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Commentary: George Washington, America and debts owed

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Commentary: George Washington, America and debts owed

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – George Washington made strong men weep. We now think of the first president of the United States as an austere figure, a man of marble almost as cold and distant as the stone in the statues that honor him. But, in his lifetime, he inspired affection and respect among […]

Commentary: Donald Trump’s addiction to meanness

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Commentary: Donald Trump’s addiction to meanness

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – The man just cannot help it. President Donald Trump’s escalation of his childish feud with Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski, the hosts of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” demonstrates – once again – that the current leader of the free world has all the emotional maturity and discipline of a two-year-old […]

Commentary: Indiana’s real learning problem

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Commentary: Indiana’s real learning problem

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – As I grow older, I become more and more convinced that zealots cause most of the trouble in the world. The unreasoning and uncompromising nature of their fervor gives them influence that is completely disproportionate to their numbers. Because their positions are grounded in faith – religious or ideological […]

Commentary: When leaders stay close to home

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Commentary: When leaders stay close to home

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – The other day, while I was driving my son to baseball practice, I saw the mayor of Indianapolis walk out to check his mailbox. It was a pleasant day, so Joe Hogsett was dressed in a T-shirt and shorts. Maybe he’d been mowing the lawn before he grabbed the […]

Commentary: In a trap of their own making

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Commentary: In a trap of their own making

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – Even when they’re winning, Republicans can’t seem to win. In the same week that GOP stalwarts celebrated two special election congressional victories in South Carolina and Georgia, they quickly found themselves on the defensive for two reasons. The first was the unveiling of the health-care plan devised in secret […]

Commentary: Elvis, just before he left the building

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Commentary: Elvis, just before he left the building

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – He was still Elvis. And I saw him. Forty years ago, on June 26, 1977, I attended Elvis Presley’s last concert. It was at the now-demolished Market Square Arena in downtown Indianapolis. I was a teenager then. I’d skipped school to buy the tickets, getting myself into a fair […]

Commentary: Mike Pence lawyers up

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Commentary: Mike Pence lawyers up

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – When he was running for president, Donald Trump pledged, again and again, to put Americans back to work. Who knew that he meant only the nation’s lawyers? As the various investigations into possible ties Trump, the Trump campaign and the Trump administration might have with Russia, almost everyone who […]

Commentary: Sessions helps Trump out of the frying pan and into….

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Commentary: Sessions helps Trump out of the frying pan and into….

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – If the Trump administration truly has nothing to hide regarding Russia, then the president and his team are handling the various investigations into their ties with that country in the stupidest way possible. That much became clear during Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ testimony before the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee […]

Commentary: Make gentle the life of this world

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Commentary: Make gentle the life of this world

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – When the news broke that a disturbed man with a gun opened fire in Northern Virginia on Republican members of Congress who were practicing for a charity baseball game, I found myself remembering Robert F. Kennedy’s words on the night Martin Luther King Jr. was killed. And I found […]

Commentary: Guns, prejudices and inconvenient realities

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Commentary: Guns, prejudices and inconvenient realities

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – Bet you didn’t know guns were a cure for cancer. Or that they solve math problems faster than computers and calculators. Or that they are even better than a mother’s love. You would know – or at least believe – these things if you lived in the same part […]