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Commentary: Make me happy, cut the bull

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Commentary: Make me happy, cut the bull

By John Krull The Statehouse File INDIANAPOLIS – Someone asked me the other day why seeing politicians disagree bothers me so much. It was a fair question. The answer is that the fact that politicians from different parties disagree doesn’t bother me. I expect them to. It’s the way that they disagree that bugs me. […]

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Commentary: Toll road deal took decisions out of hands of Hoosiers

By John Krull The Statehouse File INDIANAPOLIS – Perhaps it was fitting that news that the funds generated by Major Moves have pretty much run out arrived right at the start of summer, the time when people starting hitting the road with ardor. Major Moves was Gov. Mitch Daniels’ plan to repair and add to […]

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Commentary: Lugar’s wise words were not disloyal

By John Krull The Statehouse File INDIANAPOLIS – So, let me get this straight. Some Republicans are miffed about a statement Sen. Richard Lugar, R-Ind., made following his defeat in the primary by Treasurer Richard Mourdock. After conceding the defeat that ended his distinguished 36-year career in the Senate, Lugar said Mourdock wouldn’t be an […]

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Commentary: Obama finds ‘wedge’ issue in support for gay marriage

By John Krull The Statehouse File INDIANAPOLIS – President Barack Obama’s endorsement of gay marriage takes a page from Newt Gingrich’s play book. Gingrich liked “wedge” issues that divided the country so that he and his party could pick up the bigger half. Obama has found a wedge issue that likely will work to his […]

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Commentary: Donnelly and Mourdock will both fight for Lugar voters

By John Krull The Statehouse File INDIANAPOLIS – Early in his speech acknowledging victory in Indiana’s Republican U.S. Senate primary race, Richard Mourdock paid tribute to the man he beat, Sen. Richard Lugar, R-Ind. Mourdock needed to do that. One of the questions of the fall campaign – perhaps the central question – is where […]

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Commentary: Lugar was not just another politician

By John Krull The Statehouse File INDIANAPOLIS – The late British parliamentarian and writer Enoch Powell wrote Richard Lugar’s political epitaph a long time ago: “All political lives, unless they are cut off in midstream at a happy juncture, end in failure, because that is the nature of politics and of human affairs.” Powell’s wisdom […]

Commentary: It’s time for advocates of vouchers to prove they work

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Commentary: It’s time for advocates of vouchers to prove they work

By John Krull The Statehouse File INDIANAPOLIS – Boy, those school voucher advocates can be touchy. A few days ago, I wrote a column expressing skepticism that vouchers would solve all of the problems confronting education in America. I pointed out the market forces that voucher advocates view with dewy-eyed giddiness as the savior of […]

Commentary: Demonizing opponents gets votes but not good debate

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Commentary: Demonizing opponents gets votes but not good debate

By John Krull The Statehouse File INDIANAPOLIS – Just in the past few days, my mailbox has been stuffed with campaign pieces in the race for Indiana’s 5th Congressional District Republican nomination that proclaim that one candidate is corrupt and a liar and another is a secret abortionist. And those are the nice ones. That […]

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Commentary: Marketplace is no savior for education

By John Krull The Statehouse File INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana has a bad case of school voucher fever right now. Many sensible people have embraced the idea of vouchers as a cure-all for what ails education in Indiana and the United States. Those folks managed to ram the most sweeping voucher law in the country through […]

Commentary: IMPD learns age old lesson too late

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Commentary: IMPD learns age old lesson too late

By John Krull The Statehouse File INDIANAPOLIS – Sometimes, the oldest lessons turn out to be the hardest ones to learn. Any public official in America should know by now that the best way to turn a problem into a crisis is to not deal with it forthrightly and efficiently. As my grandfather used to […]