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Commentary: Polishing the Peace Prize

By Michael Leppert TheStatehouseFile.com Political campaigns are tough in many ways. One general problem with them is that candidates desperately need to do or say things that will generate interest or attention in their campaigns. But if they win, they immediately have to transition from being an entertainer to being a statesman. Two words that should strike […]

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Commentary: Reagan’s gift of Kennedy

By Michael Leppert TheStatehouseFile.com Ronald Reagan was posthumously vital to a landmark week in America.  It has been commonplace for some time for some Republicans to refer to themselves as “Reagan Republicans.”  Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy has now established the standard for that descriptive. It’s weeks like these that should inspire Americans to study […]

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Commentary: Sedated by the surplus

By Michael Leppert TheStatehouseFile.com “Sedated, we’re nursing on a poison that never stung…” –Hozier Hozier was in town Thursday night performing a summer, outdoor rock and roll show at The Farm Bureau Insurance Lawn at White River State Park. The Irish singer/songwriter mentioned multiple times during his set what a great venue it is. And […]

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Video & story: Senate committee moves forward with bill to regulate e-liquids

Lawmakers discuss E-liquid regulations from TheStatehouseFile.com on Vimeo. By Andi TenBarge TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Despite requests from retailers and manufacturers, the Senate Public Policy Committee voted to move a bill to the Senate that would put more regulations on the e-liquid industry. The liquids are used in vapor pens and products like e-cigarettes and hookah […]