flexed their muscles and knocked off two Republican incumbents, Rep. Kathy Heuer of Huntington and […]

Commentary: The fight just to be a family

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Commentary: The fight just to be a family

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – A federal judge in southwest Indiana just dropped the other shoe in the same-sex marriage debate. Judge Richard Young ruled that the state of Indiana must recognize the marriage of an Indiana lesbian couple. Nicole Quasney and Amy Sandler wed in Massachusetts last year. Quasney now is in the […]

Guest Commentary: Justice system needs both sides represented in court

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Guest Commentary: Justice system needs both sides represented in court

By Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller Several same-sex couples recently filed lawsuits seeking to strike down Indiana’s traditional marriage definition law. As Indiana attorney general, I have been asked why my office is defending the statute in court when some AGs in other states are not defending their states’ traditional marriage laws from similar lawsuits. […]

Commentary: At last, golden silence at the Statehouse

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Commentary: At last, golden silence at the Statehouse

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – The end came almost as quiet as a whisper. The 2014 legislative session of the Indiana General Assembly finished with a soft flurry of activity. In the last days of the session, lawmakers, working almost in a hush, met in conference committees and moved to the governor’s desk bills […]

Commentary: Supreme Court needs to go to work

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Commentary: Supreme Court needs to go to work

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Last summer when the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the federal ban on same-sex marriage, Justice Antonin Scalia complained in his dissent that the ruling would unleash a wave of litigation at the state level. Scalia is wrong about a lot of things, but he was prescient in this […]

Commentary: The Republican family feud

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Commentary: The Republican family feud

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Now that the smoke has begun to clear from the fight over the attempt to add a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage, a few things have become evident. The most obvious is that any further consideration by the Indiana General Assembly probably won’t come until after the U.S. Supreme […]

Commentary: Faith, freedom and law, amen

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Commentary: Faith, freedom and law, amen

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Faith can be a tricky thing in public life. In just the past few days we’ve seen an attempt by social conservatives to graft what they initially called a “religious liberty” bill – and what opponents called an attempt to make discriminating against gay citizens legal – into Arizona […]

Commentary: Delph shouldn’t make a solo trip to the woodshed

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Commentary: Delph shouldn’t make a solo trip to the woodshed

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – So, Indiana Sen. Mike Delph, R-Carmel, took a trip to the woodshed. The Indianapolis NBC affiliate WTHR reported that Delph met with Senate leaders a few days after his epic Twitter-fueled self-immolation. During a three-day rant on social media that concluded with an emotion-heavy but substance-free press conference, Delph […]

Commentary: HJR 3, Mike Delph, tragedy and farce

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Commentary: HJR 3, Mike Delph, tragedy and farce

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The final sad absurdity of the proposed Indiana constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage put arch-conservative state Sen. Mike Delph, R-Carmel, in the position of demonstrating that even Karl Marx can be right upon occasion. “(German philosopher Georg Wilhelm Friedrich) Hegel remarks somewhere that all great, world-historical facts and personages […]

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