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Commentary: Where it’s easier to forgive an assault than accept an embrace

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Commentary: Where it’s easier to forgive an assault than accept an embrace

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – When former Indianapolis Colts coach Tony Dungy said he wouldn’t have drafted Michael Sam – the first openly gay player to enter the National Football League – he provoked a small firestorm. Dungy’s argument seemed to be that Sam’s sexual orientation would be a distraction and cause tension in […]

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Commentary: The peace that so often eludes us

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com BLUE MOUNTAIN LAKE, New York – Other than a light dappling of rain, the surface of the lake is as still as a held breath. Blue Mountain looms in the distance, its face reflected on the water’s surface. Clouds hang low and heavy in the sky. A storm raged through the […]

Commentary: Indiana education leaders make Congress look good

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Commentary: Indiana education leaders make Congress look good

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Maybe all the squabbling, infighting and backbiting among Indiana’s political leaders over the direction of education in the state is part of some master plan. Maybe it is designed to make Hoosiers feel better about the federal government by showing them that it is, in fact, possible to be […]

Commentary: Spain, a glimpse of the future?

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Commentary: Spain, a glimpse of the future?

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com MADRID, Spain – The old man sits there amid his bags, shaking his cup just outside the high-end jewelry store on Calle de Goya. It’s a hot day. The mid-afternoon sun pounds down. The crowd passes by him. Many of the people are Madrid residents, on their way to or from […]

Commentary: Lugar on Congress: Part Godfather, part Animal House

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Commentary: Lugar on Congress: Part Godfather, part Animal House

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – Richard Lugar says his friends in the U.S. Senate would have two words for people who wonder why Congress can’t once again be the deliberative, dignified and, well, functional place it once was. “Get real,” Lugar says the men and women with whom he once shared the Senate floor […]

Commentary: Richard Lugar and Iraq, revisited

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Commentary: Richard Lugar and Iraq, revisited

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Perhaps leaving public service has been liberating for Richard Lugar. A man whose personal devotion to prudence was almost a matter of religious observance, Lugar was always cautious about what he said while he was in office. Perhaps that was a result of spending so much of his life […]

Commentary: John Green, odyssey of a nice guy

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Commentary: John Green, odyssey of a nice guy

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Maybe famed baseball player, manager and curmudgeon Leo Durocher had it wrong. Maybe nice guys don’t have to finish last. Bestselling author and Indianapolis resident John Green could be the best response to Durocher’s dismissal of decency. Green certainly hasn’t finished last. His most recent young adult novel, “The […]

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Commentary: Prosecutor indicts lawmakers about guns

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Marion County Prosecutor Terry Curry snorted. I’d just asked him a question about the new gun laws adopted by the Indiana General Assembly, including one that allows people to bring guns onto school grounds. Curry shook his head and said that he and other prosecutors have tried to tell […]

Commentary: Hobby Lobby and animals more equal than others

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Commentary: Hobby Lobby and animals more equal than others

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com   “All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.” George Orwell Animal Farm INDIANAPOLIS – With the Hobby Lobby Inc. decision, the U.S. Supreme Court has managed to bring the English allegorical satirist George Orwell’s words back to life. Orwell intended “Animal Farm,” his short tale of […]

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Video: Daily roundup for July 4, 2014

John Krull, publisher of TheStatehouseFile.com, and reporter Jess Seabolt, give us today’s headlines: Daily Roundup 7-4-2014 from TheStatehouseFile.com on Vimeo.

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