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Commentary: If only it weren’t real

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Commentary: If only it weren’t real

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – A lot has happened on the soap opera, “As the Nation Disintegrates,” since we last tuned in. Just for starters, the U.S. secretary of state apparently has called the president of the United States a “moron” in a Cabinet meeting. This came not long after the president said the […]

Commentary: Guns and common sense

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Commentary: Guns and common sense

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – The National Rifle Association and its foot soldiers don’t let a little thing like a mass outpouring of grief cloud their vision or divert them from their mission. That’s why, just hours after the gun-related carnage in Las Vegas, Nevada, in which at least 59 people died and another […]

Commentary: Gone to graveyards, everyone

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Commentary: Gone to graveyards, everyone

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – Maybe we need a wall. That’s what I find myself thinking in these sad hours after the tragedy in Las Vegas, the deadliest mass shooting in American history, an act of carnage in which more than 50 people were killed and hundreds of others injured. I’m not talking about […]

Commentary: Why Democrats get so little ink

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Commentary: Why Democrats get so little ink

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – The writer had a complaint. “Why don’t you ever write about Democrats? Why are you always picking on Republicans?” a self-identified conservative Republican said in an email. Those are fair questions. There are a couple of answers. The first is that it’s hard to make a case that Democrats […]

Commentary: The GOP’s Acme healthcare trap

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Commentary: The GOP’s Acme healthcare trap

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – Wile E. Coyote himself could not have done a better job. Republicans in Congress have failed, yet again, to ensnare the legislative Road Runner known as the Affordable Care Act – or “Obamacare.” In fact, they didn’t just fail. They ran to the spot where former President Barack Obama’s […]

Commentary: The president who crossed his fingers

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Commentary: The president who crossed his fingers

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – Donald Trump doesn’t want to be president. That much is evident. Don’t get me wrong. It’s clear the egomaniac in the Oval Office loves the pomp and pomposity accompanying this nation’s highest office. He revels in being the center of attention, of having millions of people wait in anticipation […]

Commentary: Health care, on the rocks

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Commentary: Health care, on the rocks

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – As Republicans in the U.S. Senate lurch toward another destabilizing and self-destructive vote on health care, I find myself recalling a conversation with a couple of guys over drinks. One was Canadian. The other was English. It was back in the spring. We all were in Bermuda, on vacation […]

Commentary: Climate change and the conservative identity crisis

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Commentary: Climate change and the conservative identity crisis

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – Thank goodness climate change turned out to be just a liberal hoax. As the folks in Texas, Louisiana, Florida, Georgia and Puerto Rico now can attest, there is absolutely no evidence that weather patterns have become more volatile and that the storms that hit us have become more and […]

Hillary Clinton’s mea culpa

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Hillary Clinton’s mea culpa

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – Maybe it’s time to cut Hillary Rodham Clinton some slack. When “What Happened,” her new book about the 2016 presidential campaign, came out, so did the knives. Followers of Bernie Sanders and other progressives in the Democratic Party complained that she blamed Sanders for her defeat and contended that […]

Commentary: Bad melodrama, D.C. style

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Commentary: Bad melodrama, D.C. style

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – Now, the round-the-clock soap opera that is our federal government at work is about to get interesting. Really interesting. Soap operas, as we all know, are about undisclosed agendas, seething resentments, crass manipulations and callous betrayals. It’s hard to top that as a description of life in the nation’s […]