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Commentary: The Clintons make Republicans stop thinking

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Commentary: The Clintons make Republicans stop thinking

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Republicans are about to suffer another attack of stupidity. An Associated Press story detailing that major donors to the Clinton Foundation managed to secure meetings with Hillary Clinton while she was secretary of state has sent GOP fire-breathers into overdrive. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump flooded social media with […]

Commentary: Hillary Clinton’s disappearing act

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Commentary: Hillary Clinton’s disappearing act

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – For a while there, it almost seemed as if we were going to see Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s face on the back of a milk carton. Have you seen me? When last seen, I was dressed in an expensive monochromatic pants suit and I was running for president. […]

Commentary: Dearly beloved…..

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Commentary: Dearly beloved…..

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  NOBLESVILLE, Indiana – The world doesn’t end. Outside, rain falls in warm, heavy drops that land with soft splats on the skin. Inside, two former students, two friends, two women, beautiful in their white wedding dresses, stand before the minister, nervous and eager to begin their lives as a married couple. […]

Commentary: Nice guys show their fangs

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Commentary: Nice guys show their fangs

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – Evan Bayh and Todd Young both are nice guys, but one never would know it from the campaign commercials that now define their race for Indiana’s U.S. Senate seat. Neither of these fellows seems to have a kind or courteous world to say about the other. According to Young, […]

Commentary: Mike Pence, the political world’s Rocky Balboa

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Commentary: Mike Pence, the political world’s Rocky Balboa

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – The man is nothing if not resilient. Just a few weeks ago, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence was on the endangered species list. An embattled governor with a long list of enemies – many of them with “Pence Must Go” and “Fire Pence” yard signs decorating their lawns – he […]

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Commentary: The tragedy of Trump

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – Donald Trump’s slow-motion self-immolation now is the stuff of tragedy. The tragedy won’t be Trump’s. Now that the Republican presidential nominee has started acknowledging on the stump the possibility, even likelihood, that he will lose in November, he’s taken to reminding everyone that, even in defeat, he will return […]

Commentary: The Olympic Games’ timely reminder

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Commentary: The Olympic Games’ timely reminder

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – Thank goodness for the Olympics. If there is an antidote for the toxicity plaguing our political life these days, it has to be the chance to see talented, dedicated and disciplined people from all around the world working, striving and competing every day and every night for two weeks. […]

Commentary: Donald Trump has met the enemy….

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Commentary: Donald Trump has met the enemy….

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – He shouldn’t have said it. Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump created another controversy on Tuesday when he ad-libbed a comment about Hillary Clinton being able to appoint justices to the U.S. Supreme Court should she be elected. Speaking at a rally in North Carolina, Trump said: “Hillary wants to […]

Commentary: Problems wait while the argument continues

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Commentary: Problems wait while the argument continues

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Nearly 50 years ago, Robert F. Kennedy had a problem to solve. The problem’s name was Bedford-Stuyvesant, a poor and troubled area in metropolitan New York. Kennedy, who was then the Democratic U.S. senator from New York, had been challenged by residents of Bed-Stuy, as it was and is […]

Commentary: Opening hands reveal so much

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Commentary: Opening hands reveal so much

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Opening skirmishes in political campaigns often tell stories. They reveal what the candidates and their campaigns think are their strengths and weaknesses. They show where they plan to hit the other side and where they are afraid to be hit. The gubernatorial contest between the Republican candidate, Lt. Gov. […]

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