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Commentary: Make it a campaign, only more so

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – John Gregg, the Democrat running for governor of Indiana, got some bad news a few days ago. An Indiana Chamber of Commerce poll found that he trailed Republican Mike Pence, 50 percent to 32 percent. Libertarian Rupert Boneham claimed 3 percent. The other 15 percent of those sampled were […]

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Commentary: Pence, Gregg must move from feel-good ads to thoughtful proposals

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – It’s a pity John Denver died nearly 17 years ago. If he hadn’t, the country folk singer who specialized in tunes that celebrate the simple virtues and pleasures of small-town and country life could have made quite a comeback providing the soundtrack for the 2012 Indiana gubernatorial campaign. As […]

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Commentary: Ryan could change political races in Indiana

By John Krull The Statehouse File INDIANAPOLIS – When Mitt Romney chose Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wisc., as his running mate, he changed the dynamics of the presidential race. What’s going to be fascinating is finding out whether or how it will change things here in Indiana. At the national level, Ryan’s presence on the GOP […]

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Commentary: Parties employ learned tactics that are no fun for candidates, voters

By John Krull The Statehouse File INDIANAPOLIS – A ride in an elevator with Michael Dukakis demonstrated how quickly a losing presidential candidate’s star dims. The first time I’d interviewed the 1988 Democratic presidential candidate was when he was running for president. That time, he was surrounded by aides, Secret Service agents and crowds. He […]

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Commentary: Leaders must now treat health care law as a reality

By John Krull The Statehouse File INDIANAPOLIS – Mitch Daniels’ letter inviting the three candidates who want to succeed him as governor to weigh on how Indiana should implement parts of President Obama’s health care reform law demonstrates at least two things. The first is that the whole debate about health care has become even […]

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Commentary: Candidates should focus on what’s good about government

By John Krull The Statehouse File  INDIANAPOLIS – The four major party candidates running for Indiana’s marquee political offices – governor and U.S. senator – all seek jobs in something they seem not to like or even trust. Government. Their positions on taxes demonstrate that. Those positions also show just how far to the right […]

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Commentary: Supporters of gun rights don’t even want conversation

By John Krull The Statehouse File INDIANAPOLIS – Those gun lovers – they never disappoint and they’re always predictable. Whenever someone suggests, however mildly, that maybe, just maybe having private gun ownership in this country multiply faster than fruit flies in heat causes some problems, they howl that their rights are being violated. The fact […]

Commentary: Donnelly makes bid to claim voters in the middle

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Commentary: Donnelly makes bid to claim voters in the middle

By John Krull The Statehouse File  INDIANAPOLIS – Joe Donnelly, the Democratic U.S. Senate candidate, just made an interesting move. He announced that, if elected, he would vote to keep for a year all the tax cuts put in place during the presidency of George W. Bush – including the big ones for Americans making […]

Commentary: Colorado slayings renew need to debate gun control

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Commentary: Colorado slayings renew need to debate gun control

By John Krull The Statehouse File INDIANAPOLIS – It happened again, this time in Colorado. More gunshots. More victims. More death. More grief. When a gunman opened fire at a movie theater in a Denver suburb, killing a dozen people and wounding 58 more, in addition to devastating lives he reopened our endless debate about […]

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Commentary: State leaders could use some humility and acknowledge mistakes

By John Krull The Statehouse File INDIANAPOLIS – The judge couldn’t have been more scathing in his ruling regarding Indiana’s failed attempt to privatize welfare services in partnership with IBM. Nor could the state’s leaders have been more childish in responding to the ruling. “Neither party deserves to win this case. This story represents a […]