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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 […]

Commenatary: Mike Pence, he’s not throwing away his shot

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Commenatary: Mike Pence, he’s not throwing away his shot

By Michael Leppert www.contrariana.com Ambition. That’s what Hamilton: An American Musical is really all about. It’s the story of Alexander Hamilton, one of our famous Founding Fathers. He was the first Secretary of the Treasury. His picture is on the ten dollar bill.  He was brilliant. The musical is easily the best musical or play I have ever seen, and […]

Commentary: Pence at Notre Dame, the way it’s supposed to work

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Commentary: Pence at Notre Dame, the way it’s supposed to work

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – Mike Pence is a big boy. The current vice president of the United States and former governor of Indiana must be smart enough – and mature enough – to understand that things he has done and said have upset some people. This was true when he was governor and […]

Commentary: Stop the impeachment talk until there’s real evidence

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Commentary: Stop the impeachment talk until there’s real evidence

By Janet Williams TheStatehouseFile.com Please stop. Every time our president does something stupid or questionable — which has been daily lately — all of his critics start writing and posting about how it’s only a matter of time until he is impeached. My plea is stop. Just stop it. Even though each act seems more […]

Commentary: A wish that might come true

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Commentary: A wish that might come true

By Bryan Ault TheStatehouseFile.com  Last August, my wife and I were walking on the beach on an island in Georgia. The sun was setting just behind us, painting the sky with a wonderful mix of orange and blue colors.  The fading lights of shrimp boats dotted the horizon.  Very few people were out walking at […]

Commentary: What’s the price of a soul?

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Commentary: What’s the price of a soul?

By Janet Williams TheStatehouseFile.com  You’ve got to be wondering what’s going through Mike Pence’s head these days.  BT — that’s Before Trump — Pence had a reputation as a decent, honest guy, at least as far as politicians go. Maybe you didn’t like his positions on abortion or LGBT issues, but you knew at his […]

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Will Gov. Holcomb prove to be an effective leader?

By Katie Stancombe TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Hoosiers generally like Gov. Eric Holcomb more than they liked his predecessor Mike Pence, but the big question is whether his likeability will translate into legislative success. So far, the General Assembly has stalled on several cornerstones of Holcomb’s agenda, pumping the brakes on issues like pre-kindergarten funding, needle […]

Commentary: What goes around…..

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Commentary: What goes around…..

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – There’s a joke bouncing through political circles these days that goes like this: “A Democrat says to a Republican, ‘You warned me that if I voted for Hillary Clinton we’d have a president in office with questionable ties to foreign governments, a political culture consumed by one scandal after […]

Commentary: Fuel for fights that don’t end

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Commentary: Fuel for fights that don’t end

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Moments after South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg ended his campaign to become Democratic National Committee chair, the Indiana Republican Party let loose with an email blast. Under the headline “WANTED,” it read: “The Indiana Republican Party is seeking a job focused, purposeful conservative from South Bend who will put […]

Commentary: Tough guys picking fights with school children

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Commentary: Tough guys picking fights with school children

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – The Trump administration says its decision to roll back rights for transgender Americans is based on principle. President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence and Attorney General Jeff Sessions say they are taking a stand for “states’ rights.” Throughout American history, that’s generally what bigots have said when they […]

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